$50,000 donation from SilverSummit Healthplan underwrites ADA-Compliant Van to Transport Homeless Patients
n an effort to help the homeless population in Southern Nevada, SilverSummit Healthplan recently donated $50,000 to the Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas LIFE. The donation, which supports the city of Las Vegas’ Recuperative Care Center (RCC) located at 1581 N. Main Street in the Corridor of Hope, was used to purchase an ADA-compliant van to safely and easily transport homeless patients to their medical and social services appointments throughout the Las Vegas valley. The van was unveiled at a ceremony on Jan. 20 at Las Vegas City Hall.
The RCC provides a safe place to discharge homelesspatients when they no longer require hospitalization butstill need care to heal from illness or injury. The city ofLas Vegas began working on implementing the centerapproximately two years ago. At the 38-bed facility,patients receive continued medical treatment and anIntensive Case Manager (ICM) to identify barriers tocare, then finds solutions to resolve those barriers tohelp patients facilitate transition into self-sufficiency.
“The Recuperative Care Center is a much-neededaddition to the Corridor of Hope,” said Eric Schmacker,SilverSummit Healthplan President and CEO.“While SilverSummit serves many homelessNevadans, our commitment to the communityreaches beyond our member base. This supportwill help some of the most at-risk populations inour city regain stability and properly heal in asafe environment.”
“This donation from SilverSummit Healthplan will make a real difference in the lives of Las Vegas’ homeless population as we work to help them regain both their health and their independence, said Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman. “This is a wonderful addition to the Recuperative Care Center.”