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The Notes: April 1, 2019

MountainView Hospital acquired Synaptive Medical's BrightMatter system and Modus V robotic arm, neurosurgery technology that allows surgeons to perform brain and spinal surgeries with targeted precision. The technology is used to operate on brain tumors, aneurysms, vascular lesions and skull-based issues. The high-powered digital robotic microscope and light source can also be used in minimally invasive spine surgery. MountainView performed its first spine procedure, and separately a brain procedure, using the new system with neurosurgeon Dr. Scott Glickman.

Former Nevada Gaming Control Board chairwoman Becky Harris joined the UNLV International Center for Gaming Regulation as an academic fellow with an emphasis in the study of sports betting. Harris will collaborate with stakeholders on behalf of ICGR to finalize the formation, launch, and first convening of the U.S. Sports Betting Forum — an outlet designed to discuss issues relating to legal sports wagering.

The Mayor’s Urban Design Awards were presented for 2018 projects that foster the city’s commitment to sustainability and livability. The winner in the Building and Environment category was Fremont9, a multifamily residential project at 901 Fremont St., designed by the Wolff Company. In the historic preservation and adaptive reuse category, there was a tie. The two winners were Jammyland Cocktail Bar and Reggae Kitchen, 1121 S. Main St., designed by Rob Gurdison, Allan Katz and Danielle Crouch, and The Underground at The Mob Museum, 300 Stewart Ave. The winner in the public art category was Radial Symmetry, a sculpture by Luis Varela-Rico located where Main and Commerce streets split. Finally, the MUDA in the public places category went to the Main Street Beautification Project. This project has resulted in wider sidewalks, tree-lined streets, new public art and overhead bistro lighting.

Sara Lindgren is the new market executive for the Middle Market Banking & Specialized Industries group for JPMorgan Chase commercial banking in Southern Nevada and southern Utah.

The Las Vegas City Council approved a new Marriott hotel at Symphony Park. The AC Hotel by Marriott will be located at the corner of Grand Central Parkway and Symphony Park Avenue. It is being developed by Jackson-Shaw, which has developed 21 hotels and more than 60 million square feet of commercial real estate.

Leigh Ann Monk-Reyes is project manager at Grand Canyon Development Partners. Heather Gozdiskowski is a project manager.

Ground was broken on Trigono Hills Park, at the western end of Alexander Road, west of Cliff Shadows Parkway. The 7.3-acre park is being built by Rafael Construction and will include areas for picnics and water features, a playground, exercise stations and restrooms.

Hiptazmic Studio is open at 900 E. Karen Ave., Las Vegas.

Penta Building Group announced a number of staffing changes: Greg Church, Erick Mata, Sean McLoughlin, Jose Mendez, Andrea Pollock and Steven Robles are project engineers. Tracey Brown, Javier Payan and Hilal Shora are senior project engineers. Dave Teator, Elango “EJ” Jeyapandian and Jeff Walker are senior project managers. Rhea Shoemaker is an assistant contract administrator. Ivan Sergeev is the field payroll administrator. Yessica Romero is a safety manager. Ken Allred is a QA/QC superintendent. Jim Corpuz is the human resources generalist. Mykii Liu is a help desk support engineer. Nick DeMember is a safety manager. Charles Gray is a senior concrete engineer. Don Farnham is a senior superintendent. Katie Martinez is a project accountant. Jeff MacCabe is senior VDC engineer. Jenny Movel is project controls manager.

Steve Alvarez is an associate at Sun Commercial Real Estate. He focuses on retail properties.

Caesars Entertainment and DraftKings formed a partnership that will give Caesars part ownership of the daily fantasy sports company. As part of the deal, DraftKingswill promote Caesars as its official resort partner in states where the companies collaborate.

Katelyne Atijera and Dulce Novakovic are advanced registered nurse practitioners at Comprehensive Cancer Centers. Atijera is certified in basic life support and ONS chemotherapy biotherapy. She’s seeing patients at Comprehensive’s Henderson treatment center, 10001 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 108. Novakovic has certifications in basic life support and chemotherapy. She’s seeing patients at Comprehensive’s Summerlin Medical Center II treatment center, 653 N. Town Center Drive, Suite 402.

Rita Vaswani is chairwoman for the Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Medicine’s Breakthrough in Medicine! campaign. She will assist in the efforts to raise funding for the college of medicine. She is vice president, client relationship manager for Nevada State Bank.

Lamar Airport Advertising removed static advertising signs and banners in the Terminal 1 baggage claim area of McCarran International Airport and replaced them with 60 Engage Series and Performance Series LED displays from NanoLumens.

The UNLV School of Nursing received $900,000 from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. The money will be used to develop a series of certificates for nurses targeting specialty care, clinical research and teaching. The programs were developed in partnership with the Valley Health Care System, UMC, Comprehensive Cancer Centers and the Kenny Guinn Center for Policy Priorities. Planned certificate programs include certified nursing assistant instructors; clinical nursing preceptors; clinical research administrators; health information technology and data analytics; and an introduction to genetics, genomics and genetic counseling.

Axel, a digital security company, has launched Axel.news, an online resource that will focus on topics related to cryptocurrency.

Christine Zack is president and CEO of Easterseals Nevada.

Tina Quigley, Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada general manager, is chairwoman of the Desert Research Institute Foundation. The foundation’s past chairman, Roger Wittenberg, is DRI’s special assistant for business strategy. New foundation board members include vice chairman Thomas Gallagher, treasurer Leonard LaFrance and secretary Holger Liepmann. New fellows include Joseph Guild, Robin Holman and Robert Holman.

StoryBook Homes opened Boulder Hills Estates, a large-scale single-family residential development in Boulder City. The initial phase of Boulder Hills Estates includes 42 homes; when all three phases of the development are complete, Boulder Hills Estates will include 127 homes.

Paris Las Vegas debuted a new Eiffel Tower light show. The enhanced $1.7 million lighting featuring synchronized and choreographed twinkling and colored lights. In partnership with Vision Sign Inc., Paris Las Vegas installed approximately 300 color washing light fixtures and more than 800 white strobe lights on the tower’s exterior.

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This story originally appeared in the Las Vegas Weekly.

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