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November/December 2016



Touro University Nevada Receives $1.2 Million-Dollar Grant To Launch Geriatric Medicine Fellowsh

Touro University Nevada is pleased to announce it has received a $1.2 million-dollar grant from Governor Brian Sandoval’s executive budget. The grant will fund the development of a one year geriatric medicine fellowship program that will graduate four fellows per year.  The university plans to have the first fellows in place by July 2017.

Graduate Medical Education (GME) training is required to obtain medical licensure to practice medicine and numerous studies have shown that a very high percentage of doctors practice in close proximity to where they received GME training. The philosophy that “if they train here, they stay here” is a direct factor in Nevada’s current healthcare provider shortage. With the state currently producing more undergraduate medical students than available residencies, students are forced to leave and seek training elsewhere across the country.



Mike Paglia Joins the Johnson Advisors Team

Johnson Advisors is pleased to announce the addition of Mike Paglia as its newest Staff Accountant.

Mike is a native Las Vegas who ventured off to the University of Arizona to earn his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and returned home to the University of Nevada Las Vegas where he earned his Masters of Science in Accounting. Mike’s inspiration to become an accountant came from his mother and aunt, both CPAs.  Mike began his career in public accounting in 2014 upon graduation from UNLV.



Burke Construction Group Appoints Two New Staff Members to our Operations Team

Burke Construction Group is pleased to announce the addition of Michele Grierson, Senior Project Manager and Nancy Mayorga, Assistant Project Manager. 

Michele attended the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Architecture and Construction Management with a career in construction spanning over 20 years. 

Michele brings with her a varied skillset that ranges from Big Box Retail, Educational, Federal, Public Works, and Gaming and Hospitality just to name few. Throughout her career, Michele has managed some of the most notable projects in southern Nevada, including – amongst others – the East Career Technical Academy and the Henderson Justice Facility.  

With a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Nancy’s career in construction spans over six years. She worked on such notable projects as The Ascaya Club House, T-Mobile MGM Arena and the SLS Hotel and Casino Re-branding and Remodel. 



Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican Receives Four 2017 Five-Star Ratings from Healthgrades

Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican today announced that it has received 5 stars for quality care in four service areas from Healthgrades, the leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions in order to find the right doctor, the right hospital, and the right care. These service areas include:

Rose De Lima Campus:
Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries (two years in a row)
Colorectal Surgeries (five years in a row)

Siena Campus:

C-Section Delivery (two years in a row)

San Martin Campus:
Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries

This achievement is part of new findings and data released today on Healthgrades.com and in the Healthgrades 2016 Report to the Nation. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 33 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.


Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican Wins Consumer Choice Award from National Research Corporation for Fourth Year in a Row

Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican’s Siena Campus was named a 2016/2017 Consumer Choice Award by National Research Corporation. The annual award identifies hospitals across the United States that healthcare consumers choose as having the highest quality and image. The Siena facility is the only hospital in the Las Vegas market to receive this award.

Winners are determined by consumer perceptions on multiple quality and image ratings collected in the company’s Market Insights survey, the largest online consumer healthcare survey in the country. National Research surveys more than 300,000 households in the contiguous 48 states and the District of Columbia. Hospitals named by consumers are analyzed and ranked based on Core Based Statistical Areas defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, with Consumer Choice-winning facilities being ranked the highest.



Cynthia L. Alexander Reappointed as Trustee of Nevada Bar Foundation

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Cynthia L. Alexander, member partner in the Las Vegas office, has been reappointed by the Supreme Court of Nevada as a trustee of the Nevada Bar Foundation.

“I am honored to further serve this worthy organization, and am passionate about their mission to help people access justice and legal education programs,” said Alexander. The Nevada Bar Foundation serves as the charitable arm of the State Bar of Nevada. The organization supports access to justice programs in addition to managing the Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts (IOLTA) program, which makes annual grants to local organizations that provide direct legal services to the poor, to victims of domestic violence, and to children protected by or in need of protection of the juvenile court.



Tronox Donates Thousands to Pinecrest Academy Robotics Club

Tronox, a Henderson manufacturing plant, donated $2,000 to benefit students in the coding and robotics program at Pinecrest Academy. The donation will go toward purchasing the necessary software and equipment for students to design and build robots.


Tronox Henderson Donates to Basic Academy of International Studies Robotics Team

Tronox, a Henderson manufacturing plant presented a check to support the Basic Academy of International Studies Robotics Team. For the past five years, Tronox has continually supported the team as their primary sponsor.

The Basic Academy of International Studies Robotics Team teaches students the methods of building high-tech robots as well as teaching the engineering elements of robotics. Last year the team earned the Judges Award at the Nevada State VEX Robotics Championship, as well as the Excellence Award that qualified them to attend the C.R.E.A.T.E. US Open Robotics Championship.


Tronox Donates to Robert Taylor Elementary School’s Robotics Club

Tronox, LLC donated $1,500 to the Robert Taylor Elementary Robotics Club. Tronox Plant Manager, Rick Stater presented a check with the club’s students, advisors and the school’s vice principal all in attendance. This is the ninth year that Tronox has been involved with supporting the club. Every year along with a monetary donation, Stater encourages employees to volunteer with the students and act as mentors throughout the school year.