Representatives from Dignity Health Nevada, Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging Centers, Quest Diagnostics, and local government officials participated in the groundbreaking of our new Medical Pavilion Tuesday, March 22.
Despite crazy winds, more than 100 people attended the groundbreaking, showing there is a great deal of interest in the services that will be offered at the Medical Pavilion. The new Pavilion will increase access to primary, urgent, and diagnostic health care services once it opens in early 2017.
The Medical Pavilion will include the first Dignity Health Urgent Care location in Nevada, a Dignity Health Medical Group Nevada clinic staffed by primary care physicians, a Steinberg Diagnostic Imaging center, and a Quest Diagnostics location along with other services.
Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican is celebrating with the groundbreaking of its first neighborhood hospital in North Las Vegas, an area of southern Nevada in need of improved access to health care. The new neighborhood hospital is expected to create more than 100 permanent jobs in North Las Vegas
The groundbreaking will be held Wednesday, March 2, at 11 a.m. on the northwest corner of Craig Rd. and Camino Al Norte. Dignitaries will include Mayor John Lee of North Las Vegas, executives from Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican and from Emerus.
Board-certified physicians, experienced nurses and other clinical specialists will staff the new neighborhood hospitals. The first level of each of the multi-million dollar hospitals will feature a comprehensive emergency department, an inpatient wing, imaging and quick-access lab services. In addition to Dignity Health Medical Group practices, other floors will house St. Rose community outreach programs, additional physician offices and other ancillary clinical services to support community health needs. All neighborhood hospitals will operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, offering patients the highest levels of care in a smaller campus setting.
Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican, which operates three acute-care hospitals in Henderson and Las Vegas – the Rose de Lima Campus, the San Martin Campus, and the Siena Campus, will be building four new neighborhood hospitals in the greater Las Vegas area within the next two years. These neighborhood hospitals are designed specifically to increase access to high-quality emergency care in underserved metropolitan areas.
Board-certified physicians, experienced nurses, and other clinical specialists will staff the new neighborhood hospitals. The first level of each of the multi-million dollar hospitals will feature a comprehensive emergency department, an inpatient wing, imaging and quick-access lab services. In addition to Dignity Health Medical Group clinics, other floors will house St. Rose community outreach programs, additional physician offices, and other ancillary clinical services to support community health needs. All neighborhood hospitals will operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, offering patients the highest levels of care in a smaller campus setting.
The first of the four locations to open is the North Las Vegas Campus, which is scheduled for opening in the first quarter of 2017. The North Las Vegas opening will be followed by three sites in Las Vegas: Blue Diamond Campus, West Flamingo Campus and Sahara Campus, with all sites in operation by summer 2017. Two additional valley locations are also under consideration.
As part of this expansion, St. Rose Dominican has a joint-venture agreement with Emerus, a nationally recognized innovator in the delivery of efficient medical care, to build and manage these sites and to lay the groundwork for additional facilities through the region. This highly efficient model has been successful in both Colorado and Texas, creating shorter wait times in their fully functioning emergency departments, while decompressing the current burden of current ERs.
Brian Brannman, senior vice president of operations for Dignity Health Nevada. “By partnering with Emerus and building these neighborhood hospitals, we will be expanding our services to the community in convenient locations with compassion, efficiency and excellence, while maintaining our high standards for quality, safety and service. With several of our new locations in areas of redevelopment and growth, such as the North Las Vegas and Sahara/Decatur campuses, we will be the neighborhood choice. St. Rose is proud to work with Emerus to bring this highly-efficient health care model to Nevada.”
“We are honored to partner with Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican, an organization that values excellence, compassion and collaboration,” said Dr. Toby Hamilton, MD, FACEP and CEO of Emerus. “Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican hospitals will continue to grow as the Las Vegas region grows. They are positioned to be the region’s leader in the delivery of efficient, value-driven, community-based health care now and into the future.”
A groundbreaking celebration for the North Las Vegas Campus will be held March 2. Construction on the initial four hospitals is expected to begin shortly. Once open, each hospital is expected to create more than 100 permanent jobs in the greater Las Vegas area.
In addition to creating additional access for high-demand, lifesaving emergency care, these neighborhood campuses will also extend access to primary care. Nevada ranks 46th in the nation for its share of primary care doctors, family care specialists and pediatricians. Each neighborhood campus will include a new Dignity Health Medical Group primary-care clinic, which will help ease the burden on primary-care physicians currently in practice.
$20,000 in Donations Made to Local Charities
Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican’s medical staff is spreading humankindness this holiday season by making donations to local nonprofits that go above and beyond when providing assistance for those in southern Nevada and those serving overseas. Each hospital campus’ medical staff committee chose a nonprofit and notified them of the award last week. The donations include:
- Safe Nest – $10,000 to fund holiday and scholarship activities for domestic violence victims;
- Douglas J. Green Memorial Foundation – $5,000 to help fund the shipping costs for 500 care packages to
deployed military members in Afghanistan and Iraq this holiday season;
- Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada – $5,000 to fund a full, free community meal for a day.
“Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican and its medical staff is dedicated to improving the quality of life for those in our community,” said Dr. Gary Mono, vice president for medical staff affairs for Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican. “We are very proud to announce these donations and grateful for everything these charities do for those in need every day.”
A variety of dignitaries attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Dominican Tower at the Siena Campus Monday, November 9, including
- Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske
- Senator Joyce Woodhouse
- Assemblyman Lynn Stewart
- Assemblyman Stephen Silberkraus
- Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen
- Councilwoman Gerri Schroder
- Councilwoman Debra March, and
- Henderson Chamber of Commerce CEO, Scott Muelrath.
The dignitaries, along with many Henderson Chamber of Commerce board members and staff, joined Siena Campus CEO, Brian Brannman, COO, Teressa Conley, and nearly 100 employees for the ceremony.
The new five-story, 220,000 square foot tower features 96 more private rooms, new expanded adult and children’s emergency rooms (56 private rooms), six new operating suites, and expanded services for orthopedics, cardiology, admitting, nutrition services, radiology, lab, pharmacy, endoscopy suites, and other support services.
Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican’s Siena Campus was named a 2015/2016 Consumer Choice Award recipient by National Research Corporation. The annual award identifies hospitals across the United States that healthcare consumers choose as having the highest quality and image.
“We applaud the efforts of our medical staff and employees,” said Brian Brannman, senior vice president of operations, Dignity Health Nevada. “They work in partnership with our patients, visitors, and community to consistently and constantly improve the safety and quality of the care we provide.”
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Consumer Choice Award celebrating the power of a strong brand image in healthcare.
“For each of the past 20 years, winning hospitals have provided outstanding experiences that have transcended their four walls to build consumer preference, loyalty, and trust in their markets. We are honored to congratulate this year’s winners on a job well done,” said Brian Wynne, Vice President of Business Development at National Research.
Winners are determined by consumer perceptions on multiple quality and image ratings collected in the company’s Market Insights survey, the largest online consumer healthcare survey in the country. National Research surveys more than 300,000 households in the contiguous 48 states and the District of Columbia. Hospitals named by consumers are analyzed and ranked based on Core Based Statistical Areas defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, with winning facilities being ranked the highest.
A complete list of winners can be found at http://www.nationalresearch.com/ConsumerChoice.
Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel. ~ Eleanor Brownn
Caring for a loved one who is ill or frail can be incredibly rewarding. It can also be one of the toughest things you’ll ever do in your life.
Preparing meals, giving medicines, arranging medical care, paying bills—tasks like these take a lot of time and energy. So it’s no wonder that caregivers often give short shrift to themselves—there’s not much room on that daily must-do list for anything personal.
Sound familiar? If you find yourself nodding yes, then repeat this caregiving mantra: You can’t do a good job of caring for someone else if you don’t take care of yourself.
Show yourself some humankindness
Here are some suggestions on how to carve out some much-needed—and deserved—me time:
Accept and ask for help. Gladly say yes to offers of help so that you can do something for yourself, whether that’s seeing your own doctor or recharging with a walk. And don’t hesitate to be specific about what might help you most. It’s OK to say, for example, “Can you stay with Mom for two hours this Wednesday so I can see my dentist?”
Seek out community services. These services—such as nursing care, adult day care, and home delivered meals—can help lighten your load. To find out what’s available, call the Nevada Aging and Disability Services at 702.486.3545 or visit http://www.adsd.nv.gov.
Make your own health a priority. Caregivers are often so busy tending to others that they neglect their own health—which helps explain why they’re more likely than other adults to develop serious health problems. So don’t skip checkups, screening tests, or necessary medical care. Learn self-care tools at our Powerful Tools for Caregivers Workshop (call 702.616.4900 for information or to register).
And do your very best to eat well, exercise regularly, and get enough shut-eye. Some days that may be easier than others. Do what you can—and remind yourself why it’s important for you and your loved ones.
Sources: Family Caregiver Alliance; Office on Women’s Health