Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican was extremely honored and excited to host the Las Vegas HEALS Healthcare Happy Hour as a preview event for its new Dominican Tower. The tower will include a doubled-in-capacity emergency department, almost 100 new patient beds, six new operating rooms, an outpatient cardiac center and overall more capacity to serve its patients.
Once again, the Las Vegas HEALS monthly Healthcare Happy Hour attracted over 200 healthcare professionals including physicians, surgeons, nurses, allied health professionals, administrators and like-minded industry partners who support healthcare. The main feature of the event was a sneak preview of the brand new “Dominican Tower” of St. Rose Dominican Hospital – Siena Campus.
CEO Brian Brannman Dignity Health and COO Teressa Conley provided details about the tower expansion that will more than double the size of the existing emergency department, and adding a much needed Pediatrics ER in Henderson.
Select attendees were given private tours by Mike Walsh (Kitchell) of the new surgical suites that were built to better position the hospital for travelers coming to Las Vegas for medical and wellness care. Joining those tours was Dr. Tom Umbach of Blossom Bariaric, who made two major announcements at the event. First, that Dr. Ahmed Mustafa, a double board certified and fellowship trained surgeon has joined his practice and that both will begin doing surgical procedures at St. Rose Dominican Hospitals.
At the end of the tour, all attendees were greeted by Assemblyman Brent Jones and Jeramy Edgel with a bottle of REAL Water, Las Vegas’ very own alkalized water infused with negative ions.
Next up attendees were able to meet Barbra Coffee, Economic Development Manager for the City of Henderson, who announced the formation of three task forces in response to the Henderson Healthcare Forum held a few months back. Henderson Chamber of Commerce sales director, Lisa Chao, pointed out the magnitude of healthcare businesses operating in Henderson and the relationships built through the Chamber of Commerce.
St. Rose Dominican Hospitals had the majority of their senior leadership team in attendance including Dr. Robert Pretzlaff, Medical Director for the Nevada Market, Dr. Gary Mono, VP of Medical Staff Affairs, Larry Barnard, CEO of the San Martin Campus, Linda Gerstenberger, VP of Human Resources, Kate Grey, VP of Marketing, Mary Kieffer, VP of Mission Integration and a multitude of Directors from surgical services to case management, Med Surg to Labor & Delivery, Performance to Imaging, Health Information to Wound Care.
HealthSouth had senior leadership in attendance including CEOs Andrea Davis and Samanatha Billing. ProCare RX, who recently celebrated a ribbon cutting and entre into the Las Vegas marketplace was represented by President Nicholas Opalich and Scott Burns, VP of Sales (Welcome to Las Vegas gentlemen).
Nevada’s largest medical school, Touro University was well represented with CEO and former Congresswoman Shelley Berkley and Provost Mark Alden. Medical School newcomer, Roseman University was represented by Dean Mark Penn, MD and Dr. Bruce Morgenstern.
Gina Mann, executive director of the called upon the crowd to help reach the AHA goal of improving health outcomes twenty percent by 2020.
All in all, it was another successful event where the healthcare industry came together to further the mission of Las Vegas HEALS. American Heart Association