Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican, the community's only not-for-profit, faith-based hospital system, has made $291,187 in grant awards to five nonprofit collaborations in Henderson and Las Vegas. St. Rose has awarded grants to community programs for more than 20 years.
“St. Rose has been committed to providing quality healthcare and supporting the communities of Henderson and Las Vegas for close to 70 years,” said Brian Brannman, senior vice president of operations, Dignity Health Nevada. “There were multiple needs in southern Nevada this year. Awarding these grants in this fashion will enable us all to continue working toward improving the health and well being of this community.”
Community organization recipients included:
$75,000 for Wrap-Around Services for the Homeless– WestCare Nevada, Inc., HELP of Southern Nevada, Lutheran Social Services, Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada, and Clark County Social Services;
$55,250 for School-Based Asthma Care for Low-Income Students and Families– Joel and CarolBower School Based Health Center, Nevada State College, Clark County School District, and American Lung Association;
$44,537 for Assistance for Human Trafficking Victims– ARMAN, Generation Medical Center, Hookers for Jesus, and Purple WINGS;
$41,400 for Transportation and Medical Services for the Homeless– Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada, and Touro University Nevada;
$75,000 for Diabetes Screening and Prevention for Low-Income Individuals– Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada, Nevada Diabetes Association, and Roseman University of Health Sciences.
To be selected for a grant, an organization or program must meet one or more of the following criteria:
Address the greatest health needs of the community;
Emphasize prevention to address the underlying cause of health problems;
Contribute to a seamless continuum of care;
Build upon and mobilize existing services in the community; and
Engage diverse community stakeholders in implementation and oversight