St. Rose Dominican Hospitals’ employees partnered with Rebuilding Together to make critical repairs to three homes in the Las Vegas Valley on Saturday, April 30, 2011. Rebuilding Together, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize communities, has a network of more than 200 affiliates. The organization provides free rehabilitation and critical repairs to the homes of low-income, disabled and/or aging Americans.
The wind couldn’t stop the fun this weekend at the first annual NICU reunion — held Sunday May 15. It was a huge success!
The reunion was for the parents and children who have been cared for in the hospitals’ Level II and III NICUs. The reunion allowed St. Rose NICU caregivers to meet with families, listen to stories, share experiences, interact with past neonates, and learn. Parents get to share their St. Rose NICU experiences, give suggestions, network and reconnect with the staff in a very relaxed setting. An estimated 450 moms, dads, babies and siblings celebrated with us!
Thank you to all who donated time and items: Walmart Super Center – 2 HUGE sheet cakes, ice and 13 volunteers; Panda Express (through Panda Gives), 450 box lunches w/fortune cookies & volunteers; Sam’s Club, 45 cases of water; Children’s Miracle Network; and many more!
We also received some really nice coverage – thank you to the Las Vegas Sun. A link to their story on the event, and a photo, is below.
On Saturday, up to 200 St. Rose Dominican Hospitals employees volunteered at three different home sites throughout the Las Vegas Valley as part of the national Rebuilding Together day. St. Rose employees pitched in to make a difference in the lives of seniors, and had a great job doing it. The work our employees did was amazing – so amazing, in fact, that the Las Vegas Sun chronicled their efforts at one valley home.
Read the story here:
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!
Wow – what an amazing time we had this weekend at the Rose Regatta. The event started at 8 a.m., but for the many volunteers that made it happen the day began at 5 a.m.! Thank you to those great volunteers who made the day possible.
Thousands of people descended on Lake Las Vegas throughout the day to support the Rose Regatta and row in their Dragon Boat heat. It was a great time had by all. In total, there were 60 boats that participated this year.
We were especially impressed and touched by the breast cancer survivor teams that came throughout the United States and Canada to row in the event and help spread the message of detection and cure.
All the money raised from the event will go to benefit St. Rose Dominican Hospitals’ breast health services, including medical care and psychosocial support for uninsured women and men facing breast cancer.
The festival included the Flowers on the Water Ceremony, honoring women currently living with breast cancer and those who lost their lives to the disease. The Painted Paddles Gallery had another successful year – as mini paddles painted by breast cancer survivors or those touched by the disease were sold off to raise funds.
Please check out our YouTube page (www.youtube.com/user/StRoseHospitals) for video from the event and our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/StRoseHospitals) to see photos, or post your own comments and thoughts about the event.
Thank you to everyone who made this year a success!
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month, St. Rose Dominican Hospitals is hosting the second annual Rose Regatta Dragon Boat Race and Festival at The Village, Lake Las Vegas Marina on Saturday, October 16, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sixty dragon boat teams – each with 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steersperson – from Nevada, southern California, Arizona, Colorado and Canada will compete to raise funds to benefit St. Rose Dominican Hospitals’ breast health services including medical care and psychosocial support for uninsured women and men facing breast cancer. Nine of the 60 dragon boat teams (eight from outside of Nevada) are comprised solely of breast cancer survivors.
“Dragon boat racing is one of the fastest growing water sports in the country,” said Rod Davis, President/ CEO of St. Rose Dominican Hospitals. “The response we have received from dragon boat teams across the country and in Canada wanting to participate in this fundraising festival has been overwhelming.”
In addition to the dragon boat races, which begin at 8 a.m., the festival will include activities such as:
- Flowers on the Water Ceremony – This ceremony honors women currently living with breast cancer and those who lost their lives to the disease. A regular ritual at dragon boat races with breast cancer survivor teams, survivors and supporters assemble near the foot bridge in their dragon boats. After a few words, participants toss flowers into the water as a celebration of survival and to remember those lost.
- Painted Paddles Gallery – Paddles painted by breast cancer survivors or those touched by the disease will be on display.
- Light the Way Lantern Tribute – Traditional Chinese lanterns will adorn the floating stage at The Village with dedications to those affected by breast cancer.
- Entertainment – Entertainment and activities will run during the race and The Village shops and restaurants will be open for your enjoyment.
For more information, please visit www.roseregatta.org or call 702.616.4900.
We had a great time on Aug. 5 at the DQ® Orange Julius® at Town Square. Numerous DQ® Orange Julius® around town were taking part in Miracle Treat Day to support our own local Children’s Miracle Network.
As part of Miracle Treat Day, DQ® Orange Julius® at Town Square Las Vegas hosted a Blizzard eating contest to raise awareness for Children’s Miracle Network. The person who eats the most Oreo® Brownie Earthquake® Blizzard had a Blizzard named after him or her and receive a free Blizzard each month for a year. Thirteen other Dairy Queens across the valley are taking part in Miracle Treat Day with at least $1 from each Blizzard treat sold being donated to Children’s Miracle Network.
And the winner of the Blizzard eating contest was …. Ron Koch who ate 18 Blizzards!!
Thank you to all those who came out to participate and had a little winter fun in August to support the children in our community.