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Nathan Adelson Hospice Names Rosamari McNulty as Vice President for Employee and Volunteer Solutions

Nathan Adelson Hospice Names Rosamari McNulty as Vice President for Employee and Volunteer Solutions LAS VEGAS – (March 14, 2017) – Carole Fisher, president and chief executive officer of Nathan Adelson Hospice, announced today that Rosamari McNulty has been promoted to the position of vice president for Employee and Volunteer Solutions at the state’s largest […]

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Mark Hedges Joins Grand Canyon Development Partners as Assistant Project Manager

Mark Hedges Assistant Project Manager for Grand Canyon Development Partners

Mark Hedges Assistant Project Manager for Grand Canyon Development Partners

(Las Vegas, NV) – Grand Canyon Development Partners, a Las Vegas-based construction and real estate development and construction management company, has appointed Mark Hedges to the position of Assistant Project Manager. In his new role, Hedges will be responsible for coordinating all project-related tenant improvement activities, including project cost estimates, schedules and contract administration.

 

With more than 20 years of experience as an Assistant Property Manager, Hedges has assisted with opening multiple strip properties, such as the Paris Hotel, the Augustus Tower and the Colosseum at Caesars, and the Stratosphere. Prior to joining Grand Canyon Development Partners, he worked for Stratosphere Development, Colorado River Marina, and Harris Associates. Hedges’ ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment while meeting every challenging deadline, and manage critical issues while working on multiple projects is an invaluable asset to the Grand Canyon Development Partners team.

 

Hedges earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and International Management from Westminster College in Salt Lake City. He frequently volunteers with Dress for Success Las Vegas, a global non-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of women by providing professional attire, as well as the Kiwanis Club of Las Vegas.

 

About Grand Canyon Development Partners

Grand Canyon Development Partners is a construction and real estate development management company that offers a full spectrum of services to facilitate all processes for our clients’ projects including, but not limited to: real estate development, construction, project and program management services, and LEED Certification studies. The company has offices in Las Vegas, Reno, Phoenix, and Flagstaff, Ariz.

 

The success and experience of Grand Canyon Development Partners spans a wide variety of market segments, including hospitality/entertainment, gaming, education, Native American, retail/tenant improvements, commercial, industrial, public works, nonprofit, and food/beverage.

 

For more information, please visit our website at www.grandcanyoninc.com or find us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Lokelani Higa Joins The Ferraro Group

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(Las Vegas) – The Ferraro Group, a public relations and public affairs firm with offices in Las Vegas, Reno, Carson City and Phoenix, has hired Lokelani Higa as an assistant account executive.
In her new position, Higa’s responsibilities include assisting the account executives at the Las Vegas office with public relations, media communications, social media, content creation, events and more.
Originally from Florida, Higa has a general associate of arts degree from College of Southern Nevada and is working towards a bachelor of arts degree in journalism and media studies from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is set to graduate in December of 2015 and is the president of the UNLV Society of Professional Journalists.
About The Ferraro Group
The Ferraro Group is a leading Nevada public relations and public affairs firm that provides strategic communications counsel to corporations, coalitions, associations and individuals. The firm specializes in strategic positioning, marketing campaigns, reputational management, media relations, social media campaigns, crisis management and advocacy. More information can be obtained at www.theferrarogroup.com.

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Grand Canyon Development Partners Welcomes Nicole Williams as Project and Tenant Coordinator

Nicole Williams of Grand Canyon Development Partners

Nicole Williams of Grand Canyon Development Partners

(Las Vegas) – Grand Canyon Development Partners, a Las Vegas-based construction and real estate development management company, has hired Nicole Williams to serve as a project and tenant coordinator. In her new position, Williams will be hands on during the design and construction phase of the projects while working closely with the tenants and operators to help ensure a successful completion.

Williams brings more than 14 years of experience in development, construction, business operations and the marketing of retail projects throughout the west coast and Hawaii. She previously served as regional manager and operations manager for major retail holding companies.

Williams has been directly responsible for the relocation and new construction of numerous retail and regional outlets. She was also directly responsible for the design and construction management while concurrently responsible for business operations.

Williams holds a business degree and minor in marketing from Höhere Handelsschule in Dortmund, Germany.

About Grand Canyon Development Partners
Grand Canyon Development Partners is a construction and real estate development management company that offers a full spectrum of services to facilitate all processes for our clients’ projects including, but not limited to: real estate development, construction, project and program management services, and LEED Certification studies. The company has offices in Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Flagstaff, Ariz.

The success and experience of Grand Canyon Development Partners spans a wide variety of market segments, including hospitality/entertainment, gaming, education, Native American, retail/tenant improvements, commercial, industrial, public works, nonprofit, and food/beverage.

For more information, please visit our website at www.grandcanyoninc.com or find us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIN.

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Volunteers Maintain Healing Garden at Nathan Adelson Hospice

Healing Garden at Nathan Adelson Hospice

Healing Garden at Nathan Adelson Hospice

University trained Master Gardeners assist and educate the community

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Community volunteerism is the foundation for University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener program. Individuals participate in a lengthy training process to become certified Master Gardeners. After training they are required to volunteer a minimum of 50 hours each year on community projects.

Three hundred fifty active Master Gardeners assist and educate the community via community projects throughout the valley. One such volunteer, Joy Mandekic, and project, the Nathan Adelson Hospice Healing Gardens, is a hidden gem.

Built in 2002, Master Gardener Mandekic was involved in the design and planning stages of the Hospice garden area. Water features, designed with water conservation in mind, were included as calming features. Each hospice room opens to a healing garden area.

“You can find family members, patients, staff and volunteers enjoying the space,” said Karen Rubel, vice president for development for Nathan Adelson Hospice. Surrounded by the beauty of the garden, they can peacefully rest, talk and share stories.

“We could never have built this amazing garden without Joy and her team of volunteers,” explained Rubel. “It is priceless!”

Before joining the program as a community volunteer, Mandekic was the Master Gardener Coordinator when the program began at Cooperative Extension over 20 years ago. Since her retirement, she became the Hospice project coordinator.

“The other Master Gardener volunteers and I tend to gardens on the second Tuesday of the month,” explained Mandekic. “During the summer, one of us visits at least once a week.”

Due to lack of irrigation, and intense, direct sun on most beds, care was given to choosing hardy, desert appropriate plants. Many herbs were selected, and some of them are considered to have healing properties.

“For instance,” stated Mandekic, “we planted mint, lavender, oregano and thyme, rosemary, and rose and pomegranate.” The focus has been on the visual, aromatic, calming characteristics of the plants, not medicinal. Intermingled throughout the garden are turf lily, asparagus fern and lantana; hardy in the toughest garden environments.

“The Hospice employees have thanked us a hundred times over and have mentioned enjoying the strawberries on their breaks,” said Mandekic. We love this feedback and will be planting strawberries again next spring.

The Healing Garden provides the four basic habitat elements needed for wildlife to thrive: food, water, cover, and places to raise young. Meeting these criteria is how this healing garden became a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat in 2013.

“This was proven in 2014 as a wildlife habitat when the mallards nested in the garden,” added Mandekic, “it was high drama!”

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is the outreach college of the University of Nevada, Reno. Cooperative Extension designs and delivers community programs to residents of Nevada with other agencies and volunteers. Cooperative Extension learns about the needs of the community and develops programs to meet them. Cooperative Extension teaches classes, holds workshops, sponsors seminars related to those needs and provides online information. Areas of education, training and instruction include Health & Nutrition; Children, Youth & Families; and Water, Horticulture, Economics & Environment.

Nathan Adelson Hospice, the trusted partner in providing hospice care and palliative medicine for more than 35 years, is the largest non-profit hospice in Southern Nevada, caring for an average of 400 hospice and palliative patients daily. In 1978, Nathan Adelson Hospice began providing home care hospice service in Southern Nevada with the mission to offer patients and their loved ones with comprehensive end-of-life care and influence better care for all in the community. In 1983, Nathan Adelson Hospice opened an in-patient hospice in Las Vegas, and today the hospice is recognized as a national model for superior hospice care.

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Photo Cutline: Master Gardener Joy Mandekic tends the Nathan Adelson Hospice Healing Gardens. Photo courtesy of Cooperative Extension.

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Nathan Adelson Hospice Selected to Participate in the Medicare Care Choices Model

Nathan Adelson Hospice

Nathan Adelson Hospice

Model aims to increase choice and quality by enabling individuals to receive palliative and curative care concurrently

(Las Vegas – July 21, 2015) Nathan Adelson Hospice, the largest non-profit hospice in Nevada, today announced they have been selected to participate in the Medicare Care Choices Model. The model provides Medicare beneficiaries who qualify for coverage under the Medicare Hospice Benefit and dually eligible beneficiaries who qualify for the Medicaid Hospice Benefit the option to elect to receive supportive care services typically provided by hospice and continue to receive curative services at the same time. This announcement is part of a larger effort at HHS to transform our health care system to deliver better care, spend our dollars in a smarter way, and put patients in the center of their care.
All eligible hospices across the country were invited to apply to participate in the model. Due to robust interest, CMS expanded the model from an originally anticipated 30 Medicare-certified hospices to over 140 Medicare-certified hospices and extended the duration of the model from 3 to 5 years. This is expected to enable as many as 150,000 eligible Medicare beneficiaries with advanced cancers, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure, human immunodeficiency virus/ acquired immunodeficiency syndrome who receive services from participating hospices to experience this new option and flexibility.
“We are extremely honored to have been chosen for this important demonstration project,” said Nathan Adelson Hospice President and Chief Executive Officer Carole Fisher. “Our participation will enhance our thriving palliative care program and will be a benefit to those with advanced chronic illness in our community.”
Participating hospices will provide services under the model that are currently available under the Medicare hospice benefit for routine home care and respite levels of care, but cannot be separately billed under Medicare Parts A, B, and D. Services will be available around the clock, 365 calendar days per year and CMS will pay a per beneficiary per month fee ranging from $200 to $400 to participating hospices when delivering these services under the model. Services will begin starting January 1, 2016 for the first phase of participating hospices and in January 2018 for the remaining participating hospices.
Individuals who wish to receive services under the model must fall into certain categories:
• Must be diagnosed with certain terminal illnesses (e.g., advanced cancers, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure and human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome);
• Must meet hospice eligibility requirements under the Medicare or Medicaid Hospice Benefit;
• Must not have elected the Medicare or Medicaid Hospice Benefit within the last 30 days prior to their participation in the Medicare Care Choices Model;
• Must receive services from a hospice that is participating in the model; and
• Must have satisfied model’s other eligibility criteria.
More information about today’s announcement is available at http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2015pres/2015.html.

For additional information on the model or list of participating hospices, visit http://innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/Medicare-Care-Choices/ and http://www.cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Fact-sheets/2015-Fact-sheets-items/2015-07-20.html.

About Nathan Adelson Hospice

Nathan Adelson Hospice, the trusted partner in providing hospice care and palliative medicine for more than 35 years, is the largest non-profit hospice in Southern Nevada, caring for an average of 300 patients daily. In 1978, Nathan Adelson Hospice began providing home care hospice service in Southern Nevada with the mission to offer patients and their loved ones with comprehensive end-of-life care and influence better care for all in the community. In 1983, Nathan Adelson Hospice opened an in-patient hospice in Las Vegas, and today the hospice is recognized as a national model for superior hospice care.

The mission of the hospice is to be the Hospice of Choice, the Employer of Preference and a Training Center of Excellence. Its vision is simple: no one should end the journey of life alone, afraid or in pain. The hospice also is home to The Center for Compassionate Care, a non-profit counseling agency providing individual, group and family counseling services to address grief, loss and issues related to surviving life-threatening illnesses. For more information, visit www.nah.org.

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Terry Barnes of Grand Canyon Development Partners Promoted to Assistant Project Manager for Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino

Terry Barnes of Grand Canyon Development Partners

Terry Barnes of Grand Canyon Development Partners

(Las Vegas) – Grand Canyon Development Partners, a Las Vegas-based construction and real estate development management company, has promoted Terry Barnes to assistant project manager for the Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino. She previously served as the project engineer for the project. In her new position, she will be responsible for the civil engineering review and management of the civil improvements, pool deck and site work along with the hotel structure and finishes.

Prior to joining Grand Canyon Development Partners, Barnes worked for Centex Homes, WA Richardson Builders, AMI Hospitality, Cumming Corporation, and Perini Building Company.
Barnes has more than 15 years of experience in residential, commercial and LEED projects. Her project experience spans several notable projects in the Las Vegas market including LINQ High Roller, The Quad, The Cromwell, The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Barnes has earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Environmental Engineering and Civil Engineering, a Master’s degree in Construction Management as well as Doctorate degree in Development Education.

About Grand Canyon Development Partners
Grand Canyon Development Partners is a construction and real estate development management company that offers a full spectrum of services to facilitate all processes for our clients’ projects including, but not limited to: real estate development, construction, project and program management services, and LEED Certification studies. The company has offices in Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Flagstaff, Ariz.

The success and experience of Grand Canyon Development Partners spans a wide variety of market segments, including hospitality/entertainment, gaming, education, Native American, retail/tenant improvements, commercial, industrial, public works, nonprofit, and food/beverage.

For more information, please visit our website at www.grandcanyoninc.com or find us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIN.

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Charlie Stewart of DC Building Group Named President of ASPE Chapter 72

Charlie Stewart of DC Building Group

Charlie Stewart of DC Building Group

(Las Vegas) – Las Vegas-based DC Building Group, formerly Danoski Clutts Building Group, announced that Lead Estimator, Charlie Stewart, has been elected President of the American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE), Chapter 72.

Stewart’s tenure is for the 2015-2016 year and begins Aug. 1. He will take over for current President Glenn Viloria of On Guard Fire Protection, who has held the position for several years.

“We’re very proud of Charlie for this accomplishment. He’s been an integral part of DC Building Group and now he’s poised to help guide the Las Vegas chapter of ASPE with his expert knowledge of the industry,” said Bryce Clutts, President of DC Building Group.

In addition to Stewart, ASPE Chapter 72 elected Chuck James, vice president; Mary Fisher, secretary; and Terry Barnes, treasurer. Jim Oberndorfer, Glenn Viloria, Jim Hall, Mike Cox and Karie Lawson are the directors-at-large.

Stewart also became a Certified Professional Estimator recently, one of only 14 in Nevada and 1,339 in the United States. Meant to be an educational process, estimators are required to submit an application, technical paper, pass two intensive exams and comply with renewal standards in order to become a CPE.

About DC Building Group
Founded in 2001, DC Building Group, a full-service general contracting firm, is led by UNLV graduates Shawn Danoski and Bryce Clutts. DC Building Group has experience with a wide array of projects, including office, retail/hospitality, educational and industrial. The team at DCBG possesses specialized knowledge of the ever-evolving Las Vegas Strip construction landscape, as well as large-scale suburban shopping centers. DC Building Group also has solid out-of-market construction experience with large national chains and airport brands. The firm is headquartered at 6110 Elton Avenue in Las Vegas and can be reached at 702.434.9991. For more information, please visit www.BuildWithDCBG.com.

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NAIOP Southern Nevada Wants More Business Attire

NAIOP Southern Nevada

NAIOP Southern Nevada

(Las Vegas, NV – June 11, 2015) It’s summertime in Las Vegas, and NAIOP Southern Nevada would like the city’s fair citizens to shed those extra layers of business attire, in the name of a good cause.

Through September, NAIOP Southern Nevada’s Community Service Committee is collecting slightly used men’s and women’s business attire. All donations of cleaned clothing will go to Communities in Schools of Nevada and are being accepted at NAIOP’s monthly events and at Alternative Management, 1880 E. Warm Springs Road, Suite 100.

All of NAIOP’s monthly meetings take place at The Orleans Hotel, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. The following is a list of the scheduled meetings through September:

• June 18, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
• July 16, 7-9 a.m.
• August 20, 7-9 a.m.
• September 17, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

“Throughout the year NAIOP chooses different organizations to help out, and we thought summertime was the perfect time for our members and colleagues in Southern Nevada to lighten their load of heavy business attire for a great organization such as Communities in Schools,” said NAIOP Southern Nevada President Charles Van Geel.

For more information about the clothing drive or NAIOP Southern Nevada, please call (702) 798-7194.

ABOUT NAIOP SOUTHERN NEVADA
NAIOP Southern Nevada is a chapter of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, and it comprises more than 380 members serving the local Southern Nevada market. NAIOP is the leading organization for developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate, with 18,000 members in North America. NAIOP advances responsible commercial real estate development and advocates for effective public policy. For more information, visit www.naiopnv.org. For more information on NAIOP corporate, visit www.naiop.org.

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Governor Sandoval Announces New Online, Competency-Based University for Nevada Partnership with nationally recognized Western Governors University establishes WGU Nevada

LAS VEGAS – (June 16, 2015) Governor Brian Sandoval has issued a proclamation and signed a memorandum of understanding establishing WGU Nevada, nevada.wgu.edu, an online, competency-based university aimed at expanding access to higher education for Nevadans. Formed by a partnership between the state and nonprofit, nationally recognized Western Governors University, WGU Nevada offers accredited bachelor’s […]

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