Housing Prices Rise Across Nevada
According to the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors’ (GLVAR) most recent report, the median price of single-family homes is up 7.3 percent from the same reporting period a year ago to $220,000 in Southern Nevada. Chase International Real Estate also recently released a report indicating that the median price of a home in the Reno/Sparks area rose nine percent to $290,000 from the same reporting period in 2015. The median cost of a home in Carson Valley also rose 11 percent to $315,000. Additionally, in both Southern and Northern Nevada, the volume of home sales has increased significantly with Freddie Mac predicting 2016 will see, “total home sales, housing starts and home prices will reach their highest levels since 2006.” (Sean Becketti, chief economist, Freddie Mac)
MountainView Hospital Residency Program Receives Accreditation
MountainView Hospital has received accreditation for its general surgery residency program from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The residency, in partnership with the University of Nevada School of Medicine, will have 28 positions and surgery residents, post-graduate years one to four are expected to start in the program on June 27th of this year. Residents will rotate to Sunrise and Sunrise Children’s Hospital for trauma, surgical critical care and pediatric surgery experience.
Nevada Corporate Philanthropy Report Released
Nevada Corporate Giving Council has released the Corporate Philanthropy Report for last year. The report, conducted by Applied Analysis, was compiled from a statewide survey accompanied by extensive research. The report found that Nevada companies gave an estimated $100.9 million in financial assistance to non-profit organizations. Additionally, this year’s report showed an increase in education program giving and a decrease in health and social service giving.
Cox Ranked Amongst Most Diverse
Cox Communications has ranked number 18th on the 2016 Top 50 Companies for Diversity list by DiversityInc. The annual ranking is a rigorous, data-driven survey which guages detailed demographics based on race/ethnicity and gender at some of the largest U.S. employees. Each company’s rank was based on an analysis of 183 factors.