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Siena Campus Earns HealthInsight Quality Award

September 22, 2011 Leave a comment

St. Rose Dominican Hospitals-Siena Campus has been presented with the 2011 HealthInsightQuality Award for demonstrating high quality health care and excellence in performance on publicly reported quality of care and patients’ perception of care measures.

The HealthInsight Quality Award acknowledges hospitals that achieve high levels of performance on the care related to the publicly reported quality measures:

Heart attack

  • Aspirin at arrival
  • Aspirin prescribed at discharge
  • ACE inhibitor for left ventricular systolic dysfunction
  • Beta blocker at arrival
  • Beta blocker prescribed at discharge

Heart failure

  • Left ventricular function assessment
  • ACE inhibitor for left ventricular systolic dysfunction
  • Pneumonia
  • Initial antibiotic received within 4 hours of hospital arrival
  • Oxygenation assessment
  • Pneumococcal vaccination status

Surgical Infection Prevention 

  • Preventative antibiotic(s) one hour before incision
  • Appropriate preventative antibiotic for surgery 
  • Preventative antibiotic(s) stopped within 24 hours after surgery
  • Treatment to prevent blood clots within 24 hours before or after surgery
  • Doctor ordered treatments to prevent blood clots

The clinical topics measured for the awards have been designated as national healthcare priorities by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

“The staff at St. Rose Dominican Hospitals is dedicated to providing the very best in patient care and our efforts have been enhanced through our quality improvement collaborations with HealthInsight. We are proud to be a recipient of this distinguished award,” said Rod Davis, president and CEO of St. Rose Dominican Hospitals and senior vice president of operations, CHW Nevada.

In addition to publicly reported quality of care measures, hospitals that qualified for the HealthInsight Quality Award performed well on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) measures. HCAHPS is a national survey that asks patients about their experiences during a recent hospital stay.

HealthInsight commends St. Rose Dominican Hospitals-Siena Campus for its commitment to excellence in improving patient care,” said Marc Bennett, President and CEO of HealthInsight.

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St. Rose Employees – In Their Own Words

September 22, 2011 Leave a comment

We know St. Rose is a great place to work, but we think it’s better to hear it from our employees! Find out why St. Rose is an employer of choice in Henderson and Las Vegas and why employees choose to work and grow their careers at St. Rose Dominican Hospitals.

St. Rose Center for Neurosurgery

September 22, 2011 Leave a comment
St. Rose Dominican Hospitals has collaborated with Stanford Hospital & Clinics, one of the country’s most respected medical institutions, to enhance adult and pediatric neurological services in southern Nevada with the opening of the St. Rose Center for Neurosurgery.
The affiliation with Stanford Hospital & Clinics marks the first time the well-known medical institution has ventured out of California for a clinical collaboration. The partnership will combine the high levels of quality and community trust already established at St. Rose Dominican Hospitals with the world-renowned expertise of Stanford in the treatment of neurological disorders at St. Rose. The center will be staffed by established local physicians who have joined Stanford faculty, bringing a sought after medical specialty to southern Nevadans.

St. Rose Dominican Hospitals-Siena Campus Achieves New Status as Accredited Chest Pain Center

September 8, 2011 Leave a comment

St. Rose Dominican Hospitals-Siena Campus announces that it has received Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC), an international not-for-profit organization that focuses on transforming cardiovascular care by assisting facilities in their efforts to create communities of excellence that bring together quality, cost and patient satisfaction.

Hospitals that receive SCPC accreditation have achieved a higher level of expertise in dealing with patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart attack. They emphasize the importance of standardized diagnostic and treatment programs that provide more efficient and effective evaluation as well as more appropriate and rapid treatment of patients with chest pain and other heart attack symptoms. They also serve as a point of entry into the health care system to evaluate and treat other medical problems, and they help promote a healthier lifestyle in an attempt to reduce the risk factors for heart attack.

“People tend to wait when they think they might be having a heart attack, and that’s a mistake,” stated Rod Davis, president and CEO of St. Rose Dominican Hospitals and senior vice president of operations, CHW Nevada. “The average patient arrives in the emergency department more than two hours after the onset of symptoms, but what they don’t realize is that the sooner a heart attack is treated, the less damage to the heart and the better the outcome for the patient.”

To become an AccreditedChestPainCenter, the Siena Campus engaged in rigorous evaluation by SCPC for its ability to assess, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack. To the community served by the Siena Campus, this means that processes are in place that meet strict criteria aimed at:

  • Reducing the time from onset of symptoms to diagnosis and treatment
  • Treating patients more quickly during the critical window of time when the integrity of the heart muscle can be preserved
  • Monitoring patients when it is not certain that they are having a heart attack to ensure that they are not sent home too quickly or needlessly admitted to the hospital

St. Rose Dominican Hospitals-Siena Campus’ state-of-the-art health care encompasses the entire continuum of care for heart patients and includes such focal points as dispatch, Emergency Medical System, emergency department, non-invasive cardiology, cardiac catheterization laboratories, conventional and minimally invasive cardiac surgery, cardiac rehab, St. Rose’s quality assurance plan and community outreach programs. By becoming anAccreditedChestPainCenter, the Siena Campus has enhanced the quality of care for our cardiac patients and demonstrated our commitment to higher standards.

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 Sisters and Catholic Healthcare West (CHW). As the community grows, St. Rose’s mission is to serve people in need. For more information, visit www.strosehospitals.org.

About the Society of Chest Pain Centers

The Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC) is an international not-for-profit organization whose mission is to transform cardiovascular care by assisting facilities in their effort to create communities of excellence that bring together quality, cost and patient satisfaction. As the only cross-specialty Society, SCPC provides the support needed for hospital systems to effectively bridge existing gaps in treatment by providing the tools, education and support necessary to successfully navigate the changing face of healthcare.   For more information on SCPC, accreditation and certification opportunities, visit www.scpcp.org, or call toll free 1-877-271-4176.

St. Rose Dominican Hospitals and Stanford Hospital & Clinics Opens St. Rose Center for Neurosurgery

September 8, 2011 Leave a comment

 

 

New Collaboration to Provide Southern Nevadans

With Much Needed Specialty Care

St. Rose Dominican Hospitals has collaborated with Stanford Hospital & Clinics, one of the country’s most respected medical institutions, to enhance adult and pediatric neurological services in southern Nevada with the opening of the St. Rose Center for Neurosurgery. 

The affiliation with Stanford Hospital & Clinics marks the first time the well-known medical institution has ventured out of California for a clinical collaboration. The partnership will combine the high levels of quality and community trust already established at St. Rose Dominican Hospitals with the world-renowned expertise of Stanford in the treatment of neurological disorders at St. Rose. The center will be staffed by established local physicians who have joined Stanford faculty, bringing a sought after medical specialty to southern Nevadans.

Dr. Randal Peoples, a Stanford faculty member and local physician, was appointed as the Medical Director of St. Rose Center for Neurosurgery.  Peoples, a neurosurgeon, will work directly with St. Rose and his Stanford counterparts to implement new protocols and expand the neurological services provided at St. Rose Dominican Hospitals, especially in the area of complex adult and pediatric neurosurgical cases.

“St. Rose has long been interested in expanding our neuroscience services so we can provide an even higher level of care for our community,” said Rod Davis, president/CEO, St. Rose Dominican Hospitals. “Our affiliation with Stanford faculty and physicians will allow us to provide first-class, academic-oriented care close to home.”

Amir Dan Rubin, President and CEO of Stanford Hospital & Clinics said: “We are very pleased to partner with St. Rose Dominican Hospitals to bring expanded neuroscience services to the southern Nevada community. Our collaboration with St. Rose allows us to further our mission of healing humanity through science and compassion one patient at a time.”

“Stanford faculty physicians will also be available to consult on individual cases,” said Gary Steinberg, Chair of Stanford University’s Department of Neurosurgery. “We look forward to providing a high level of care and the expertise of Stanford physicians to St. Rose patients.”

The St.Rose Center for Neurosurgery is open and located in the Del Webb medical office building, adjacent to the St. Rose Dominican Hospitals – Siena Campus, and patients can make appointments now. An expanded center is scheduled to open this winter and will be located across the street from the Siena Campus, in an existing medical complex.

The affiliation maintains the independence of both medical centers while providing an infrastructure that will foster partnership and collaboration among staff at both institutions. By joining forces, St. Rose Dominican Hospitals and Stanford will now be able to provide academic-based care close to home.

The clinic enhances the neuroscience services currently offered at all three campuses including stroke and spine care, in-patient rehabilitation services at Rose de Lima, and migraine/headache care at San Martín.

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 Sisters and Catholic Healthcare West (CHW). As the community grows, St. Rose’s mission is to serve people in need. For more information, visit www.strosehospitals.org.

About Stanford Hospital & Clinics
Stanford Hospital & Clinics is known worldwide for advanced treatment of complex disorders in areas such as cardiovascular care, cancer treatment, neurosciences, surgery, and organ transplants. It is currently ranked No. 17 on the U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals” list and No. 1 in the San Jose Metropolitan area.  Stanford Hospital & Clinics is internationally recognized for translating medical breakthroughs into the care of patients.  The Stanford University Medical Center is comprised of three world renowned institutions: Stanford Hospital & Clinics, the Stanford University School of Medicine, the oldest medical school in the Western United States, and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, an adjacent pediatric teaching hospital providing general acute and tertiary care. For more information, visit http://stanfordhospital.org/.

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