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Northern Nevada Medical Center Calendar of Events

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SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE

NNMC Advantage Program – Great advantages…for the whole family

Join NNMC Advantage for great health benefits, convenience and savings!  NNMC Cafeteria discounts, Gift Shop discounts, Health Fair discounts, discounts at local businesses, free health lectures, etc.  FREE for anyone up to 61 years of age!  $10 for adults ages 62 and older – for a one-time $10 enrollment fee, Senior Advantage members can have their Medicare Insurance Part A deductible waived for inpatient hospitalization at NNMC**

**For every qualified member who is covered by Medicare insurance Part A and is a member of Senior Advantage, Northern Nevada Medical Center may waive your deductible for inpatient hospitalization.  Waiver does not include physician charges, outpatient services or doctor visits.  Waiver may not apply if you have supplemental insurance.

2/3 – Affordable Health Fair & Blood Drive

Thursday, February 3, 7:30-11 a.m.

Northern Nevada Medical Center, 7th Floor.  Services include:

  • Stroke risk – $40; heart function – $35,
  • (ABI) for circulation – $25,
  • Cholesterol/lipid profile – $20,
  • Hemoglobin A1C for diabetics – $30,
  • Cholesterol/lipid profile – $20 or $25 with blood chemistry,
  • Prostate cancer testing – $35.
  • NEW tests for 2011 Health Fairs:
  • Vitamin D deficiency – $45;
  • Heart and vascular disease – $25.

Fasting required for best results in blood screenings.

Complimentary blood pressure & body fat testing; depression screenings; back pain assessments; and complimentary vision screenings courtesy of the Lions Club and “Ask the Doctor” with Joel Swetish, DO.  For details: 356-NNMC (6662)

Blood Drive – United Blood Service will be in the NNMC parking lot with their Bloodmobile from 7 am–11 am

Coping with Osteoarthritis? You Have Choices – Meet MAKOplasty®

Northern Nevada Medical Center is the first hospital in the state to offer MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing. The potential benefits of this robotics-assisted, minimally-invasive procedure include: more rapid recovery, less scarring, and shorter hospital stay.

To learn more about MAKOplasty®, contact 775-356-NNMC (6662) to schedule an appointment OR attend our free upcoming seminar:

  • Thursday, February 10, 6 to 7 pm

02/16 – The Heart of the Matter:  When Your Heart’s Telling You It Needs Emergency Treatment

Wednesday, February 16, 6 to 7:30 p.m.  Presenter: Ray Cardenas, Cardiovascular Lab Coordinator

Includes tour of the Cardiac Catheterization laboratory, pending availability.

The seminar is free, and dinner is included. Registration: 356-NNMC (6662)

All seminars are held at Sparks Medical Building, 2385 E. Prater Way, Sparks, Suite 203.  The seminars are free, and dinner/lunch is included. Registration required.  Registration: 356-NNMC (6662).

Northern Nevada Medical Center Announces Opening of Inpatient RehabCenter

The new 8-bed unit, located on the 6th floor, offers physical, occupational and speech therapy to patients in need of rehabilitation in a hospital setting.

The team of physical, occupational and speech therapists can care for a number of conditions including:  stroke; brain injuries; spinal cord injuries; and neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease or muscular dystrophy.  Appointments:  775-356-4555.

Walk Ins Welcome at Northern Nevada Medical Group

For your convenience, the Northern Nevada Medical Group takes walk ins and same day appointments.  The group is accepting new patients.  We accept most of the area’s health plans, including Medicare.  Our physicians include:  family practice, internal medicine, geriatric medicine, sports medicine, and neurology.

Call 352-5300.

Senior Bridges Inpatient & Intensive Outpatient Programs

Behavioral Health Programs for Adults ages 50+

Immediate openings.  Free Confidential Assessments.  Please call our intake departments so a staff member can assist you.  Inpatient: 356-4071 – Treating both the mental and physical health of older adults. Outpatient: 356-1279 – Designed for short-term stabilization and resolution of immediate psychological problems.

Chronic Headaches?

The Headache Center of Northern Nevada is the region’s first and only center dedicated to specialty headache care.  The board-certified neurologists at the Headache Center of Northern Nevada offer the most current and comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of migraines and other chronic headaches.

The Headache Center of Northern Nevada is located at Vista Medical Terrace, 2345 E. Prater Way, Suite # 107, Sparks, NV, just south of Northern Nevada Medical Center.  For more information or to make an appointment, call 775-352-5350.

Volunteer Opportunities

Northern Nevada Medical Center seeks caring and personable adults, ages 18 and older,

for a variety of volunteer positions.  Current department openings include the information desk,

emergency department, nutrition services, special events, clerical and patient relations. Flexible hours!  Make new friends and make a difference in the lives of patients and their families as a Northern Nevada Medical Center volunteer.  To learn more, please call Human Resources at 775-356-4013.

Visit us online at www.NNMC.com

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