“There’s not anything done in burn care that we can’t do right here today,” Dr. Jay Coates, medical director of the hospital’s Comprehensive Burn and Reconstructive Center, said Wednesday.
The change would be “disastrous” for Southern Nevada, dramatically lengthening wait times for patients, said Dr. John Ham, medical director at UMC’s Center for Transplantation.
As the brain health center marks its 10th anniversary, doctors and patients look back at its accomplishments and to the future treatment of neurodegenerative disease.
The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health was established by Las Vegas businessman Larry Ruvo to honor his late father, Louie, who died of Alzheimer’s disease.
Dwayne Murray, whose wife LaQuinta, died in Centennial Hills Hospital in 2013, says he hopes his five-year legal battle leads to fixes in a “flawed” system that enabled doctors to give her excessive doses of an anti-inflammatory drug.
The smaller, residential-style home opening by year’s end in Centennial Hills will focus on providing skilled care and independence for the elderly in a less-institutional setting.
In the only trial of its kind in the U.S., a Las Vegas doctor is injecting patients with a radioactive liquid and scanning their brains in hopes of discovering the cause of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
This year’s flu season is shaping up to be less severe than last, according to data from the Southern Nevada Health District, which show there have been no deaths linked to the flu so far.
What began as a 44,000-square-foot facility with 62 beds and a half-staffed emergency department, has grown into Nevada’s largest acute-care facility. Along the way, it changed the face of health care in the Las Vegas Valley.
Over the past year, staff at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center have been repairing Roman’s heart, which lacks a left ventricle due to a congenital condition called hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS).