St. Rose Dominican Hospitals’ employees partnered with Rebuilding Together to make critical repairs to three homes in the Las Vegas Valley on Saturday, April 30, 2011. Rebuilding Together, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize communities, has a network of more than 200 affiliates. The organization provides free rehabilitation and critical repairs to the homes of low-income, disabled and/or aging Americans.
The wind couldn’t stop the fun this weekend at the first annual NICU reunion — held Sunday May 15. It was a huge success!
The reunion was for the parents and children who have been cared for in the hospitals’ Level II and III NICUs. The reunion allowed St. Rose NICU caregivers to meet with families, listen to stories, share experiences, interact with past neonates, and learn. Parents get to share their St. Rose NICU experiences, give suggestions, network and reconnect with the staff in a very relaxed setting. An estimated 450 moms, dads, babies and siblings celebrated with us!
Thank you to all who donated time and items: Walmart Super Center – 2 HUGE sheet cakes, ice and 13 volunteers; Panda Express (through Panda Gives), 450 box lunches w/fortune cookies & volunteers; Sam’s Club, 45 cases of water; Children’s Miracle Network; and many more!
We also received some really nice coverage – thank you to the Las Vegas Sun. A link to their story on the event, and a photo, is below.
On Saturday, up to 200 St. Rose Dominican Hospitals employees volunteered at three different home sites throughout the Las Vegas Valley as part of the national Rebuilding Together day. St. Rose employees pitched in to make a difference in the lives of seniors, and had a great job doing it. The work our employees did was amazing – so amazing, in fact, that the Las Vegas Sun chronicled their efforts at one valley home.
Read the story here:
The latest issue is packed with information from how to recognize and respond to a stroke, to managing chronic disease. And of course the issue has the latest listing of our upcoming and popular classes.
Make sure to grab your copy today at any of our hospital campuses or WomensCare Centers. Need more than one? Send us a message and let us know – we will get them to you!
Wow – what an amazing time we had this weekend at the Rose Regatta. The event started at 8 a.m., but for the many volunteers that made it happen the day began at 5 a.m.! Thank you to those great volunteers who made the day possible.
Thousands of people descended on Lake Las Vegas throughout the day to support the Rose Regatta and row in their Dragon Boat heat. It was a great time had by all. In total, there were 60 boats that participated this year.
We were especially impressed and touched by the breast cancer survivor teams that came throughout the United States and Canada to row in the event and help spread the message of detection and cure.
All the money raised from the event will go to benefit St. Rose Dominican Hospitals’ breast health services, including medical care and psychosocial support for uninsured women and men facing breast cancer.
The festival included the Flowers on the Water Ceremony, honoring women currently living with breast cancer and those who lost their lives to the disease. The Painted Paddles Gallery had another successful year – as mini paddles painted by breast cancer survivors or those touched by the disease were sold off to raise funds.
Please check out our YouTube page (www.youtube.com/user/StRoseHospitals) for video from the event and our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/StRoseHospitals) to see photos, or post your own comments and thoughts about the event.
Thank you to everyone who made this year a success!
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month, St. Rose Dominican Hospitals is hosting the second annual Rose Regatta Dragon Boat Race and Festival at The Village, Lake Las Vegas Marina on Saturday, October 16, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sixty dragon boat teams – each with 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steersperson – from Nevada, southern California, Arizona, Colorado and Canada will compete to raise funds to benefit St. Rose Dominican Hospitals’ breast health services including medical care and psychosocial support for uninsured women and men facing breast cancer. Nine of the 60 dragon boat teams (eight from outside of Nevada) are comprised solely of breast cancer survivors.
“Dragon boat racing is one of the fastest growing water sports in the country,” said Rod Davis, President/ CEO of St. Rose Dominican Hospitals. “The response we have received from dragon boat teams across the country and in Canada wanting to participate in this fundraising festival has been overwhelming.”
In addition to the dragon boat races, which begin at 8 a.m., the festival will include activities such as:
- Flowers on the Water Ceremony – This ceremony honors women currently living with breast cancer and those who lost their lives to the disease. A regular ritual at dragon boat races with breast cancer survivor teams, survivors and supporters assemble near the foot bridge in their dragon boats. After a few words, participants toss flowers into the water as a celebration of survival and to remember those lost.
- Painted Paddles Gallery – Paddles painted by breast cancer survivors or those touched by the disease will be on display.
- Light the Way Lantern Tribute – Traditional Chinese lanterns will adorn the floating stage at The Village with dedications to those affected by breast cancer.
- Entertainment – Entertainment and activities will run during the race and The Village shops and restaurants will be open for your enjoyment.
For more information, please visit www.roseregatta.org or call 702.616.4900.
We had a great time on Aug. 5 at the DQ® Orange Julius® at Town Square. Numerous DQ® Orange Julius® around town were taking part in Miracle Treat Day to support our own local Children’s Miracle Network.
As part of Miracle Treat Day, DQ® Orange Julius® at Town Square Las Vegas hosted a Blizzard eating contest to raise awareness for Children’s Miracle Network. The person who eats the most Oreo® Brownie Earthquake® Blizzard had a Blizzard named after him or her and receive a free Blizzard each month for a year. Thirteen other Dairy Queens across the valley are taking part in Miracle Treat Day with at least $1 from each Blizzard treat sold being donated to Children’s Miracle Network.
And the winner of the Blizzard eating contest was …. Ron Koch who ate 18 Blizzards!!
Thank you to all those who came out to participate and had a little winter fun in August to support the children in our community.
The Summer 2010 issue of WomensCare will be distributed Aug. 1, and if we can brag, this issue is one of the best ever!
We feature Tina Martini, celebrity chef at the M Resort and how she keeps audiences entertained week after week, while serving up a healthy dose of healthy recipes and healthy living tips.
We have a three-page spread on patient safety and the initiatives that St. Rose Dominican Hospital is taking and developing. It is so great to read about the work of our employees, and know that they have patient safety and quality care at the forefront of everything that they do.
And of course we have great patient stories! From an employee who battled cancer, to one patient’s incredible comeback from ventricular fibrillation.
Make sure to check your mail for this issue – it’s not to be missed.
St. Rose Dominican Hospitals is in need of volunteers at its San Martin Campus. If you are looking to give back to the community and are good with people – then we are looking for you!
Please call our San Martin volunteer office for more informaiton: 702.492.8695
Be a volunteer and give back! St. Rose cherishes our volunteers (now numbering more than 500) and the selfless time they donate to the hospitals.
“Our volunteers are here by choice and provide a service that is intangible,” said Jaime Terry, Volunteer Director. “Their warmth and caring is evident in every department they work for. We love our volunteers.”
If you are interested in volunteering, consider this:
- you will be educated to be the best good will ambassador you can be;
- you will gain the satisfaction that comes from knowing that you make a difference to patients, staff and the community; you will expand your life experiences and skills;
- you will find a rewarding change of pace from your regular routines;
- your services are needed every day and night of the week; and
- you will meet other volunteers and staff who may become good friends and associates.
What are the qualifications?
- Volunteers must be dependable, interested in helping others and have a positive attitude.
- Volunteers must be in good health to perform assigned tasks. (A tuberculosis test and health clearance from the hospitals’ Employee Health Department are required.
- In addition, standard hospital pre-qualification procedures require that volunteers complete a drug screening, background check and reference check).
- Junior volunteers must be at least 14 years old and have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.
Where can you volunteer?
- Gift shop
- Front reception desk
- Various hospital committees
- Office work
- Nurse’s stations
- Surgery waiting room
- Emergency Department
- Book Cart
- Community Education
- Positive Impact on Learning (elementary reading and math tutors).
- Pet Therapy
For more information on volunteer opportunities, call:
- Rose de Lima Campus: 702.616.7514
- Siena Campus: 702.616.5543
- San Martín Campus: 702.492.8695
The Artie J. Cannon Helping Hands of Henderson program – one of St. Rose Dominican Hospitals’ community benefit programs – has received $164,090 in support from several local agencies and companies.Helping Hands of Henderson is a community-based transportation program. Staffed primarily by volunteers, Helping Hands helps Henderson residents over 60 years of age remain in their own homes and maintain their independence by providing transportation services to medical appointments, shopping and errands.
The grants were given by the following companies/agencies:
- State of Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division – $109,590 for transportation and volunteer care services for fiscal year 2011.
- City of Henderson CDBG – $24,500 in capital support to purchase a new handicap accessible program van in fiscal year 2011.
- Bank of America – $20,000 to support program operations.
- USAA Savings Bank – $10,000 to support program operations.
“Since its inception in 1995, Helping Hands and its volunteers have provided more than 20,000 rides for Henderson seniors,” said Rod Davis, president/CEO of St. Rose Dominican Hospitals. “The generosity of these five agencies and companies will ensure that we can continue to support senior residents in our community in the years to come.”