LAS VEGAS – Dr. John Rhodes, senior medical director for the Mountain West Region of primary and adult medicine for Southwest Medical, part of OptumCare, and his wife Shelley have been recognized for their longtime contributions by Faith Lutheran Middle School and High School as recipients of the school’s 2019 Heitkotter Award.
“We have been blessed by the many contributions John and Shelley have made to Faith Lutheran, whether to help build buildings or young lives, and are excited to honor them with Faith’s highest award,” said Dr. Steve Buuck, CEO and administrator of Faith Lutheran.
Dr. and Mrs. Rhodes are the parents of four Faith Lutheran graduates and were co-chairs of the “You Gotta Have Faith” capital campaign that raised nearly $6 million toward construction of the school’s chapel and performing arts center. They were also catalysts for the creation of the Mark 10:14 program to help developmentally disabled students like their son, Clayton, who recently became the first student with Down Syndrome to graduate from UNLV.
The Rhodes also began the annual Mark 10:14 Barbecue at the school several years ago and have since helped to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for the program.
About Southwest Medical Associates
Southwest Medical, part of OptumCareTM, was founded in Las Vegas in 1972 and is Nevada’s largest multispecialty medical group with 370 local health care providers through Southwest Medical and OptumCare Specialty and Primary Care, including seven convenient care centers, six urgent care centers, two outpatient surgery centers and two community centers catering to older adults, plus access to a network of 800 providers throughout southern Nevada.
Our full spectrum of health care services includes Southwest Medical Associates Hospice, improving the quality of life for people experiencing a terminal illness. We bring care and comfort home to our patients through Home Health Services, Home Care Plus and Total Home Care and Palliative Care, part of the continuum of care for all stages of a person’s life. For more than four decades we have provided this experienced, compassionate, innovative and high-quality care to patients throughout Southern Nevada. From our 24-hour urgent care center to industry-leading technology such as convenient e-visits and online options like the NowClinic® telemedicine platform, Southwest Medical’s goal is to bring patients the health care they want, the way they want it.
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