#CCCULovesNurses during National Nurses Week
For the fourth year in a row, Clark County’s only state-chartered credit union for medical professionals is supporting local nursing professionals and students during National Nurse’s Week on May 6-12, 2017. Clark County Credit Union (CCCU) is honoring all nurses and nursing students by offering a free drawing for prizes like gift cards and travel vouchers.
“As the community’s credit union for the medical community, nurses are a big part of our credit union family,” said Matt Kershaw, CCCU’s Chief Operating Officer. “In celebrating Nurses Week we thank nurses for their acts of selfless service. Our prize drawing is a small token of our appreciation for the huge impact nurses make on the well-being of all Clark County residents.”
From now through midnight, May 12, 2017, nurses may enter to win one of several prizes at www.CCCULV.org/nurses. There is no purchase necessary and CCCU membership is not required to win. CCCU will provide one extra entry for the drawing for nurses who post a photo using the special CCCU Nurses Week Snapchat filter, tagging the photo with #ccculovesnurses. The Snapchat filter is only accessible within the walls of a CCCU branch between May 6-12.The prize drawings will begin on Monday, May 8, with 5 prizes per day leading up to the grand prize, a $1,000 travel voucher. Nursing students are also encouraged to enter a separate drawing at the same location for which there will be one grand prize $500 gift certificate.
Emerald Island Casino Announces New Gaming Enterprise Management System from Konami Gaming
The Emerald Island Casino is proud to announce that in the coming weeks it will install SNYKROS, a comprehensive gaming enterprise management system from Konami Gaming.
The Emerald Island Casino is a family owned casino located in the heart of the Water Street district in Downtown Henderson, Nevada. Nevada's only all penny casino, the Emerald Island Casino is a true locals' casino that offers all of its video reel slot machines and video poker games for play at a one cent denomination.
Tim Brooks, General Manager and co-owner along with his twin brother Mike Brooks, stated in a prepared statement that, "SNYNKROS will help our team to manage all aspects of our business in real time, so that we can continue to provide outstanding customer service to our guests. We pride ourselves on providing traditional, personalized customer service coupled with cutting edge technology."
“We needed a system that could manage the gaming and non-gaming aspects of our business seamlessly,” Brooks added. “We believe that SNYKROS will do that and more and will offer our management team marketing tools that will allow us to best serve our diverse and growing market."
First Federal Realty DeSimone Announces Newest RV, Boat and Storage Facility Breaks Ground
Henderson-based commercial and residential real estate and development company, First Federal Realty DeSimone announced today the ground breaking of the valley’s newest RV, Boat and Storage facility located in Henderson, Nevada. Just off East Lake Mead Parkway, this 4-acre project will consist of 40,000 square feet of mini-storage, with both covered and enclosed boat, vehicle and RV parking spaces. Named Atlas Storage, the facility under construction is strategically located across from the Cadence master-planned community. It is a few miles from the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
“With the high demand for retirement amenities in Southern Nevada, storage for RV’s and boats has never been more needed,” stated Joe DeSimone Jr., the Broker and Owner of First Federal Realty DeSimone. “Small lot sizes and HOA restrictions can make owning one of these vehicles problematic. This facility will provide a worry-free place where Henderson homeowners can access their boat or RV whenever they want, knowing it is secure the rest of the time.”
Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican’s Rose de Lima Campus Named Recipient of Healthgrades 2017 Patient Safety Excellence Award
Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican’s Rose de Lima campus announced today that it is a recipient of the Healthgrades 2017 Patient Safety Excellence Award™, a designation that recognizes superior performance in hospitals that have prevented the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications for patients during hospital stays. The distinction places the Rose de Lima campus among the top 15% of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data for its excellent performance as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. The Rose de Lima campus is the only hospital in southern Nevada to receive this distinction, and one of only four throughout Nevada.
During the 2013-2015 study period, Healthgrades found that patients treated in hospitals receiving the Patient Safety Excellence Award were, on average:
- 40.0% less likely to experience an accidental puncture or laceration during a procedure, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
- 44.6% less likely to experience a collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
- 54.4% less likely to experience catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
- 50.2% less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals.
On average, 134,568 patient safety events could have been avoided if all hospitals, as a group from 2013 to 2015, performed similarly to hospitals performing better than expected on each of 13 patient safety indicators evaluated by Healthgrades.
RTC Bike Share users burn 1 million calories in first six months
Riders embracing program with healthy and eco-friendly results
Residents, commuters and visitors are embracing bike sharing and rolling up impressive numbers for a program the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) introduced only six months ago.
The RTC Bike Share program, with 180 bikes at 21 strategically placed stations in downtown Las Vegas, provides a convenient, healthy and affordable transportation option. Since launching last October, users have:
- Burned more than 1 million calories pedaling their way on short trips.
- Logged more than 25,000 miles in more than 8,000 trips over 4,000 hours of time.
- Eliminated more than 12 tons of carbon gases from the environment while reducing traffic congestion.
- Bought nearly 4,000 passes with the majority being single-ride passes.