Breaking New Ground
Touro University Nevada and New Vista
Touro University Nevada and New Vista, a local non-profit organization committed to the care of adults with intellectual challenges, recently joined forces in the development of a medical clinic to provide care for intellectually challenged patients served by New Vista.
The clinic, which broke ground this past fall, is part of a larger residential development that will provide homes where adults with developmental disabilities to live independent of families in a group setting. The groundbreaking for the clinic marks the first time in Nevada that a medical clinic has been specifically designed to work with intellectually challenged individuals.
“This is a significant step in the world of care for our citizens who face these difficulties,” said Kelly DeGuzman, CEO of New Vista. “It is important that medical care is a priority given the growing number of clients with special needs in our community.”
“As Nevada’s largest medical school, Touro is committed to service and outreach that positively and directly impacts the local community,” said Dr. Mitchell Forman, dean of the college of osteopathic medicine. “This partnership will give our students hands-on experience working with intellectually challenged individuals and more importantly will provide these individuals and their families with expanded access to health care.”