CREW Las Vegas May 2018 Luncheon: Reality Check on Mental Health Industry

As always the May 2018 luncheon was led by Natalie Wainwright with an emphasis on networking. Sharing business cards is not enough. Natalie urged all attendees to take 5 minutes of time to share your pitch with those at your table.

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This month’s luncheon was not your typical commercial real estate theme, but medical real estate and the changes happening in the healthcare industry itself does impact our industry. So the program this month focused on the mental health industry and the panel of experts, moderated by Stacy Scheer, CCIM VP of Healthcare Services, Colliers International, included:

  1. Angela Quinn CEO, FirthMed Health & Wellness Center
  2. Rose Clement, LCSW Director of Clinical Services – Montevista Hospital
  3. Sarah Hunt, PhD UNLV School of Medicine

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The topic of mental health is one that we all have some familiarity with, but hearing these professionals discuss the tough world of mental health, skyrocketing costs and the stigma really makes you wonder how this industry retains professionals at all. These panelists spoke of the challenges of mental health as a society issue and a logistics as well.

“While Nevada has rates of mental illness and substance misuse at or above the national average, we have significant shortages across multiple mental health professions. UNLV is working to improve access to mental health care by increasing Nevada’s mental health workforce through our training programs and offering mental health services to the community through our clinics.”
Sara Hunt, PhD
Assistant Dean of Behavioral Health Sciences Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Director, UNLV Mental and Behavioral Health Training Coalition 

The eye opening part of the talk was with respect to the community outreach that exists and happens daily for the citizens of Las Vegas when any crisis happens. UNLV is ready at the drop of a dime to deploy mental health professionals and services when there is a crisis. All of the panelists were well aware of the extreme circumstances and described what they all contributed and continue to contribute for those affected by the shooting at Mandalay Bay.

“As a long-time advocate and provider of healthcare to those most in need, but typically most disenfranchised, it was a breath of fresh air to see CREW so engaged.  At FirstMed we welcome the opportunity to speak our truth and in doing so, find new partners and advocates”
Angela Quinn
Chief Executive Officer

FirstMed Health & Wellness Center

Changes in the industry include a focus on making the entire medical experience, more inclusive of mental health along with improved outreach to patients and awareness of treatment opportunities available to them.

“Presenting to CREW was a great experience! It is always exciting to reach out to a new group of people to be able to explain how Behavioral Health Services work and how Montevista Hospital fits into the system of Behavioral Health. The response was amazing and I appreciated all the wonderful comments and questions following the luncheon – thank you for the opportunity! “ – Rose Clement, LCSW

golf outing2018 Spring Golf Outing

Danielle Black with Fair, Anderson & Langerman reminded all of us about the exciting plans for the upcoming golf outing on June 8th at The Revere at Anthem, The Concord Golf Course. Please mark your calendars and organize your foursomes for a wonderful day of gold and networking.

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Luncheon Purse Raffle

charlie olsen purse winner It is always exciting to see who is the lucky winner of the luncheon purse raffle. This month the lucky winner was Charlie Olsen of Signature Real Estate Group. The proceeds of the raffle benefit our chapter and we are truly grateful to all of those who make such a generous donation!

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