Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican Hospitals Lifts Isolation Face Masks Requirement
LAS VEGAS, March 20, 2023 – Effective Monday, March 20, 2023, patients, visitors and health care staff at Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican Hospitals in southern Nevada will no longer be required to wear protective isolation face masks in patient care settings, including acute care hospitals, outpatient offices, and examination rooms.
Individuals may choose to continue to wear isolation face masks at their own discretion.
This change does not change masking requirements for patients, staff and visitors in respiratory/droplet/airborne isolation situations and for other purposes.
Throughout the COVID pandemic, Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican has modified procedures in response to changes in federal guidelines. Recently, it was reported that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is expected to end the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. Accordingly, Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican is revising COVID-19 masking protocols.
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. 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 www.strosehospitals.org.