Health Care Quarterly: First-of-its-kind publication gives readers first-hand information from doctors, hospitals, health care professionals

Dr. Arnold Chung of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Associates checks on patient Cesar Rushing Thursday, July 11, 2013 at Mountain View Hospital.

The Greenspun Media Group unveiled a new publication today, a first-of-its-kind magazine about Southern Nevada's health care industry. The model for the publication is a little different than most.

Vegas emerging as health and wellness tourism destination

Spa Director Jennifer Lynn, who also heads the Las Vegas Spa Association, is shown in one of three decadent Dragon Suites in Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas Tuesday, April 16, 2013.

As part of the efforts to attract more visitors and more meetings and conventions, the LVCVA has turned its sights on becoming the top destination for a growing niche market that has great potential to expand to our economy: health and wellness tourism.

On the leading edge

Dr. Arnold Chung of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Associates is seen before entering an operating room Thursday, July 11, 2013 at Mountain View Hospital.

Innovative procedure shortens recovery time for lung cancer patients.

Roseman University of Health Sciences, St. Rose Dominican Hospitals partner to teach health care leaders

2013 graduating class of the Roseman-St. Rose MBA Program.

Susan Adamek, director of education at St. Rose Dominican Hospitals, recognized that skilled leaders would be necessary to help it succeed in the era of health care reform.

The confidential medical records were compromised ... what happens now?

Understandably, when patients hear that confidential information contained in medical records maintained by their physician has been stolen, lost or otherwise compromised, it is extremely upsetting.

Affordable Care Act: Effects on small business

The Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obama Care,” is supposed to increase the affordability of health insurance and reduce the cost of health care.

Nonprofit profile: Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada

Vision Screen Clinic

A look at the nonprofit group Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada

Patient profile: A conversation with Paul Bodner

Paul Bodner talks about his experience with lung cancer and the care he received at Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada

Tips for long-term success

Tips for long-term success

No one argues the benefits of breastfeeding – 77 percent of babies start out being breastfed, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Turn good lunchboxes into great lunchboxes

Turn good lunchboxes into great lunchboxes

While moms want to make sure their kids eat a healthier lunch at school, it’s not always easy packing lunches that are good for them.

Consumer Q&A: A conversation with Donald W. Tice, D.O.

Q&A with Dr. Donald W. Tice, head of the WellHealth Center for Metabolic and Hormonal Medicine

From the editor

It is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to the inaugural edition of Health Care Quarterly, or HCQ as we’ve taken to calling it.

Looking back: The start of something big

When the Rose de Lima campus opened in 1947, few would've foreseen the growth that has come.

Remedies for deadly heat: More than just staying hydrated

Runners cool down running through water sprays on the route during the London Marathon, London, Sunday, April 21, 2013.

Dry heat or not, anytime the mercury gets remotely close to 115, staying hydrated is of paramount importance.

Calendar of events

Upcoming events for health care providers and users

Photo page: Making the rounds

Photos of health care events and industry professionals

What you need to know about controlling high blood pressure

In this photo taken Thursday, April 11, 2013 Liz DeRouen, 49, left, gets her blood pressure checked by medical assistant Jacklyn Stra, right, at the Sonoma County Indian Health Project in Santa Rosa, Calif.

High blood pressure is sometimes called the “silent killer” because it has no symptoms, except in extreme cases.

Nurses respond to growing diversity in health care

Crystal Wills, a nursing student with Concordia University out of Austin, Texas, inoculates Maria Guadalupe Torres on Wednesday morning, July 31, 2013, during Operation Lone Star at Manzano Middle School in Brownsville, Texas.

Industry-leading organizations, including the American Nurses Association, are taking proactive steps to prepare to adapt to innovation, technological advances and the needs of millions of new patients.

The Notes

Promotions, hirings and awards involving Southern Nevada's health care industry

Volunteer profile: A conversation with Yi Yeh

Yi Yeh is a volunteer at Mountain View Hospital.

Yi Yeh is a longtime volunteer at MountainView Hospital

By the numbers

Health care statistics and figures, in number form

The List: Residential Care Facilities

Find out about residential care facilities. This week, we rank them by number of licensed beds as of April 30.

The List: Skilled Nursing Facilities

Find out about skilled nursing facilities. This week, we rank them by number of certified beds as of Jan. 31.