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LAS VEGAS, February 13, 2020 – Newborn babies at Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican hospitals in southern Nevada already have the perfect outfit for Valentine’s Day. Each baby born this week will receive a special Valentine’s Day outfit that reads, “Stealing Hearts.”
“Cupid has come early here at St. Rose!” said Kimberly Shaw, President and CEO of St. Rose San Martín Hospital. “We know these parents are busy welcoming their new bundles of love, so we wanted to make life a little easier by providing them that first holiday outfit for their first special occasion! Hello Babies! And Hello Humankindness.”
Previous holidays found newborns delivered at St. Rose in similar fashion, following a novel tradition of providing new arrivals with holiday-appropriate gear. New Year’s arrivals were dressed in “2020 just got a whole lot cuter” outfits and Christmas season babies appropriately sported outfits proclaiming “No more silent nights.”
St. Rose Siena and San Martín hospitals are southern Nevada’s only certified Baby-Friendly hospitals, having received the designation after a rigorous review conducted by Baby-Friendly USA. Both hospitals first earned the designation in 2014 and continue to adhere to the highest standards of care for breastfeeding mothers and their babies, based on evidence-based practices Baby Everly, Born February 11, 2020 recommended by the World Health Organization and the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) for optimal infant feeding support in the precious first days of a newborn’s life.
San Martín Hospital was also selected by the readers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal as the Gold Winner in the Best Place to Have a Baby category of the 2019 Best of Las Vegas competition. The San Martín Maternal Child Unit allows mothers to labor, deliver, recover and stay all in the same comfortable room.
About Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican:
As the community’s only not-for-profit, faith-based health system, Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican has been guided by the vision and core values of the Adrian Dominican Sisters since 1947. As the Henderson and Las Vegas communities grow, the St. Rose Dominican health system and its nearly 4,000 employees will continue the Sisters’ mission of serving people in need. St. Rose Dominican is a member of the multi-state Dignity Health network of 10,000 physicians, more than 60,000 employees, 41 acute care hospitals and 400-plus care-centers including neighborhood hospitals, urgent care, surgery and imaging centers, and primary care clinics.
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