Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican Challenges Employees to Take on 50 Acts of Kindness in a Week

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Partners with Josh Stevens Foundation to Bring Challenge to Over 150 Schools

At Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican, humankindness drives every interaction with the people we serve, and is the foundation of the policies we champion. During the week of January 23-27, St. Rose will encourage employees to take part in The Great Kindness Challenge, which includes a suggested 50-item Acts of Kindness checklist to complete by January 27.

Locally, St. Rose is working in partnership with the Josh Stevens Foundation, a local nonprofit organization that helps schools, businesses and youth organizations across the nation to recognize and celebrate heartfelt acts of kindness. With their help, more than 150 Nevada schools are participating in The Great Kindness Challenge. Participating schools will also give out the 50-item checklist and encourage their students to complete that checklist by January 27. Students who complete the checklist will receive a gift from the Josh Stevens Foundation.

The 2016 Great Kindness Challenge was a record-breaking year with more than 5 million students completing more than 250 million acts of kindness, and this year we are set to have even more students participate. In addition to serving as a presenting sponsor of the Great Kindness Challenge, many of Dignity Health’s more than 62,000 executives, employees, and physicians will be taking the Great Kindness Challenge alongside the students that week, effectively “matching” their good deeds in hospital, clinic, and office settings.

“St. Rose is committed to practicing humankindness every day in our hospitals and care centers,” said Brian Brannman, senior vice president of operations for Dignity Health Nevada. “We are focused on putting in place policies that strengthen the human connection with our doctors, nurses, and caregivers so every guest feels welcomed, safe, comfortable, listened to, and respected. Our mission calls us to collaborate with organizations that share the same goals and help spread the word about the power of kindness, especially within schools.”

For more information on The Great Kindness Challenge and Kids For Peace, go to http://www.greatkindnesschallenge.org. For more information on the Josh Stevens Foundation, please visit http://www.joshstevensfoundation.org.

 About Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican

As the community’s only not-for-profit, religiously sponsored health system, Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican has been guided by the vision and core values of the Adrian Dominican Sisters for more than 65 years. As the Henderson and Las Vegas communities grow, the three St. Rose Dominican hospitals (the Rose de Lima, Siena and San Martín Campuses) and more than 3,400 employees will continue the Sisters’ mission of serving people in need. St. Rose Dominican is a member of the 21-state Dignity Health network of nearly 11,000 physicians, 56,000 employees, and more than 300 care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging centers, home health, and primary care clinics. For more information, visit our website at strosehospitals.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or our Blog. St. Rose is hiring! To apply for an open position, visit our careers website.

 

Desert Radiology Donates Turkeys to City Impact Center

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Desert Radiology, Southern Nevada’s leading diagnostic practice, is pleased to announce that they donated 50 turkeys to the City Impact Center Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Drive. City Impact Center’s mission is to impact communities by providing on site access to programs, education, housing and wellness organizations that ensure citizens, young and old, can live productive, healthy and whole lives. Desert Radiology and City Impact Center have a shared goal to improve the lives and health of all people in Las Vegas including those in underserved communities.

Founded by three radiologists in 1966, Desert Radiology is proud to have grown to 65 board certified, USA trained physicians, and over 350 personnel providing technical and administrative support. They are the exclusive provider for a large cancer center, a group of multi-specialty medical centers and several other facilities throughout Nevada, as well as providing services for 15 hospitals throughout Nevada, Texas and New Mexico. Desert Radiology performs over 1.3 million procedures annually in their seven imaging facilities, including their newest Southwest location which opened in September.

Desert Radiology is delighted to celebrate their 50th anniversary this year by continuing to provide the most advanced radiological care to Southern Nevada, and contributing to deserving charities such as City Impact Center.

For more information on the services offered at Desert Radiology please contact their patient care center at 702-759-8600 or visit them on the web at https://desertrad.com/.

Contact: Glenda Monkarsh
702-595-4896

Las Vegas Orthopaedic Surgeons Donate and Build a Playground for the Palabra Viva Community

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LAS VEGAS—Last winter, children from Palabra Viva church put crayons to paper and drew pictures of their dream playground. On Tuesday, March 24, those dreams become reality as hundreds of orthopaedic surgeons and other volunteers attending the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) 2015 Annual Meeting join forces with KaBOOM! and members of the community to bring those designs to life.

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Anthem Commits Nearly $1 Million To Nevada Health-Improvement in 2014

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LAS VEGAS—Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Nevada’s work to improve health and strengthen local communities continued in 2014, as the company directed nearly $1 million and hundreds of volunteer hours to health-improving causes, organizations and programs in Nevada.

“We know that as our local communities change and grow so do the diverse needs of our residents”

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