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Preparing for Hospitalization

Hospital visits can be daunting - for patients or visitors. As southern Nevada's only not-for-profit, faith-based hospital system, we want all Rose de Lima, San Martín and Siena visitors to feel welcome and comfortable.

The most commonly asked questions regarding a stay at one of our hospitals are shown below.

What to Bring

Please arrive with only the minimum essentials.

  • A list of all medications you are presently taking (including over-the-counter) along with prescribed dosage information.

  • Your insurance card and/or insurance billing information.

  • Your Advance Directive; if you do not have an Advance Directive, you can complete this Advance Directive form and bring it with you or request one upon admission.

  • If you are anticipating an overnight stay, you may bring personal toiletry items and containers for storing health aids (eye glasses, contact lenses, hearing devices, etc.)

  • Limit extra clothing to a comfortable dressing gown or pajamas, a robe and slippers.

  • Personal articles may be stored in the drawer of your bedside table.


What Not to Bring

  • Please do not bring actual medications to the hospital unless instructed to do so by your doctor. All medications required to treat your illness will be carefully dispensed by the hospital pharmacists and administered by nurses. With permission from your doctor, however, you may bring items such as nitroglycerin, eye drops and antacids.

  • Due to fire and safety regulations, our hospitals prohibit patients and their visitors from bringing any electrical appliances into the hospital including electrically powered radios, televisions, razors and hair dryers.

  • You are advised against bringing a large amount of money or other valuables to the hospital. Dignity Health – St. Rose Dominican cannot assume responsibility for the loss of any items while at the hospital.

  • Cigarettes and tobacco are not allowed anywhere on any of the St. Rose Dominican campuses.



Your meals will be served three times each day. Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican’s staff also provides nutrition assessment, evaluation, counseling and personalized diet instructions for you.


Guest WiFi

In order to keep you connected during your time at our hospitals, we are happy to provide our patients and guests with a free wireless Internet connection.



Patient rooms can be reached from outside of the hospital by calling each hospital’s main phone number, including the "702" area code.


Interpreter Services

If you need interpretation services, please ask your nurse or other hospital personnel for assistance. Sign language interpreters are also available upon request.


Spiritual Care Services

The healing of the whole person — physically, psychologically and spiritually — is important to us, so chaplains are available to minister to any spiritual needs or concerns you may have. A chaplain may be contacted 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Please notify your nurse if you wish to talk with chaplain services.