“I’ve seen in my life, that collaboration is one of the most important keys to success.
Collaboration drives compassion and community, inspiring impactful change.”
– Founder Eric Hilton
The Nevada Medical Center was founded by the inspired vision of Eric M. Hilton and Nevada Medical Center’s Officers and Board of Directors.
Founder Eric M. Hilton
Eric M. Hilton, a towering figure in local and national philanthropy, died at the age of 83, in 2016. Founder of Nevada Medical Center and Secretary of its Board of Directors, Mr. Hilton imagined that new and innovative healthcare services for the state would focus on innovation, wellness, and illness prevention. He believed his vision could be achieved by fostering greater collaboration in the healthcare community.
Mr. Hilton, the youngest son of Conrad N. Hilton, had a 49-year career with Hilton Hotels, and was elected the corporation’s vice-chair in 1993. In that position, he led the company’s domestic and international strategic planning and property development. Duty to serve in the U.S. Army as a radar specialist during the Korean war, interrupted Mr. Hilton’s plan to attend Cornell University Hotel School. He was later honored for his many achievements with an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Houston. He also received the American Vocational Association Award of Merit.
Mr. Hilton was driven by a sense of social and community service. In 2006, along with other community-minded visionaries, he launched the Three Square Food Bank in Las Vegas, Nevada. Since Three Square’s launch, it’s become a national model for other organizations of its kind. Along with his colleague and friend, Julie Murray, he co-authored A Place at the Table: How Focused Philanthropy and Community Collaboration Built the Three Square Food Bank.
Nevada Medical Center’s Board and leadership team expresses profound gratitude for the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and the Bennett Family Foundation for their charitable investment and trust that launched our organization.
Board of Directors
Dr. Sheldon Jacobs
Dr. Sheldon Jacobs PsyD, LMFT
Dr. Florence Jameson
Dr. Alison Netski
Jennifer Yee, J.D., MSN, ACNP
Mary Ann Mele Dondero
Executive Director of NMC
Communications Manager for Hope Means Nevada