LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas HEALS, a nonprofit membership-based healthcare association, announced the appointment of Charles Perry to Chairman of the Board of Directors on January 24.
Perry has dedicated nearly 50 years to the post-acute care field. He began as a general manager and administrator at North Mississippi Retirement Home, where he participated in skilled nursing and rehabilitative care delivery services. He also was one of the founding partners of Quality Care Inc., a small group of skilled nursing facilities located primarily in Texas. He relocated to Las Vegas and assumed management to the company’s leased facility in 1975.
Perry has served on the State’s Medical Care Advisory Committee and the Henderson Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Nevada Health Care Association and as chairman of its Legislative and Government Affairs Committee, as well as president from 1976-1978 and 1986-1992. Perry was then appointed as the Association’s executive director & CEO and served in that capacity until August of 2011. In 2012, he founded what was later named the Perry Foundation in order to improve the quality of care in Nevada’s post-acute and long-term care communities. He is currently chairman of the board.
As a past legislator, Perry has a solid understanding of the legislative process. He served as a lobbyist for the Nevada Health Care Association until 2017. He has also chaired the Las Vegas HEALS Legislative Task Force for 15 years.
“We are thrilled to welcome Charles as Chairman of the Board of Directors. He has played an instrumental role on the executive committee over the years and has a true understanding of healthcare in Southern Nevada,” said Doug Geinzer, CEO of Las Vegas HEALS. “His decades of experience combined with his stellar reputation in the industry will be invaluable assets to the organization.”
Las Vegas HEALS offers several networking opportunities for members to meet other healthcare professionals and businesses that support healthcare. The monthly Healthcare Happy Hour is the largest networking event attended by physicians, healthcare administrators, allied health professionals and those who support the growth of healthcare. The organization relocated its offices to the Roseman University Summerlin Campus at One Breakthrough Way in 2018. The new space is situated across from Roseman University’s 98-seat auditorium, which the organization uses for various events. The future plans include bringing healthcare industry leaders together for a speaker series on various significant topics affecting this industry on a local level.
About Las Vegas HEALS
Founded in 2002, Las Vegas HEALS (Health, Education, Advocacy, and Leadership in Southern Nevada) is a nonprofit, membership-based association whose mission is to foster strategic alliances in the healthcare community, collaborating on workforce issues, and being a proactive force for legislative initiatives to improve access and the delivery of quality healthcare. The organization now represents members who collectively employ over 34,000 healthcare professionals. Multiple task forces, councils and committees meet on a regular basis to address various issues and opportunities.