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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.”


Powerful Tools for Caregivers

July 8, 2015 1 comment

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  • Communicating in Challenging Situations
  • Identifying and Reducing Personal Stress
  • Learning From Our Emotions
  • Communicating Feelings, Needs, and Concerns
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Call 702.616.4900 to enroll in this free program.

St. Rose Offers Telestroke Care with Mayo Clinic Neurologists in Arizona

February 17, 2015 Leave a comment

Southern Nevada residents who need emergency medical care for a stroke may benefit from the Mayo Clinic “telestroke” program that is now available at all three Dignity Health – St. Rose Dominican campuses. A recent agreement between St. Rose and Mayo Clinic in Arizona means the service featuring a portable, self-propelled robot has begun in southern Nevada. St. Rose Dominican is the first system in Nevada to partner with Mayo Clinic, and the service compliments and augments the already robust certified stroke centers at all three campuses.

In telestroke care, a telestroke robot located in a hospital lets a stroke patient be seen in real time by a neurology specialist at Mayo Clinic located in Phoenix. The Mayo stroke neurologist, whose face appears on the screen of the robot, consults with emergency room physicians and evaluates the patient.

Patients showing signs of stroke can be examined by the neurologist via computer, smart phone technology, portable tablets or laptops. In addition to assessing the patient, the neurologist can view scans of the patient’s brain to detect possible damage from a hemorrhage or blocked artery.

“The excellent, capable emergency physicians at Dignity Health – St. Rose Dominican can ring the telestroke hotline and be instantly connected with Mayo Clinic’s stroke experts,” said Bart Demaerschalk, M.D., Professor of Neurology, and medical director of Mayo Clinic Telestroke. “Urgent and immediate virtual care can be provided to patients – collaboration between stroke neurologists and physicians at the remote sites has resulted in 96 percent accuracy in diagnosing stroke.”

Brian Brannman, senior vice president of operations at Dignity Health Nevada, stated, “Our mission is to provide quality health and wellness services where the patient, family, and community come first. This newly formed partnership with the Mayo Clinic is another step toward achieving that mission. In collaboration with the stroke neurologists and our Emergency Room physicians, immediate, life-saving interventions can begin shortly after the patient enters the ER. This new service provides possible stroke patients care in a collaborative setting and will ultimately save lives. We are very excited to be able to offer this service to the communities we serve.”

Mayo Clinic was the first medical center in Arizona to do pioneering clinical research to study telemedicine as a means of serving patients with a stroke and today serves as the “hub” in a network of 16 other “spoke” centers, with most in Arizona. To date, more than 1,500 emergency consultations for stroke have taken place between Mayo Clinic stroke neurologists and physicians at these spoke centers.

U.S. News Ranks St. Rose Dominican Hospitals #1 in Gynecology and Neurology & Neurosurgery in the Las Vegas Metro Area

July 26, 2011 1 comment

22nd annual rankings recognize hospitals in 94 metro areas and 16 specialties

St. Rose Dominican Hospitals has been ranked #1 in two specialty areas – Neurology & Neurosurgery (San Martín Campus) and Gynecology (Siena Campus) in the Las Vegas metro area in U.S. News Media & World Report’s 2011-2012 Best Hospitals rankings, available online at The rankings, annually published by U.S. News for the past 22 years, will also be featured in the U.S. News Best Hospitals guidebook, which will go on sale August 30.

The latest rankings showcase 720 hospitals out of about 5,000 hospitals nationwide. Each is ranked among the country’s top hospitals in at least one medical specialty and/or ranked among the best hospitals in its metro area. St. Rose Dominican Hospitals is the onlyLas Vegasmetropolitan area hospital that ranked No. 1 in two categories for the 2011-2012 survey.

“We are honored to have U.S. News & World Report recognize the exemplary patient care that takes place at St. Rose Dominican Hospitals every day,” said Rod Davis, President/CEO, St. Rose Dominican Hospitals and Senior Vice President of Operations, CHW Nevada. “Patients know that when they visit St. Rose for complex care, they will receive the high quality care they deserve.”

St. Rose Dominican Hospitals-San Martín Campus offers neurology and neurosurgery services including spine surgery, along with its new headache program for patients that suffer from debilitating headaches.

Gynecology care is offered through the Siena Campus’ premier surgical facility. St. Rose also offers the da Vinci® Surgical System at its Siena Campus. This state-of-the-art robotic technology allows surgeons’ hands to produce scaled movements through small surgical openings. The da Vinci is completely controlled by – and is an extension of – the surgeon. The da Vinci system is used to perform delicate surgeries such as prostatectomies, hysterectomies and pediatric procedures. Benefits of its small, precise incisions include less pain, less scarring, quicker recovery times, and in many cases, better clinical outcomes.

“We pride ourselves on our advanced equipment and our caring, competent staff,”Davissaid.

The core mission of Best Hospitals is to help guide patients who need an especially high level of care because of a difficult surgery, a challenging condition or added risk because of other health problems or age. “These are referral centers where other hospitals send their sickest patients,” said Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor. “Hospitals like these are ones you or those close to you should consider when the stakes are high.”

Covering 94 metro areas in the U.S., the regional hospital rankings complement the national rankings by including hospitals with solid performance nearly at the level of nationally ranked institutions. The regional rankings are aimed primarily at consumers whose care may not demand the special expertise found only at a nationally rankedBestHospital or who may not be willing or able to travel long distances for medical care. The U.S. News metro rankings give many such patients and their families more options of hospitals within their community and in their health insurance network.

“These are hospitals we call ‘high performers.’ They are fully capable of giving most patients first-rate care, even if they have serious conditions or need demanding procedures,” Comarow said. “Almost every major metro area has at least one of these hospitals.”

Hard numbers stand behind the rankings in most specialties—death rates, patient safety, procedure volume, and other objective data. Responses to a national survey, in which physicians were asked to name hospitals they consider best in their specialty for the toughest cases, also were factored in.

The rankings cover 16 medical specialties and all 94 metro areas that have at least 500,000 residents and at least one hospital that performed well enough to be ranked.

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.

WomensCare Magazine Winter 2011

February 10, 2011 Leave a comment

WomensCare magazine Winter 2011

Hopefully you have received your WomensCare magazine in the mail! This issue features great stories on our stroke program, ant-bullying and our upcoming Children’s Miracle Network radiothon. If you didn’t get one in the mail, stop by any of our campuses or a WomensCare Center to get your copy.

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).

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