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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.”


Joint Commission Logo

October 10, 2012 Leave a comment

Joint Commission Logo

The Joint Commission, in conjunction with The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, recently recognized St. Rose Dominican Hospitals-Rose de Lima Campus with Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. With this new Primary Stroke Center certification, all three St. Rose Dominican Hospitals are certified as Primary Stroke Centers by The Joint Commission. The Siena Campus earned its certification in September 2010 while the San Martín Campus in southwest Las Vegas earned its certification one year ago.

Achievement of Primary Stroke Center Certification signifies an organization’s dedication to fostering better outcomes for patients. The Rose de Lima Campus’ Primary Stroke Center Certification has demonstrated that their program meets critical elements of performance to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes for stroke patients.

The Rose de Lima Campus underwent a rigorous on-site review in September where a Joint Commission expert reviewed its compliance with the requirements for The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification program as well as primary stroke center requirements, such as collecting Joint Commission core measure data and using it for performance improvement activities.

“In achieving Joint Commission advanced certification, the Rose de Lima Campus has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its stroke patients,” says Jean Range, M.S., R.N., C.P.H.Q. executive director, Disease-Specific Care Certification, The Joint Commission. “Certification is a voluntary process and The Joint Commission commends St. Rose for successfully undertaking this challenge at all three of its hospitals to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”

Developed in collaboration with the American Stroke Association and launched in 2003, The Joint Commission’s Primary Stroke Center Certification program is based on the Brain Attack Coalition’s “Recommendations for the Establishment of Primary Stroke Centers.” Certification is available only to stroke programs in Joint Commission-accredited acute care hospitals.

“St. Rose Dominican Hospitals is thoroughly committed to providing our patients the highest quality stroke care centered on current scientific research to ensure continued improvement in treatment,” said Rod Davis, president and CEO of St. Rose Dominican Hospitals and senior vice president of operations, Dignity Health Nevada. “In addition to The Joint Commission accreditation, the Primary Stroke Center Certification has given us the opportunity to highlight the exceptional stroke care we provide for our patients, and help us improve care overall for our community.”

St. Rose Dominican Hospitals-Rose de Lima Campus will now be able to display The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association Heart-Check mark for their Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. Displaying the seal and Heart-Check mark signifies that St. Rose is providing the “next generation of stroke or heart failure care” and will help patients easily identify this hospital as one of quality that has surpassed numerous goals in the treatment of stroke.

Rose de Lima Campus Expands/Renovates Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF)

January 24, 2011 Leave a comment

St. Rose Dominican Hospitals–Rose de Lima Campus has completed an expansion and renovation of its Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) doubling the number of beds from 14 to 28.

The expansion’s new, spacious rehabilitation gym contains the latest and newest exercise equipment; two private neuro treatment rooms will allow for privacy when needed; a Likorall Lift System will be used in gait training and ambulation for patients with paresis (motor weakness or partial paralysis) and/or compromised weight bearing abilities; and a separate ADL (Activities of Daily Living) room for assessment and re-integration of functional independence will act like a fully functional apartment with a stove, microwave, dishwasher and refrigerator as well as all ADA required standards. There are even two separate dining rooms for patients and families.

This expansion and new, comprehensive trans-disciplinary approach to rehabilitation has been developed to maximize the patient’s potential to return to independent living.

“The demand for inpatient rehabilitation services continues to grow as the population ages and acute-care hospitals seek post-acute discharge options,” said Val Baciarelli, president/CEO of the Rose de Lima Campus. “The expansion of the rehabilitation facility will allow the Rose de Lima Campus to assist in strengthening the overall continuum of care for the St. Rose Dominican Hospitals system.”

Under oversight by a medical director with a specialty in Physiatry (rehabilitation physician), the IRF and its dedicated staff, including Physiatrists attending patient caseloads, rehabilitation certified nurses, stroke certified rehabilitation personnel (PT/OT/ST) and social services staff, will focus on creating patient-centered care experiences that will be more easily facilitated since the unit was expanded to encompass an entire floor of the hospital. The Rose de Lima IRF will also have telemetry capabilities for cardiac rehabilitation admissions (the only IRF/ARU in the Las Vegas valley offering this clinical modality).

WomensCare Magazine Fall 2010 Now Out!

November 16, 2010 Leave a comment

Have you seen our latest issue of WomensCare Magazine? We hope so!

The latest issue is packed with information from how to recognize and respond to a stroke, to managing chronic disease. And of course the issue has the latest listing of our upcoming and popular classes.

Make sure to grab your copy today at any of our hospital campuses or WomensCare Centers. Need more than one? Send us a message and let us know – we will get them to you!

St. Rose Dominican Hospitals–Siena Campus Stroke Care Program


St. Rose Dominican Hospitals–Siena Campus has earned the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers. The Siena Campus earned this distinction after the Joint Commission conducted an on-site review in early August making it the first and only hospital certified for stroke care in Henderson.

The Joint Commission’s Primary Stroke Center Certification is based on published recommendations for stroke centers developed by experts in the field. The Joint Commission launched the program—the nation’s first—in 2003.

To receive the Primary Stroke Center designation, a stroke program must educate and train physicians and nursing staff in stroke care, and put in place processes for delivering clinical care developed by physician and nursing experts in the field; this includes being prepared to give the clot-busting medication, t-PA. In addition to the Joint Commission requirements, the Siena Campus offers advanced stroke care by providing interventional neuroradiology, which allows for advanced life-saving techniques (beyond what is required by The Joint Commission) to be performed for victims of stroke. The Siena Campus is one of only two stroke centers in southern Nevada that provides these advanced stroke services.

Siena now provides t-PA, a clot-busting medication, to all applicable stroke patients as well as interventional neuroradiology and neurosurgical services 24/7 for comprehensive stroke care. This means that all treatment options for stroke are now available at the Siena campus.

“We are proud to have achieved the Primary Stroke Center distinction,” says Rod Davis, president, St. Rose Dominican Hospitals. “Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Certification recognizes our commitment to providing outstanding stroke care to our patients and our community. The certification is exciting for our Siena Campus – and Henderson residents – because it means that they can now receive high-level interventional stroke care close to home.”

When it comes to stroke, “Time is Brain.” Before St. Rose received its stroke certification, patients in Henderson had to be transported to a different hospital in Las Vegas about 20 minutes away, a process that wasted precious time. Residents on the south and east side of town can now be brought to the Siena Campus and get treated more quickly.

“People are becoming more informed but still need to understand that stroke doesn’t affect just our older population – it affects young adults as well,” said Scott Selco, M.D., Ph.D., medical director of Stroke Care for St. Rose.

Each year, about 750,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke – the nation’s third leading cause of death. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 45 seconds and someone dies of a stroke every 3.1 minutes. Stroke is a leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States, with about 4.7 million stroke survivors alive today.

“St. Rose Dominican Hospitals demonstrated that its stroke care program follows national standards and guidelines that can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients,” said Jean E. Range, M.S., R.N., C.P.H.Q., executive director, Disease-Specific Care Certification, Joint Commission.

To participate in screenings to help determine your risk factors for stroke and learn more about how to recognize stroke and what to do if one occurs, join Dr. Scott Selco Tuesday, Aug. 31, from 8-10 a.m. at the Siena Campus. Screenings will also be available. Call 616-4900 for information.

Summer 2010 WomensCare out now

July 30, 2010 2 comments

2010 WomensCare magazine

The Summer 2010 issue of WomensCare will be distributed Aug. 1, and if we can brag, this issue is one of the best ever!

We feature Tina Martini, celebrity chef at the M Resort and how she keeps audiences entertained week after week, while serving up a healthy dose of healthy recipes and healthy living tips.

We have a three-page spread on patient safety and the initiatives that St. Rose Dominican Hospital is taking and developing. It is so great to read about the work of our employees, and know that they have patient safety and quality care at the forefront of everything that they do.

And of course we have great patient stories! From an employee who battled cancer, to one patient’s incredible comeback from ventricular fibrillation.

If you haven’t joined us on Facebook, the magazine is filled with incentives to become a fan and follow us – and possibly win prizes!

Make sure to check your mail for this issue – it’s not to be missed.

Patients are Amazing

Today I met with a patient who has been through amazing odds in just the past couple months! First a TIA (a type of stroke) and more recently a surgery – she was cared for both times at St. Rose Hospitals.

To sit with her and her husband and hear their stories, was just inspirational. I am glad they were able to find comfort and healing at St. Rose.

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