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Medical care hits new high....

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CCMS 60th Presidential Installation Dinner Designated Official Event for Nevada’s Sesquicentennial Celebration

"Keep Our Residents in Nevada"

1st Annual

Resident/Fellow Job Fair

August 21, 2014

Golden Nugget

2360 Corporate Cir #225 Henderson, NV 89074


Resident Specialties Represented:Emergency Medicine|Family Medicine Gastroenterology|General SurgeryHospice & Palliative Medicine Internal Medicine|Neurology Ob-Gyn Ophthalmology|Psychiatry Pediatrics Plastic Surgery|Pulmonology|Sports Medicine| Surgical Critical Care/Acute Care Surgery

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Michael Edwards, MD, FACS

2014-15 CCMS President

Click here to view pictures from the 60th Installation Dinner & Awards Ceremony on June 14, 2014.

60th Installation Dinner Speech

Thank-you for sharing your Saturday evening with us as we celebrate the past, the present and the future of the Clark County Medical Society. My promise this evening is to follow Franklin Roosevelt's advice, Be Sincere, Be Brief and Be Seated. I'd like to share some thoughts I have about the current state of medicine in Southern Nevada and what we all can do to continue to make it better.

The leadership of the Clark County Medical Society comes from a diverse background of medical specialties. Each of us has had formative events or influential people that have molded us into who we are and what we do. There are stereotypes about different specialties and their quirks. Think of the gruff cardiothoracic surgeon, the meticulous oncologist, the passionate and caring primary care provider, the ex-jock orthopedist and most certainly the "nip tuck" plastic surgeons. I'm here to tell you that many of these stereotypes are well-founded but more than often than not, sterotypes are broken and you all know examples. I come from a military upbringing: having been born in a military hospital, growing up nomadically and then serving 19 years in the Air Force. Many don't really appreciate what plastic and reconstructive surgeon is and I assure you we all don't drive Lamborghinis and party the night away. Our specialty was developed out a need for reconstruction of horrible war injuries and the innovations based upon understanding of the human form are astounding. Although aesthetic plastic surgery is where many of us evolve to, we are all reconstructive surgeons at our core. The take awa is that the leadership of the medical society is diverse and well-represented.

A Few Comments About The Past

We still continue to fight the pervasive idea I heard when I first arrived in Las Vegas in 1996. It was commonly asked, "Where is the best place to get healthcare in Las Vegas?" The answe that was given, ....McCarran.... It didn't help when high visibility citizens left Nevada for their care for various medical issues. Everyone in this room knows that there is very high quality state-of-the-art care delivered on a day in and day out basis in Southern Nevada. Unfortunate outcomes or medical errors do occur in healthcare settings in eery city and state of our great country and these are far out-shined by the many successes and saves. Our job, as providers of healthcare, is to work diligently to recognize these potential missteps before they happen and learn at every turn.

The Future

Medical education and post-graduate training is critical for our future. We have the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Touro University. a...Read more

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CCMS is honored to be included in Nevada’s Sesquicentennial Celebration. Nevada's Sesquicentennial is the 150th anniversary of Nevada's admission to the Union, which provides opportunites for celebration and reflection as we come together statewide to commemorate our shared history and build a foundation of cultural appreciation for generations to come. Nevada's one-of-kind... Read more