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NMC PODCAST: Nevada Health Matters

Listen to the inaugural episode of NMC’s new on-going podcast series, “Nevada Health Matters”.

With an introduction by the esteemed Senator Richard Bryan, a member of the Nevada Medical Center Board of Directors, this episode features a conversation with Dr. Shawn Gerstenberger.  Dr. Gerstenberger is the Dean of the UNLV School of Public Health and Chairman of the NMC Advisory Board, and he discusses the second edition of NMC’s Healthcare Report Card.

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Nevada Medical Center and Hope Means Nevada

September 1, 2020

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The Nevada Medical Center’s annual Healthcare Report Card has consistently given our state’s mental health services a failing grade. In response to the dire need we face, NMC is powering a robust initiative called Hope Means Nevada to focus on education, awareness, and fundraising to support the mental wellness of our youth. For more information […]

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NMC Board Member Profile: Mr. John Miller

November 7, 2019

Born and raised in Las Vegas, Mr. John Miller is the visionary and CEO to the newest bank in the USA, Lexicon Bank. John Miller started his career as an investment professional, entrepreneur and consultant to the community banking industry. Mr. Miller served the PWH Trust for 11 years, where he created and introduced multiple technological and analytical tools that greatly […]

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3rd Edition of NMC’s Healthcare Report Card Event a Success!

With over sixty attendees present at the third edition of Nevada Medical Center’s Data Portal and Healthcare Report Card event, participants learned  how Nevada compares to other states in the country  in seven healthcare categories.  While the grades show that Nevada has work to do with regard to improving healthcare quality, it is important to […]

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Wells Fargo Grant Helps NMC Strengthen Play at Elaine Wynn Elementary School!

Thanks to a Wells Fargo grant award supported by NMC Advisory Board member Brian Formisano, Wells Fargo Region Bank President, a group of approximately 850 kids will learn how to create positive and productive relationships with one another through play. During the week of October 1, 2019, Nevada Medical Center, in partnership with Playworks, facilitated […]

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Collaboration in Action with Google!

  Following a summer of meaningful collaborations and development of additional partnerships, NMC, as lead agency, joined the following seven collaborative partners to submit a Google Grant focused on mental health and wellness.  The grant narrative proposes to implement a Youth Economic Success through Suicide (YESS) prevention collective impact project with the goal of improving […]

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NMC Leads 2nd Mental Wellness Whiteboard!

  On July 22, 2019, NMC led a second roundtable discussion with multiple mental wellness partners that included State Senator Pat Spearman, Lady GaGa’s Born This Way Foundation Executive Director Maya Enista-Smith and Kyler Nipper, Founder of Kyler’s Kicks.  Senator Spearman spoke about the suite of mental wellness bills she brought to the floor of […]

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UMC Pediatric Treatment Room Unveiling!

On May 14, 2019, members of the Nevada Medical Center (NMC) Board and staff attended a ribbon-cutting event to unveil the renovated Pediatric Treatment room at the University Medical Center (UMC).  Due to a collaborative partnership between the Clark County Medical Society Alliance (CCMSA) and NMC proceeds from CCMSA’s annual fashion show fundraiser were donated […]

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The Importance of Recess

May 23, 2019

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The Late Eric M. Hilton’s Dream of Healthcare Collaboration Lives

April 23, 2019

Eric M. Hilton

It was the dream of the late Eric M. Hilton for Nevadans to have access to quality healthcare. Before his passing, he told long-time friend Julie Murray “we’ve got one more need to fulfill in our community, Julie” and from that conversation, the Nevada Medical Center (NMC) was born. NMC is a collaborative healthcare leader […]

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NMC Leads Critical Mental Wellness Conversation

March 26, 2019

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On February 26, 2019, NMC convened leaders in and outside of the healthcare industry to facilitate a whiteboard conversation on youth suicide prevention. Participants included the executive director from Lady GaGa’s Born This Way Foundation, a former Raiders football player and founder of the Tuck and Run Foundation, Las Vegas Raiders Family Association representatives,  leaders […]

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The Path to Prevention  

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Healthy is the new wealthy!  NMC is proud to feature guest writer Ms. Shauna Walch, Executive Director of Stillpoint Center for Spiritual Development who shares how the path to wellness involves mind, body, and spirit. The Path to Prevention   Navigating the twists and turns of traffic, the ins and outs of the health care system, […]

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NMC Collaborates with State Senator Dr. Pat Spearman

March 15, 2019

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Following a presentation at the Nevada Legislative Committee on Healthcare on Nevada Medical Center’s Data Portal and Healthcare Report Card given by NMC Board member Dr. Florence Jameson and NMC President Julie Murray, Senator Spearman connected with NMC to form a collaborative partnership to raise awareness and conduct policy analysis on the mental health challenges […]

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NMC Board Member Profile: Senator Richard Bryan

February 28, 2019

Senator Richard Bryan

We are honored to highlight Senator Richard Bryan. It’s not every day when one has the opportunity to interview someone of Senator Bryan’s caliber.  As an NMC Board of Directors member, Senator Bryan brings a wealth of experience as Nevada’s former Governor, United States Senator, attorney, and rich insight from serving on multiple boards.  Senator […]

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NMC Strengthens Play at Robert Lunt Elementary School

February 26, 2019

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During the week of February 18, 2019, Nevada Medical Center, in partnership with Playworks and the UNLV School of Public Health, facilitated a week-long Recess Reboot at Robert Lunt Elementary School. School leaders, staff, students, and the identified recess team spent the week learning how to re-connect with students during recess.  Recess reboot helps educators […]

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Eric M. Hilton Healthcare Collaboration Prize

October 8, 2018

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Introducing the inaugural Nevada Medical Center Eric M. Hilton Healthcare Collaboration Prize. Nominations are now closed – Winners will be announced in February Challenging situations require the best and brightest minds in order to address them effectively.  Help Nevada Medical Center recognize and reward select organizations within the state’s healthcare community that work together to […]

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NMC Forms Nevada Health Commission!

September 4, 2018

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The Nevada Medical Center is thrilled to announce the formation of NMC’s Nevada Health Commission (NHC).  The Nevada Health Commission is an independent body whose mission is to plan for health system needs, promote informed decision-making, increase accountability, and improve access in a rapidly changing healthcare environment.  The commission will provide timely and accurate information […]

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2nd Release of NMC’s Healthcare Report Card!

August 27, 2018

The Nevada Medical Center will release the 2nd edition of the NMC Healthcare Report Card on October 3, 2018!  NMC’s Healthcare Report Card provides information about the health of Nevadans. The Report Card also evaluates the effectiveness of the Nevada healthcare system and establishes a ranking system for Nevada in comparison to other states in […]

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NMC Testifies at Nevada Legislative Committee on Healthcare

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Dr. Florence Jameson, NMC Founding Board Member, Julie Murray, NMC President, and Brian Haynes and Martin Suman from Applied Analysis, provided an overview of NMC and the importance of the NMC Healthcare Report Card at the August 27, 2018 Legislative Committee on Healthcare meeting. Dr. Jameson highlighted the importance of raising awareness using a collaborative, data-driven approach in order to continue to improve […]

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A New School Year of Learning and Play

August 13, 2018

Written by Dr. Stuart Brown, NMC/GSPI Key Strategist The Nevada Medical Center is committed to improving the overall health and well-being of Las Vegas and Nevada residents. As the NMC Healthcare Report Card revealed, mental health among Nevada’s children remains a critical concern. As such, NMC is dedicated to demonstrate how play contributes to the development […]

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NMC, UNLV School of Community Health Sciences, & Hearst Foundations Collaboration

July 30, 2018

The Nevada Medical Center received initial approval and was recommended for a $100k grant following a successful site visit in Las Vegas by the leader of San Francisco based Hearst Foundation.  This grant will allow NMC, in collaboration with the UNLV School of Community Health Sciences, to take action on the findings in NMC’s Healthcare […]

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NMC visit with Advisory Board Member Dr. Debra Toney

July 16, 2018

NMC team taking a tour of NMC’s Advisory Board Member, Dr. Debra Toney’s, Director of Quality Management; Nevada Health Centers, Inc. workplace at the Nevada Health Centers headquarters! (Pictured left to right: Shea Okamoto, Julie Murray, Dr. Debra Toney, and Kristy Keller)

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NMC @ the CCMSA Luncheon

July 13, 2018

NMC board members at the Spring 2018 CCMSA luncheon where it was announced that NMC, in conjunction with collaborative partner UMC, would receive the annual CCMSA grant.

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Just 19 Minutes More-Route 91 Tragedy

April 12, 2018

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By Dr. Gard Jameson, PhD, Nevada Medical Center, Board Treasurer I recently had the joy of watching as elementary students were welcomed back to the playground to play as part of their school day activities at Long Elementary School. The joy on the faces of the children was palpable. Nearby, I witnessed school gardens for […]

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NMC Connects CCMSA with UMC Pediatrics

March 18, 2018

NMC is focused on facilitating collaborations that improve community healthcare. The Nevada Medical Center is proud to have seen selected by the Clark County Medical Society Alliance to receive their 2018 Fashion Show funding, and will share funds with University Medical Center’s Pediatric Unit. As a convener, connector, and collaborator for healthcare solutions, the Nevada […]

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NMC Launches Global Science of Play Institute

February 15, 2018

Demonstration Projects Underway; Experts Deliver UNLV Scholars Lecture; National Experts Address UNLV and City of Las Vegas A new “science of play” has emerged from the explosion of information in the social, psychological, behavioral, and biological sciences. This approach allows health and education professionals to appreciate play as a force that strengthens the mind and […]

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GSPI Keynote Address for City of Las Vegas Employees

December 21, 2017

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 […]

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Play as a Public Health Necessity – A Lecture in UNLV’s Greenspun College of Urban Affairs Fall Scholar Series

September 12, 2017

The Nevada Medical Center in partnership with UNLV Greenspun College of Urban Affairs presents “Play as a Public Health Necessity”, a lecture given by Dr. Scott Eberle and Dr. Stuart Brown in the Fall Scholar Series. The event will take place on November 1st at 1 PM. For more information about this lecture, please visit UNLV’s website.

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NMC launches Nevada Health Care Report Card

September 5, 2017

John R. O’Reilly, Chairman of the NMC Board of Directors spoke to a large audience at the release of the first NMC Nevada Healthcare Report Card: “The launch of the Nevada Healthcare Report Card is another important step in the development of the Nevada Medical Center… We looked at 5 categories of data: Access to […]

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NMC hosts Play Camps in Collaboration with Las Vegas-Clark County Library District and Playworks

August 7, 2017

Nevada Medical Center’s Global Science of Play Institute partnered with the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Foundation and Playworks to host play camps for children aged five to eight years old. The camps were held August 1st-4th and guided children through purposeful play. For more information about the science of play or to schedule an […]

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Business Plan

May 24, 2017

NMC Business Plan provide strategic view of organization’s role in State and community. The Plan discusses the NMC vision and values and the core organizational pillars. Download Business Plan

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NMC Develops Science of Play Projects With Southern Nevada Education Leaders

January 19, 2017

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The NMC has sponsored discussions with the business, medical academic and political communities regarding the importance of adapting the “science of play” to medical and educational settings. Observational research projects are being planned for this summer and autumn. The schedule for future discussions on the subject of the Science of Human Play will be presented […]

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NPR: John L. Smith On The Quiet Hilton

December 13, 2016

The Hilton family is known the world over for its hotels and resorts, and it has a long history of development in Las Vegas. Longtime Las Vegans will surely remember the name Barron Hilton, and readers of the gossip pages will be familiar with Paris Hilton.

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Las Vegas Informer: Nevada Medical Center and Nevada Action Coalition Band Together in the Name of Improving Healthcare

December 8, 2016

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Two nonprofit healthcare organizations are joining forces to improve access to nursing and other needed healthcare in Nevada. Nevada Medical Center and Nevada Action Coalition are proud to announce that the Nevada Medical Center was approved as the non-nursing partner of the Nevada Action Coalition.

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Nevada Medical Center and Nevada Action Coalition Announce Partnership on Nursing and Health Issues

December 6, 2016

The Nevada Medical Center and Nevada Action Coalition are proud to announce that the Nevada Medical Center was approved as the “non-nursing” partner of the Nevada Action Coalition. Through its partnership with the Nevada Medical Center, the Nevada Action Coalition seeks to address the mounting healthcare needs in Nevada by establishing a more diverse nursing […]

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Review-Journal: Medical tourism in Las Vegas not just a dream for Eric Hilton

April 18, 2015

The keen blue eyes that once helped watch over a world-famous hotel corporation aren’t as sharp as they used to be. These days, Eric Hilton moves more slowly than in his prime.

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NPR: Health: Sharing the care

January 1, 2015

A coalition of power players hopes to improve Nevada’s health care system through a collaborative center. Will doctors and hospitals buy in?

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Review-Journal: New group advocates for collaborative Nevada health care

October 2, 2014

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Unity in medical care and research would greatly benefit the state, according to a new non-profit organization called Nevada Medical Center, which has received a $1 million donation to work toward better health care.

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