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Catholic Healthcare West is Now Dignity Health

January 23, 2012 Leave a comment

Catholic Healthcare West (CHW) announced today that it has restructured its governance and changed its name to Dignity Health.

In the rapidly changing health care environment, this new name and structure position the entire organization for growth and success. Our mission, vision, and values remain the same, as does our commitment to providing the Henderson and Las Vegas communities with excellent care through our three St. Rose Dominican Hospitals Campuses – Rose de Lima, Siena and San Martin.

These changes will have no impact on the operations, policies, or mission of St. Rose Dominican Hospitals. We will remain a Catholic hospital, sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters, following the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services, and committed to the overall health of the communities we are so privileged to serve. 

Catholic Healthcare West (CHW), the fifth largest health system in the nation, announced today that it has changed its name to Dignity Health as part of a governance restructure that will position the organization to succeed in a changing health care environment.

“This name and structure reflect who we are and what we stand for,” said Sr. Judy Carle, vice chair of the Dignity Health Board of Directors and a Sister of Mercy. “The value of dignity is embedded in our culture. Our mission, vision and values were all formed out of the recognition of the inherent dignity of each person. We are confident that our vision for the organization will be achieved.”

Under the new governance structure, Dignity Health is a not-for-profit organization, rooted in the Catholic tradition, but is not an official ministry of the Catholic Church. The new structure and name enable the organization to grow nationally, while preserving the identity and integrity of both its Catholic and non-Catholic hospitals. The organization’s Catholic hospitals will continue to be Catholic, directly sponsored by their founding congregations, and adhering to the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services. Dignity Health’s non-Catholic hospitals will continue to be non-Catholic, adhering to the Statement of Common Values.

The changes follow several years of discussions between the organization’s sponsoring congregations, board of directors, and management team about the future of health care and how to best extend its healing mission. Dignity Health’s long term strategic plan is focused on integrated care and enhanced quality that reduces costs. Growth plans anticipate expanded partnerships, which will include both Catholic and non-Catholic care centers. The system currently owns or operates 25 Catholic hospitals and 15 non-Catholic hospitals.

Lloyd H. Dean, the organization’s president/chief executive officer said that the changes would enhance the organization’s ability to work across the spectrum of health care and expand partnerships to deliver high-quality care more efficiently.

“Changing our name to Dignity Health reflects our commitment to excellent care for all in need and to being a national leader in quality care,” Dean said. “The new structure supports our long-term plan to grow and coordinate care, while reinforcing our mission of service to the communities we are so privileged to serve.”

While the name of the organization has changed, Dignity Health will continue to deliver excellent care to all in need and maintain its commitment to being a national leader in quality care. It is investing approximately $1.8 billion in electronic medical records, which are being deployed over the next five years. Dignity Health has also been designated as one of the nation’s first Hospital Engagement Centers by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. The organization is also among those leading the nation in implementing innovative care models that improve care and reduce costs.

Dignity Health has also adopted a new logo, which represents the coming together of many caregivers, services and care centers to create a continuum of care. The three curved sections represent the three parts of the organization’s mission – quality care, advocacy, and partnering. The logo surrounds and embraces a central space, symbolic of how an integrated health system embraces and serves the individual.

Calling Recent Nursing Graduates!

St. Rose Dominican Hospitals invites recent nursing graduates to join our Newly Licensed Residency Program, which begins April 23, 2012. This New Grad Program is designed to help Graduate Nurses transition from students to professional nurses while enhancing clinical competence.  Participants in this program develop clinical proficiency through evidence-based practices and supervised clinical experience, with an emphasis on clinical application within the hospital setting. The program is designed around the goal of providing a nurturing, enriching environment where the new RNs can safely, effectively care for patients independently.

Interview Process

• January 4: New graduates are invited to complete the online application 
January 10: Last day to apply and submit all required documents online. 
• January 11 to February 23: Managers will review applicants. Selected applicants will be contacted directly to successfully pass the Math and Behavior Assessments. Selected applicants will then be contacted directly to schedule an interview for February. 
• February 24: Interviews will be held. 
• February 27 to March 30: Offers will be made to the selected graduates. 
• April 23: St. Rose Dominican Hospitals orientation begins. 
• April 30: Newly Licensed RN Residency Program begins. 

 Please go www.strosehospitals.com to apply. The position is listed under the Siena Campus although we will be placing New Grads at all three campuses.

  If you have questions regarding your GPA or other concerns,

please contact Casey Castagna at 616-4618.

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