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New health center on tap for West Las Vegas

New health center on tap for West Las Vegas

Nevada Health Centers, Inc. (NVHC) will break ground with the City of Las Vegas on a new community health center at 11 a.m. Monday, March 28. Groundbreaking activities will take place at the new facility’s site located at the corner of Mount Mariah Drive and Stella Lake Street in West Las Vegas. Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman and Tom Chase, chief executive officer of NVHC, will preside at the ceremony.

"The new building will bring more jobs to the city at the same time that we will provide better access to health care," Chase said. 

NVHC is planning job fairs that will be held in September and November of this year. More information about the upcoming job fairs can be provided by calling 775-307-5414, ext.

Free Flu Shots at Desert Pines High School, East LV Health Center

Free Flu Shots at Desert Pines High School, East LV Health Center

While flu season peaks in January and February, it does continue throughout the spring and people are advised to be protected by flu shots. This is particularly important when people are in contact with young children, the elderly, work in the health care field, or have chronic medical conditions. To assure that all Las Vegas Valley residents have access to flu shots, the Southern Nevada Health District is offering free flu shots at public health centers and at several clinics.

Residents of Sunrise can get free flu shots at the following locations and times:

  • Desert Pines High School, 3800 Harris Ave., Las Vegas, 89110, on Tuesday, March 8 and Thursday, March 10 between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.
  • East Las Vegas Public Health Center, 560 N. Nellis Blvd., Suite E12, Las Vegas, Monday- Friday from 8am to 4:30pm

Shots 4 Tots Week Offers Free Immunizations in Sunrise

Shots 4 Tots Week Offers Free Immunizations in Sunrise

The Southern Nevada Health District and United Way of Southern Nevada are offering a free childhood immunization clinic during Shots 4 Tots Week in Sunrise. Children needing immunizations must be accompanied by a parent or an adult with written permission from the custodial parent of the child, and the child's immunization records. For more information, call the immunization clinic at (702) 759-0850 or visit www.snhd.info.

The Shots 4 Tots Clinic will be held:

March 14-Friday, March 18 at the East Las Vegas Public Health Center

560 N Nellis Blvd # E11, Las Vegas, NV 89110-5371, (702) 759-1340 from 8 am to 4:30 pm


Hep C Victims Watched Court Case Closely

LAS VEGAS -- Michael Washington watched last week's hepatitis C jury verdict with great interest. In 2007, he was the first hepatitis patient genetically linked to Doctor Dipak Desai's endoscopy clinic.

For three years in a row, Washington's court date to hold somebody liable for the virus he contracted has been pushed back. He's glad Henry Chanin has justice, but wonders if he'll still be around to ever have justice of his own.

Washington's retirement years are one long struggle with the seemingly unstoppable health decline of hepatitis C. Washington was one of several patients who contracted hepatitis C from the Endoscopy Center of Southern Nevada in 2007. Investigators say syringes were re-used by Doctor Desai's staff.

A jury awarded hepatitis C patient Henry Chanin $500 million from drug companies Teva and Baxter Pharmaceuticals, a verdict Washington's attorney Ed Bernstein followed closely.