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New Mobile Health Clinic Unveiled At City National Arena

by Gordon Weigers @GoldenKnights /

In partnership with Touro University Nevada, City National Bank, Zappos and other local community partners, the Vegas Golden Knights helped celebrate the launch of a new mobile health clinic for seniors Thursday at City National Arena.

The mobile clinic hopes to improve the lives of low-income seniors by providing on-site care at several Nevada HAND housing locations. Nevada HAND is a local nonprofit organization that helps making housing available and affordable to low-income Las Vegas residents and, with the help of the new mobile clinic, aims to add healthcare to the services that it provides to the people that need it most.

Vegas Golden Knights President Kerry Bubolz showed his support for the new mobile clinic at the launch and spoke about how happy the organization is to have had a hand in making it all possible. In addition, Touro CEO & Senior Provost Shelley Berkley spoke to partners, students and community members about how the newest mobile clinic will bolster the help that Touro already provides to the Las Vegas community.

"When I first got to Touro four and a half years ago, I envisioned a fleet of mobile clinics providing these services to people that don't have ready access to healthcare," Berkley said.

The new clinic is the third of its kind that Touro has commissioned since Berkley arrived there. With each new vehicle that is added to Touro's rotation, the kinds of services that they can provide and the different communities of people that they can offer support to will keep growing for years to come. Berkley says that the support that she's received from the Golden Knights, City National, Zappos and the community has been "nothing short of extraordinary."

In addition to helping low-income seniors receive the care that they need, the mobile health clinic also serves as a learning experience for Touro's medical students. By treating people in the community, with support from professors and medical professionals, the students learn how important it is for everyone in the community to receive proper healthcare.

"It is essential that our students do this in addition to their academics," Berkley said. "It's about getting real-life experience while they're going to school and that's the opportunity they have with the mobile clinics."

For Paul Stowell, an executive at City National Bank, being able to help make something like the mobile health clinic possible is part of what the corporation is all about.

"It is essential to what we do at City National Bank," Stowell said. "Being able to partner with the Vegas Golden Knights really demonstrates not only our commitment on the business side on the ice, but also our commitment off the ice in the community."

In helping members of the community have easier access to healthcare, the partners involved in bringing Berkley's vision to fruition share the common feeling of making a difference in the community together.

"That's what this community is built off of," Stowell said. "At the end of the day, City National does this because it's the right thing to do."

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