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Intermountain Health Provider Recognized as 2023 Vegas Inc Health Care Headliner for Education

LAS VEGAS – Vegas Inc selected Intermountain Health’s Robert “Bob” Vadovic, RN, DNP, APNc, Medical Director for Community-Based Programs, as a 2023 Health Care Headliner for his work in Education. The 17th annual awards features nine headliners who are making a difference in both the healthcare industry and the health of our community.

“It is truly an honor to receive this very meaningful award,” said Vadovic, who also has served Intermountain Health as Medical Director for Advanced Practice Providers and Program Director for the APP Primary Care Fellowship Program. “My passion for learning can only be rivaled by my passion for helping patients enjoy the best quality of life. I believe the patient is in charge, and I am the tool to help them achieve health and wellness.”

The 2023 Vegas Inc Health Care Headliners were announced in the Healthcare Quarterly special section of the magazine released today. Health Care Headliner categories also included Community Exemplary, Nursing, and Lifetime Achievement. Vegas Inc accepted nominations from the public and a panel comprised of independent judges reviewed and selected the winners. A full list of this year’s recipients can be found here.

As the founder of the Intermountain Health Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship Program in Primary Care, Vadovic created the first of only two such programs in the entire state of Nevada. This program has graduated 12 fellows over the past three years. Bob conducted weekly didactic lectures that provided Continuing Medical Education credits (CMEs) for the fellows, which are open to any caregiver in the organization. Bob also created a mentorship program to help retain newly hired providers within the organization.

“Bob has been a true trailblazer in the medical education space in Nevada for years,” said Dr. Cara Camiolo, Chief Medical Officer for Intermountain Health’s Desert Region. “His leadership, creative solutions, and community involvement have led to successful programs and opportunities for our caregivers and contributed to the high-quality, accessible care provided to our patients.”

A highly involved community partner with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Nursing, Vadovic works with Intermountain Health each year to provide stethoscopes to all incoming nursing students during their orientation. He also is an Adjunct Professor and Guest Lecturer at the Touro University of Nevada School of Nursing, where he teaches the Master of Science in Nursing program.

As a member of the Intermountain Health Nevada Clinical Education Committee, Vadovic oversees continuing education for providers, the clinical ladder program for all caregivers, and representation at the UNLV School of Medicine Research Day presentations. This Committee also established Intermountain Health’s partnership with NV Careers to develop our innovative 90-Day Medical Assistant Apprentice Program supported by Goodwill of Southern Nevada. The program creates career opportunities for unemployed or underemployed community members with no prior experience to enter the healthcare workforce through a paid apprenticeship, while also alleviating staffing shortages within a healthcare infrastructure supporting a population of over 2.8 million individuals.

Vegas Inc established the Health Care Headliners awards in 2006 to highlight the phenomenal talent of the finest medical professionals who are leading the way. Vegas Inc’s Health Care Quarterly is mailed to every M.D., D.O., medical office in Clark County, all area hospitals, and is distributed to every local Albertson’s locations.

For more information about Intermountain Health, please visit www.intermountainnv.org.

About Intermountain Health

With locations in seven states and additional operations across the western U.S., Intermountain Health is a nonprofit healthcare system comprised of 33 hospitals, 385 clinics, medical groups with 3,800 employed physicians and advanced practice providers, and a health plans division called Select Health with more than one million members. Helping people live the healthiest lives possible, Intermountain is committed to improving community health and is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare by using evidence-based best practices to consistently deliver high-quality outcomes at sustainable costs.

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