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Rose de Lima Hospital Debuts Modernized Facilities

Henderson’s original hospital completes patient room renovations, adds Community Wellness Center, Professional Education Center, and Foundation offices

LAS VEGAS, January 22, 2024 –  Doctors and staff at Dignity Health-St. Rose de Lima Hospital recently moved patients into new spaces at one of southern Nevada’s oldest hospitals, after pandemic-delayed renovation projects finally came to completion. 

Hospital patients, medical staff, pharmacy, and other administrative departments now occupy  fully renovated and modernized hospital rooms, office suites, and other new spaces. The St. Rose Dominican Health Foundation staff also moved staff and operations into a new suite of offices on the second floor of the 77 year-old hospital.

“You may recognize the outside of the building, but step inside and you’ll be astonished by the transformation, ” said Thomas Burns, President of the Rose de Lima Campus. “Over the past four years many of our spaces have been modernized, from the main lobby and inpatient rooms, to our new imaging facilities, and upgraded office space. I invite everyone to visit Rose de Lima and see what we’ve done. This is the culmination of a journey started long before the pandemic.”

How it works: Rose de Lima Hospital continues to operate a 24-hour Emergency Department, with diagnostic imaging services and a small in-patient hospital. Modernized facilities now permit the original hospital to offer a Community Wellness Center, and the Dignity Health Nevada Professional Education Center, where medical staff receive ongoing training and maintain certifications. Renovated space is also home to more than 100 Dignity Health Nevada administration and support professionals from multiple departments, who have been relocated to downtown Henderson from other valley locations.

Continuous operation: Rose de Lima Hospital has played a crucial role in the southern Nevada community’s health care for more than 75 years. The Rose de Lima campus has remained in continuous operation since the 1947 arrival of seven Adrian Dominican Nuns who stepped forward to operate the hospital when the federal government made plans to shut it down after World War II. As the original campus where the original Sisters worked tirelessly for decades, it has special meaning to those who continue carrying out their mission today. 

More than a hospital: The modernized Rose de Lima campus is also home to: 

  • Dignity Health Nevada Professional Education Center - providing professional continuing education classes and recertification services for hundreds of medical staff employed by Dignity Health Nevada.
  • Dignity Health Henderson Community Wellness Center - operated by Dignity Health Community Outreach, offering free and low-cost classes and services, from parenting and fitness classes, to help with prescription and chronic disease management, Medicare Assistance Program and WIC services. It is also home to the Helping Hands of Henderson Program, which helps Seniors maintain their independence. 
  • St. Rose Dominican Health Foundation ( - the non-profit organization working to improve community health and wellness through fundraising and relationship building for Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican. 
  • Dignity Health Nevada Administrative Headquarters - The original Henderson campus is now home to more than 100 administrative and support professionals in departments including Medical Records, Risk Management, Marketing & Communications, Human Resources, the Health Foundation, and more. 

Why it matters: The continued modernization of Rose de Lima is evidence of Dignity Health’s commitment to continuing its healing mission at this historic location and maintaining its commitment to downtown Henderson and the southeast valley. 

Community connection: Mr. Burns added, “Over the years, larger hospitals have been built in our valley, but every day I encounter people with a connection to this hospital. Some were born here, some delivered children here, or at some point we cared for a member of their family. It’s heartening to know that Rose de Lima is still a part of so many Nevada families.” 


About Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican:

Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican recently celebrated 75 years in southern Nevada, marking the anniversary of the arrival of the seven Adrian Dominican Sisters who founded Rose de Lima Hospital on June 27, 1947. As Nevada’s only not-for-profit, faith-based health system, St. Rose Dominican is still guided by the vision and core values of the Adrian Dominican Sisters in all its endeavors. As the Henderson and Las Vegas communities grow, the St. Rose Dominican health system and its nearly 4,000 employees continue the Sisters’ mission of serving people in need, especially the most vulnerable. Dignity Health currently operates three acute care hospitals in southern Nevada and is a member of the multi-state Dignity Health network of nearly 10,000 physicians, 60,000 employees, 41 acute care hospitals, and 400-plus care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging centers, and primary care clinics. For more information, visit our website at

Publish date: 

Monday, January 22, 2024