Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican Wins Las Vegas Consumer Choice Award

St. Rose Dominican Hospital - Siena CampusDignity Health-St. Rose Dominican, Siena Campus is this year’s award winner of the 2014-15 Consumer Choice Award for southern Nevada, as announced in the Oct. 13 issue of Modern Healthcare magazine. This award is given annually by the National Research Corporation to the hospital that consumers rank as best in overall quality and image. This prestigious award indicates that the Siena campus has reached a level of service that is highly valued by consumers in its market. It also provides consumers with useful information when selecting a hospital as a place to receive care.

“We applaud the efforts of our medical staff and employees,” said Rod Davis, senior vice president of operations, Dignity Health Nevada. “They work, in partnership with our patients, visitors and community, to consistently and constantly improve the safety and quality of the care we provide.”

Winners are determined by consumer perceptions on multiple quality and image ratings collected in the company’s Market Insights survey, the largest online consumer health care survey in the country. National Research surveys more than 290,000 households in the contiguous 48 states and the District of Columbia. Hospitals named by consumers are analyzed and ranked based on Core Based Statistical Areas defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, with winning facilities being ranked the highest. This is the 19th anniversary of the Consumer Choice Award and its popularity continues to rise.

“The complexity of health care has urged consumers to play much more of an integral role in their care decisions, which in turn, is prompting hospitals and health care systems to lead a proactive approach to brand awareness,” said Brian Wynne, Vice President of Sales at National Research. “This year’s winners have done an exceptional job of representing their organizations in terms of high-quality care, improvement initiatives, and positive consumer perceptions and experiences.”

About National Research Corporation
For more than 30 years, National Research Corporation (NASDAQ: NRCIA and NRCIB) has been at the forefront of patient-centered care. Today, the company’s focus on empowering customer-centric health care across the continuum extends patient-centered care to incorporate families, communities, employees, senior housing residents, and other stakeholders. Recognized by Modern Healthcare as the largest patient satisfaction firm in the United States, National Research is dedicated to representing the true voice of patients and other health care stakeholders. This integration of cross-continuum metrics and analytics uncovers insights for effective performance improvement, quality measurement, care transitions, and many other factors that impact population health management. National Research is headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska. For more information, call 800-388-4264, write to info@nationalresearch.com, or visit www.nationalresearch.com.

About Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican

As the community’s only not-for-profit, religiously sponsored hospital system, Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican has been guided by the vision and core values of the Adrian Dominican Sisters for more than 65 years. As the Henderson and Las Vegas communities grow, the three Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican hospitals (the Rose de Lima, Siena and San Martín Campuses) and their more than 3,400 employees will continue the Sisters’ mission of serving people in need. Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican is a member of the Dignity Health network of more than 300 care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging centers, home health and primary care clinics. For more information, visit our website at www.strosehospitals.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or our Blog.

Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican Sister Blesses Emergency Medical Services Personnel, Ambulances, Helicopters and Fire Trucks

Dozens of emergency medical services (EMS) personnel, along with their ambulances, helicopters and fire trucks, were blessed by Sr. Mary Kieffer, OP, this afternoon at the Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican San Martín campus. The event coincided with the Feast of Saint Michael on Sept. 29. Saint Michael is the patron saint of all those who defend the community, including paramedics and EMTs. The event included lunch and the gift of a Saint Michael medallion for first responders. The blessing was non-denominational and open to all faiths.

st rose blessing“We partner every day with EMS workers to make sure our patients get the care they need at the time they most need it,” said Kieffer, vice president of mission integration at Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican, San Martin. “We wanted to take the day of the Feast of Saint Michael to thank our partners for their work, break bread and bless these special people who save lives every day.”
A long tradition identifies Saint Michael the Archangel as the leader who remained faithful to God and cast out Lucifer at God’s command. His powerful aid has always been invoked by the Catholic Church in time of emergency. The Popes have constantly called on Saint Michael as the special protector of the Church whenever great evils threatened God’s people. For this reason, Saint Michael is especially honored at Rome, on Monte Gargano, near Foggia, in Italy, and in France on Mont Saint Michel in Normandy. The Feast of Saint Michael is also known as Michaelmas.

About Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican

As the community’s only not-for-profit, religiously sponsored hospital system, Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican has been guided by the vision and core values of the Adrian Dominican Sisters for more than 65 years. As the Henderson and Las Vegas communities grow, the three St. Rose Dominican hospitals (the Rose de Lima, Siena and San Martín Campuses) and more than 3,400 employees will continue the Sisters’ mission of serving people in need. St. Rose Dominican is a member of the 21-state Dignity Health network of nearly 11,000 physicians, 56,000 employees, and more than 300 care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging centers, home health, and primary care clinics. For more information, visit our website at www.strosehospitals.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or our Blog.

UNLV Formally Begins Accreditation Process for School of Medicine

The UNLV School of Medicine has formally submitted its application to start the process for accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), planning dean Dr. Barbara Atkinson announced Monday.

The LCME is the accrediting body for all allopathic (M.D.-granting) schools of medicine in the U.S. and Canada and ensures that member schools meet national standards for educational quality. The UNLV School of Medicine will now be listed as an applicant, pre-accredited M.D. program on the LCME website, which keeps track of where schools are in the accreditation process. The school anticipates a Fall 2017 inaugural entering class.

unlv“Starting the accreditation process is a very important step as it further signifies UNLV’s commitment to creating a top medical school that will meet the health care needs of Southern Nevadans,” said UNLV President Donald Snyder. “Creating a UNLV School of Medicine is a top priority for UNLV, and I’m encouraged by the energy and support of our board of regents and chancellor, our campus and the area medical community.”

The Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents recently approved the inclusion of $26.7 million in startup funds for the school in its biennial state budget request for the 2015 Nevada Legislative Session. Concurrently, Atkinson and university officials are developing educational programming, recruiting faculty, identifying possible locations and working to obtain private support for program development and for facility construction. Atkinson hopes to admit an inaugural class of 60 students by Fall 2017 with expansion to 120 students within four years of the school’s opening.

“Accreditation is a long term process that will continue well after we’ve welcomed our first class, but this is an important step and continues our positive momentum,” said Atkinson, who began as planning dean in May to guide the school through its development and accreditation process. “Our region needs the access to high quality healthcare that will come with the programs, faculty and graduates of the UNLV School of Medicine.”

An immediate local impact is expected with the recruitment of medical school faculty, who will bring their own clinical practice in needed specialty areas in addition to creating research programs and residency opportunities.

“At the Nevada System of Higher Education, we believe we can play an important role in helping to improve access to high-quality health care in Nevada through the expansion of Nevada’s public medical education programs, which includes a UNLV School of Medicine,” said Kevin Page, chair of the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents. “Close to 80 percent of students who complete medical school and graduate medical education in the same state will stay to live and practice in that state, and we have been working diligently over the past year to develop a coordinated and comprehensive plan for expanding public medical education throughout Nevada.”

The vision for the UNLV School of Medicine is to create an urban academic health center that will address the health needs of the region and build on areas of existing strength within the university.

The school will teach a diverse group of future Nevada doctors how to work in healthcare teams, apply new technology, and develop treatment solutions for diseases of the present and future. It will serve the community and work collaboratively with local healthcare institutions and professionals to enhance clinical care for all citizens while also developing research programs aimed at preventing, treating and curing diseases.  The UNLV School of Medicine will integrate public undergraduate medical education and graduate medical education – or residencies – to cultivate more doctors staying to serve Southern Nevada.

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Switch SUPERNAP and Intel Partner with UNLV to Boost Scientific Research and Economic Development

Tech industry leaders Switch SUPERNAP and Intel are working together with UNLV to bring one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers to Las Vegas. UNLV was recently awarded the use of the Intel “Cherry Creek” supercomputer, which ranks among the world’s fastest and most powerful supercomputers for its combination of speed, power, and energy efficiency. Housed in Switch’s Las Vegas SUPERNAP data center and available to UNLV researchers through SUPERNAP’s unique connectivity network, the “Cherry Creek” supercomputer gives the university and its research partners access to world-class computing power and will act as a catalyst for scientific discovery, the modernization of applications, and regional economic development efforts.


Complicated analyses that once took years can now be completed in days, advancing fields such as genomics and bioinformatics, medical and climate research, molecular modeling, and data analytics. Thanks to its placement at the Switch SUPERNAP, Cherry Creek will allow UNLV researchers to share data with collaborators across the globe.

“Supercomputers have become an indispensable part of almost every industry. For university researchers, they’ve increased the speed of analysis and discovery exponentially,” said UNLV President Donald Snyder. “Working together with Intel and Switch, UNLV has a tremendous opportunity not only to keep pace with but to play a leading role in big data research and economic development partnerships that require high-performance computing.”

The companies will also encourage public-private interactions to accelerate innovation and advance regional economic development. Private companies need access to the high-level computing power of supercomputers and the expertise of the UNLV team that uses them, so a portion of the computer’s space will be reserved for private sector investment in university research through partnerships with UNLV and Switch SUPERNAP.

“Cherry Creek was the first Top 500 class supercomputer featured at a supercomputing event, showcasing the efforts by Intel and our partners in driving unprecedented efficiency gains and accessibility that were not previously possible,” said Hugo Saleh, Director of Marketing and Industry Development, Intel Technical Computing Group. “These benefits are achieved using the combination of generally available Xeon processors, Xeon Phi Coprocessors, and True Scale Fabric which enable efficient application scaling. We are excited to embark on this partnership with Switch and UNLV and look forward to the advancements in code parallelization and the groundbreaking scientific results that will be achieved.”

In addition to research and private collaborations, Intel experts will also engage with students in IT-related fields through guest lectures and academic programming, helping UNLV graduates to compete in the evolving tech industry.

“The SUPERNAP executive team is pleased to be donating the services to UNLV for this effort. We understand how important this scientific research will be for economic development in the region,” said Rob Roy, CEO and Founder of Switch SUPERNAP. “The SUPERNAP ecosystem will accelerate the development of new technology and provide the necessary industry relationships to advance UNLV’s efforts.”

Cherry Creek is a welcome addition to the strong computing arsenal of UNLV’s National Supercomputing Center for Energy and the Environment (NSCEE), a full-service facility founded in 1991 that supports researchers on campus and across the nation. UNLV staff will maintain and optimize Cherry Creek, schedule time and use for UNLV and partner researchers, and will work closely with technical experts from Intel and Switch SUPERNAP to update the supercomputer as new technology becomes available.

“Having access to this technology will enhance and expand UNLV’s current research programs and will act as a catalyst for new emerging research interests such as big data analytics,” said Joseph Lombardo, Executive Director of NSCEE. “Additionally, having this special resource will enhance the educational experience for a diverse set of top-quality graduate and undergraduate students while playing an important role in faculty recruitment.”

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About Cherry Creek

Developed in conjunction with and support from Bright Computing, CoolIT Systems, Intel, Micron Technology, and Supermicro, Cherry Creek is capable of processing data roughly seven times faster than UNLV’s supercomputing center currently allows. Speed in supercomputing is measured in floating-point operations per second (FLOPS). Originally shown at the Supercomputing 2013 conference, Intel Cherry Creek delivers 131.5 TFLOPS at only 74kW of power, which placed it 400th on the November Top500 list and 41st on the Green500 rankings of the world’s most energy efficient supercomputers at that time.

Technical Details

48 node cluster in two racks comprised of 12 Supermicro FatTwin Server Solutions with 48 2U half-width nodes.

Each node comprised of:

  • Dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2697v2
  • Three Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessor 7120P
  • Intel® Solid-State Drives DC S3700 Series
  • Intel® True Scale Fabric Host Channel Adapter 7340
  • 128GB Micron DDR3 memory

Linpack Performance (Rmax): 131.5 TFLOPS
Theoretical Peak (Rpeak): 198.8 TFLOPS
Power: 74.00 kW
Operating System: Redhat Enterprise Linux 6
Compiler: Intel Composer XE 2013
Math Library: Intel MKL
MPI: Intel MPI


UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of more than 27,000 students and 2,900 faculty and staff. Founded in 1957, the university offers more than 220 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs. UNLV is located on a 332-acre campus in dynamic Southern Nevada and is classified in the category of Research Universities (high research activity) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

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Summerlin Hospital Medical Center and Primary Children’s Hospital of Salt Lake City Enter into an Affiliation Agreement

Summerlin Hospital Medical Center and Primary Children’s Hospital of Salt Lake City are pleased to announce that they have entered into a collaborative partnership to enhance the quality of care and service provided to pediatric patients here in Las Vegas, Nevada.


“We are very excited about our new relationship and the opportunity to partner with the highly-respected Primary Children’s Hospital,” said Robert Freymuller, CEO of Summerlin Hospital, which is located in Las Vegas, Nevada. “This enables our patients, families, physicians and hospital staff to benefit from the research, expertise and experience that Primary Children’s Hospital possesses.”

Intermountain_Healthcare_Primary_Children's_Medical_Center_logo.svg“Primary Children’s is thrilled to be working with the Summerlin Hospital Medical Center team” says Katy Welkie, CEO of Primary Children’s Hospital. “Our hospital motto, The Child First and Always, speaks to the kind of dedication our team brings to the care, comfort and safety of all the children we serve.”

“Even though we are well equipped to handle the majority of complex pediatric cases, there are some advanced services not available in Las Vegas. Our association with Primary Children’s Hospital provides easier access to a variety of medical specialists based in Utah that will be accessed in some cases through innovative technology such as telemedicine consultations. Overall, this relationship with a major pediatric tertiary care hospital like Primary Children’s is a significant benefit to our patients and our community,” said Freymuller.

“Being able to help provide advanced pediatric treatment to the families of the Las Vegas area doesn’t just involve treating patients at Primary Children’s,” adds Welkie. “It means providing the kind of staff training, access to research and consultation services that will benefit patients and families at Summerlin for decades to come. It is a partnership that strengthens both communities”.

Key advantages of the affiliation include:

  • Enhanced access to advanced tertiary/quaternary services not provided in Southern Nevada
  • Access to more specialists, either in-person or via telemedicine consultations
  • Access to new treatment protocols for pediatric patients
  • Integration of electronic medical records, offering physicians a clearer view of the pediatric patients’ overall medical situation
  • Improved and more coordinated process to easily transfer pediatric patients to Primary Children’s Hospital for advanced medical care and return home to Las Vegas for ongoing treatment or monitoring
  • Enhanced coordination of care between multiple hospitals and physicians
  • Ability to care for Primary Children’s Hospital patients who may be traveling to Las Vegas
  • Access to continuing medical education for Summerlin Hospital physicians and nursing staff
  • Access to advanced pediatric medicine research

The Children’s Medical Center at Summerlin Hospital is a specialized pediatric program housed within Summerlin Hospital, a 454-bed tertiary care facility in Las Vegas. The hospital provides a wide range of health care services including comprehensive women’s and maternity services, advanced cardiovascular care, surgical services, oncology, orthopedic and spine care along with acute rehabilitation. The Children’s Medical Center at Summerlin is dedicated to the diagnosis, intervention and treatment of children. The Children’s Medical Center offers a dedicated pediatric ER, PICU, neonatal ICU, specialized surgery, inpatient unit, and outpatient physical therapy center. It is a member of The Valley Health System and is the pediatric hospital rotation site for Valley Hospital’s graduate medical education program.

Primary Children’s Hospital is a free-standing children’s hospital located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Our 289-bed hospital cares for children with complex illness and injury from across the western United States. Primary Children’s is the only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center serving the intermountain region. Our hospital is part of Intermountain Healthcare, a non-profit healthcare system, and is the pediatric teaching hospital for the University of Utah School of Medicine.

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UNLV Ranked Among Top Ten Most Diverse College Campuses in the Nation

UNLV, a Minority Serving Institution, has one of the nation’s most diverse undergraduate student populations, according to the 2015 U.S. News & World Report best colleges rankings released today.  UNLV is tied with one other university in sixth place.  This is the fourth consecutive year UNLV has received this designation.


The report’s Campus Ethnic Diversity category identifies colleges where students are most likely to encounter undergraduates from racial or ethnic groups different from their own. Undergraduate student enrollment data from the 2013-2014 school year is used to factor the proportion of minority students and the overall makeup of the campus’ student body. A diversity index from 0.0 to 1.0 is assigned to each university. UNLV also tied for sixth last year, though its diversity index increased from 0.72 to 0.73.

As of fall 2013 enrollment figures, more than half (57 percent) of all UNLV undergraduates reported being part of a racial or ethnic minority. Hispanic students make up UNLV’s largest minority undergraduate student group at 23 percent.

“The ranking is reflective of UNLV’s collaboration with local non-profit groups, the Clark County School District and community partners to recruit, mentor and retain underrepresented and minority undergraduate and graduate students,” said Luis Valera, vice president of diversity initiatives and government affairs. “Exposing students to a host of cultural backgrounds enriches the learning experience,” Valera said.

UNLV is also embarking on a diversity hiring initiative to build a faculty and staff population reflective of the cultural and ethnic makeup of students. Last year, UNLV launched a new multicultural program initiative to recruit minority students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

UNLV will participate in a system-wide diversity summit at the College of Southern Nevada Oct. 3 to strengthen efforts related to student success, workforce and economic development, and community engagement.

Categories considered for the diversity index include African-Americans who are non-Hispanic, Hispanic, American Indian, Asian-American, Pacific Islander, whites who are non-Hispanic, and multiracial. The report does not include international students because many universities do not report each international student’s ethnicity separately.

UNLV received a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) designation from the U.S. Department of Education in 2012 and is recognized as an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution.  Schools named as MSI institutions enroll a high percentage of minority students. UNLV meets the requirements as an Asian-American and Native-American, Pacific Islander-Serving Institution.

Visit U.S. News & World Report to view the complete list of rankings.

###UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of more than 27,000 students and 2,900 faculty and staff. Founded in 1957, the university offers more than 220 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs. UNLV is located on a 332-acre campus in dynamic Southern Nevada and is classified in the category of Research Universities (high research activity) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.Read original article here

Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging Designated an ACR Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence

Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging (SDMI) has been designated a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence™ (DICOE) by the American College of Radiology (ACR) at multiple locations.

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The DICOE program, which represents the pinnacle of medical imaging care, is an achievement that goes beyond accreditation to recognize best-quality imaging practices and diagnostic care. This includes a comprehensive assessment of the entire medical imaging enterprise, including structure and outcomes. The DICOE designation recognizes excellence at multiple levels — including the professional staff, the technology and the policies and procedures the organization follows — and superior patient care.

“Not only is this a tremendous honor for our organization, it is a testament to the dedication of our entire SDMI Family to the quality of care and service we deliver,” says Managing Partner Dr. David Steinberg.  “Our patients tell us they choose SDMI for the excellent patient experience.  To have the ACR recognize us as a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence, the industry’s highest honor, is icing on the cake!”

In order to receive this elite distinction, facilities must be accredited by the ACR in all modalities they provide, and in which the ACR offers an accreditation program. Another requirement is to participate in the Dose Index Registry® and General Radiology Improvement Database, as well as Image Wisely® and Image Gently®.  Both Image Wisely® and Image Gently® are campaigns with the objective of lowering the amount of radiation used in medically necessary imaging studies and eliminating unnecessary procedures.  Steinberg Diagnostic is the only outpatient radiology practice in Las Vegas, and all of Nevada, that has achieved the highest level of accreditation, a Level 3 Honor Roll, with these programs.

About the ACR

The ACR, founded in 1924, is one of the largest and most influential medical associations in the United States. The ACR devotes its resources to making imaging and radiation therapy safe, effective and accessible to those who need it. Its 36,000 members include radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists, interventional radiologists and nuclear medicine physicians.

About Steinberg Diagnostic

A leader of medical imaging in the Las Vegas area, SDMI currently operates six outpatient imaging centers throughout the Valley and will celebrate the opening of its seventh location in 2015 in the new Las Vegas Medical District. With each facility accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Healthcare (AAAHC), and proudly offering American College of Radiology (ACR) accredited modalities, Steinberg Diagnostic sets the standard on patient care. The company is comprised of 25 radiologists, each board certified by the American Board of Radiology, and a staff of over 350 full time employees.For more information, visit the SDMI website at www.sdmi-lv.com.


Strategic Report Outlines Path to Boosting Healthcare Economy in Clark County

A new report shows how medical and wellness tourism offer new market opportunities in Las Vegas that can diversify our economy, provide jobs, and spur new economic growth in the tourism and healthcare sectors.

As tourists continue to flock to Las Vegas in record numbers, the “Las Vegas Regional Strategic Plan For Medical & Wellness Tourism” seeks to provide a unified vision to guide Las Vegas’ medical and tourism sectors through specific growth initiatives that will bolster our regional economy.

LVGEA-LOGO“This is about taking what our community already does well and collaborating to forge new and unexpected economic opportunities in medical and wellness tourism,” said Tom R. Skancke, president and CEO of the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance. “We want Las Vegas to better compete in the global economy, and this strategic plan accelerates that effort in the realm of healthcare and tourism.” ​

For more than a year, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance, Las Vegas HEALS, and the University of Nevada Las Vegas collaborated with 147 business, community, and nonprofit organizations to craft this shared working document that will serve as a guide to growing our economy through medical and wellness tourism.

LV HEALS LOGO“Las Vegas has everything it takes to succeed in this effort.  This plan provides a roadmap to become the most globally recognized destination for medical and wellness travel.  We are excited about the opportunities and eager to share this strategy with our local, regional and global strategic partners,” said Doug Geinzer, CEO of Las Vegas HEALS.

news_logo_unlvStowe Shoemaker, Dean of the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration UNLV added, “We are excited to share our knowledge of the art, science, and business of hospitality and gaming to help those in the medical community to make the patient feel not like a number, customer, or patient, but instead a loved family member.

Traditionally, global medical tourism has featured low-cost treatments in foreign countries and expensive, high-quality care at domestic medical providers. This plan offers a third way that capitalizes on Las Vegas’s unique assets in tourism, wellness, and customer service.

LVCVA logo“I think there is an assumption that wellness is only defined by things like cholesterol check-ups and executive physicals; that’s the medical aspect of it,” said Cheryl Smith, the LVCVA’s medical and wellness tourism manager and co-author of the report. “But there’s a proactive side, prevention. Our spas contribute to overall health and well-being, stress reduction, and rejuvenation. We offer unique treatments brought here from around the world so it’s a great destination for visitors to experience wellness differently then perhaps they can at home.”

In order to achieve this strategy, our region must grow its medical capacity by supporting the growth of medical education and research, bolstering graduate medical education and clinical trials, and developing ways to recruit more medical meetings, more top-grade medical professionals and specialized medical tourism concierge professionals.

In addition to growing our region’s medical capacity, the report outlines key opportunities in medical and wellness tourism:

Key Opportunities:

Health and wellness meetings and education: position Las Vegas as the global destination for continuing (post-degree) medical and health care education
Medical tourism: Introduce Las Vegas as a medical tourism destination with the intention of positioning Las Vegas as the premier medical tourism destination in the United States and world by 2020
Spa and wellness tourism: Attract more visitors to Las Vegas to participate in health and wellness services and activities, specifically spa and wellness services and outdoor recreational activities
Wellness travel agents and medical facilitators: Identify the role of wellness travel agent and medical facilitators and further identify resources for finding them and introducing Las Vegas in their list of client offerings
Packaging and bundling of services: Explore bundling and package-pricing medical and wellness services Clinical trials: Position Southern Nevada as a global destination for clinical trial research and grow the existing clinical trial industry in the region with an eye toward driving medical tourism through innovative and emerging treatments

This strategic plan was released at the Monthly Medical Mixer of Las Vegas HEALS August 6, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at the Oquendo Surgical Training Center.

Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican Inpatient Rehab Facility Debuts New Robotic Equipment; Provides Recovery Care for Neurological Illness Formerly Only Available Outside of Nevada

Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican, Rose de Lima campus’ Inpatient Rehab Facility (IRF) was proud to host members of the news media, local dignitaries and former patients this morning to showcase its newest equipment, exclusive to St. Rose in the State of Nevada and surrounding states.   Purchasing the new robotic equipment – Hokoma LokomatPro, Armeo Power and Erigo – is just one more step toward providing a premier, world-class inpatient rehab institute in southern Nevada.

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“St. Rose is now the leader in the field of neurological rehabilitation in Nevada with the availability of this robotic technology,” said Dr. Tony Chin, medical director of the Rose de Lima campus’ IRF. “The precise kinetics required in repetitive motion therapy to reestablish function to the human body can be achieved faster with these robots.  Members of our community who need this type of rehabilitation will no longer have to leave the state for their care.”

The Hocoma LokomatPro, Armeo Power and Erigo are exclusive to the Rose de Lima campus in Nevada and work in concert together to help patients become independent and mobile again. The LokomatPro is a robotic harness that hovers over a treadmill so patients can walk safely during their rehab sessions. The Armeo Power is a robotic arm and hand therapy tool that, through repetitive motion, helps the patient achieve mobility and better use of their arms. The Erigo is used in early rehabilitation of a severe neurologic disorder with both robotic mobilization and electrical stimulation to get the patient to the place where they could use the LokomatPro standing up. The purchase of this equipment is the first step to a large expansion of the IRF, which will be finished later this year. The IRF will expand from 28 beds to 38 beds by January 1, 2015.

“Introducing this new technology to the southwestern United Sates is incredibly exciting,” said Rod Davis, senior vice president of operations, Dignity Health Nevada. “Dr. Chin is pushing the limits of what local rehab facilities have been able to provide to its patients and we are very proud of what the IRF has been able to accomplish. We look forward to the years ahead when the Rose de Lima IRF can truly be called a world-class institute.”

For more information about the IRF at the Rose de Lima campus, please go to: http://www.dignityhealth.org/las-vegas/services/inpatient-rehab-facility.


Summerlin Hospital Hosts 2014 Sculpture Collection

The staff at Summerlin Hospital Medical Center is helping to raise funds for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Las Vegas Chapter by displaying 10 sculptures that were designed by Summerlin-based sculptor Dorit Schwartz, and painted by professional local artists. The artists give “life” through their one-of-a-kind vision.


The sculptures, which debuted at The Smith Center earlier this year, are now on display within the Healing Garden, the front entrance, and the surgery entrance at Summerlin Hospital.

“We are pleased to host these beautiful works of art,” said Rob Freymuller, CEO/Managing Director of Summerlin Hospital. “The artists’ interpretations are all different, all stunning and provide an uplifting addition to our Healing Garden.”

To view the sculptures in person, visit Summerlin Hospital at 657 Town Center Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89144. To view the art online, visit http://stjudelasvegas.org/hearts-of-las-vegas/2014-collection/


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. St. Jude has the world’s best survival rates for the most aggressive childhood cancers, and treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since we opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent in the next decade. St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs we order cialis online make, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing and food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org or following St. Jude on Facebook or Twitter.

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