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Our Three WomensCare Centers of Excellence are Here to Serve You!

The demand for women’s and children’s health care services in southern Nevada continues to grow. So much so that Dignity Health – St. Rose Dominican has opened a third WomensCare Center of Excellence to meet that demand.

The WomensCare Centers of Excellence have embraced women, men, and children of all ages by providing no or low-cost health, support, and fitness services since 1998, when the first Center opened. The second WomensCare Center opened near the San Martín Campus in 2007 to expand services into the southwest part of Las Vegas, and a third WomensCare Center has now opened on the Rose de Lima Campus at 98 E. Lake Mead Pkwy., Suite 301, in Henderson.

“We’ve wanted to open a WomensCare Center near the Rose de Lima Campus for several years,” says Holly Lyman, Director of WomensCare and Community Outreach. “We’re thrilled that we will now be able to offer our services at a more convenient location for those who live in this part of Henderson.”

Helping Hands will have an office at the Rose de Lima location, and programs and services will be similar to those offered at the other two Centers:

  • Breastfeeding support and pump rentals
  • Chronic disease management
  • Diabetes education and management
  • Exercise and fitness programs
  • Family to Family Connection services
  • Health screenings
  • Parenting classes
  • Physician lectures
  • Prenatal education
  • Safety and injury prevention
  • Support groups
  • WIC (Women, Infants & Children) Programs

“The staff and volunteers at our WomensCare Centers – many of whom used our services before joining us – share in the commitment to delivering high quality, compassionate health services,” says Holly. “We truly bond with the women we assist and consider it a privilege to be of service.”

For information on our WomensCare Centers and the services they offer, please call 702.616.4901.

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There’s No Place Like Home

When you are recovering from an injury, surgery or illness and need continued care, there’s no place you’d rather receive that care than in the comfort of your own home. And your recovery can be much smoother when you’re supported by the exceptional health care team at St. Rose Home Health Services.

Home Health Lady SizedThe three St. Rose Dominican hospitals in Henderson and Las Vegas are here to serve our community by providing a full spectrum of services that treat and help you recover from illnesses, injuries, surgeries, and more. In some cases, when patients are ready to be discharged from the hospital, they may still need continued care or treatment to complete their recovery. With St. Rose Home Health Services, that care can be provided at home.

If your doctor or a referring health care provider decides you or a loved one needs home health care, St. Rose Home Health Services is here to help. “Our experienced, highly skilled staff includes registered nurses, physical, occupational and speech therapists, and social workers, who all thrive on providing exceptional care filled with compassion and kindness,” says Sharon Kelley, Sr. Director of Home Health Services. “In fact, two of our nurses were named nurses of the year in 2014: Bonnie Schmidt, RN, by the National Association for Home Care & Hospice, and Terry Yates, RN, by March of Dimes Nevada. Our entire team of caregivers is exceptional.”

St. Rose Home Health Services is the only not-for-profit, faith-based, Joint Commission accredited, state licensed and Medicare certified home health agency in southern Nevada. “As part of the St. Rose Dominican system, we are passionate about providing caring service to those in our community,” says Sharon. “I’m proud to say that the care provided by our Home Health team exceeds the national average in all patient satisfaction surveys conducted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).”

St. Rose Dominican’s team was named a top home health agency in the U.S. numerous times by Homecare Elite and is a frequent recipient of HealthInsight’s Home Health Quality Award. The Home Health team keeps patients on the road to recovery by providing assistance with services such as IV management, skilled nursing care, physical, speech and occupational therapies, wound care, medication management, and family/caregiver education.

Ask your doctor if you would benefit from home health services. To learn more about St. Rose Home Health Services, please call 702.616.4476 or visit strosehospitals.org/homehealth.

The Siena Campus Announces its Baby-Friendly Designation with an Event

Las Vegas Event Photographers, Las Vegas Editorail and CommerciaDignity Health – St. Rose Dominican’s WomensCare Center, Labor & Delivery, and lactation counselors and consultants (photo below) hosted an event Wednesday, February 18, to announce that the Siena Campus received prestigious international recognition as an official Baby-Friendly Designated birth facility.

Hospitals with the Baby-Friendly designation have a demonstrably higher level of expertise in support and education of mothers interested in breastfeeding their newborns. Siena is only one of two hospitals in southern Nevada with this distinction; the first was St. Rose’s San Martín campus, which received the designation in May 2014.

As Madeleine Sigman-Grant, past president of the Southern Nevada Breastfeeding Coalition, stated at the event, “One of the mainstays of Baby-Friendly is the focus on the first 60 minutes of a baby’s life … 60 minutes of skin-to-skin contact. We carve out 60 minutes of our day for a variety of things: we unwind with our favorite TV show or video game, we work out, we take a class, we have lunch with friends or dinner with family. Baby-Friendly commits to making the most of baby’s first 60 minutes of life because it can influence his or her health and wellness throughout a lifetime.”

Las Vegas Event Photographers, Las Vegas Editorail and CommerciaEmily Jackson, wife of Jackie Jackson (the oldest member of the Jackson 5) and new mother of twins (at right), agreed when she spoke. She praised the staff at St. Rose for helping her bond and breastfeed her boys.

The designation is conferred by the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (“BFHI”), a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and implemented in the United States by Baby-Friendly USA. This initiative encourages and recognizes hospitals and birthing centers which offer an optimal level of care for breastfeeding mothers and their babies.

Based on the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, this prestigious international award recognizes birth facilities which offer breastfeeding mothers the information, confidence, and skills needed to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding their babies.

Las Vegas Event Photographers, Las Vegas Editorail and CommerciaBecoming a Baby-Friendly facility is a comprehensive, detailed and thorough journey toward excellence in providing evidence-based maternity care, with the goal of achieving optimal infant feeding outcomes and mother/baby bonding. It compels facilities to examine, challenge, and modify longstanding policies and procedures. It requires training and skill building among all levels of staff. It entails implementing audit processes to assure quality in all aspects of maternity care operations, enhances patient satisfaction, and improves health outcomes.

“We are extremely proud of being named as a Baby-Friendly hospital,” said Brian Brannman, senior vice president of operations, Dignity Health Nevada and president/CEO of Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican, Siena Campus, at the event. “The practice of breastfeeding has always been an important part of what we do here at Siena and this designation is significant to the community.”

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