Archive for May, 2011

Calling all Dragon Boats!

Get Your Paddles Up.

The Battle’s On!

Get involved in St. Rose Dominican Hospitals’ third annual Rose Regatta Dragon Boat Race & Festival at Lake Las Vegas, and paddle your way to raising funds in support of R.E.D. Rose and breast cancer services provided by St. Rose Dominican Hospitals and the Barbara Greenspun WomensCare Center of Excellence.

“This is one of the most fun and spirited fundraisers in southern Nevada,” says Sandra Morel, Breast Health Navigator for R.E.D. Rose. “Individuals and business-sponsored teams of all levels are welcome.”

This year’s Rose Regatta is Saturday, October 8, 2011 at Lake las Vegas.

Following are ways to support the Rose Regatta:

Paddle – Form a dragon boat team of 14-20 paddlers, plus a drummer, or sign up for th event as an individual paddler and be assigned to a team. Registration packets, pledge forms and practice schedules are available at and the WomensCare Centers.

Make a Pledge – Pledge a donation to an individual or team participating in the Rose Regatta or support any of the following tributes*:

Paint a Paddle – Purchase a Paddle for $10 from the WomensCare Centers, paint it or decorate it, then return it to be displayed and sold at the Rose Regatta.

Light a Lantern – Purchase a Chinese lantern ($5 at the event) that will adorn the floating stage as a symbolic gesture to light the paths of hope and healing for women and men affected by breast cancer.

Float a Flower – Buy a flower at the event and toss it on the water during a traditional “flowers on the water” tribute honoring those who are living with breast cancer or who have lost their battle to the disease.

Cheer – Clap, holler and hoot for Rose Regatta paddlers and performers during the day-long fundraising event.

*Donations – Donations can be made directly to the Rose Regatta c/o St. Rose Dominican Health Foundation, 3001 St. Rose Parkway, Henderson, NV 89052, or by phone at (702) 616-5751.

Make sure to visit: for the registration packet, additional informaiton and to watch our video!

Rose Regatta Dragon Boat – on the water


St. Rose NICU Reunion

May 17, 2011 1 comment

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.

Neonatal intensive care nurse Eileen Gilmartin takes photos of the Sadowski triplets during the first St. Rose NICU reunion at Sonata Park in Henderson Sunday, May 15, 2011. Photo by: Steve Marcus, Las Vegas Sun

May 2011 Foundation First Friday honoree


St. Rose Dominican Hospitals’ employees are extremely caring, compassionate and generous people. We believe that generosity is a shining gift and we are privileged to recognize our May 2011 Foundation First Friday honoree: Brian Thomas, Manager, Laboratory Department at Siena.

Brian has worked for St. Rose for ten years and will be celebrating his tenth-year anniversary this May.  He currently works as a Manager in the Laboratory Department at our Siena Campus. Brian enjoys that his position allows him the opportunity to interact with so many individuals – both within the laboratory and within St. Rose itself.

He feels privileged to work towards meeting the laboratory’s mission of “providing prompt and accurate results which aid in the treatment of all patients”.  When asked about why he participated in the 2011 St. Rose Dominican Hospitals Employee campaign he said, “Giving back to St Rose through the Foundation is something I feel I must do, it is the right thing to do.”

St. Rose Employees Volunteer!

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:

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