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Boys Town Nevada Behavioral Health Clinic Makes Official Debut at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Boys Town Nevada Behavioral Health Clinic Makes Official Debut at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

After opening back in February 2017, the Boys Town Nevada Behavioral Health Clinic had their official ribbon cutting ceremony on September 7, 2017 to introduce the facility to the community.

With more than 30 people in attendance, the clinic held an open house where members of the community could get a first-hand look at the building and resources that it has to offer for families. Some of those that made an appearance for the clinic's opening included well-known members of the Nevada area such as Assemblyman Steve Yeager and representatives from the offices of: Governor Sandoval, Senator Heller, Senator Cortez Masto, Congresswoman Rosen, and Congressman Kihuen.

For the Boys Town Nevada Behavioral Clinic, the open house was more than a peek inside the new building. "It was an opportunity to further introduce Boys Town Nevada to our community, further some key relationships with donors and decision makers, and build relationships with referring agents," said Dr. Tara Borsh, Boys Town Nevada Behavioral Health Clinic Director.

While the Behavioral Health Clinic has only been open for 7 months at Boys Town, several establishments have assisted in the development through their incredibly generous donations and contributions.

The Golden Nugget, a local casino that has worked with Boys Town Nevada for several years, has put in great efforts to support the clinic by donating all of the toys needed for the facility. The University of Nevada-Las Vegas and the Nevada Psychological Association (NPA) have also been involved with the clinic through their active promoting and patient referrals. Local schools and pediatricians lend their support by referring patients, as well.

Dr. Borsh has already set major goals for the progression of the clinic. "We plan to continue adding psychologists to meet the needs of the community for behavioral health services, and co-locate from the pediatrician offices," she said. With only two employees so far, Dr. Borsh and Clinic Services Representative Heather Parker, the clinic is looking to add a staff psychologist position. Not only is the staff expanding, but Dr. Borsh hopes to see an increase in families coming to the Behavioral Clinic, and is projected to work with 90 families in 2017.