RTC to launch innovative ‘ride on demand’ Paratransit service
As another means to expand and improve transportation services for all residents, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) today announced it is launching a six-month pilot program with Lyft, the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S., for Southern Nevada Transit Coalition (SNTC) Paratransit riders beginning Monday, Feb. 12.
Here’s how it works:
“We are always looking for innovative ways to improve service and move customers around the valley more efficiently and effectively. This partnership with Lyft provides an efficient solution and option for Paratransit customers,” said RTC General Manager Tina Quigley, who noted transit agencies in Boston, Washington D.C., and Orange County, Calif., have launched similar programs with great success. “Through this partnership and pilot, Paratransit customers can expect more flexible service and the ability to be more spontaneous by scheduling rides on demand, something they previously could not do.”
Touro University Nevada Hosts ‘Leadership Henderson’ Professional Group to Improve Community Awareness About Healthcare Education
Leadership Henderson, a nonprofit organization under the Henderson Chamber of Commerce Foundation, visited Touro University Nevada for its ‘Education and Healthcare Day’ on Jan. 12.
As part of the group that included more than 30 community leaders representing an assortment of industries across Southern Nevada, Leadership Henderson members spent the day learning about the ways Touro is making an impact in both healthcare and education across the Silver State.
“These leaders want to know and understand what the challenges are within this community,” said Kelly Green, Leadership Henderson Director. “They also want to know what we are doing well and where they can be of more assistance. It’s important that we educate them because these professionals are very community oriented.”
Barrick's BattleBorn series will bring together Nevada's tech and innovation community
Barrick Gold Corporation has joined forces with Cisco, Switch and Unearthed to provide Nevada’s innovation and tech community with a premier opportunity to build skills, scale ventures and engage with great talent.
“Barrick is excited to host the state’s first global mining hackathon in Las Vegas,” said Michael Brown, President, Barrick USA. “We are at the forefront of transforming traditional mining with digital technologies, and we look forward to bringing our technology partners to Las Vegas to work with talented innovators and generate fresh ideas for our industry.”
BattleBorn, a name inspired by the Nevada state flag, was created by the world’s leading gold mining company to infuse the resource industry with bold ideas and exponential technologies. BattleBorn includes a series of boot camps, a 54-hour hackathon, and a startup exchange, that will bring together competitors, observers, industry leaders, and startups.
Clark County Credit Union Gives Back More Than $3 Million on Dividend Day
On their annual Dividend Day, Clark County Credit Union gave back over $3.3 million in earnings to its member-owners as an annual dividend, putting money back into their accounts to use as they wish.
CCCU members were informed of their dividend amount via email or in real time inside one of the six branch locations during a Dividend Day celebration that included donuts, balloons, a photo booth with a $3 million bill and free movie tickets to members who shared their photos using #CCCCUDividendDay.
This year’s dividend payment is $3,355, 881.43, which brings the total to $59.7 million pumped back into the Southern Nevada economy since 2001. All 44,000 CCCU members received at least $20 deposited into their accounts this month, though the average dividend payment this year is $74.76. Hundreds of members received $500 or more.
Dignity Health Transitioning Rose de Lima Campus to Better Serve Community Needs
Dignity Health and the Adrian Dominican Sisters today announced that the Rose de Lima campus will be modifying the services it offers to better serve the needs of the community. Since its founding in 1947, under the sponsorship of the Adrian Dominican Order, the Rose de Lima Campus has been an integral part of Dignity Health’s history and a steadfast partner to those in need in the southern Nevada community..
Over the next few years, the Rose de Lima campus will be transitioning from its existing acute-care structure to provide a variety of much-needed health care services in partnership with others. The current plan calls for an additional Dignity Health neighborhood hospital that will contain inpatient beds as well as an Emergency Room, a Dignity Health office building, and it may also include a behavioral health services center. Rose de Lima will remain open during this transition and will continue to provide acute-care services while undergoing construction.
Bailey Elementary Says ‘Thank You’ to 1 October First Responders
In celebration of the Great Kindness Challenge, Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican partnered with Sister Robert Joseph Bailey Elementary School to celebrate the work of hospital workers and first responders following the 1 October shooting tragedy.
Two classes of third grade students at Bailey Elementary learned about what a first responder is and what doctors, nurses, surgeons, medical technicians, and paramedics and EMTs do. The students also learned about how important this work was following the 1 October shooting.
The students wrote letters to the staff at the Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican hospitals as well as the employees of Community Ambulance to say ‘thank you’ for the incredible work that they do every single day.
“As part of this year’s Great Kindness Challenge, we surveyed adults on kindness and 69% of respondents shared that a child has inspired them to be more kind and about 74% agree that adults could learn a lot about kindness by watching how children interact with the world,” said Jennifer Cooper, External Communications Manager for Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican. “These thank you letters from the third graders at Bailey Elementary show just how pure kindness is to a child and how easy it is to not only say thank you, but to explain why a thank you matters.”
The Great Kindness Challenge is an annual event that lasts for one week, with the intention being that these acts of kindness will continue throughout the year. This year’s challenge runs from January 22-26. Dignity Health is the primary sponsor of the Great Kindness Challenge, organized by Kids for Peace.
Link to view photos and videos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rv13hralkzfch17/AAB9Zs_TwNe9bNfz6o81e2m3a?dl=0
Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican Awards Over $360,000 in Grants to Community Organizations
Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican, the community’s only not-for-profit, faith-based hospital system, has made $364,332 in grant awards to seven nonprofit collaborations in Henderson and Las Vegas. St. Rose has awarded grants to community programs for more than 20 years.
“For over 70 years, St. Rose has been committed to improving the health of our community,” said Eugene Bassett, Senior Vice President of Operations, Dignity Health Nevada. “To ensure we are helping to build a healthier tomorrow, we have partnered with these community organizations to provide people with the resources they need to better care for themselves and for each other.”