CrossRoads of Southern NV was featured by the Las Vegas Review Journal in an article about how the city of Las Vegas is responding to COVID-19, as well as the remarkable turnaround Dave Marlon’s CrossRoads has accomplished.
As the LVRJ noted:
‘A smart and creative approach’
On June 25, CrossRoads CEO Dave Marlon had an empty unit for coronavirus patients.
He then received a call from the health district saying that two patients — inmates who tested positive at a halfway house — would be on their way to isolate.
The unit, which first started operating in April, opened back up the next day and over the next 12 days admitted 10 COVID-19 patients, Dave Marlon said.
“They’re expecting a second spike,” he said. “And we’re like a little shelter detox. We’re always around to be able to be here as a community partner.”
The facility provides 24/7 nursing, counseling, access to doctors, case management and dietitian-approved meal.
As of Wednesday, there were three patients in the unit and 33 beds available. A total of 16 have been housed since the county signed the contract in April.
Marlon called the arrangement with the county a “smart and creative approach.”