Medical tourism has been on Southern Nevadaâ€™s radar for more than a decade, but only recently have the medical community and the tourism industry coordinated efforts well enough to begin turning the concept into reality and make medical tourism into a bona fide piece of Gov. Brian Sandoval’s economic diversification package.
For years, medical tourism in Southern Nevada languished. It had the â€œtourismâ€ part of the equation down, but the “medical” part was lacking. Everybodyâ€™s heard the old joke: Where is the best place to go for medical treatment in Southern Nevada? McCarran International Airport.
But now, through a series of initiatives by several parties, McCarran is the gateway for people coming to Las Vegas for medical care.