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Sleep well for a better life


Your body and brain
are actually very busy while you sleep. Hormones are being released. Cells are being repaired and rejuvenated. Energy is restored.

“How well you sleep at night can have a big effect on how you feel and the quality of your life,” says Michelle Mark, DO, a family medicine physician with Dignity Health Medical Group Nevada. “A good night’s sleep is vital to your physical health and well-being.”

It’s a brand-new day! Regularly getting a good night’s sleep can:

  • Help reduce stress
  • Improve your ability to learn and solve problems
  • Enhance your creativity
  • Boost your memory
  • Make you more alert and heighten your decision-making skills
  • Help keep your blood sugar levels stable
  • Lower your risk of depression, anxiety, and obesity

4 tips to fall into sweet ZZZs

  1. Stick to a schedule. Try to establish a consistent sleep pattern.
  2. Relax before bed. A calming routine can help cue your body that it’s time to sleep.
  3. Power down. If you have trouble falling asleep, shut down electronics at least one hour before bed. The light they emit may keep your brain alert.
  4. Create a sleepy retreat. Keep your bedroom as cool, dark, and quiet as possible.
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Here for the children

 

Our dedicated pediatric ER was built with kids in mind.

We understand that kids are not simply mini adults.
Their medical and emotional needs are unique.

That’s why St. Rose Dominican’s Siena Campus has a dedicated children’s emergency room that offers specialized care and a warm touch. It’s one of the only child-specific ERs in southern Nevada.

In case of emergency, you want to know your child is in the best of hands. Features of our children’s emergency room include:

Always open. Day or night, if your child needs our services, we’re here for you. Our staff  includes specially trained pediatric emergency medicine doctors and nurses.

Kid-friendly setting. Our pediatric ER is separate from the main ER. You’ll find toys and other items to help make your child’s experience as reassuring and comfortable as possible.

Level III Trauma Center. We stand ready to provide care for a wide range of pediatric emergencies, including surgery and intensive care.

Collaborative care. Once you leave the hospital, we’ll coordinate with your family’s doctor to ensure that your child receives any needed follow-up care.

Where to find us. The Siena Campus Children’s ER is located at 3001 St. Rose Parkway in Henderson. You can select an arrival time online at StRoseHospitals.org/ER.

Better days ahead – 5 steps to less pain

If you’re coping with a bout of lower back pain—or living with nagging arthritis pain—you need help to ease the hurt.

Easy does it

Here are some strategies when seeking pain relief. It’s often about finding what works best for you.

  1. Try an over-the-counter pain reliever. Acetaminophen and aspirin can help relieve pain. Ibuprofen or naproxen can help reduce swelling in the affected area.Check with your doctor about which type of pain reliever is right for you—and only take pain relievers as directed.
  2. Apply cold or heat. Try alternating hot and cold packs. Heat—such as warm baths, hot towels, or heating pads—can help with stiffness and muscle spasms, while cold packs reduce swelling.
  3. Keep moving. Staying active—as long as it doesn’t make the pain worse—may be a plus. For example, with back pain, movement helps keep blood flowing to the affected area, which reduces inflammation and keeps the muscles from tensing up.
  4. Explore your options. Be sure to see your doctor if your pain is severe or worsening. Discuss other ways to help manage your pain, such as with physical therapy, massage, and acupuncture.Also see your doctor if you have symptoms in addition to pain, such as numbness, tingling, trouble urinating, or unexplained weight loss.
  5. Stay in touch. Let your doctor know what’s helping, what’s not, and how pain is affecting your daily life.

Take care of yourself

Pain relief works best when you stay positive and take careof yourself. Make it a priority to:

  • Get plenty of rest
  • Eat healthy foods
  • Take time to relax
  • Count your blessings

 

 

Dignity Health – Best Place to Interview

 

Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job sites, ranked Dignity Health first among the 100 winners of its annual Candidate’s Choice Awards, honoring the Best Places to Interview in 2017 according to those who know best—the candidates.

Among all U.S. companies considered, Dignity Health received an impressive overall interview experience rating of 93 percent based on positive interview experience ratings, interview duration, and level of interview difficulty shared on Glassdoor throughout the past year. This rating is higher than any other listed company, and is a testament to the passion we bring to our ministry each day, and the way we share that passion with candidates.

Glassdoor noted several themes in candidates’ feedback that led to Dignity Health receiving the top spot on the Best Places to Interview list. Our interviewers often set clear expectations, shared useful information about the role, asked a range of questions—from related experience to how to handle specific situations—and allowed for open questions from candidates.

As Glassdoor’s chief human resources officer said: “The interview process is the gateway experience that employers have with a candidate, and you only get one chance to make a great first impression. It’s no easy task, but employers who get this right will have the recruiting and business advantage.”

We are honored by this award because we believe in demonstrating humankindness in all that we do, especially in our conversations with prospective team members. In the last year, we have implemented a behavioral based interview process, manager training, and standardized job descriptions for non-represented employees. This new approach helps us pinpoint consistent technical competencies, as well as cultural fit and an applicant’s commitment to our patients.

At Dignity Health, we want team members who share our belief that humankindness holds the power to heal and can guide our patients through their healing process.

Glassdoor’s 100 Best Places to Interview in 2017 list features winning employers across diverse industries spanning health care, business services, technology, retail, aerospace and defense, and more. For more information, visit Glassdoor’s 100 Best Places to Interview.

 

Dignity Health Nevada and Select Medical to Build Acute Rehab Hospital in Las Vegas

A joint venture agreement between Dignity Health and Select Medical Corporation has been made to construct and operate a 60-bed acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital in the Las Vegas area.  The new hospital, expected to open in 2018, will be built directly adjacent to the existing St. Rose Dominican Siena Campus, the largest hospital in Henderson.  Select Medical is the majority owner in the joint venture and will manage operations of the new hospital.  The agreement also includes joint operation of 12 outpatient rehabilitation clinics in the Las Vegas market, including 11 existing Select Medical locations and one Dignity Health center.

Nationally, Select Medical operates 20 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and more than 100 hospitals specializing in long-term acute care, as well as approximately 1,600 outpatient rehabilitation centers and more than 300 occupational medicine centers through its Concentra subsidiary.

“We are thrilled to partner with Dignity Health to provide an exceptional patient care experience for those needing physical and cognitive functional recovery throughout the region,” said Select Medical Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital Division President Jeffrey Ruskan.  “Our clinical leadership and outcomes in rehabilitation combined with Dignity Health’s reputation of providing outstanding system-wide care is a powerful partnership.  Together, we will deliver top-notch inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services for patients as they strive to restore strength and independence in activities of daily living.”

The Select Medical partnership enables St. Rose to grow its diverse package of health services to include care for patients who have experienced a stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, neurological condition, amputation, orthopedic injury or have other rehabilitation needs.

“This joint venture brings together two health care providers that are committed to excellent patient care,” said Brian Brannman, senior vice president of operations for Dignity Health in Nevada.  “For patients being treated in one of our hospitals, the partnership with Select Medical will make additional long-term medical and rehabilitation resources available to help them return to a full, healthy life.”

Young athletes: Cheer them on to safety

February 3, 2017 Leave a comment

Every kid is a winner when it comes to playing sports. Game time can boost a youngster’s social skills and selfconfidence, while providing plenty of healthy exercise that’s also a lot of fun.

But every sport poses at least some risks. As a parent, you can work with coaches and your young athlete to help reduce these risks.

Stay off the injured list. To help your child score in safety, Emily Peterson, DO, FAAP, a pediatrician at Dignity Health Medical Group’s Henderson location, suggests the following:

ASK QUESTIONS. Learn what your child’s sports program is doing to prevent and respond to injuries, such as ensuring conditioning for players and safety training for coaches.

SCHEDULE A PHYSICAL. A preseason exam from a doctor will help confirm that your youngster is healthy enough to play.

GET EQUIPPED. Depending on the sport, a helmet, body padding, mouthguards or shinguards, eye protection, and proper shoes may be needed.

PLAY BY THE RULES. From football to soccer, many sports have rules designed to prevent injuries. Make sure your child knows—and follows—them.

BEAT THE HEAT. Give your child a water bottle—and encourage frequent drinking.

WARM UP. Encourage warm-up exercises before and cooldown exercises after both practices and games.

TAKE CONCUSSIONS SERIOUSLY. In general, players shouldn’t get back in the game until medically evaluated and cleared to play.

ENCOURAGE REST. Athletes need breaks in between seasons and during practices and games.

SPEAK UP. Teach your child to speak up if he or she is sick or hurt. And remember to check with your child’s doctor if you suspect an injury.

Sources: American Academy of Pediatrics; National Institutes of Health; Safe Kids Worldwide

St. Rose Wins Consumer Choice Award for Fourth Year in A Row

Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican’s Siena Campus was named a 2016/2017 Consumer Choice Award by National Research Corporation. The annual award identifies hospitals across the United States that healthcare consumers choose as having the highest quality and image. The Siena facility is the only hospital in the Las Vegas market to receive this award.

Winners are determined by consumer perceptions on multiple quality and image ratings collected in the company’s Market Insights survey, the largest online consumer healthcare survey in the country. National Research surveys more than 300,000 households in the contiguous 48 states and the District of Columbia. Hospitals named by consumers are analyzed and ranked based on Core Based Statistical Areas defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, with Consumer Choice-winning facilities being ranked the highest.

“We applaud the efforts of our medical staff and employees,” said Brian Brannman, senior vice president of operations, Dignity Health Nevada. “They work in partnership with our patients, visitors and community, to consistently and constantly improve the safety and quality of the care we provide.”

This year marks the 21th anniversary of the Consumer Choice Award celebrating the power of a strong brand image in healthcare.

“For each of the past 21 years, winning hospitals have provided outstanding experiences that have transcended their four walls to build consumer preference, loyalty, and trust in their markets. We are honored to congratulate this year’s winners on a job well done,” said Brian Wynne, Vice President of Business Development at National Research.

A complete list of winners can be found at http://www.nationalresearch.com/ConsumerChoice.

 

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