Affinity Gaming donated $12,8000 to the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada in recognition of their response to the tragic Oct. 1 shooting in Las Vegas. Affinity Gaming CEO Michael Silberling presented the check to Dr. John Fildes, chief of trauma and UNLV school of Medicine chief of surgery in front of many other members of University Medical Center and Affinity Gaming staff.
“We want to acknowledge the work that is being done every day by the staff at University Medical Center,” said Silberling. “As members of the community, we have a responsibility to support the individuals that help people get back on their feet and with their family.”
“The generous donation from Affinity Gaming will go toward training our staff and help us maintain readiness in the event of another mass casualty” said Dr. Fildes. “What took place on Oct. 1 was 10 times what we see in one night, and we were so fortunate to be as prepared as we were.”
The gift will go to the UMC Foundation, in support of UMC Emergency Services and Trauma Center, for the purchase of equipment and technology, training and education of UMC staff members and the broader community, counseling and support services for UMC staff and patients, and general UMC Trauma Center and Emergency Services operations. Affinity Gaming acknowledges the dedicated staff members at UMC that continue to provide advanced emergency and trauma services to the community and support their goal of continued and enhanced preparedness in the event of an emergency.
(Pictured: Kimberly Cerasoli, University Medical Center director of disease specific programs; University Medical Center RN trauma; Vince Lentini, Affinity Gaming chief marketing officer and SVP; Dee Towner, University Medical Center senior management analyst; Melani Evans, Affinity Gaming vice president of property marketing; Dr. Jeremy Kilburn, University Medical Center pulmonary chief of surgery; Michael Silberling, Affinity Gaming CEO; Dr. John Fildes, chief of trauma and UNLV school of Medicine chief of surgery; Marcia Turner, University Medical Center chief administrative officer; David Eisendrath, Affinity Gaming vice president of corporate finance;Gail Yedinak, University Medical Center senior management analyst; Stana Subaric, senior vice president of human resources)