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Summer 2010 WomensCare out now

July 30, 2010 2 comments

2010 WomensCare magazine

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.

If you haven’t joined us on Facebook, the magazine is filled with incentives to become a fan and follow us – and possibly win prizes!

Make sure to check your mail for this issue – it’s not to be missed.


St. Rose Celebrates Anniversary with Special Mass

Bishop Pepe during the special 10th Anniversary Mass at the Siena Campus.

St. Rose Dominican Hospitals – Siena Campus is commemorating 10 years of serving the southern Nevada community – during which time more than 25,000 babies were delivered at the campus and nearly 700,000 patients were assisted.

“Looking back, it is truly astounding to me that the Siena Campus has been providing healthcare services for our community for 10 years,” said Rod Davis, president, St. Rose Dominican Hospitals. “When construction began, we were literally in the middle of nowhere. We’re looking forward to serving our community for the next 10 years and beyond.”

The 10-year celebration began Monday, July 19, with a special celebratory mass offered by the Most Reverend Joseph A. Pepe, Bishop of Las Vegas. The celebration and remembrances will continue in the upcoming issue of the WomensCare magazine and through St. Rose’s social media sites.

Bishop Pepe at the 10th Anniversary special Mass at the Siena Campus.

The first phase of the Siena Campus – named after Saint Catherine of Siena, a laywoman who devoted her life to prayer and caring for the sick and poor – opened in July 2000 with 141 patient rooms. Since then, a variety of major milestones have occurred at the hospital:

• 2001 – The first open heart surgery was performed.

• 2003 – The $20 million expansion, including the fourth floor build out, was completed in the fall. The expansion included 66 private patient rooms, a Pediatric Department/Pediatric ICU unit, an additional C-section surgery suite, an expanded pharmacy and other facility enhancements.

• 2005 – Siena received its Level III trauma designation.

• 2007 – Siena acquired the Catholic Healthcare West (CHW) system’s first da Vinci (robotic) Surgical System.

• 2008 – A Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) opened which allowed the hospital to provide the highest levels of care.

• 2010 – Construction began on the emergency and operating room expansions.

St. Rose CEO Rod Davis presents Bishop Pepe a recognition honoring the Bishop's 40 years in ministry.

Dairy Queen® to Make Miracles in Las Vegas on Fifth Annual Miracle Treat Day

Dairy Queen® to Make Miracles in Las Vegas on Fifth Annual Miracle Treat Day

St. Rose Dominican Hospitals to benefit from Blizzard® treat sales on Thursday, August 5

It might be hot outside but there’s a blizzard brewing at DQ® Orange Julius® at Town Square. The sweet treat spot is celebrating Miracle Treat Day on August 5 and will donate a portion of every Blizzard® treat sold to St. Rose Dominican Hospitals, one of 170 Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. Children’s Miracle Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children’s hospitals.

In addition, DQ® Orange Julius® will host a Blizzard eating contest at 11:30 a.m. on August 5 to raise awareness for Children’s Miracle Network. The person who eats the most Oreo® Brownie Earthquake® Blizzard will have a Blizzard named after him or her and receive a free Blizzard each month for a year. Those interested can sign up in person at Dairy Queen, located downstairs from Blue Martini and across from the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf at Town Square.

            Las Vegas area Dairy Queens have been supporters of Children’s Miracle Network since 2006.  

“Every summer, the entire community looks forward to Miracle Treat Day when we turn Blizzard treats into smiles for the kids at the hospitals that really need our support,” said Charles Singer, Dairy Queen franchisee.

            The Dairy Queen system is one of the top 10 contributors to Children’s Miracle Network having raised more than $81 million since 1984. Last year on Miracle Treat Day, participating Dairy Queen locations throughout the U.S. and Canada raised $4.6 million for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals in local communities.

For more information about Miracle Treat Day in Las Vegas, contact Debi Walsh at (702) 616-5755.

About Children’s Miracle Network and St. Rose Dominican Hospitals

Children’s Miracle Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of sick children by raising funds to provide the finest medical care, life-saving research and preventative education for 170 premier hospitals across North America. The local Children’s Miracle Network hospital is St. Rose Dominican Hospitals, Southern Nevada’s only not-for-profit, religiously sponsored hospital system, whose mission is to serve people in need. For more information, visit 

About IDQ:

International Dairy Queen (IDQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops licenses and services a system of more than 5,600 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and other foreign countries.  IDQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family, a company owned by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit

Volunteers Needed!

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

Quality Healthcare in Southern Nevada

Can you find excellent healthcare in southern Nevada? You decide.

St. Rose ad that was published 7/18/10

At St. Rose Dominican Hospitals, we have always been committed to quality care. In fact, when you compare St. Rose to nationally recognized hospitals, you may find we compare quite well Visit to see additional data or

Helping Hands Receives Grants

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.”

San Martin Campus – Voted Top 10 Most Beautiful

St. Rose Dominican Hospitals - San Martin campus was named among America's most beautiful hospitals.

St. Rose Dominican Hospitals – San Martin Campus was voted as the sixth most beautiful hopsital in the nation by readers of,  an industry and consumer health site.

Editors wrote about the campus:  “Sexier than most hotels, staggering care has been taken with architecture and decorating, both inside and out.”

Vicky VanMeetren, CEO of the San Martin Campus, said it is wonderful to be chosen as one of the most beautiful hospitals in the nation.

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