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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 Dominican Hospitals Launches Baby Growth Tracker Mobile App

Mobile application developed in collaboration with Chandler Regional Medical Center  in Chandler, Arizona, to help parents track their baby’s progress

ImageSt. Rose Dominican Hospitals, a Dignity Health member, has unveiled its new Baby Growth Tracker mobile application. This app, which is available by a free download from the iTunes Store and Android Market, provides resources and support for new parents.

The concept for this app was created and initially submitted by Anna Wroble, R.N., a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nurse at St. Rose Dominican Hospitals, in response to Dignity Health’s Greenlight Challenge, an annual challenge that harnesses the collective creativity and wisdom of 60,000 employees, volunteers, and physicians to solve crucial issues for the organization.

“We were one of three projects selected from hundreds of submissions to receive grant funding as part of the Greenlight Challenge,” said Rod Davis, president and CEO of St. Rose Dominican Hospitals and senior vice president of operations, Dignity Health Nevada. “We’re humbled to have been selected as part of this innovative effort, especially as we aim to learn how emerging mobile technologies can improve quality of care, lower costs and expand access to the communities we serve.” 

Chandler Regional Medical Center in Arizona, a sister Dignity Health facility, partnered with St. Rose in an effort to launch this app in two distinct markets. Children’s Miracle Network also provided a grant to help with the development of the app.

“As a neonatal intensive care nurse, I find that parents are often traumatized when their babies are in the NICU. They don’t know what to expect and tell me they feel as though ‘they have no control’ when it comes to helping care for their tiny babies,” said Wroble. “Having four daughters, one of whom spent time in the NICU, I wanted to be able to tell parents what they can do rather than what they can’t – and that we are listening to their needs.”

The Growth Tracker app includes relevant information for mothers-to-be and allows parents to track their baby’s progress, including height, weight and head circumference, from their birth through the first year. The app also caters to parents who have a baby in the NICU, with educational information on gestational age beginning at 23 weeks, and it includes a video tour of the NICU to help familiarize parents with the specialized unit.

“The app will engage new mothers in monitoring their baby’s feedings, with features such as a time and date log to track breast and bottle feedings,” says Debbie Pavlica, director of the Maternal Child Center at St. Rose. “Educational materials and videos that range from what to expect as your baby develops, to the important role breastfeeding plays in your baby’s growth and development have also been incorporated.” The app also includes original videos about breastfeeding, hand expressing, and formula safety.

The app can be found on the iTunes and Android stores, by searching through a variety of key words, including “nicu growth” or “Dignity Health.” More information about the apps can be found at www.strosehopsitals.org/mcc.

CMN Radiothon!

Children’s Miracle Network Collaborates with Beasley Broadcasting for Second Annual Radiothon

Children’s Miracle Network, a nonprofit organization whose local proceeds benefit St. Rose Dominican Hospitals’ pediatric departments, is holding its first annual three-day radiothon with Beasley Broadcasting’s AM 720 KDWN, 102.7 The Coyote, and 96.3 KKLZ, now through June 2, 2012.  Call 702-616-5800 to make a pledge today.

“KDWN and The Coyote will be broadcasting live from our St. Rose Dominican Hospitals-Siena Campus lobby throughout the fundraising event,” said Charlie Guida, president, St. Rose Dominican Health Foundation. “Families will tell their miracle stories, and we’ll have a few special guests. Our goal is to have members of the community call in pledges and contribute. Donations can be made by credit card, check, online, cash – even spare change. Every donation makes a difference by ensuring that sick children in our community get the medical treatment – and special attention – they need.”

In southernNevada, 100 percent of every dollar raised by Children’s Miracle Network in our community goes to St. Rose Dominican Hospitals’ Pediatric Centers to provide state-of-the art treatment and care, specialized pediatric medical equipment, health education, and charity care to those families who are most in need.

St. Rose Dominican Hospitals and Stanford Hospital & Clinics Opens St. Rose Center for Neurosurgery

September 8, 2011 Leave a comment

 

 

New Collaboration to Provide Southern Nevadans

With Much Needed Specialty Care

St. Rose Dominican Hospitals has collaborated with Stanford Hospital & Clinics, one of the country’s most respected medical institutions, to enhance adult and pediatric neurological services in southern Nevada with the opening of the St. Rose Center for Neurosurgery. 

The affiliation with Stanford Hospital & Clinics marks the first time the well-known medical institution has ventured out of California for a clinical collaboration. The partnership will combine the high levels of quality and community trust already established at St. Rose Dominican Hospitals with the world-renowned expertise of Stanford in the treatment of neurological disorders at St. Rose. The center will be staffed by established local physicians who have joined Stanford faculty, bringing a sought after medical specialty to southern Nevadans.

Dr. Randal Peoples, a Stanford faculty member and local physician, was appointed as the Medical Director of St. Rose Center for Neurosurgery.  Peoples, a neurosurgeon, will work directly with St. Rose and his Stanford counterparts to implement new protocols and expand the neurological services provided at St. Rose Dominican Hospitals, especially in the area of complex adult and pediatric neurosurgical cases.

“St. Rose has long been interested in expanding our neuroscience services so we can provide an even higher level of care for our community,” said Rod Davis, president/CEO, St. Rose Dominican Hospitals. “Our affiliation with Stanford faculty and physicians will allow us to provide first-class, academic-oriented care close to home.”

Amir Dan Rubin, President and CEO of Stanford Hospital & Clinics said: “We are very pleased to partner with St. Rose Dominican Hospitals to bring expanded neuroscience services to the southern Nevada community. Our collaboration with St. Rose allows us to further our mission of healing humanity through science and compassion one patient at a time.”

“Stanford faculty physicians will also be available to consult on individual cases,” said Gary Steinberg, Chair of Stanford University’s Department of Neurosurgery. “We look forward to providing a high level of care and the expertise of Stanford physicians to St. Rose patients.”

The St.Rose Center for Neurosurgery is open and located in the Del Webb medical office building, adjacent to the St. Rose Dominican Hospitals – Siena Campus, and patients can make appointments now. An expanded center is scheduled to open this winter and will be located across the street from the Siena Campus, in an existing medical complex.

The affiliation maintains the independence of both medical centers while providing an infrastructure that will foster partnership and collaboration among staff at both institutions. By joining forces, St. Rose Dominican Hospitals and Stanford will now be able to provide academic-based care close to home.

The clinic enhances the neuroscience services currently offered at all three campuses including stroke and spine care, in-patient rehabilitation services at Rose de Lima, and migraine/headache care at San Martín.

About St. Rose Dominican Hospitals

According to the 2010 HealthInsight quality report, based on Medicare data, the three St. Rose Dominican Hospitals – Rose de Lima, Siena and San Martín – are three of the five top-ranked hospitals in the state for quality measures and nationally rank in the 80th percentile or higher for quality care. As the community’s only not-for-profit, religiously sponsored hospital, St. Rose Dominican Hospitals is guided by the vision and core values of the Adrian Dominican Sisters and Catholic Healthcare West (CHW). As the community grows, St. Rose’s mission is to serve people in need. For more information, visit www.strosehospitals.org.

About Stanford Hospital & Clinics
Stanford Hospital & Clinics is known worldwide for advanced treatment of complex disorders in areas such as cardiovascular care, cancer treatment, neurosciences, surgery, and organ transplants. It is currently ranked No. 17 on the U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals” list and No. 1 in the San Jose Metropolitan area.  Stanford Hospital & Clinics is internationally recognized for translating medical breakthroughs into the care of patients.  The Stanford University Medical Center is comprised of three world renowned institutions: Stanford Hospital & Clinics, the Stanford University School of Medicine, the oldest medical school in the Western United States, and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, an adjacent pediatric teaching hospital providing general acute and tertiary care. For more information, visit http://stanfordhospital.org/.

Latch on America!

A giant pink bus is coming to town to bring attention to the wonderful resources available to pregnant women and breastfeeding moms.

Visit us at St. Rose Dominican Hospitals – San Martin Campus, 8280 W. Warm Springs Rd., Las Vegas NV 89113 on August 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Latch on America Tour is a 45 day journey through 30 cities with 1 goal: to support, empower and connect the breastfeeding community.

There has never been more momentum in the breastfeeding community than right now! From The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to the Frist Lady’s Let’s Move Campaign to a passionate advocacy and support network to multiple celebrity endorsements, breastfeeding has been making headlines!

To celebrate this progress, Milk for Thought is taking the energy, passion and dedication of the breastfeeding comunity on the froad in a big pink tour bus!

In 30+ cities across the country, we will support the Surgeon General’s Call to Action for breastfeeding while a film crew captures the breastfeeding sotires of mothers and advocates and profiles all amazing orgnaizations we meet along the way.

For more information: www.milkforthought.com

To read about the amazing breastfeeding services through St. Rose Domincian Hospitals, call our Barbara Greenspun WomensCare Centers at, (702) 616-4900. Or, you can read about them in our latest issue of WomensCare magazine, http://www.strosehospitals.org/Health_Information/Barbara_Greenspun_WomensCare_Centers_of_Excellence/index.htm

or visit our searchable online magazine and story archive at:

http://digitalcollections.mypubliclibrary.com/c/WomensCare-Magazine/view/about/16025/WomensCare+-+Spring+2011/?q=&fq[]=c

St. Rose Health Foundation’s Summer 2011 Newsletter is here!

Spanish WomensCare is going to press!

Our 2011 Spanish WomensCare is going to press. We will be distributing throughout the valley – in mailboxes and at local mercados. It will also be posted to our website next week – stay tuned!

Thank you to the Caesars Foundation that made this publication possible for our community.

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