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Dignity Health and the Adrian Dominican Sisters today announced that the Rose de Lima campus will be modifying the services it offers to better serve the needs of the community. Since its founding in 1947, under the sponsorship of the Adrian Dominican Order, the Rose de Lima Campus has been an integral part of Dignity Health’s history and a steadfast partner to those in need in the southern Nevada community.
Over the next few years, the Rose de Lima campus will be transitioning from its existing acute-care structure to provide a variety of much-needed health care services in partnership with others. The current plan calls for an additional Dignity Health neighborhood hospital that will contain inpatient beds as well as an Emergency Room, a Dignity Health office building, and it may also include a behavioral health services center. Rose de Lima will remain open during this transition and will continue to provide acute-care services while undergoing construction.
“Throughout the last several years, we have seen a shift in community needs. Because of this, we decided we needed to modify the services being offered on the Rose de Lima campus to better serve the community,” said Eugene Bassett, senior vice president for Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican hospitals.
“The wonderful staff at Rose de Lima have been providing great care to those in need for over 70 years,” said Teressa Conley, president and chief executive officer for the Rose de Lima Campus. “While our focus is shifting, the Adrian Dominican Sisters and Dignity Health will continue their collective healing ministry while providing a revitalized health services campus to the community.”
“When the Adrian Dominican Sisters purchased the hospital for $1 in 1947, it was to ensure that all those who needed health care could receive it regardless of their ability to pay for it. The people at Rose de Lima have been dedicated to providing compassionate patient care for more than seven decades and have remained true to our healing ministry,” said Sister Patricia Siemen, OP, Prioress of the Adrian Dominican Sisters. “We have been working alongside Dignity Health leadership during this process to ensure that our legacy of caring for the underserved carries forward not only at the other Dignity Health facilities in the area, but also on the Rose de Lima site with our new health care partners.”
As was previously announced in March 2017, the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility currently located at Rose de Lima will be transitioned over to a brand-new acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital that will be built adjacent to the Siena Campus in a joint-venture with Select Medical Corporation. Groundbreaking on this new hospital is expected to take place soon.
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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 for 70 years. 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 22-state Dignity Health network of nearly 9,000 physicians, 62,000 employees, and 400 care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging centers, home health and primary care clinics.
About the Adrian Dominican Sisters
The Adrian Dominican Sisters, an international congregation of more than 600 vowed women religious and 200 Associates, minister in 22 states, Puerto Rico, and four countries: Canada, the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, and Norway. In all of their ministries –education, health care, pastoral and retreat ministry, the arts, social work, ecology, and peace and justice advocacy –they strive to live out their Vision: to seek truth, make peace, reverence life. The Adrian Dominican Sisters are women of vision and timeless values. They draw strength and purpose from God and their rich past. A group of seven Adrian Dominican Sisters - who had arrived in Adrian, Michigan, in the late 1800's from Germany - agreed to come to southern Nevada in 1947. These seven Adrian Dominican Sisters arrived nearly 70 years ago to serve the Henderson community. Their fellow Sisters continue to do the same today at the three St. Rose Dominican hospitals in southern Nevada.
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