From the office of Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman
Tourism is the lifeblood of the Southern Nevada economy. We work hard to ensure that we are on the cutting edge of the travel and tourism industry, and our destination is continuously evolving to provide travelers with what they want for their travel experience.
One of the latest developments in the tourism industry is the increased focus on medical tourism. While this may conjure visions of cost-conscious travelers seeking out medical procedures in third-world destinations or wealthy tourists taking a spa and cosmetic procedure trip in a tropical destination, the truth of the matter is that medical tourism is a broad-ranging genre covering specialty care, expert advice, and world-class facilities.
With the recent addition of the Cleveland Clinic’s Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Las Vegas has put itself on the map as a premier medical tourism destination. The state-of-the-art clinic focuses on cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, and multiple sclerosis. In addition to providing world-class care and treatment, the Cleveland Clinic is quickly becoming one of the premier research facilities for these disorders.
In addition to the Cleveland Clinic, Las Vegas provides a number of quality facilities in varying medical fields, such as the Nevada Cancer Institute. This guide is one of the first of its kind to provide a single source of information regarding the medical facilities, specialties and opportunities available here. We are excited to provide this information and create a comprehensive guide of the medical facilities here in Las Vegas.
As the Mayor of Las Vegas, I am committed to the continued advancement of medical tourism here in Southern Nevada. This city has shown its ability to provide travelers with what they want and need whether they travel for business, pleasure or medical treatment.
Carolyn G. Goodman
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Mayor, City of Las Vegas