LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — In 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 today in a ceremony at Las Vegas City Hall.
The RCC provides a safe place to discharge homeless patients when they no longer require hospitalization but still need care to heal from illness or injury. The city of Las Vegas began working on implementing the center approximately two years ago.
The 38-bed facility, which soft opened in August, officially opened its doors in October 2020.
Every RCC patient receives continued medical treatment and an Intensive Case Manager (ICM) to identify barriers to care, then find solutions to resolve those barriers to help facilitate transition into self-sufficiency.
“The Recuperative Care Center is a much-needed addition to the Corridor of Hope,” said Eric Schmacker, SilverSummit Healthplan President and CEO. “While SilverSummit serves many homeless Nevadans, our commitment to the community reaches beyond our member base. This support will help some of the most at-risk populations in our city regain stability and properly heal in a safe environment.”