Medical tourism has been on Southern Nevada’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 “tourism” part of the equation down, but the “medical” part was lacking. Everybody’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.