"Only Hollywood’s dizziest dreamers could have conjured up the storyline of how seven Adrian Dominican Sisters dressed in angelic white traveled in the heat of the summer by a Union Pacific train from southern Michigan to notorious post-war Las Vegas; how they bought the struggling Basic Magnesium Hospital standing outside the gates of a fading magnesium plant for $1; and how they overcame withering financial challenges to carve out a legacy of compassion, care, and ethics. The faith-based mission of St. Rose has spread far and continues to reverberate after seventy-five years. In saving the hospital, the seven Adrian Dominican Sisters helped save a whole town.
Sounds like the plot of a Frank Capra movie, doesn’t it? The best part is, it’s all true."
The Early Years
- An opportunity in Henderson
- Father Moran, Bishop Gorman, and Mother Gerald
- The original Seven Sisters
- Our first Administrator
- Sister Marie Daniel and the first St. Rose baby
- Hospital desegregation
- The formal dedication of St. Rose de Lima Hospital