Welcome to the March edition of the Henderson report in Roseman University’s spectRUm e-News. Whether you are a regular reader of this report or new to spectRUm, I thank you for your interest in Roseman, and our students, faculty and staff.
This month marks one year since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic stay at home/work from home order. For the past 12 months, the pandemic has greatly impacted our Southern Nevada community, closing schools and businesses, cancelling large events, and changing the way we interact socially. Many in our community have been sickened by the virus, and many have sadly passed away, some in the line of duty. Likewise, many people in our community, including those in our Roseman family, have stepped up to help those in need. They have demonstrated remarkable compassion for all who are in need of help. As we have shared in the past, our commitment to service has never wavered. Our student organizations continue to devote time and resources to assist charity organizations in collecting donations of food and other necessities, organizing blood drives and, of course, administering COVID-19 vaccinations at our Roseman campuses and in partnership with the Southern Nevada Health District at community centers all over the Las Vegas Valley. These efforts are part of the Roseman experience. Our students are proud to participate and leave the University upon graduation with even greater appreciation for and commitment to community service. We are grateful for all their efforts.
This month, I’m proud to share that our on-campus Medicare Call Lab has expanded its services to include free Medication Therapy Management for Medicare beneficiaries. Through this service, a licensed pharmacist reviews the beneficiary’s medications and medical history, and works with the beneficiary and their providers to help them meet their health goals. This service is ideal for beneficiaries being treated for chronic diseases like high blood pressure or high cholesterol; recently discharged from the hospital; taking five or more medications; have high out-of-pocket expenses; have complicated medication routines or have medication adherence issues; are unsure of why or how to take medications, or are taking herbals, vitamins and other over-the-counter medications. If you or a loved one is a Medicare Beneficiary and would like to utilize this service please call 702-968-6615 to set up a phone, video, or in-person appointment.
I’d also like to congratulate the College of Nursing BSN Class of 2021 that celebrated their Pinning Ceremony on February 16 and the October 2019-2021 Cohort of the ABSN program celebrating their Pinning Ceremony this week. The 87 graduates of these classes are now prepared to take the NCLEX exam to become registered nurses and enter the healthcare workforce with confidence.
To close, I’d like to wish everyone a happy spring season. This season is especially pleasant at our Henderson campus. I’m thankful for the Facilities team for installing new outdoor seating and umbrellas so members of our Roseman family can enjoy fresh air and sunshine for lunch and breaks.
Dr. Eucharia Nnadi
Chancellor, Henderson Campus
Roseman University of Health Sciencs