Meet the New Face of Health Care
Town Hall Highlights the Importance of Medical Education.
The Clark County Medical Society and the Las Vegas Medical District presented “Meet the New Face of Health Care in Southern Nevada”, a public town hall event on February 27 featuring presentations from Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Mayor Pro Tem Lois Tarkanian, and Clark County Medical Society President Dr. Joseph Adashek.
The event highlighted the role played by new and expanded medical education programs in developing qualified health care professionals in Southern Nevada, which has faced a shortage of doctors for a number of years.
“We’re excited to let the public know of the many ways we are all working together to address the shortage of medical professionals in Clark County,” said Alexandra P. Silver, Executive Director of the Clark County Medical Society. “The medical schools in Las Vegas have been working incredibly hard to develop innovative programs to train new physicians, and I think that this event is a great opportunity for the public to see what is going on behind the scenes.”
The event, which was sponsored by Southwest Medical Associates, featured presentations from UNLV Provost Diane Z. Chase, Valley Hospital’s Director of Pharmacy Cynthia Derouin, and UMC Chief of Trauma Dr. John Fildes. The town hall had over 200 attendees, and was broadcast live on KCLV Channel 2.