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Around the State: January 2018

UnitedHealth Buys DaVita’s Primary and Urgent Care

United Health Group, Inc., the largest health insurer in the United States, has announced the purchase of DaVita Inc.’s primary and urgent care services for $4.9 billion. DaVita operates medical groups in six states, including Nevada, and serves 1.7 million patients through approximately 300 clinics. In addition, the purchase will add 2,200 physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants as well as 15,000 other affiliated providers to UnitedHealth’s group.

Graduation Rates Hit Record Highs

In school districts on both ends of the state, graduation rates for the Class of 2017 have hit record highs. The Washoe County School District (WCSD) set a new graduation record of 84 percent of seniors graduating. The Clark County School District’s (CCSD) final graduation rate was also a record high of just over 83 percent. That’s an increase of 7 percent for WCSD and 8.34 percent for CCSD, over the previous year.

Hutchison Steffen Opens Two Northern Nevada Offices

Hutchison Steffen has opened new offices in Reno and Lake Tahoe. The law firm hopes to expand and strengthen their statewide legal practice and has hired local legal experts to launch the offices. Hutchison Steffen is one of the state’s largest law firms and has over 40 attorneys in Nevada.

Las Vegas Named World’s Leading Meeting and Conference Destination

For the fifth year in a row, Las Vegas has been recognized by the World Travel Awards as the leading meetings and conference destination. The organization supports and promotes global travel and the tourism industry by identifying and rewarding excellence. Honorees are determined by executives working within travel and tourism as well as the consumer travel buyer. Las Vegas hosts nearly 22,000 meetings and conventions each year.

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