Region In Brief
BLM Nevada volunteer receives national award
RENO — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) presented its prestigious “Making a Difference” national volunteer awards at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on May 24 to four individuals, three couples, one group and one BLM employee for outstanding volunteer service or volunteer leadership on BLM-managed lands. Pat Bruce, a volunteer with the BLM Winnemucca District Black Rock Field Office, was the recipient of an individual award. Bruce is the fie...
Rural counties prepare for emergencies at 2-day meeting
CARSON CITY —Emergency response leaders from rural and frontier counties of Nevada will gather at the Fallon Convention Center today and Thursday for a Public Health Rural Emergency Preparedness Summit. This is the first gathering of its kind in Nevada. The summit is funded by the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Rural Assemblyman Pete Goicoechea has been a major...
University of Phoenix, AMVETS offer scholarships
RENO — University of Phoenix and AMVETS, a vocal advocate for veterans’ education, are awarding $350,000 through 50 scholarships worth $7,000 to active-duty service members, veterans and eligible family members to pursue a degree from University of Phoenix. AMVETS has teamed with University of Phoenix since 2007, offering more than 225 scholarships to demonstrate the appreciation of the sacrifice service members, veterans and their families ma...
Saint Mary’s palliative care receives national certification
RENO — Saint Mary’s Palliative Care was recently awarded certification by the Joint Commission, making it the first program in Nevada to be certified and one of 10 programs in the nation. The Joint Commission’s Advanced Certification Program for Palliative Care recognizes hospital inpatient programs that demonstrate exceptional patient and family-centered care and optimize the quality of life for patients, both adult and pediatric, with seriou...
NNCCF receives donations in remembrance of a child
RENO — The recent death of a young girl who lost her fight with cancer moved her family to make a selfless gesture. In lieu of flowers and donations to them personally, family members generously requested that all donations be made to the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation. To date, the NNCCF staff already has received several letters, cards and contributions from friends and family members in memory of this sweet little girl. The 8-...
New support for nonprofit health plan in Nevada
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services awarded a loan last week to Hospitality Health CO-OP in Nevada to launch a new private non-profit, consumer-governed health insurance company, called a Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan.
Local Groups Partner to Provide for Foster Children
Reno — It’s My Community Store and iFoster support National Foster Care Month by kicking off The Back to School Project, a fundraiser that provides free back-to-school kits and supplies to underprivileged, displaced and foster children throughout Nevada, California and Idaho. National Foster Care Month is dedicated to the more than 400,000 children and youth currently in the foster care system. According to national statistics from Childwelfar...
Infectious disease specialist comes to Nevada from Boston
RENO — The University of Nevada School of Medicine welcomes Daniel S. Shapiro, M.D., a board certified internist, as its new H. Edward Manville, Jr. Endowed Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine in Reno. Shapiro, an infectious disease internist with expertise in emerging pathogens including bioterrorism, comes to Nevada from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, where he served as associate professor as well as director of the ...
No. Nevada Medical Center hires new manager
The Northern Nevada Medical Center announced Wednesday that Johna Magnuson, RN, was hired as the manager of the Medical, Surgical and Telemetry Units. Magnuson has more than 25 years of experience as a Registered Nurse. She spent the last three years as the Chief Nursing Officer at Hillsboro Community Hospital, Kan., where she was responsible for daily staffing and operation of the acute, ambulatory care, operating room, recovery room, and edu...