St. Rose Dominican donors support community education and wellness in Las Vegas area

Dignity Health St. Rose Dominican Hospital(August 2017) - Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican (St. Rose) announced a $4 million gift from the Engelstad Family Foundation to support community education and wellness programs at four new neighborhood hospitals in the greater Las Vegas area. Developed in underserved areas, these hospitals are designed to increase access to high-quality health care. Two hospitals recently opened, with the others projected to open in August and November 2017. The community outreach programs will be co-located with the Dignity Health Medical Group primary care offices on the second floor of each hospital, enabling coordination of patient referrals to better align patients with a continuum of care.

St. Rose currently has three community education and wellness outreach centers offering over 4,000 low-cost or free classes every year with 80,000 client interactions. Programs include free breast cancer screenings and support; evidence-based disease management and prevention; fitness, nutrition, wellness, pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding classes; and supplemental nutrition programs. Thanks to the generous support of the Engelstad Family Foundation, St. Rose will be able to expand staffing, programming, materials, and operating resources to provide these outreach programs at the new hospitals by mid-2018.

“By expanding our successful community health programs to other parts of the Las Vegas valley, we will improve access and enhance overall health,” says Charles Guida, president of St. Rose Dominican Health Foundation. “We are grateful to the Engelstad Family Foundation for their support of our efforts to focus on active population health management aimed at keeping people healthy.”