The Notes: Nov. 6-12

Jose Bacala

Jose Bacala

Aaron Powell

Aaron Powell

Judith Trevisano

Judith Trevisano

Paul Valen

Paul Valen

Rob Wells

Rob Wells

Rob Wells is NDL Group’s vice president of construction and Paul Valen is general superintendent and operations manager. Previously, Wells was senior project manager and Valen was senior construction manager.

Dr. Jose Bacala specializes in family medicine at HealthCare Partners’ Centennial clinic, 6850 N Durango Drive, Suite 120, Las Vegas. Certified physician assistant Aaron Powell works at HealthCare Partners’ Calvada clinic, 1501 E. Calvada Blvd., Pahrump. Certified nurse practitioner Judith Trevisano works with HealthCare Partners’ house calls program.

The law firm of Rogers, Mastrangelo, Carvalho & Mitchell broke ground on a 15,000-square-foot headquarters at 700 S. Third St. The project, estimated at $4 million, is expected to house 13 attorneys and 20 support staff. Architect Michael Crowe designed the building and serves as architect of record. OS Construction Services is the general contractor.

Brittnie Watkins is an associate attorney practicing commercial litigation at Pisanelli Bice.

Brady, a janitorial supply, equipment and food service distributor, formed a national accounts division spearheaded by Ryan Banks, vice president of sales. Ian Kent and Lawrence Poblete are national account administrators.

Yolanda King is the Clark County manager.

Boyd Gaming completed its acquisition of Aliante Casino. Kerrie Burke is Aliante’s vice president and general manager. Rich Danzak is assistant general manager.

Dr. Rafael Valencia, an interventional cardiologist with Nevada Heart and Vascular, implanted a patient with the world’s first FDA-approved dissolving heart stent.

The Nevada Association of Realtors named David R. Tina of Las Vegas its Realtor of the Year. Officers for the coming year are Greg Martin, president; Heidi Kasama, president-elect; Keith Lynam, vice president; Leroy “Buck” Schaeffel, treasurer; and Tina, immediate past president.

Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican and Corporation for Supportive Housing launched the Frequent User Supportive Housing Institute. Supportive housing offers affordable rentals, case management and tailored services such as health care to vulnerable people. Other participating organizations include Blue Cove Homes, Caridad, city of Las Vegas, city of Henderson, HELP of Southern Nevada, HELP USA, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, Nevada Housing Division, WestCare Nevada, Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health, Clark County Social Services, Hope Home Foundation, Nevada HAND, Nevada Health Centers, the Salvation Army, the United Way, U.S. Veterans Initiative, Willing Hands, United Healthcare, Anthem, Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson, Amerigroup, Veterans Village and the Nevada Department of Health Care, Financing and Policy.

DC Building Group completed the newest Delta Liquid Energy propane-distribution facility and offices in North Las Vegas near the Apex industrial area. Work included a 5,300-square-foot office and warehouse remodeling and earthwork, paving, underground utilities, installation of 30,000-gallon fuel-storage tanks, and site fencing.

Uber launched UberEATS in Las Vegas. The service delivers food from restaurants.

Libertine Social is open at Mandalay Bay.

The Siegel Group Nevada, a real estate investment and management company, acquired the former Somerset Apartments. The property, which will be renamed Siegel Gardens, is on Kishner Drive near the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Caesars Entertainment Corp. launched a hotel-booking function on the WeChat platform, becoming the first U.S. company of its kind to market its resorts to Chinese tourists through China’s most popular social app.

Smog Hut, 2218 E. Cheyenne Ave., offers U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, support rental items and in-store pick-up for boxes.

The 2016 HealthInsight Quality Award nursing home recipients included Silver Hills Health Care Center and Horizon Health and Rehabilitation Center in Las Vegas, and Nevada State Veterans Home in Boulder City.

Performance Packaging of Nevada, a supplier of flexible and folding carton packaging, introduced Airshield, which is aimed at extending the shelf life of packaged foods. The process is designed to chemically remove oxygen from rigid and flexible packages.

The American Public Transportation Association honored the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada’s Mobility Training Center with its national 2016 Innovation Award. APTA’s Innovation Award honors a member that demonstrates innovative concepts or effective problem-solving techniques in the public transportation industry. The Innovation Award is not awarded annually — only when APTA deems a recipient worthy of the honor. The RTC Mobility Training Center offers paratransit assessment and certification along with blindness-skills training. It is the only building of its kind in the Western United States.

Recess Italian Ice is open at 5035 S. Fort Apache Road, Suite 104.

Coronado Heights Senior Living, an assisted-living and memory care community, opened at 2320 Ione Road, Las Vegas.

Aristocrat signed a major deal with the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma to install Aristocrat and VGT games as well as the Oasis 360 casino-management system.

Several Southern Nevada hospitals achieved high scores on the 2016-17 list of best hospitals by U.S. News and World Report. Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican-Siena campus received the Best Regional Hospitals ranking, based on receiving high-performing hospital designations for four indicators: COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), heart failure, hip replacement and knee replacement. The Rose de Lima campus received a high-performing designation for COPD care. The San Martin campus received a high-performing designation for COPD and heart failure. MountainView and Sunrise hospitals were ranked high performing for COPD and heart failure.

Golden Nugget expanded its player rewards program to include Landry’s restaurants.

Black Knight Sports & Entertainment, along with the Howard Hughes Corp., signed a 20-year ground lease to build a practice facility for the newly awarded NHL franchise in Las Vegas on a 4.6-acre parcel in Summerlin.

McCarthy Building Cos. topped off the construction of the UNLV Hospitality Hall. The 93,500-square-foot learning center was designed by Carpenter Sellers Del Gatto Architects.

Dunkin’ Donuts opened a franchise at 4503 Paradise Road, Las Vegas.

Fore Property Co. and Argosy Real Estate Partners broke ground on a 295-unit luxury apartment community on Spring Mountain Road near Chinatown.

The UMC Lions Burn Care Center is verified as a burn center by the American Burn Association and the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons. As of April 8, only 67 organizations in the United States had received the verification, according to the American Burn Association. In addition, UMC introduced the UMC Burn Consult mobile app, which allows physicians throughout Nevada and surrounding states to transmit photos to UMC’s burn surgeons and receive consultations.

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Honorees at Global Gaming Business magazine’s 16th Annual GGB Gaming & Technology Awards included:

• Best Consumer Service Technology — Gold Medal: Aristocrat’s AvT; Silver Medal: OfferCraft’s Gamification Platform

• Best Productivity-Enhancement Technology — Gold Medal The Rainmaker Group’s guestrev; Silver Medal: Everi’s TournEvent 5.0

v Best Slot Product — Gold Medal Scientific Games’ Space Invaders Evolution; Silver Medal: GameCo’s Video Game Gambling Machines (VGM)

• Best Table Game Product or Innovation — Gold Medal Scientific Games’ Prizm Game Table; Silver Medal: Interblock’s StarBar

Honorees at the Global Gaming Awards included:

• Land-Based Operator of the Year: MGM Resorts International

• Digital Operator of the Year: 888 Holdings for

• Casino Product of the Year: IGT-PlaySpot

• Digital Product of the Year: Microgaming-Quickfire

• Digital Acquisition of the Year: Unibet

• Customer Loyalty Program of the Year: MGM Resorts International

• Land-Based Industry Supplier of the Year: IGT

• Digital Industry Supplier of the Year: Playtech

• Land-Based Gaming Innovation of the Year: SG Interactive-SG Universe

• Digital Gaming Innovation of the Year: NYX Gaming Group

• Responsible Business of the Year: GeoComply

• North American Executive of the Year: Maureen Sweeny, Aristocrat chief operating officer