Aaron Ritter Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Christina Demopoulos City of Las Vegas Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Healt Comprehensive Cancer Centers David Zucker Derek Beenfeldt Desert Radiology Donor Network West Elaine Glaser Erin Gostin Healthcare Partners ity of Las Vegas Jacqueline Cox Jeffrey Zollinger Jeremy Matuszak Julie Beasley Las Vegas business Las Vegas healthcare Lois Tarkanian Mary Ann Allison Nenita Maningat Nevada business Nevada healthcare Nevada Public Health Foundation Northern Nevada Medical Center P3 Health Pediatric Associates Peter Reed properties Rachell Ekroos Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital Reno business Reno healthcare Reno School of Medicine Renown Health Rota Rosaschi Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center Saint Mary’s Health Network Sanford Center for Aging Professor of Community Health Sciences Sierra Nevada Donor Awareness Special Reports Specialty Health Sweetwater Pain and Spine Syed Saquib The 21 Tiffany Portia Coury Tracy Copeland University Medical Center University Medical Center (UMC) University Medical Center Lions Burn Care Center University of Nevada University of Nevada Las Vegas Ackerman Autism Center University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Nursing Valley Hospital Medical Center

Thirteenth Annual Healthcare Heroes

The first and longest running program of its kind in Nevada, Healthcare Heroes was born in 2006 with 10 categories and a seemingly endless supply of nominees.



The primary and longest operating program of its type in Nevada, Healthcare Heroes was born in 2006 with 10 classes and a seemingly countless provide of nominees. Because the starting, Healthcare Heroes has been a catalyst to assist develop healthcare within the Silver State.

Taking the thought of contributing to healthcare a step additional, the Healthcare Heroes scholarship fund was created. With scholarships arrange on the College of Nevada, Reno and the College of Nevada, Las Vegas, the funds are put aside for these college students in search of careers as healthcare educators. With almost 300 Healthcare Heroes honored and tens of hundreds of dollars donated to Nevada faculties, it’s protected to say that Healthcare Heroes is and continues to be a hit.

Through the years, Healthcare Heroes has had a number of distinguished members of Nevada’s medical business function judges for the occasion. This yr’s judges had the identical unenviable dilemma as judges of earlier years: figuring out this yr’s class of Healthcare Heroes.

The Healthcare Heroes workforce extends an enormous “thank you!” to everybody that has helped this occasion succeed, particularly our company sponsor Anthem Blue Cross Blue Defend, the affiliate sponsors, the 2018 judges and all the Healthcare Heroes members and occasion attendees.



Northern Nevada

Tiffany Portia Coury
Chief Working Officer | Northern Nevada Medical Middle

On the very core of Tiffany Portia Coury, is a staff builder. She lives by the motto, “If you’re in healthcare and you’re not providing direct patient care, you’d better be supporting those that do.”

A visionary chief and veteran administrator, Tiffany encompasses Northern Nevada Medical Middle’s (NNMC) philosophy of “Honoring Life’s Journey”. As COO, her position is to offer operational oversight and government management for all of the hospital’s service strains.

She joined Common Well being Providers, father or mother firm of NNMC, in 2005, after virtually a decade of healthcare expertise. She shortly superior inside the firm and moved to Nevada in 2010 to start her position as COO of NNMC. A hands-on administrator, Tiffany collaborates with all ranges of employees on the hospital, and sometimes communicates instantly with sufferers to acquire suggestions on methods to enhance and improve providers.

Amongst her many accomplishments throughout her tenure at NNMC are: main the group to realize complete joint care, backbone and low again ache accreditation; attaining the 95 percentile nationally for affected person expertise scores; reinvigorating service strains to make sure prime efficiency and assembly affected person expectations; and supporting C-suite management with NNMC’s enlargement plans for 2020 and past.

Along with her position on the hospital, Tiffany is enthusiastic about inhabitants and group well being. She has labored with Washoe County and different native companions to assist discover options to the various inhabitants well being challenges. Tiffany has additionally served on the board of administrators for REMSA in addition to the native equestrian affiliation. An avid equestrian herself, Tiffany spends her free time together with her two horses.

Southern Nevada

Elaine Glaser
Chief Government Officer and Chief Working Officer | Valley Hospital Medical Middle

Elaine Glaser has been the CEO/COO of Valley Hospital since 2005, however has been in government management with the hospital’s father or mother firm, Common Well being Providers (UHS), since 2004. Previous to her tenure at Valley Hospital, Elaine was an affiliate administrator at it’s sister hospital, Desert Springs Hospital Medical Middle.

A 25-year veteran within the healthcare business, Elaine was lately honored by UHS when she acquired the Chairman’s Eagle Award in recognition of attaining the Chairman’s Council for 3 years. Elaine is enthusiastic about healthcare, workforce constructing and offering wonderful affected person care. She is very revered amongst her friends for her management talents and compassion for her employees and the sufferers they serve.

Along with her management position at Valley Hospital, Elaine is extraordinarily concerned within the Southern Nevada medical group. Because the hospital is situated within the coronary heart of the Metropolis of Las Vegas Medical District, Elaine sits on a number of committees together with the Downtown Masterplan Government Steering Committee, the Las Vegas Medical District Advisory Council, the Homeless Advisory Committee and the Type Based mostly Code Committee. As well as, she has served on the American Coronary heart and American Stroke Affiliation boards and is a Western Area Stroke Process Drive Member.

Elaine is a real healthcare visionary with a expertise for main groups. She has earned a fame for placing her staff, sufferers and households first when making essential selections.

Care Supplier

Northern Nevada

Erin Gostin, RN, CMSRN, PCCN
Supervisory Registered Nurse | Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Middle

A compassionate care supplier, Erin Gostin, is dedicated to the sufferers she serves in addition to her co-workers and workforce at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Middle. Erin is a supervisory nurse on the hospital, the place she has been an acute care nurse for almost 5 years in Medical Telemetry.

Her promotion to supervisory nurse has elevated her duties, however has not eliminated her from direct affected person care. She is usually one of many first to answer any state of affairs in help of her staff, and the sufferers they serve.

Erin began her nursing profession later in life, after elevating three youngsters. She went again to high school in her late forties, so as to add the required programs for nursing faculty on prime of her present finance bachelor’s diploma. Upon her acceptance into the Orvis Faculty of Nursing, Erin excelled at affected person care whereas establishing herself as a pacesetter inside her class.

Among the many many attributes that set Erin aside is her humorousness, a trait that’s appreciated by her sufferers and associates alike. Affected person care can typically be hectic, however Erin’s workforce can all the time rely on her to lighten the temper.

Her management position has added a variety of obligations, however Erin by no means loses sight of her most essential position: care giver. She has earned her status as a compassionate nurse that really cares about her sufferers and takes the time to pay attention, consolation and, typically, chuckle with them.

Southern Nevada

The 21
Group Ambulance

Almost a yr in the past, the 1 October capturing had an immeasurable impact on the Las Vegas group and past. Serving that night time because the on-site occasion medical protection for the Route 91 Harvest Pageant have been 16 medical professionals employed by Group Ambulance. These 16 have been later joined by 5 off-duty co-workers who had initially got down to take pleasure in an evening off on the live performance, however stayed to assist when tragedy struck. Merely known as “The 21”, this workforce of medical professionals offered care to the victims of this tragedy and their fast considering saved a number of lives.

Group Ambulance routinely supplies emergency and non-emergency medical transportation. Nevertheless, 1 October was something however “routine”. The night turned from serving to the intoxicated and dehydrated, to dodging bullets so as to assist these wounded. That night time, The 21 heroically bumped into hazard to tug wounded into the first-aid construction, underneath levels and behind stand-up bars to get them out of harms means and to offer first assist.

These 21 heroes, the primary to reply, let their coaching take over and introduced some sense of order to an more and more chaotic environment, shortly and professionally. Their actions, in the course of the first jiffy of the capturing, resulted in saving numerous lives. Along with getting the wounded to security, they utilized tourniquets to stave off hemorrhaging, changed fluids for inner bleeding and immobilized trampled limbs.

Every of the 21 exemplifies a real hero by placing the welfare of others above their security.


Northern Nevada

Jeremy Matuszak, MD, MBA, FAPA, DFAACAP
Medical Director | Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital

Dr. Jeremy Matuszak has a present, and a ardour, for educating up-and-coming medical professionals. He has educated a era of psychiatrists and has been resident coaching director in addition to assistant/affiliate medical professor of psychiatry on the College of Nevada, Reno Faculty of Drugs (UNRSOM) since 2014.

From the varsity, Dr. Matuszak has recieved the Excellent Division School Award for Excellence in Resident Educating in 2010 and 2013. As well as, in 2014 he acquired a nationwide honor, the Ira Pauly Lifetime Achievement Award, for the psychiatrist whose qualities residents most need to emulate. And, earlier this yr, Dr. Matuszak was the recipient of the American Psychiatric Affiliation’s Irma Bland Award for Excellence in Educating Residents.

Along with sharing his information with college students, Dr. Matuszak is the medical director for Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital, the primary behavioral healthcare hospital developed in Northern Nevada in 35 years. The model new facility offers 124 a lot wanted beds for the world.

Dr. Matuszak is a pacesetter in elevating behavioral well being within the state and has served in quite a few management positions with the Nevada Psychiatric Affiliation. He was appointed to the Nevada Governor’s Regional Behavioral Well being Coverage Board final yr.

Except for his roles as educator and medical director, Dr. Matuszak is a prolific and revered researcher. He has acquired quite a few grants and revealed in depth scientific analysis on quite a lot of psychiatric circumstances and points.

Southern Nevada

Christina Demopoulos, DDS, MPH
Affiliate Professor, Medical Sciences | College of Nevada Las Vegas Faculty of Dental Drugs

There are few issues extra rewarding to Las Vegas native Dr. Christina Demopoulos than sharing her information and interesting college students at her alma mater. She earned her undergraduate and grasp of public well being levels at UNLV earlier than receiving her dental diploma from the College of Southern California and her dental public well being coaching from the College of Texas Well being Science Middle at San Antonio.

She teaches public well being, tobacco cessation, well being promotion, behavioral sciences and access-to-care subjects inside the pre-doctoral dental program at UNLV. She additionally supplies details about tobacco cessation and entry to care inside the post-graduate dental program.

Since becoming a member of the Faculty of Dental Drugs in 2001, Dr. Demopoulos has labored diligently educating college students, school and different dental professionals together with pediatric dental residents. She is the go-to individual on the faculty for well being promotion, dental public well being initiatives and tobacco cessation.

Tenured simply this summer time, Dr. Demopoulos has college students knocking on her door after hours or emailing her on weekends asking for steerage. She all the time takes the time to satisfy with them to offer clarification, steerage and path. She is motivated by her college students to work exhausting to make sure they’ve the foundational information essential to succeed as dental professionals.

Group Companion

Northern Nevada

Peter Reed, PhD, MPH
Director | Sanford Middle for Getting old Professor of Group Well being Sciences | College of Nevada, Reno Faculty of Drugs

Dr. Peter Reed, serves as director of the Sanford Middle for Getting older and a professor of group well being sciences on the College of Nevada, Reno Faculty of Drugs. The Sanford Middle’s mission is to reinforce high quality of life and well-being amongst elders via translational analysis, schooling and group analysis.

With 20 years of expertise within the subject of ageing that bridges analysis, apply, coverage and organizational management, Dr. Reed has targeted his profession on serving to seniors and supporting their high quality of life. Throughout his profession as a public well being gerontologist, Dr. Reed has labored as a direct service supplier, researcher, advocate, non-profit chief and social change agent, all the time striving to reinforce the well-being of elders in each setting.

Previous to becoming a member of the College of Nevada, Reno in 2013, he served as chief government officer of the Pioneer Community, a world non-profit group devoted to selling a tradition of getting old that’s life-affirming, satisfying, humane and significant. Beneath his strategic and operational management, the non-profit engaged in analysis, advocacy and schooling to foster deep transformation in organizations throughout the continuum of growing older helps and providers.

Dr. Reed has earned a world fame within the subject of getting old and has helped increase the profile of growing older providers and the tradition of change all through the area. He’s a extremely wanted evaluator and reviewer for nationwide grant proposals and packages and a seasoned lecturer and presenter.

Southern Nevada

Lois Tarkanian, PhD
Councilwoman, Ward 1, Mayor Professional Tem | Metropolis of Las Vegas

Dr. Lois Tarkanian was sworn into workplace because the Las Vegas Metropolis Councilwoman representing Ward 1 in 2005. She was re-elected in 2007, 2011, and 2015. She at present serves as Mayor Professional Tem for the town.

An educator at coronary heart, she has held positions as a instructor, speech pathologist, principal, central workplace administrator and school teacher. Dr. Tarkanian holds a Bachelor of Arts in Schooling, a Grasp of Arts in Speech Pathology and a Doctorate in Management and Human Conduct. For the Metropolis of Las Vegas, she has been instrumental in advancing the Las Vegas Medical District (LVMD).

Centrally situated in downtown Las Vegas, and virtually totally inside Ward 1, the LVMD was established in 1997 however restricted improvement for years. Nevertheless, Dr. Tarkanian’s imaginative and prescient for the world and persistence in shifting the venture ahead has grown the LVMD, enhancing high quality and entry to healthcare in Southern Nevada.

At this time, the LVMD stretches throughout 684 acres in Las Vegas. By 2030, it’s anticipated to have an financial influence of $2.42 billion, generate over 16,000 jobs and create state common fund revenues of over $121 million.

Dr. Tarkanian was instrumental within the improvement and completion of the LVMD’s grasp plan, insuring the district would combine into the encompassing neighborhoods. From the start, Dr. Tarkanian has acknowledged that this challenge is collaborative and would wish the Southern Nevada group’s assist to return to fruition. Her efforts are paying off because the LVMD regularly sees elevated improvement and new stakeholders.


Northern Nevada

Jeffrey Zollinger, DO
Doctor | Sweetwater Ache and Backbone

Keen about serving to these much less lucky, Dr. Zollinger is busy, each at residence and overseas, fulfilling a mission of care. He additionally has a expertise for motivating others to become involved with this mission. Most lately, Dr. Zollinger and a gaggle of docs and employees from Sweetwater Ache and Backbone, traveled to Guatemala to offer humanitarian and medical assist.

A February custom for Sweetwater and Dr. Zollinger, the Guatemala mission journey leads the group to distant areas and households with low revenue and poor vitamin. There they construct gardens, present a lot wanted day-to-day gadgets and medical care.

A collaborative effort, Dr. Zollinger reaches into the native Reno group to help these journeys as properly. Sufferers, family and friends of the Sweetwater staff all assist to offer for the journey via monetary means in addition to donations of bodily gadgets and time. Along with the help missions, Dr. Zollinger encourages and participates in a number of group occasions all year long, making a tradition of giving an integral a part of his apply.

An avid outdoorsman, Dr. Zollinger has referred to as Northern Nevada house for the previous a number of years. He has contributed to a number of shows and publications and is devoted to his sufferers.

Southern Nevada

Rachell Ekroos, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, AFN-BC, DF-IAFN, FAAN
Assistant Professor | College of Nevada, Las Vegas Faculty of Nursing

Dr. Rachell Ekroos’ dedication to underserved and by no means served populations is demonstrated all through each facet of her life. It’s clearly evidenced via her medical follow in a free walk-in clinic and within the focus of her analysis tasks. Her dedication can also be proven in her work as a nurse educator serving to college students perceive the specialised wants of underneath served populations. As a nurse chief, she spearheads change regionally and throughout the state of Nevada and thru her contribution to raised meet the wants of populations affected by violence.

Having served as a medical forensic useful resource and marketing consultant to quite a few organizations and authorities entities over the previous 18 years, Dr. Ekroos contributes as an adviser or material skilled on native, regional and worldwide committees. Her areas of experience embrace sexual violence, intimate associate violence, interpersonal violence, multidisciplinary response to violence and ethics. As well as, she has specialised experience within the areas of human trafficking, business sexual exploitation and technology-enabled crimes towards youngsters.

Dr. Ekroos maintains a continued dedication to advancing evidence-based practices throughout the multidisciplinary groups responding to violence or mass catastrophe and growing entry to providers for populations affected by violence. She stays actively concerned in addressing social determinants of well being involving publicity to violence and advancing ethically sound nursing practices. She continues to interact present companions and develop new relationships to influence follow and coverage.


Northern Nevada

Rota Rosaschi, MPA, LSW
Government Director | Nevada Public Well being Basis

Rota Rosaschi is aware of a number of issues about public well being and welfare, and she or he is aware of rather a lot about giving again to the group through which she lives. Born and raised in Northern Nevada, Rosaschi is a graduate of the College of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and a Masters in Public Administration. Armed with 15 years of expertise in public well being and 30 years in public welfare in Nevada, Rosaschi has, and continues to, contribute to the well-being of Nevada.

She has spent a substantial amount of her profession dedicated to enhancing the standard of life for Nevada’s youngsters, the aged and needy adults. She was a key participant within the state’s welfare reform, carried out within the late 1990s. Her contribution was the event of public welfare packages offering statewide employment and coaching providers and eradicating limitations to work for Nevada’s single moms and needy two-parent households, thus serving to them transfer in the direction of self sufficiency.

Rosaschi works tirelessly to advance the mission of the Faculty of Group Well being Sciences (SCHS) on the College of Nevada, Reno, which is “Making Health Happen”. She volunteers because the chair of the Group Advisory Board, an important position for the varsity’s strategic selections. Final yr SCHS was reinstated as an unbiased educational unit and this yr submitted an software for full accreditation as a Faculty of Public Well being.

In her government director position, Rosaschi works intently with state, native and non-profit businesses on problems with mutual curiosity to these of the Nevada Public Well being Basis. The group facilitates conferences, organizes conferences, implements legislative directives, and secures public audio system on public well being points.

Southern Nevada

Nenita Maningat
On Obligation Administrator | College Medical Middle

Nenita Maningat is an on obligation administrator with College Medical Middle (UMC) and has over 4 many years of nursing expertise. She is small in stature, however a one-woman powerhouse with the power to encourage and encourage these round her to all the time do higher and provides again to the group. She is a servant chief.

Along with her work at UMC, Nenita is the president and founding father of a charitable group, From the Coronary heart Charitable Teams. The group yearly raises hundreds of dollars for the American Most cancers Society, Youngsters’s Coronary heart Basis of Nevada, AFAN, UMC’s Coronary heart Failure Clinic and Nevada Childhood Most cancers Basis’s Camp Cartwheel.

Yearly, she takes the lead in organizing gala occasions to boost cash for these organizations and personally oversees all features of the occasions. By means of her efforts, tens of hundreds of dollars have been donated to organizations that care for adults with HIV/AIDS and coronary heart illness and each adults and youngsters battling most cancers.

Nenita’s work with From the Coronary heart is added to the difficult activity of overseeing the operations of the in a single day shift on the hospital. Revered by her friends, she has been acknowledged for her management and kindheartedness as UMC’s Worker of the Yr in 2005. She is a shining instance of excellent nursing care to over Four,000 staff. She has additionally acquired congressional recognition and been honored with nursing excellence awards.


Northern Nevada

Jacqueline Cox, RN, BSN, MPA
President & CEO | Specialty Well being, Inc.

Jacqueline Cox, a healthcare skilled with over 30 years of expertise, appears on the world in another way. A pacesetter and visionary, she is all the time striving to create techniques that end in win-win conditions. Her background in healthcare consists of serving as a nursing supervisor and director of enterprise providers at a big acute care hospital, chief government officer for a orthopedic apply, proprietor and chief monetary officer of a staff’ compensation third get together administrator and founding father of Credential Hyperlink and SpecialtyHealth, Inc.

SpecialtyHealth is a licensed utilization evaluate firm and managed care group for staff’ compensation and consists of group well being, wellness and prevention, main entry clinics and a number of other statewide and nationwide supplier networks.

Jacqueline has developed three proprietary database techniques for well being evaluation, utilization evaluation and case administration, and certifications for staff’ compensation and group well being. Her work has been revealed and she or he is a a lot wanted speaker.

As well as, she has introduced collectively a panel of greater than 40 specialists who’re board licensed, nationally acknowledged and extremely revered by their friends. This distinctive useful resource, referred to as the Tremendous Specialist Panel of Professional Reviewers, offers further evaluations as a part of a second opinion, and is a part of the appeals course of.

Absolutely engaged within the Northern Nevada group, Jacqueline serves on quite a few boards and committees.

Southern Nevada

Aaron Ritter, MD
Affiliate Employees, Director of Medical Trials | Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Middle for Mind Well being

Specializing within the analysis and remedy of older adults with neurodegenerative issues, together with Alzheimer’s illness and dementia, Dr. Ritter is an progressive researcher and devoted clinician.

Closely concerned within the medical trials program on the Lou Ruvo Middle for Mind Well being, he’s devoted to discovering methods to raised diagnose and deal with neurodegenerative illnesses. Since assuming management of this system, Dr. Ritter has added 5 new trials. Members, who perceive Alzheimer’s is a terminal illness, say they love contributing to a greater future and are enthusiastic about entry to potential new remedies. Earlier this yr, Ocrevus, a drugs, that was examined on the Lou Ruvo Middle, acquired FDA approval to deal with a number of sclerosis.

This yr, Dr. Ritter will proceed his position as one of many principal investigators of the College of Nevada, Las Vegas’ and the Lou Ruvo Middle for Mind Well being’s $11.1 million Middle of Biomedical Analysis Excellence (COBRE) federal grant. With this undertaking, researchers on the two organizations have launched into a collaborative effort to additional perceive the development of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s illnesses and, finally, to advance affected person care.

Along with his analysis, Dr. Ritter invests within the subsequent era of medical professionals and freely shares his information. A gifted instructor, he lectures within the doctor assistant program at Touro, presents at persevering with medical schooling seminars in Las Vegas and speaks at group occasions.


Northern Nevada

Tracy Copeland
President | Sierra Nevada Donor Consciousness

The Sierra Nevada Donor Consciousness group is working arduous to make individuals perceive the significance of organ donation. It’s founder, Tracy Copeland, is the guts of the group and is keen about its mission. She makes use of each alternative to teach the Northern Nevada group and sometimes shares her private testimony.

In 1998, she was in a coma with liver failure. On the similar time, Terry Lee Snow, the sufferer of a tragic motorbike accident was additionally in a coma, with no hope of restoration. Within the midst of unimaginable grief, the Snow household made the choice to donate Terry’s organs and tissue. It was this donation that saved, not solely Tracy’s life, however the lives of 4 others in addition to the sight of two further people.

Because the 2018 Non Revenue Healthcare Hero, Tracy would be the first to inform you she’s not the hero. As an alternative, she factors to the Snow household, particularly the donor’s mother, Kathy Snow, who has turn into associates with Tracy. The households have turn into very shut and search alternatives to share their collective story.

In 2008, Tracy organized the primary Donor Consciousness Stroll as a fundraiser for transplant athletes to attend the US Transplant Video games. Whereas the stroll continued to develop (greater than 1,000 attendees in 2017), Tracy formally based Sierra Nevada Donor Consciousness in 2011. The volunteer group raises consciousness of the necessity for organ and tissue donations whereas honoring donors and donor households.

Southern Nevada

Julie Beasley, PhD
Youngster Neuropsychologist and Medical Director | College of Nevada, Las Vegas Ackerman Autism Middle

Dr. Julie Beasley, a Las Vegas native, has been in personal apply for 17 years. She was the primary pediatric neuropsychologist in Southern Nevada who specialised in youngsters from start to younger maturity with developmental, medical, behavioral and studying issues. She developed the world’s first social expertise teams for college kids with autism and different neurodevelopmental issues.

When the Grant a Present Basis and the College of Nevada, Las Vegas Faculty of Drugs joined forces to assist meet the wants of people and households dwelling with a liked one with autism spectrum dysfunction, the leaders of every group needed Dr. Beasley on the helm. The collaboration of the 2 organizations, together with the philanthropic help of it’s namesake, Gary Ackerman, resulted within the Ackerman Autism Middle. Dr. Beasley accepted the place and is the organizations’ first medical director.

In her position on the middle, Dr. Beasley spearheaded the transfer to do one thing by no means accomplished earlier than in Nevada. She introduced medical care, household help, analysis, diagnostics and behavioral remedy all beneath one roof. As well as, she has put collectively a workforce of execs who genuinely need to assist individuals enhance the standard of lifetime of these affected by autism and associated circumstances. Since opening in October of 2016 via the top of 2017, the middle has served over three,600 people and their households, a transparent indication of the necessity for providers offered by the middle.


Northern Nevada

Derek Beenfeldt, MD
Chief of Main Care | Renown Well being

Even with the super obligations of medical and operational choice making for the 18 location, 90 supplier main care group of Renown Well being, Dr. Derek Beenfeldt stays devoted to his sufferers. His compassion was evidenced even previous to medical faculty when he volunteered in palliative care at a Division of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital and with Circle of Life Hospice. As a medical scholar, household drugs resident and first care doctor, his dedication has grown to incorporate the care of huge numbers of sufferers within the Northern Nevada area.

Previous to medical faculty, Dr Beenfeldt was a working towards lawyer in Reno. His management expertise have been evident early on when he was the scholar physique president on the College of Nevada, Reno. Later he assumed management roles on the College in addition to the Faculty of Medicines’ household drugs residency. At present he leads as a main care doctor within the Renown Well being Medical Group.

He joined the group in 2014 and, final yr, was appointed chief of main care and charged with overseeing high quality, affected person satisfaction and entry to all places inside the system. He developed and carried out the Main Care Mannequin, which has develop into the mannequin for the system inhabitants well being technique, of which he leads.

Along with his roles as doctor and chief of main care, Dr. Beenfeldt stays lively in group organizations and donates freely of his time and expertise to serve the Northern Nevada group.

Southern Nevada

Syed Saquib, MD
Medical Director | College Medical Middle Lions Burn Care Middle

Dr. Saquib, a trauma and burn surgeon and medical director of College Medical Middle (UMC) Lions Burn Care Middle, is captivated with serving to his sufferers obtain the perfect medical outcomes attainable. His accomplishments are huge, and his resume is spectacular. Much more vital, people who know him greatest describe him as compassionate, caring, humble, sort and reserved. He all the time places his sufferers first and is genuinely engaged in offering them with one of the best care attainable.

Pushed by his want to assist individuals, Dr. Saquib selected to pursue a profession in trauma and burn surgical procedure, two notably demanding specialties. Whereas he typically sees sufferers on the most weak occasions of their lives, he’s grateful for the chance to offer life saving care and beneficial help to individuals in want of his surgical expertise.

Dr. Saquib was working because the trauma surgeon on obligation the night time of the Route 91 Harvest Pageant capturing. He labored tirelessly to save lots of lives and performed a key position in delivering the absolute best look after the critically injured sufferers at UMC. Not one in every of his sufferers that night time who arrived with a heartbeat died. UMC ultimately cared for 104 sufferers who sustained accidents in the course of the capturing. Working alongside your complete trauma workforce, he remained calm and picked up through the extremely worrying night. He acknowledged that the accidents he handled on October 1 have been no totally different than the gunshot wounds he sees regularly.

He’s notably pleased with the group’s response to the tragic capturing, together with the work of UMC and different hospitals, first responders and group members. “We met the worst of humanity and the best of humanity,” he stated.

Lifetime Achievement

Northern Nevada

David Zucker, MD
Pediatrician, Pediatric Associates

With over 4 many years serving as a pediatrician, Dr. David Zucker has created a legacy of excellence caring for his younger sufferers. And, as any new mom can inform you, meaning caring for the mother and father as properly by placing their minds comfortable. His technique of speaking has grow to be legendary. He attracts out his medical explanations on the white paper of the examination room desk, giving the youngest of sufferers a visible they will relate with.

Along with the extra basic apply of pediatrics, Dr. Zucker has turn out to be a specialist in juvenile diabetes, having raised two youngsters with Sort 1 diabetes. His experience on this space crammed a void locally because of the restricted variety of docs that specialised within the remedy of youngsters with diabetes.

Dr. Zucker is a group school member of the College of Nevada, Reno Faculty of Drugs and has mentored numerous medical college students all through his profession. Through the years, he has been acknowledged with quite a few awards and honors for his work in bringing compassionate care to generations of Northern Nevadans.

Amongst his awards are the College of Nevada, Reno Faculty of Drugs’s Thomas J. Scully Preceptor Award, the CH WOODS award from the Washoe County Medical Society, the Silver Syringe Award from Immunize Nevada, the Nevada State Medical Society’s Distinguished Doctor Award and recognition from the Juvenile Diabetes Analysis Basis for his years of help of Sort 1 diabetes locally.

Nevertheless, as grateful mother and father of his sufferers will inform you, Dr. Zucker’s biggest accomplishments are carried out every day in his examination room as he demonstrates compassionate care.

Southern Nevada

Mary Ann Allison, MD, FACP
Medical Oncologist and Apply President, Retired | Complete Most cancers Facilities

Dr. Allison has spent a lifetime caring for others and greater than 22 years serving to sufferers as they tackle the battle for his or her lives. She is a medical oncologist and one of many founding members of Complete Cancers. Dr. Allison served as apply president till she retired in Might of this yr.

Throughout her years in follow, Dr. Alison served as principal investigator on quite a few medical analysis research for breast most cancers. She helped foster the follow’s affiliation with the US Oncology Community and is a member of the group’s breast most cancers analysis committee. Her work has contributed to improved requirements of breast most cancers care all through the nation.

Along with her dedication to remedy and analysis, Dr. Allison is an advocate and position mannequin within the Southern Nevada group. Her dedication and compassion for her sufferers extends properly past the medical setting. Recognizing the emotional toll the analysis of most cancers brings with it, Dr. Allison began the non-profit, The Caring Place, a corporation designed to advertise emotional and psychological therapeutic for sufferers and caregivers.

The group offers no-cost adjunctive therapies, packages and providers to help, educate and empower those that have or had most cancers, their relations, pals and caregivers. Now beneath the umbrella of the Nevada Childhood Most cancers Basis, the group presents quite a few new providers and packages for adults and youngsters affected by most cancers.

Dr. Allison is the recipient of quite a few awards for excellence within the medical business and has spent her profession giving again to the group she serves.

Company Sponsors

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Defend has been serving Nevada since 1969. As Nevadans, our associates reside and work in the identical communities that we serve. Final yr, our charitable basis and associates contributed greater than $800,000 and lots of of volunteer hours to very important organizations and causes throughout the state.

“We’re proud to support the many great organizations and programs that are making a difference in in the lives of the people in our communities throughout Nevada,” stated Mike Murphy, president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Defend in Nevada.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Defend and its basis work to determine the well being points most in want of consideration after which direct charitable help and volunteer efforts towards enhancing these areas. Main areas of focus for Anthem embrace selling lively life and dealing to scale back the devastating influence of continual sicknesses comparable to diabetes, coronary heart illness and lung illness on Nevada youngsters, adults and seniors.

Key areas of help embrace the American Coronary heart Affiliation, American Lung Affiliation, Jessie Rees Basis and JRDF. Nevada communities additionally profit from grants made by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Defend’s charitable basis to organizations akin to Boys & Women Golf equipment of America, American Most cancers Society and the March of Dimes.

By means of the Affiliate Giving Program, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Defend associates make one time and ongoing contributions to health-focused charities in Nevada, that are matched by its mother or father firm’s charitable basis.

”In our almost 5 many years serving Nevadans, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Defend stays dedicated to creating Nevada a greater and more healthy state for us to stay in and for our youngsters to develop up in,” Murphy stated. It’s a true honor to work with so many nice individuals and organizations and we look ahead to doing so once more within the years to return.”

Affiliate Sponors

Roseman College of Well being Sciences was based as a non-profit, personal establishment in Henderson, in 1999 in response to the tutorial and healthcare wants of the state. At the moment, Roseman College has an enrollment of almost 1,600 college students and employs greater than 500 school and employees on three campuses in Nevada and Utah.

Roseman College provides 5 educational diploma packages in pharmacy, nursing, dental drugs and healthcare enterprise. Moreover, the College is pursuing accreditation for an MD-granting School of Drugs. The School of Drugs operates Roseman Medical Group, providing neurology and household drugs at its first location in Spring Valley. Roseman’s School of Dental Drugs operates an Orthodontic Clinic in Henderson, providing reasonably priced, high-quality remedy for youngsters, teenagers and adults.

Roseman College acknowledges that each scholar has a unique studying fashion and that grownup learners might must be engaged in another way. The college additionally believes that each scholar can succeed and compete at a really excessive degree if given the appropriate instruments and coaching. Breaking down obstacles and growing communication and partnership between scholar and instructor are on the core of success, proficiency and content material mastery. Scholar-to-student collaboration develops healthcare professionals that work in groups in order that the affected person has the easiest probability of a great end result.

In consequence, the college developed the Six-Level Grasp Studying Mannequin to offer an academic surroundings that not solely produces and ensures excessive ranges of accomplishment from all college students, but in addition fosters cooperation and collaboration within the studying course of. The mannequin consists of the Block Curriculum, Lively and Collaborative Studying, Competency-based Schooling, Evaluation Studying, Early Experiential Studying, and a Classroom Design that facilitates studying. All of those elements reinforce each other, and contribute to an unparalleled instructional surroundings.

Roseman College has campuses in Henderson and Summerlin in addition to the Salt Lake Metropolis suburb of South Jordan, Utah.

Northern Nevada Medical Middle (NNMC) is proud to honor life’s journey by offering award-winning healthcare that meets the wants of our area. Situated in Sparks, this full-service acute care hospital provides a variety of inpatient and outpatient medical providers to the higher Truckee Meadows area, and past.

With over 500 staff and 400 physicians on employees, NNMC is a acknowledged chief for high quality care. The hospital is proud to share the next high quality distinctions:

  • Accredited Chest Ache Middle, Society of Cardiovascular Affected person Care
  • Superior Main Stroke Middle, The Joint Fee
  • Joint Alternative – Knee and Hip, The Joint Fee
  • Backbone Surgical procedure, The Joint Fee
  • Again Ache, The Joint Fee
  • A-grade for Affected person Security, The Leapfrog Group
  • Security Throughout the Board (certainly one of 27 hospitals nationwide), Premier & the Hospital Engagement Community
  • Mission Lifeline Silver Receiving High quality Achievement Award, American Coronary heart Affiliation
  • Get with the Tips Stroke Gold Plus Award, American Coronary heart & Stroke Affiliation
  • ACTION Registry Platinum Efficiency Achievement, American School of Cardiology

NNMC exemplifies the personalised spirit of compassion all through the 108-bed hospital. Staff are dedicated to a service excellence mannequin that focuses on excessive requirements of care and help to sufferers and their households.

“Northern Nevada Medical Center is a reflection of the spirit and dedication of our physicians and staff, and the dignity they show our patients and their family members, at a time when they are most vulnerable,” stated Alan Olive, CEO of NNMC. “We are privileged to honor the life’s journey of our patients every day.”

The well being system is owned and operated by Common Well being Providers, Inc. Moreover, NNMC is a proud associate of the Silver State ACO, a collaborative effort that improves high quality of care and reduces well being care prices for enrolled sufferers.

For over three many years, Donor Community West has served the Nevada group by connecting a donor’s present to these in want.

Organ, eye and tissue donation presents the hope to heal. The beneficiant selections of donors and their households permit the group to get well and allocate organs and tissues for transplantation and analysis. Thanks to those heroes, the group can perform its mission of saving and therapeutic lives.

Donor Community West is the federally designated non- revenue, 501 (c) (three) organ and tissue restoration group that serves 13 hospitals and greater than 500,000 individuals in Nevada. The group works in shut partnership with households, docs, nurses and funeral houses, in addition to coroners and medical experts, to attach organ, eye and tissue donors to recipients.

The generosity of Nevadans is the driving pressure for the group. In 2017, Donor Community West noticed the very best variety of donors in its historical past for the area. These deceased organ and tissue donors have the potential to enhance the lives of almost 1,300 individuals.

“We are Nevadans serving Nevada. The diverse and growing population in our donation service area inspires us to continue to identify innovative ways to better serve our communities and partners in an effort to save and heal more lives,” stated John Lilley, Nevada regional director of Donor Community West.

Donor Community West is a Donate Life group accredited by the Affiliation of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) and the American Affiliation of Tissue Banks (AATB). Additionally it is a member of Donate Life Nevada.

Combining extremely specialised, unique providers with the newest breakthroughs in medical know-how, UMC provides the very best degree of care out there in Nevada. In help of the hospital’s mission to offer sufferers with the absolute best medical outcomes, UMC presents Nevada’s solely Degree I Trauma Middle, solely Designated Pediatric Trauma Middle, solely Burn Care Middle and solely Middle for Transplantation.

Offering care to the group’s most critically injured sufferers, the UMC Trauma Middle gives a world-class staff of medical professionals who’ve devoted their careers to saving lives. Serving sufferers in an enormous, 10,000-square-mile space, the UMC Trauma Middle cared for about 12,000 sufferers in 2017 alone.

The UMC Lions Burn Care Middle serves as certainly one of solely a small variety of hospitals to obtain verification as a Burn Middle from the American Burn Affiliation and the Committee on Trauma of the American School of Surgeons. This achievement acknowledges the UMC Lions Burn Care Middle’s dedication to offering sufferers with the very best degree of burn care.

In recent times, UMC has firmly established its place as a statewide chief in surgical know-how, offering sufferers with entry to cutting-edge procedures and diagnostic instruments. UMC just lately turned the primary and solely hospital within the state to supply a Pediatric Robotic Surgical procedure Program, using the superior da Vinci Xi Surgical System to enhance younger lives.

Earlier this yr, UMC additionally turned the primary and solely hospital in Nevada to introduce the ExcelsiusGPS robotic navigation platform, permitting for minimally invasive spinal surgical procedures designed to end in much less blood loss, much less muscle injury and probably quicker restoration.

“From life-saving trauma and burn care to cutting-edge robotic surgery, UMC takes pride in elevating the level of care available in Nevada,” stated UMC CEO Mason VanHouweling. “As our community’s hospital and the state’s leading academic medical center, UMC has a responsibility to introduce innovative new technologies and procedures that have a positive impact on the people we serve.”

Saint Mary’s has been a healthcare staple in Northern Nevada, beginning in 1908 with a small hospital opened by Dominican Sisters in response to the wants of the group. At present, that imaginative and prescient has grown. The Sisters’ small hospital has advanced into a big 380-bed facility that gives the very best high quality, most compassionate care to its sufferers as confirmed by the various awards they’ve acquired. These embrace a Four-star score from CMS, quite a few Healthgrades recognitions, and incomes American Coronary heart Affiliation’s “Get with the Guidelines” for each Stroke and Coronary heart Failure. Saint Mary’s can also be the one hospital within the area to have acquired Leapfrog’s Hospital Security Grade A 4 occasions in a row.

The success of Saint Mary’s goes past the normal hospital campus, right into a complete community of providers designed to realize the mission of delivering compassionate, high quality care to sufferers and higher healthcare to communities. Saint Mary’s Medical Group has six main care workplaces, eight specialty workplaces and consists of three pressing cares, 4 freestanding imaging websites and an outpatient lab service.

Saint Mary’s Community consists of outpatient rehabilitation remedy, house well being, hospice, palliative care and has a health middle, sleep middle, most cancers middle and wound care middle. Saint Mary’s additionally supplies pulmonary remedy and rehabilitation, together with being the one location in Northern Nevada to offer Bronchial Thermoplasty, which is remedy for these affected by extreme bronchial asthma. Saint Mary’s Well being Community is the place the perfect therapeutic begins.

The sector of radiology is altering as new revolutionary imaging know-how is launched and extra radiologists are getting into radiology practices subspecialized in areas reminiscent of interventional radiology. As the most important radiology supplier in Southern Nevada, Desert Radiology continues to remain forward of business developments through the use of the facility of latest imaging methods so as to add higher worth and entry to the sufferers it serves.

At Desert Radiology, we satisfaction ourselves in providing the very best high quality of medical imaging care that’s quick, handy and accessible to our sufferers. We all know imaging wants are everchanging, so we now have tailored our care mannequin over time to mirror that. With 9 imaging places throughout the Valley, we serve over 30,000 sufferers month-to-month in our outpatient amenities, and our attain continues to broaden.

In recent times, executives at Desert Radiology made the choice to take a position dollars even additional to help the area people in order that our care doesn’t cease when sufferers depart our amenities. We have now introduced this imaginative and prescient to life by partnering with native and nationwide charities and non-profit organizations in addition to skilled and minor league sports activities and collegiate athletics. At present, we work with non-profits like Metropolis Influence Middle and Volunteers of Drugs of Southern Nevada. We’ve got partnerships with Las Vegas Aces, Las Vegas Lights Membership (FC), the Vegas Golden Knights, Las Vegas 51s, and the UNLV athletic division.

Excellence is in our DNA on the subject of radiology. In 2017, our apply was designated as a Diagnostic Imaging Middle of Excellence by the American School of Radiology, an accreditation that acknowledges the best-quality imaging practices and diagnostic care.

All through 50 years of service, we have now constructed an in depth community that serves 12 hospitals, a big most cancers middle, multispecialty medical facilities and a number of other different amenities in Southern Nevada.

Complete Most cancers Facilities is a multispecialty apply providing medical oncology, radiation oncology, hematology, breast surgical procedure, most cancers genetic counseling, pulmonology and medical analysis. The apply is devoted to offering the simplest remedies, each present and rising, with a purpose to diagnose and deal with most cancers, critical blood issues, breast well being circumstances, lung illnesses and sleep issues. Complete provides state-of-the-art amenities all through Southern Nevada that integrates the newest diagnostic, therapeutic and analysis capabilities in knowledgeable but caring setting.

On the core of Complete’s efforts is a real want to help, strengthen and improve the general well being of our group.

Amongst its many partnerships that prioritize well being and wellness, Complete has ongoing pores and skin security partnerships, offering complimentary sunscreen at Moist’n’Wild, and Las Vegas 51s video games amongst others. Earlier this yr, by means of a collaboration with Nevada Most cancers Coalition, Complete expanded this program to Downtown Summerlin, Springs Protect, Cowabunga Bay and the Cadence master-planned group. For the previous two years, the follow has additionally sponsored a community-driven, anti-smoking marketing campaign – “I Quit For” – at UNLV, Thomas & Mack Middle and Sam Boyd Stadium.

To help future healthcare professionals, Complete has established scholarship packages at Touro College of Nevada, UNLV School of Sciences and UNLV Faculty of Drugs. Complete created a residency rotation for inner drugs residents targeted on hematology/oncology, breast surgical procedure and pulmonology for college kids at UNLV Faculty of Drugs. The follow additionally established a mentorship program via Touro College, the place medical and nursing college students can get palms on studying experiences.

To supply sufferers entry to the newest in most cancers remedy and therapies, the group has developed an in depth analysis program. The apply participates in additional than 170 Part I, Part II and Part III medical analysis research annually and has performed a task in creating greater than 70 FDA-approved most cancers therapies.

In terms of the simplest remedies – new or rising – and the vitality of Southern Nevada, Complete is actually on the frontlines.

It’s a captivating time to work in healthcare. It’s a time of unprecedented change and innovation, and it’s clear that in 10 years the supply of healthcare will look a lot totally different than it does at present. HealthCare Companions is proud to have an extended historical past of delivering top quality care to its sufferers. Since 1996, HealthCare Companions’ has been dedicated to offering healthcare with a private strategy that’s accessible.

In HealthCare Companions’ skilled community in Nevada, greater than 300 main care physicians and 1,700 specialists mix top quality care with distinctive service. HealthCare Companions’ patient-centered and complete strategy, which the corporate refers to as a Complete Care Mannequin, helps sufferers with a community that encompasses suppliers, nurses and specialists.

By way of this mannequin, HealthCare Companions supplies complete main care, specialty care, pressing care and hospice providers to greater than 300,000 sufferers throughout Southern Nevada. The group’s specialty care providers embrace cardiology, endocrinology, inner drugs, oncology/hematology, pediatrics and ladies’s well being.

With 100 HealthCare Companions’ main clinics and specialty associates all through Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Pahrump, Mesquite and Boulder Metropolis, individuals have extra entry to skilled care close to house. Actually, HealthCare Companions is the one medical group in Southern Nevada with all 14 acute care hospitals inside its community.

Caring for sufferers and caring for one another is on the core of what HealthCare Companions strives to do. Shifting ahead, the corporate strives to proceed innovating and pushing ahead to find new methods to offer high quality care.

Doctor-led P3 Well being Companions is providing sufferers new choices for his or her healthcare in Southern Nevada. P3’s Elite Community consists of 200 main care suppliers and almost 1,000 specialty suppliers. Their suppliers are bonded by a shared ardour for delivering wonderful affected person care. They’re on a mission to vary healthcare from a system that income from illness to at least one that sees affected person wellness as its main aim.

This dynamic workforce, led by business pioneer’s CEO Sherif Abdou, M.D. and CMO Amir Bacchus, M.D., is dedicated to placing suppliers again answerable for care, aligning incentives and interesting sufferers to reside their greatest lives.

P3 guides and influences communities to raised well being by specializing in prevention, unburdening medical suppliers and interesting sufferers. Through the use of inhabitants well being administration methods, they determine high-risk sufferers and guarantee they get the care they want.

At Anthem, we’re devoted to enhancing the well being of our fellow Nevadans

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Defend has been a member of the Nevada group since 1969. Regardless that Anthem is among the state’s largest insurers, we’re nonetheless as native as you will get. We perceive your priorities — as a result of we share them. We reside and work in Nevada, and Anthem is devoted to reworking the state’s well being care with trusted and caring options. It’s our honor to help organizations which are there for Nevadans, now and for generations to return.

Entry to Docs and Hospitals

Our members have greater than 6,500 docs and specialists to select from – and that’s an enormous deal. The doctor-patient relationship is central to good well being, so we’ve developed packages that permit docs to spend extra time managing their sufferers’ general care. We have been first within the nation to enhance primary-care reimbursement by paying docs for superior care coordination similar to getting ready care plans for these with complicated well being issues. The result’s higher care, higher well being and decrease prices.

Member-friendly Instruments

Anthem is dedicated to simplifying well being care so our shoppers can give attention to well being. With our web site and cellular app, our members can discover a physician, examine a declare, examine prices and even get a digital ID card in seconds. Members can have digital physician visits, 24/7 on their pc or cellular system by means of LiveHealth On-line. Profit directors can use our Shopper Reporting Device and EmployerAccess web site to permit them straightforward, environment friendly administration of knowledge entry, invoice pay, claims and eligibility administration.

Anthem Selection PPO

Anthem Selection PPO provides three alternative ways to get well being care, all inside the similar plan. It really works like this – when staff want care, they will select a physician from the Pathway PPO community, the normal PPO community or they will use an out-of-network physician. And, they will change between these at any time — not simply at open enrollment. Every selection has a unique value related to it so your staff have the liberty to decide on based mostly on their wants every time they get care. Anthem Selection PPO is out there for each Giant Group and Small Group employers.

Residence Means Nevada

Our staff are the spine of Anthem’s Nevada plan, and we gained’t allow you to down. Our group of native specialists will information you thru all of your plan choices, supply one-call account servicing and even develop wellness options on your worker inhabitants. No matter your wants, it’s our pleasure to be your companion in good well being. Speak to your dealer about Anthem or click on right here for a free quote.

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