Archive for February, 2011

Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon Begins Today!

February 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Children’s Miracle Network, a nonprofit organization whose local proceeds benefit St. Rose Dominican Hospitals’ pediatric departments, is holding its first annual three-day radiothon with Beasley Broadcasting’s AM 720 KDWN, 102.7 The Coyote, and 96.3 KKLZ, Thursday-Saturday, February  24-26, 2011.

“KDWN and The Coyote will be broadcasting live from our St. Rose Dominican Hospitals-Siena Campus lobby throughout the fundraising event,” said Charlie Guida, president, St. Rose Dominican Health Foundation. “Families will tell their miracle stories, and we’ll have a few special guests. Our goal is to have members of the community call in pledges and contribute. Donations can be made by credit card, check, online, cash – even spare change. Every donation makes a difference by ensuring that sick children in our community get the medical treatment – and special attention – they need.”

In southern Nevada, 100 percent of every dollar raised by Children’s Miracle Network in our community goes to St. Rose Dominican Hospitals’ Pediatric Centers to provide state-of-the art treatment and care, specialized pediatric medical equipment, health education, and charity care to those families who are most in need.

To view a video about the radiothon please visit (scroll down to end of page once there):


St. Rose Dominican Hospitals Using Donor Breast Milk

February 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Every day, St. Rose employees move mountains to improve patient care and make St. Rose Dominican Hospitals the premier hospital system in southern Nevada. One thing that sets us apart is our willingness to think outside of the box and look beyond how things are traditionally done.

A recent example of this stemmed from a family whose baby was in the St. Rose -Siena Campus NICU. The family wanted their baby to receive breast milk, even though the mother was unable to provide the milk herself. The family asked us to explore finding donor breast milk to give to the baby. The easy thing to do would be to say it can’t be done, there are no policies or procedures in place and there are no milk banks in the state. But one thing is certain about St. Rose employees — give them a challenge and they can make it happen.

Within a matter of days, a working group that included Scott Rolfe, NICU Nurse Manager; Suzie Owens, lactation consultant; Peggy Cullum, Policy and Procedure Manager, as well as our physician partners and many others worked to change our policies and procedures. As a result of their fast, tireless efforts, St. Rose Dominican Hospitals is the first hospital in the Las Vegas valley to provide donor milk to a baby. The milk comes from a milk bank in San Jose, California, and is screened, processed and pasteurized. This baby will benefit, as will future patients.

This is just one example of the amazing, collaborative work that happens in our hospitals every day.

The hospital received some very nice coverage as a result of this new procedure. You can find that coverage at these links:

Ch. 13, KTNV TV, Once you get to the video archive page, you will have to scroll through the videos to find the one on St. Rose Donor Breast Milk.

And a story published in the Las Vegas Review-Journal can be found here:

WomensCare Magazine Winter 2011

February 10, 2011 Leave a comment

WomensCare magazine Winter 2011

Hopefully you have received your WomensCare magazine in the mail! This issue features great stories on our stroke program, ant-bullying and our upcoming Children’s Miracle Network radiothon. If you didn’t get one in the mail, stop by any of our campuses or a WomensCare Center to get your copy.

St. Rose Dominican Hospitals and Health Services Coalition (HSC) Renew Healthcare Provider Agreement

February 10, 2011 Leave a comment

St. Rose Dominican Hospitals and Health Services Coalition (HSC) are pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached that will allow HSC members to continue to access the St. Rose system for their healthcare needs.

“St. Rose is committed to providing the highest quality healthcare to the members of the communities that we serve,” said Rod Davis, president/CEO of St. Rose Dominican Hospitals. “We have heard from many HSC members about their desire to receive healthcare at St. Rose hospitals, and we are pleased we can continue to serve those members.”

“HSC is pleased St. Rose continues to be a valued healthcare provider to our members,” said Leslie Johnstone, executive director of Health Services Coalition. “We look forward to working with St. Rose on a number of healthcare quality initiatives and are encouraged by their commitment to provide quality healthcare.”

St. Rose applauds HSC’s focus on quality care for its members. St. Rose’s commitment to quality has long been a part of its culture, and that commitment applies equally to all patients.  “We are proud of how our quality metrics favorably compare to hospitals in Nevada and the nation and have continually committed our resources to both improvement and transparency,” Davis said. “We are pleased that HSC will join forces with us to continue to strive toward improving patient care.”

St. Rose’s top priorities are patient safety, patient satisfaction and delivering the highest quality care in a healing environment. St. Rose is one of only a handful of hospitals in the nation (and the first in Nevada) to publicly share a broad spectrum of quality metrics including infections and sentinel events. That data can be accessed at:

About Health Services Coalition

Health Services Coalition is Nevada’s largest health care consumer advocacy group with more than 260,000 members represented by 22 health funds and employers dedicated to improving the quality, affordability and accessibility of health care in Southern Nevada.  Members include MGM Resorts International, Boyd Gaming, Caesars Entertainment, HEREIU Welfare Fund, NV Energy, City of Las Vegas, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Health and Welfare Trust, Clark County and Las Vegas Firefighters and IBEW 357.  For more information about Health Services Coalition, its members, “Better:” and southern Nevada health care statistics please visit and

About St. Rose Dominican Hospitals

St. Rose’s three hospitals – Rose de Lima, Siena and San Martín – are three of the top five ranked hospitals in the state for quality measures according to the most recent HealthInsight quality report based on Medicare data, and are nationally ranked in the 80th percentile or higher for quality care. As the community’s only not-for-profit, religiously sponsored hospital system, St. Rose Dominican Hospitals is guided by the vision and core values of the Adrian Dominican Sisters and Catholic Healthcare West (CHW). As the community grows, St. Rose’s mission is to serve people in need. For more information, visit

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