Opportunity Village Adds Inclusive Living Community
Betty’s Village, a residential community for individuals with and without disabilities who want to live and grow in an integrated neighborhood broke ground last month at Opportunity Village’s Ralph and Betty Englestad Campus. The community will include smart living technology and integrated design on a 6.7 acre lot. Betty’s Village is expected to be complete by 2021, can accommodate 82 residents and was named after Betty Englestad, a longtime supporter of Opportunity Village.
CCSD Schools Receive High Ranking in Accountability System
A total of 98 Clark County School District (CCSD) achieved four- and five-star ratings in the 2019 Nevada School Performance Framework (NSPF) accountability system released by the Nevada Department of Education. All of CCSD’s career and technical academies as well as the College of Southern Nevada high schools received five-star ratings. In total, 86 schools increased their star rating from the previous year.
Elite Medical Center Receives Accreditation for Medicare Compliance
Elite Medical Center has become accredited through DNV GL National Integrated Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations (NIAHO), an international program that validates Medicare and Medicaid compliance. The 22-bed hospital, located off the Las Vegas Strip recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. Accreditation with NIAHO is awarded based on the size of the facility, complexity of services offered and presence of special care units.
Touro University Hosts White Coat Ceremony for Healthcare Students
Touro University Nevada hosted a White Coat Ceremony for the schools 368 students enrolled in advanced healthcare degree programs last month. The ceremony included 178 students from the Class of 2023 Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program as well as students enrolled in physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy and Master of Science in Nursing family nurse practitioner programs.
Las Vegas and Arizona Chambers Partner for Interstate 11
The Las Vegas Metro Chamber and the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry have partnered to form a coalition of regional chambers to advocate for funding to construct Interstate 11. When the announcement was made last month, the Boulder City Chamber and Henderson Chamber announced they would also join the I-11 Chambers of Commerce Coalition. The chambers pledged to convene in both states and throughout the West to share the importance of I-11 to economic development and jobs to the local economies along the route.
Nevada Donor Network Launches Donation Program for Expecting Mothers
Nevada Donor Network (NDN) has launched a statewide birth tissue donation program for transplant and research. The placenta and umbilical cord formed during pregnancy are usually discarded after birth. The new donation program allows mothers with scheduled cesarean delivery the option to donate the tissues. Birth tissues can be used to stimulate healing, reduce pain and speed up recovery for various needs.
Study Shows Fastest Declining Jobs in Nevada
A recent study from Commercial Cafe, a nationwide commercial real estate listing platform, showed that painting coating and decorating workers represent the fastest declining occupation in Nevada. There was an 89 percent decrease between 2009 and 2018 in the field. The occupation also has a 92 percent probability of automation. In most of the United States, occupations in the industrial sector are the fastest declining, mostly due to automation.
Report Shows Nevada is Sixth Highest in the Nation for Uninsured Residents
A report from the Guinn Center for Policy Priorities found that nearly 400,000 Nevadans remained uninsured. The report places Nevada sixth highest in the nation for uninsured residents and second highest amongst states that have expanded Medicaid coverage. Open enrollment with Nevada Health Link’s Silver State Health Insurance Exchange runs from November 1 to December 15. The exchange connects Nevadans to budget-appropriate health coverage through an online marketplace.
U.S. Geological Survey Awards UNR Funds for Earthquake Warning System
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has awarded over $12.5 million to support operation, improvement and expansion of the ShakeAlert earthquake early warning system for the West Coast of the United States. The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) will receive a portion of the funds and the Nevada Seismological Lab, a public service department at UNR will look to expand the early warning system into Nevada, focusing on urban areas.