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San Martin Celebrates Five Years of Service

The Most Reverend Bishop Joseph A. Pepe

Incredibly … our beautiful San Martín Campus opened five years ago this month, and almost half of its now 800 employees have been caring for that hospital’s patients for the entire five years!  In fact, the staff at San Martín has cared for more than 150,000 patients since its opening.

This anniversary was honored with a special mass Thursday (11/3/11), officiated by the Most Reverend Bishop Joseph A. Pepe.

Vicky VanMeetren, president/ CEO of the San Martín Campus, opened up the ceremony with a reflection and welcoming the 60 employees and community members who came to take part in the mass.

“Please join me in celebration of a very important five years, the lives we’ve touched and the ministry we have spread. Thank you to Rod for giving us the opportunity and allowing us to build a place that has touched so many lives – there is truly a spirit of healing here,” VanMeetren said during the mass.

Bishop Pepe thanked the employees for the work that is done day in and day out to care for the community.

“It’s a great day. It really is a credit to Rod and his vision and Vicky who has made this an ongoing ministry,” Bishop Pepe said. “Thank you for everything you’ve done these five years; the spirit and the quality care here is exceptional.”

Rod Davis, senior vice president of operations, CHW Nevada and president/CEO of St. Rose Dominican Hospitals – Siena Campus, closed out the mass with words of praise, encouragement and a focus toward the future.

Davis asked the assembled crowd how they measure success. It is more than the quality numbers that we compile and more than the excellent care that is given.

“The most important way to measure success is the daily interactions with every patient who walks through this hospital. It is caring for every patient how we would like to be treated – with compassion and dignity. It’s giving people hope,” Davis said.

Father Bob, Vicky VanMeetren, Bishop PepeSpecial Mass CeremonyCommunion

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