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Sahara Wellnss Center

Dignity Health Debuts Seventh Wellness Center

Sahara & Decatur location offers free fitness classes & education programs 

Home to innovative new Pathways Program providing help to overcome social determinants of health  

LAS VEGAS, June 20, 2024 –  Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican Hospitals is proud to announce the opening of a new Dignity Health Wellness Center in west central Las Vegas. The new facility will offer a wide variety of classes and programs to assist people of all ages to improve their health, find their focus, and strengthen their resolve. 

“Our mission at Dignity Health Wellness Centers is to help people stay healthy and avoid a visit to one of our hospitals,” said Holly Lyman, Dignity Health Las Vegas Market Director of Community Health. “Last year our six Dignity Health Wellness Centers were able to help more than 275 thousand southern Nevada residents improve their health and lifestyles. With the opening of this, our seventh Wellness Center, we hope to extend that reach and help even more people this year.”

Completion of the new Wellness Center was made possible through a $1 million grant from the City of Las Vegas, which provided funds for construction, equipment, architecture and engineering. Dignity Health debuted the new space with a traditional St. Rose Dominican blessing of the facility and its staff.  

The 3,382 square foot facility, located near West Sahara Ave and Decatur Blvd, is on the second floor of the Dignity Health Neighborhood Hospital Campus, 4980 W Sahara Ave. 

The new center features a large classroom space for classes, fitness and program sessions, two consult rooms for private counseling, five staff offices, and 18 community health workstations. 

DIgnity Health Community Health Manager Mark Domingo said, “The opening of this center is a huge step forward for our community health programs. Our trained staff will be better able to offer free disease management programs and health navigation for local residents. Providing this type of assistance and advice that can help individuals resolve barriers and address social issues that can be root causes that lead people to poor health and prevent them from overcoming it.” 

Programs based at the Sahara Wellness Center will include: 

  • Ryan White Part A Programs - Providing Medical Nutrition Therapy, health education, and Medication Therapy Management for people living with HIV
  • The Engelstad Foundation R.E.D. Rose Program - Providing free breast health screenings and breast cancer treatment for uninsured or underinsured women
  • Pathways Community HUB Program - Community Health Workers serve as health counselors, providing support for individuals at risk of poor outcomes, helping them overcome social and lifestyle barriers to good health.

In addition, Medicare Assistance Program counselors and Nevada Health Link Exchange enrollment facilitators will help people choose appropriate healthcare coverage.

Community Health Workers and program managers will begin Monday-Friday office hours after the Independence Day holiday. A full slate of fitness and education classes will begin in August. 

Find a full schedule of classes and events at all Dignity Health Wellness Centers on our website:

Sahara Wellness Center


About Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican:

Nevada’s only not-for-profit, faith-based health system, Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican Hospitals remain guided by the vision and values of the Adrian Dominican Sisters who founded Rose de Lima Hospital in Henderson in 1947. Dignity Health now operates three acute care hospitals in southern Nevada - the Siena, San Martin, and Rose de Lima Campuses. St. Rose Dominican Hospitals is a member of the Dignity Health network of nearly 10,000 physicians, 60,000 employees, 41 acute care hospitals, and more than 400 care centers, urgent and occupational care, imaging centers, and primary care clinics. Dignity Health is a part of CommonSpirit Health, a nonprofit health system committed to advancing health for all people and dedicated to serving the common good. More than 75 years after the arrival of the original seven Sisters in Henderson, the 4,000 employees of the St. Rose Dominican health system continue the Sisters’ mission of serving people in need, especially the most vulnerable. For more information, visit

Dignity Health hospitals in Nevada are supported by the St. Rose Dominican Health Foundation, whose mission is to improve community health and wellness through fundraising and relationship building with caring supporters who donate or pledge to fund our work. To learn more, visit or email [email protected].

Publish date: 

Thursday, June 20, 2024