Touro University Nevada Celebrates Anniversary of Health Center Expansion
Touro University Nevada celebrated the one-year milestone of the first patients to be treated at its expanded Touro Health Center. Patients, physicians, students, and staff gathered Wednesday to celebrate the anniversary and recognize the significance of the Center’s contributions to the community.
In the summer of 2014 Touro furthered its commitment to Southern Nevada’s healthcare by opening the doors to the Touro Health Center, more than doubling the size of the previous facility. The expanded facility is home to new amenities including an Active Aging Center, Michael Harter Senior Active Center featuring community classrooms and a Student Health Center. The Health Center offers multi-disciplinary care including primary care, internal medicine, rheumatology, geriatrics, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and occupational therapy.
“Touro University Nevada’s Health Center is a true asset to our community,” said CEO Shelley Berkley. “Last year’s expansion of the facility has allowed Touro to serve a larger number of patients who need the expertise of our talented and dedicated physicians and clinicians.”
“Everybody is so caring and the Health Center is very patient-centered,” commented Mrs. Diane Davis, one of the first patients in the new facility last year. Ms. Davis was honored with a special gift basket from the Health Center during the anniversary celebration.
In 2013, the original facility had 13,500 patient visits. The team at Touro quickly realized that with the increased need in the community for access to health care services, that number would grow significantly in years to come. The much-needed growth allowed Touro to accommodate more than a 5,000 patient visit increase and hire additional physicians and staff to address a variety of healthcare needs. Patients can see a primary care physician as well as specialists in geriatrics, rheumatology, osteopathic manipulative treatment, or occupational therapy in one location, rather than travel to multiple locations in the community.
About Touro University Nevada
Touro University Nevada (TUN) is a private, non-profit, Jewish-sponsored institution established to help address critical needs in health care and education and as a resource for community service in the state of Nevada. TUN opened its doors in 2004 and is now home to more than 1,300 students, in a wide variety of degree programs including osteopathic medicine, physician assistant studies, education, nursing, occupational therapy, and physical therapy. The university’s Henderson campus includes a multi-specialty health center and a multi-disciplinary Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. For more information on TUN, please visit www.tun.touro.edu or call 702-777-8687.