Archive for April, 2011

National Healthcare Decision Day

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I know what my medical wishes are, but I haven’t written them down. I really need to complete an Advance Directive!”

Here’s your chance!

This Friday, April 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Rose Chaplains Spike Gilbert and Katherine Tang, will be at the Rose de Lima and San Martin cafeterias to assist and answer questions. They will be available to answer any questions you may have about advance directives, and help you complete your own.  You don’t need to bring anything with you– we will have blank Advance Directive forms and two hospital volunteers to witness your competed document. 

This opportunity is for anyone interested in learning more about Advance Directives.  And if you’ve never thought about your own medical wishes, we would love to help you start the conversation.

Please stop by and see us this Friday outside the cafeteria.  We look forward to seeing you!


New Hospital Campus Announced

(Henderson, Nev.; April 7, 2011). Rod A. Davis, president/CEO of St. Rose Dominican Hospitals, today announced that it is partnering with the Union Village development project to build a new healthcare campus in Henderson.

“We are excited to be a part of the vision that is Union Village as it takes the city of Henderson to the next level as a premier place to live and work,” Davis said. “This new Rose de Lima Campus will continue the 65 year commitment to service that the Adrian Dominican Sisters brought to Henderson and the surrounding communities. Preliminary plans call for a new Rose de Lima Campus at the Union Village site that will house a continuum of healthcare services.”

The new Rose de Lima Campus will be on the parcel of land located just east of I-515/US 93/95, at the site of the new Galleria interchange. St. Rose continues to work with Union Village developers to structure the agreement and development plans.

Preliminary plans call for a 214-bed hospital, initially opening with 154 beds, with shelled space for another 60 beds for future expansion.

St. Rose’s health care services are in demand now more than ever – it is clear that the Henderson market is still underserved in terms of the number of hospital beds available – thus St. Rose is studying the number of acute care beds, inpatient rehabilitation beds, surgery suites and all ambulatory services needed at this new hospital to best serve our community.

Not only do plans call for a new Rose de Lima Campus, studies are under way for additional healthcare facilities to be built to create an integrated health campus, including a rehabilitation hospital, long-term acute care and sub-acute care. Also being included in planning, in the intermediate term, are plans for a Children’s Hospital.

Currently, business planning continues to be under way to determine the financial feasibility of the health care campus, and the team is moving forward to obtain appropriate financing and approvals to begin to develop the hospital by the end of this year.

“The Union Village concept, with its Smart City design, its focus on community and the continuum of care, along with the civic component, are all in line with St. Rose’s continuing vision – caring for our community and making it a better place to live,” Davis said.

The first of the three St. Rose Dominican Hospitals campuses, the Rose de Lima Campus, was established in 1947 when the Adrian Dominican Sisters of Adrian, Michigan, purchased Basic Magnesium Hospital from the U.S. government for $1 a year for 25 years. Since that time, the Rose de Lima Campus has grown and evolved to meet the needs of the community.

About St. Rose Dominican Hospitals

According to the 2010 HealthInsight quality report, based on Medicare data, the three St. Rose Dominican Hospitals – Rose de Lima, Siena and San Martín – are three of the five top ranked hospitals in the state for quality measures and nationally rank in the 80th percentile or higher for quality care. As the community’s

only not-for-profit, religiously sponsored hospital, St. Rose Dominican Hospitals is guided by the vision and core values of the Adrian Dominican Sister and Catholic Healthcare West (CHW). As the community grows, St. Rose’s mission is to serve people in need. For more information, visit


Rose de Lima Campus President Resigns

Rod A. Davis, President/CEO of St. Rose Dominican Hospitals, announced Monday (4/4/11) that Rose de Lima Campus President/CEO, Val Baciarelli, has resigned. Baciarelli has accepted a position with the CHRISTUS San Antonio Health System as a Regional Chief Operating Officer. Baciarelli’s last day at St. Rose will be April 29, 2011.

Baciarelli has been a valued member of the St. Rose family for more than 11 years. Prior to joining St. Rose, Baciarelli served CHW as the Vice President of Operations for the Southern California Region. He joined St. Rose as the market Chief Operating Officer in 2000, just prior to the opening of the Siena Campus. In this role, he made significant operational improvements to ensure organizational effectiveness critical to the eventual opening of the third St. Rose hospital – the San Martín Campus.

In 2003, Baciarelli was named President of the Rose de Lima Campus. Since then, his focus on customer service and quality has resulted in numerous awards for the campus, including being recognized as the No. 1 hospital in Nevada for the last four years based on Medicare quality measures and a No. 1 ranking in Nevada by HealthInsight for outstanding performance in the areas of leadership commitment, stable nursing environment and embedding appropriate practice.

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