The Nevada Medical Center (NMC) was founded by the inspired vision of the late Eric M. Hilton and launched by the NMC Officers and Board of Directors and leadership team. NMC is a Nevada non-profit corporation created for the purpose of enhancing the lives of all Nevadans and visitors through improved access to quality healthcare.
The Silver State faces issues of high morbidity and mortality rates and continues to rank among the lowest states in the nation when it comes to accessing affordable, quality healthcare.
Fortunately, Nevada has both the resources and the will to improve its national rankings. Addressing these deficits meaningfully requires us to focus on projects with proven transformational ability. As Eric M. Hilton envisioned, NMC will deliver innovations in healthcare services by improving health and promoting preventative healthcare methods.
Weekly Healthcare Update
Obesity in Children
Recent reports project that more than half (57%) of U.S. children and adolescents are expected to be obese by age 35. The newest study suggests that overweight children face the highest risk of adult obesity. The CDC has published its 2015-2016 data showing the prevalence of obesity as 39.8% in adults and 18.5% in youth.
- 25.8% of Nevada adults are considered obese (43rd in the nation)
- 30.5% of Nevada children are obese (28th nationally)
Read more on obesity in NMC’s Health Care Report Card.
GSPI Keynote Address for City of Las Vegas Employees
The Nevada Medical Center’s Global Science of Play Institute (GSPI) was in action again on Saturday, December 16th, 2017 at Cashman Center for over 400 City of Las Vegas Youth Development and Social Innovation Department’s Safekey employees. NMC key strategists Dr. Stuart Brown and Dr. Scott Eberle delivered the keynote address which focused on the […]Learn More