Our network


St. Rose to Expand Siena Campus, Add Hundreds of Jobs

St. Rose to Expand Siena Campus, Add Hundreds of Jobs


One of southern Nevada’s largest hospital operators will embark on a three-year expansion program starting in August.

St. Rose Dominican’s Siena Campus will begin construction on a new five-story hospital tower with a four-story parking garage. The parking structure should be ready in April 2013, at which time the hospital construction will commence.

When the hospital is ready in summer 2015, hospital officials plan to bring 700 new jobs to the Green Valley-area facility. The Siena Campus currently employs about 1,500 people.

Health Care Students Receive Scholarships

Health Care Students Receive Scholarships


A local physical therapy practice recently took part in a large scholarship effort put on by the Latin Chamber of Commerce.

The Latin Chamber of Commerce awarded $107,000 in scholarships to 128 Clark County students from 20 area schools. The scholarships were presented to graduating high school students in financial need at the chamber’s 27th Annual Scholarship Luncheon on May 23 at the South Point.

Matt Smith Physical Therapy was a contributing sponsor of scholarships given to Alejandra Acosta of Rancho High School, Chloe Nieves of Silverado High School and Vilma Silva of Cheyenne High School. Each was awarded a scholarship to attend UNLV to continue her education in health care.

Each student will mentor with a Matt Smith professional during their undergraduate career and will be eligible to renew their scholarship if they meet GPA requirements.

Positive Light Reflects Off Metal Bone in Young Cancer Survivor

Positive Light Reflects Off Metal Bone in Young Cancer Survivor

By Nicole Kowalewski • Executive Editor/Liberty High School


While Liberty High School sophomore Sean Gribbin may shine on stage and in front of the camera, that’s not the only place he’s being recognized for his extraordinary talents.

He comes across like a normal 15-year-old boy, but he can be compared to Harry Potter’s “The Boy Who Lived” persona.

Having grown up in Miami and then moved to Las Vegas when he was still young, Gribbin has lived anything but the typical life.

“Sean is just a small paragraph that has a lot of details,” close friend Michael Walter said. “There is so much about him that nobody knows.”

Like most teenage boys, Gribbin is into video games, computer surfing and hanging out with his friends, but what sets him apart from the rest is his unbelievable battle to overcome cancer.

Brain Specialist to Discuss ADHD and Autism


A brain specialist is holding a free seminar for parents, teachers and anyone else interested in neurological disorders in children.

Dr. Robert Melillo will be discussing his Brain Balance Program. His program focuses on drug-free help for children with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Dyslexia and more. The lecture is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 at Green Valley Ranch.

The speech is in conjunction with the opening of The Brain Balance Achievement Center in Henderson. Dr Melillo is a co-founder of the center. He has authored several books on Autism Spectrum Disorders and has published 15 peer-reviewed scientific papers on the brain.

Art Exhibit Lets Cancer Survivors Express Themselves

Art Exhibit Lets Cancer Survivors Express Themselves


An art exhibit showcasing work created by cancer patients, friends, caregivers and their families is on display at Humana Guidance Centers through February 17.

Organizers say it’s a way for people to express how cancer affects them through art. There also will be doctors from the Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada coming in to give talks:

Dr. Souzan El-Eid

2 p.m. Wednesday

Humana Guidance Center (Summerlin)

8975 W. Charleston, Ste 100

Dr. El-Eid will be speaking on breast cancer screening and detection

Dr. Nicholas Vogelzang

1 p.m. Tuesday

Humana Guidance Center (Henderson)

1000 N. Green Valley Parkway, Ste 720

Dr. Vogelzang will be speaking on the importance of screening for prostate cancer

Electronic Reporting System Put In by Henderson Fire Department

Electronic Reporting System Put In by Henderson Fire Department


With the implementation of a new electronic reporting system, Henderson firefighters are stepping into the 21st century with the goal of improving service on emergency medical calls.

The city fire department anticipates responding to more than 16,000 calls for emergency medical services this year. The Electronic Patient Care Reporting (ePCR) system aims to significantly improve medical outcomes for these patients, while at the same time cutting costs and improving efficiency in the delivery of emergency medical services.