The Valley Health System Appoints Two Associate Chief Medical Officers

Monday, January 10, 2022
The Valley Health System Appoints Two Associate Chief Medical Officers

J. Randall Feikes, MD, and Leslie Jacobs, MD

J. Randall Feikes, MD, and Leslie Jacobs, MD, have been appointed Associate Chief Medical Officers (ACMO) for The Valley Health System (VHS) hospitals and medical staff. In their roles, they will focus on quality and patient safety initiatives by reducing clinical variations and improving quality outcomes through evidence-based programs and protocols.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Feikes and Dr. Jacobs to their new positions within the southern Nevada market,” said Karla Perez, Regional Vice President of The Valley System. “They are both well-known and respected in our medical community and will lead any patient care redesign efforts and ensure our medical staff is actively participating in programs to drive improvement in the efficiency and effectiveness of the care we deliver across all our hospitals, freestanding emergency departments, outpatient services and physician offices.”

J. Randall Feikes, MD

Dr. Feikes will focus on VHS hospitals on the western side of southern Nevada, including Centennial Hills, Spring Valley, Summerlin and Valley Health Specialty hospitals in Las Vegas, and Desert View Hospital in Pahrump. Dr. Feikes previously served in multiple leadership positions at Sunrise Hospital, as a Member-at-Large with Valley Hospital’s Medical Executive Committee, as an Assistant Dean with the UNLV School of Medicine and a former board member for the Southern Nevada Medical Association, along with his work as a cardiovascular surgeon in Las Vegas. He is a multi-award recipient for Top Doctor honors from local publications, and currently serves as the president of the southern Nevada chapter of the American Heart Association.

Leslie Jacobs, MD

Dr. Jacobs will focus on VHS’s central and Henderson-based facilities, including Desert Springs, Henderson and Valley hospitals, while also serving as the 2022 Chief Medical Officer for the Silver State Accountable Care Organization. She will continue her internal medicine practice with Valley Health Physician Alliance on a part-time basis. Dr. Jacobs most recently served as the Chief Medical Officer for the Teachers Health Trust, and previously worked with CareMore Medical Group and Jacobs & Modaber Primary Care. She is a member of the VHS Board of Governors and has received numerous accolades including Top Doctor by My Vegas magazine, Best Doctors of America, and voted by her peers as a Top Doctor in Las Vegas Life magazine.

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