Las Vegas, Nev. — FirstMed Health and Wellness Center (FirstMed), a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and Certified Community Behavioral Health Center (CCBHC) that provides comprehensive preventative, primary care medical services and mental health services for ages five and older to low income and under-served families in Southern Nevada, has appointed Lilnetra Grady as its new Chief Medical Officer.

Grady, a family nurse practitioner, joined FirstMed nearly two years ago and led the effort to obtain Certified Community Based Health Clinic (CCBHC) and Substance Abuse & Prevention Treatment Agency (SAPT) certification for FirstMed and its affiliates. Currently, she leads FirstMed’s Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program and the Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) initiative for HIV-infected patients.

“Lilnetra is passionate about ensuring underserved communities have access to quality health care, and that patients are supported and educated so they can become active participants in their medical care,” said Angela Quinn, CEO of FirstMed Health and Wellness Center. “She is immensely qualified and a dedicated medical professional whose experience and commitment will benefit FirstMed patients and enhance our initiatives and services.”

Grady obtained her undergraduate degree in nursing from Rockford University in Rockford, Ill., and her master’s degree in nursing from Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Ill. She has spent most of her 20-year nursing career in the inner city of Chicago before relocating to Las Vegas.

About FirstMed Health and Wellness Center:    

Founded in 2009, FirstMed Health and Wellness Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), provides comprehensive preventative and primary health care services and mental health services to the low income and under-served families in Southern Nevada. The organization currently has three clinics: 400 Shadow Lane, Las Vegas, Nev., 89106; 3343 S. Eastern Avenue, Las Vegas, Nev., 89169; and 3940 North Martin Luther King Blvd., Suite 105B, North Las Vegas, Nev., 89032. The staff is fluent in English, Spanish, Tagalog and Visayan. FirstMed Health and Wellness Center is a Health Center Program grantee under 43 U.S.C. 254b. For more information, visit FMHWC.ORG.