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Keep pets cool in the heat


Summer’s heat can be dangerous for people and pets. Keep your furry friends safe and cool with these five tips:

    1. Supply water and shade. If pets must be outdoors, make sure they have protection from the heat and sun. Provide plenty of fresh, cold water. In heat waves, add ice to water. No trees for shade? A tarp can do the trick. It’s better than a doghouse— which can become a sauna on a hot day.
    2. Never leave a pet in a parked car – not even for a minute. A hot car can be deadly. Even on an 85-degree day, inside a vehicle the temperature can reach 120 degrees.
    3. Limit exercise in the heat. Take dog walks in the early morning or evening hours when temperatures are lower. And bring along water to help keep pets from getting dehydrated.
    4. Stay off hot asphalt. If it’s too hot for you to go barefoot, it’s too hot for your pet’s paws. Walk or play on grass, if possible.
    5. Make a splash. For dogs that like water, a cool bath or roll in a kiddie pool can help keep them cool.
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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 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.”

Dignity Health Breaks Ground at North Las Vegas Neighborhood Hospital

Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican is celebrating with the groundbreaking of its first neighborhood hospital in North Las Vegas, an area of southern Nevada in need of improved access to health care. The new neighborhood hospital is expected to create more than 100 permanent jobs in North Las Vegas

The groundbreaking will be held Wednesday, March 2, at 11 a.m. on the northwest corner of Craig Rd. and Camino Al Norte. Dignitaries will include Mayor John Lee of North Las Vegas, executives from Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican and from Emerus.

Board-certified physicians, experienced nurses and other clinical specialists will staff the new neighborhood hospitals. The first level of each of the multi-million dollar hospitals will feature a comprehensive emergency department, an inpatient wing, imaging and quick-access lab services. In addition to Dignity Health Medical Group practices, other floors will house St. Rose community outreach programs, additional physician offices and other ancillary clinical services to support community health needs. All neighborhood hospitals will operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, offering patients the highest levels of care in a smaller campus setting.

St. Rose Dominican Celebrates Siena Expansion with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

November 11, 2015 Leave a comment

A variety of dignitaries attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Dominican Tower at the 06 Blog SmallSiena Campus Monday, November 9, including

  • Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske
  • Senator Joyce Woodhouse
  • Assemblyman Lynn Stewart
  • Assemblyman Stephen Silberkraus
  • Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen
  • Councilwoman Gerri Schroder
  • Councilwoman Debra March, and
  • Henderson Chamber of Commerce CEO, Scott Muelrath.

The dignitaries, along with many Henderson Chamber of Commerce board members and staff, joined Siena Campus CEO, Brian Brannman, COO, Teressa Conley, and nearly 100 employees for the ceremony.

The new five-story, 220,000 square foot tower features 96 more private rooms, new expanded adult and children’s emergency rooms (56 private rooms), six new operating suites, and expanded services for orthopedics, cardiology, admitting, nutrition services, radiology, lab, pharmacy, endoscopy suites, and other support services.

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

November 3, 2015 Leave a comment

Siena intraDignity Health-St. Rose Dominican’s Siena Campus was named a 2015/2016 Consumer Choice Award recipient by National Research Corporation. The annual award identifies hospitals across the United States that healthcare consumers choose as having the highest quality and image.

“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 20th anniversary of the Consumer Choice Award celebrating the power of a strong brand image in healthcare.

“For each of the past 20 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.

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 winning facilities being ranked the highest.

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

Caregiving – Making Time for You

October 22, 2015 Leave a comment

Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel. ~ Eleanor Brownn

Caring for a loved one who is ill or frail can be incredibly rewarding. It can also be one of the toughest things you’ll ever do in your life.

Senior man sitting on a wheelchair with caregiver

Caring for someone is incredibly fulfilling, but it can take a toll. Be good to yourself! 

Preparing meals, giving medicines, arranging medical care, paying bills—tasks like these take a lot of time and energy. So it’s no wonder that caregivers often give short shrift to themselves—there’s not much room on that daily must-do list for anything personal.

Sound familiar? If you find yourself nodding yes, then repeat this caregiving mantra: You can’t do a good job of caring for someone else if you don’t take care of yourself.

Show yourself some humankindness

Here are some suggestions on how to carve out some much-needed—and deserved—me time:

Accept and ask for help. Gladly say yes to offers of help so that you can do something for yourself, whether that’s seeing your own doctor or recharging with a walk. And don’t hesitate to be specific about what might help you most. It’s OK to say, for example, “Can you stay with Mom for two hours this Wednesday so I can see my dentist?”

Seek out community services. These services—such as nursing care, adult day care, and home delivered meals—can help lighten your load. To find out what’s available, call the Nevada Aging and Disability Services at 702.486.3545 or visit http://www.adsd.nv.gov.

Make your own health a priority. Caregivers are often so busy tending to others that they neglect their own health—which helps explain why they’re more likely than other adults to develop serious health problems. So don’t skip checkups, screening tests, or necessary medical care. Learn self-care tools at our Powerful Tools for Caregivers Workshop (call 702.616.4900 for information or to register).

And do your very best to eat well, exercise regularly, and get enough shut-eye. Some days that may be easier than others. Do what you can—and remind yourself why it’s important for you and your loved ones.

Sources: Family Caregiver Alliance; Office on Women’s Health

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