LAS VEGAS — Nevada Medical Center (NMC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of Nevada residents and visitors through improved access to quality healthcare and community collaboration, released the second edition of its annual Healthcare Report Card at a media event Wednesday, October 3.
The report card serves as a formal update to the community regarding Nevadan’s health through a legitimate evaluation of six key categories — Access to Healthcare, Chronic Diseases, Nutrition and Activity, Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Infectious Disease.
The report also identifies challenges to the Nevada healthcare system and provides state rankings compared to nationwide data.
On the day of the event, NMC board members John O’Reilly and Dr. Florence Jameson, along with NMC Advisory Board Chairman Dr. Shawn Gerstenberger, Dean of the UNLV School of Community Health Sciences, and Jeremy Aguero of market research firm Applied Analysis, formally presented the latest edition of Nevada Healthcare Report Card during a media event, which was also open to the public.
“We’re working hard to fulfill the vision of NMC founder Eric Hilton to improve the health of all Nevadan’s and Nevada’s healthcare system through increased education and collaboration,” says Julie Murray, President of Nevada Medical Center. “Our annual healthcare report card release is a critical component to our mission and helps us constantly bring awareness and context to the health issues affecting our community so that we may begin to begin to effectively address them.”
In addition to the Healthcare Report Card release, Nevada Medical Center announced the launch and submission guidelines for the Eric M. Hilton Healthcare Collaboration Prize, which will be an annually awarded sum of money given to a chosen healthcare organization in honor of NMC’s founder’s belief that collaboration is one of the most important elements of addressing community needs.