St. Rose Dominican Hospital opened its second full-service, acute care facility in southern Nevada with a dedication ceremony and open house on June 23. Located at Eastern Avenue and St. Rose Parkway (formerly Lake Mead Drive), the Siena Campus offers a comprehensive range of hospital services in an attractive, patient-friendly setting. The $100 million facility currently provides 141 beds, with an additional 60 beds to be completed at a later date.
“This whole campus is designed with a patient-first philosophy to provide convenient, accessible healthcare in an environment conducive to healing,” said St. Rose President and Chief Executive Officer Rod A. Davis. “This philosophy is evident from excellent ancillary and diagnostic services to key inpatient and outpatient treatment centers.”
Patient offerings include:
- A 29-bed Emergency Department, including a fast-track area to expedite patient admittance, as well as private rooms for trauma, orthopedic, gynecological and ear/nose/throat rooms.
- A Maternal Child Center that features a seven bed Pediatric Unit and 19 private labor/delivery/recovery/postpartum (LDRP) rooms served by a nursing staff trained in Level II and III neonatal procedures.
- A Cardiac Center of Excellence featuring two Catheter Laboratory Suites and two Open Heart Surgery Suites.
- A computerized medical record and charting system that puts vital patient information at the caregiver’s fingertips, including medical records and diagnostic images such as x-rays and mammograms. The Siena Campus has the first completely digital (filmless) radiology department in Nevada.
- Eight multi-service operating rooms offering surgical procedures in the following areas: orthopedic, spinal, ear/nose/throat, gynecological and general plastics.
- A range of rehabilitation services, including occupational, physical and speech therapy, offered on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. This includes the latest in muscle strength training and a Total Joint Replacement Program offering hip and knee replacements.
- A 26-bed Intermediate Care and Critical Care Unit. All rooms are private and feature a comprehensive telemetry system where patients’ cardiac rhythm and heart rate can be closely monitored at bedside or as they move about the facility.
Outpatient offerings include an Educational Mall staffed by a nurse educator, featuring a resource center with a lending library of books, videos, audiotapes and journals on a variety of wellness topics. The four-story Del E. Webb Medical Plaza, a medical office building attached directly to the hospital, provides a number of physician specialties as well as an outpatient cancer center.
Mary Jean Thompson of Thompson Design Associates of Reno was chosen to bring St. Rose’s vision of a patient-friendly hospital from the conceptual stage to the finished product. The end result is a theme featuring clean, white walls, gentle archways and a smooth stucco look reminiscent of the California mission style. A 100-foot bell tower serves as a dramatic focal point. “The simple lines of this style create a very peaceful environment,” said Thompson. Another element designed to create a relaxed atmosphere is the three-quarter-acre Healing Garden. “We know relaxing in a tranquil garden can have positive health benefits, such as lowering our blood pressure and lifting our spirits,” said Rod Davis. “Maybe it’s the fresh air or the fragrant flowers and herbs offering free aromatherapy.”
St. Rose Dominican Hospital is southern Nevada’s only not-for-profit, non-tax supported and religiously sponsored hospital. A member of Catholic Healthcare West, the hospital’s Rose de Lima Campus has served the community since 1947, when Adrian Dominican Sisters came to Henderson to take over a hospital built by the federal government for defense plant workers and their families. The Rose de Lima Campus at Lake Mead Drive and Boulder Highway has developed into a modern, 143-bed facility. The campus has been undergoing a number of expansions and renovations to keep pace with the rapid growth of the southeast portion of Henderson.
In September of 1998, St. Rose celebrated the opening of Parkway Medical Plaza and its first St. Rose UrgentCare. The Plaza, a joint venture with American Nevada Corporation and a group of physicians, is located at the northeast corner of Green Valley Parkway at I-215. Parkway Medical Plaza houses the offices of more than ten physicians with services that range from dermatology and oncology to obstetrics and gynecology. Other services include the 15,000 square foot Parkway Surgery Center (a joint venture of St. Rose and United Surgical Partners) and the Parkway Imaging Center (a joint venture of St. Rose, Radiology Associates of Nevada and Insight Diagnostic). The Parkway Medical Plaza is also home to The Barbara Greenspun WomensCare Center of Excellence educational resource center.
In 1999, the hospital opened the Hartwell Medical Center in southeast Las Vegas featuring a St. Rose UrgentCare, a diagnostic imaging center and physician’s offices.
Earlier this year, St. Rose held a ribbon cutting for the $2.5 million expansion of the Rose de Lima Campus emergency room and opened the St. Rose Dominican Hospital – Wellness Center at Sun City Anthem.