New Clark County Medical Society President Looks Forward
"The future of medicine is bright," says incoming CCMS President Dr. Jeffrey Roth.
The Clark County Medical Society (CCMS) held its 64th Board Installation Luncheon & Awards Ceremony on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The event honored incoming CCMS President Dr. Jeffrey Roth, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and Children’s Heart Center among many others.
“The future of medicine is bright, but it will be influenced for years by what we do right now,” said CCMS President Dr. Jeffrey Roth during his closing remarks. “Our awardees tonight, the Children’s Heart Center of Nevada and Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health are shining examples that medicine can flourish in the desert.”
The event, which was attended by over 200 doctors, health care professionals, and community leaders, recognized the outstanding work of medical community over the past year in Las Vegas.
“It seems that our city had to withstand the horrific tragedy of 1 October to show the world what we all knew,” Dr. Roth said. “Las Vegas has exceptional hospitals, physicians, nurses, support staff, and first responders – there are so many heroic tales.”
The Clark County Medical Society, whose membership is made up of over 1,500 physicians, physician’s assistants, medical students, and residents, works to improve the quality of health care in Southern Nevada through advocacy, education, and community outreach. The annual silent auction during the Board Installation funds scholarship opportunities for local medical students in the hopes of raising the next generation of doctors here in the valley – an initiative that has now come full circle, considering Dr. Roth was the recipient of that very scholarship 30 years ago.
“This scholarship made it possible for me to attend medical school and further my dream of becoming a physician,” Dr. Roth said. “Here is where organized medicine and specifically the Clark County Medical Society directly impacted my life.”
Moving forward, Dr. Roth aims to involve more of the valley’s physicians in the Clark County Medical Society to improve and promote the quality of health care in Southern Nevada for future generations.
“Why do we physicians do the work we do? What are we really fighting for?” Dr. Roth asked. “We are fighting for the future. The patient with cancer gets another birthday. The pediatric heart patient gets to run and play. The trauma victim gets to live, start a family, and have a future.”
In closing, Dr. Roth asked that all members of the community work together in order to further the legacy of the Clark County Medical Society.
“Honor the past, work in the present,” Dr. Roth said. “Preserve and protect the future.”