Who: Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican, Siena Campus American Heart Association
What: The American Heart Association’s Little Hats, Big Hearts initiative encourages volunteers to knit or crochet red hats for babies born in February to raise awareness of heart disease and congenital heart defects.
When: Wednesday, February 1, 10-11 a.m.
Where: Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican, Siena Campus 3001 St. Rose Pkwy., Henderson, NV 89052 (meet in lobby; we will bring media up to NICU and maternal child units)
Why: Heart disease remains the number one killer of all Americans and Nevadans. Over 1.3 million Americans alive today have some form of congenital heart defect. In the United States, about 40,000 children are born with a heart defect each year. Congenital cardiovascular defects are the most common cause of infant death resulting from birth defects; 24 percent of infants who die of a birth defect have a heart defect. The causes of congenital heart disease are still under investigation; however, thanks to advancements made through research, more infants with CHDs survive to adulthood.
For more information, visit http://www.heart.org/congenitalheartdefects.
Please join us for this visual story opportunity – a wagon with 800 red beanies being delivered them to all newborn families at the Siena campus. Parents and unit directors will be available for interview. Contact Stacey Escalante at (702) 466-7029 on the day of the event.
About Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican
As the community’s only not-for-profit, religiously sponsored health system, Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican has been guided by the vision and core values of the Adrian Dominican Sisters for more than 65 years. As the Henderson and Las Vegas communities grow, the three St. Rose Dominican hospitals (the Rose de Lima, Siena and San Martín Campuses) and more than 3,400 employees will continue the Sisters’ mission of serving people in need. St. Rose Dominican is a member of the 21-state Dignity Health network of nearly 11,000 physicians, 56,000 employees, and more than 300 care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging centers, home health, and primary care clinics. For more information, visit our website at strosehospitals.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or our Blog. St. Rose is hiring! To apply for an open position, visit our careers website.