Cure 4 The Kids Foundation to Become Independent Division of Roseman University
LAS VEGAS – Two local nonprofit organizations, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation and Roseman University of Health Sciences, have formally agreed to a partnership to create a one-of-a-kind collaboration in the State of Nevada. Effective June 1, 2018, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation will become an independent division of Roseman University of Health Sciences.
“The impact and strength of our medically based organizations are already substantial, yet our partnership will make our organizations stronger, providing additional benefits to the surrounding community,” said Renee Coffman, president of Roseman University. “This unification is an unprecedented opportunity for both our organizations to benefit from each other’s strengths, abilities and expertise as we collaborate in our shared missions focused on education, research and patient care.”
“This is the kind of partnership we always dreamed of,” said Annette Logan-Parker, CEO and president of Cure 4 The Kids Foundation. “The incredible resources of Roseman University will help us accelerate our long-range plans to create a medical center of excellence that is focused on childhood cancer and will bring additional treatment options to Nevada’s children.”
Beginning in June, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation will move its operations to Roseman University’s Summerlin campus at One Breakthrough Way, located at Town Center Drive and the 215 Freeway. The Cure 4 The Kids Foundation Charity Care Program, which provides treatment to patients with or without medical insurance, and regardless of ability to pay for treatment, will continue.
Logan-Parker says, this important partnership helps Cure 4 The Kids Foundation achieve two very important long-range goals. It will give Cure 4 The Kids Foundation providers and medical staff greater access to academic research, an in-house laboratory, clinical trials and educational programs as they relate to pediatric medical treatment. While Cure 4 The Kids Foundation has always provided access to important clinical trials through a partnership with Children’s Oncology Group –and will continue to do so — having additional direct, in-house access to the laboratory and staff at Roseman University of Health Sciences will benefit patients even more. Secondly, the partnership allows Cure 4 The Kids Foundation to continue with its strategic plan to expand into a larger location and state-of-the-art building, which until now has been cost prohibitive.
There are many other benefits:
- Medical Education collaboration – Roseman University students pursuing degrees in dental medicine, pharmacy, nursing and health care business administration will benefit from clinical experiential opportunities with Cure 4 The Kids Foundation physicians to fully understand the real-world demands of medical treatment.
- Public Awareness and Education – Cure 4 The Kids and Roseman University and its student organizations have a long history of developing community events, learning events, outreach and support to increase public awareness of important healthcare issues affecting children.
- Medical Center of Excellence – By partnering with Roseman University of Health Sciences, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation is better positioned to add possible new patient treatment specialties in the future, tapping into a shared network of clinical affiliations with various southern Nevada hospitals and physician groups.
Discussions about collaboration between two of Southern Nevada’s premier nonprofit medical industry organizations began in earnest in early 2017. Over the course of several months and through hours of thoughtful conversations, an agreement was approved by the Board of Directors of Cure 4 The Kids Foundation and the Board of Trustees of Roseman University of Health Sciences. The partnership allows the two local organizations to mutually benefit from the resources and specialties of the other as both entities work to meet the needs of a growing community.
About Cure 4 The Kids
Founded in Las Vegas in 2007, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation exists to provide high-quality, research-focused medical treatment to children battling cancer and many other life-threatening conditions. Cure 4 The Kids Foundation operates the only outpatient childhood cancer treatment center in the State of Nevada, and is proudly accredited by The Joint Commission. This stringent medical accreditation, and its required unannounced inspections, ensure that patients are getting the best care possible. From the beginning, the mission of Cure 4 The Kids Foundation has been to bring increased community access to these specialized treatments that are leading the way to improved patient outcomes. Cure 4 The Kids Foundation’s Charity Care Program provides high-quality treatment on a sliding scale basis. No patient is ever turned away from treatment for financial reasons. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. www.cure4thekids.org
About Roseman University of Health Sciences
Founded in Henderson, Nevada in 1999, Roseman University of Health Sciences is a non-profit, private institution of higher learning training the next generation of undergraduate and graduate level health care professionals that serve, collaborate and set new standards in their communities and within their professions. With campuses in Henderson, Summerlin and South Jordan, Utah, the University is comprised of the College of Dental Medicine, offering an Advanced Education in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics/MBA residency and Doctor of Dental Medicine program; College of Pharmacy, offering a Doctor of Pharmacy and Professional Continuing Education; College of Nursing, offering a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing; and an MBA program. Roseman University of Health Sciences will also offer a Doctor of Medicine through its College of Medicine, once it becomes accredited. More than 5,000 Roseman graduates are caring for patients, conducting research, and engaged in public health and policy in Nevada, Utah and across the country. Roseman University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.