Dr. William Evans received the Lifetime Achievement award in this year’s VEGAS INC Healthcare Headliners 2017. We are so proud of all he has done throughout the last 37 years to make the Children’s Heart Center Nevada the 5th largest pediatric cardiology center in the United States!

Article from VEGASINC

By Danielle Birkin – May 2017



Founder and co-director

Children’s Heart Center Nevada

As founder of Nevada’s first pediatric cardiology practice, Dr. William Evans has been helping to care for the state’s littlest hearts for 37 years.

The health care visionary — who established Children’s Heart Center Nevada in 1980 as a solo operation — is an outspoken champion for children with congenital heart conditions, having grown his practice to now include 20 physicians with 150 employees at three locations in Southern Nevada as well as offices in Reno and Carson City. One of the largest pediatric congenital cardiology practices in the United States, CHCN encompasses fetal cardiology, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, congenital cardiac surgery, pediatric obesity and basic scientific research programs.

“Oftentimes, children who are born with heart problems can lead full healthy lives after they receive treatment, whether they require surgery or some other sort of procedure such as heart catheterization, so we feel like we can really make a difference,” said Evans, who earned his medical degree from the University of California, Irvine, and completed his internship, residency and pediatric cardiology fellowship at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, prior to relocating to Southern Nevada. “At the time, there was no full-time cardiologist in the entire state of Nevada.”

Inspired to pursue a career in medicine in part because he visited a state hospital and was appalled by the deplorable conditions — particularly for children — Evans said CHCNV has some 50,000 patient contacts per year.

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When you tell a family that their child has a potentially lethal problem, but we can fix it, and with every likelihood that child will be fine for the rest of their life — yes, it’s pretty rewarding. It’s hard to describe the feeling when parents hug you and thank you for saving their child’s life.