Dignity Health | St. Rose Dominican | Reach | Winter 2020
Find a doctor, locations, and services: StRoseHospitals.org 2 StRoseHospitals.org Creating a more just and equitable health care system By Sister Phyllis Sikora, OP, Vice President of Mission Integration We know firsthand that there can be no justice or equity unless every person has access to health care. Our faith tells us that challenges are the way God gives us opportunity. The challenge of racial inequity has been faced by far too many and for far too long. The opportunity is to follow the example so many already set each day by making our communities better for all people. When the Adrian Dominican Sisters arrived in Henderson in 1947, they immediately stopped the practice of segregation within the hospital. With social justice as the cornerstone of our mission and inclusion an integral part of our values, we have always used and continue now to use our commitment and resources to create solutions needed to help heal the wounds caused by systemic racism. We know—because we see it—that inequality takes many forms. Chronic health problems grow from the same roots that underlie poverty, hunger, substance abuse, violence, and other social disparities. Only by digging down to the roots of systemic race-based inequity can our communities grow healthier. And we have long believed that fairness and opportunities begin with access to health care. And that is why we are here. As caregivers, we have a special voice that can illuminate where our society fails to treat people of color with the dignity that everyone in our nation deserves. And we must raise our voice to demand change. As caregivers, we have a special voice that can illuminate where our society fails to treat people of color with the dignity that everyone in our nation deserves. Pulling together “The closest thing to being cared for is to care for someone else.” —Carson McCullers We’re big believers in the power of humankindness to help people feel supported, cared for, and cheered. And now, that spirit of caring is more important than ever. In this issue of Reach , read about how we are here for you. Saluting our unsung heroes. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the teamwork that kept our hospital humming (page 4). A better birth experience, even in a pandemic. Two of our hospitals are the first and only Birth Centers in Nevada to offer this customized method of pain relief. Get the details, starting on page 6. Go, team! On page 10, find out how the Dignity Health Wellness Centers rallied to reach people at home and bring free classes to you. REACH is published as a community service for the friends and patrons of DIGNITY HEALTH–ST. ROSE DOMINICAN. Information comes from a wide range of medical experts. If you have any concerns or questions about specific content that may affect your health, please contact your primary care provider. Models may be used in photos and illustrations. Physicians listed, pictured, or interviewed are licensed by the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners (MDs), the Nevada State Board of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs), or their respective boards. Physicians are independent practitioners and not employees of Dignity Health– St. Rose Dominican unless specifically noted. Holly Lyman , Womens Care / Outreach Center Director Kimber Haley , Marketing Manager, REACH Editor 2021 © Coffey Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. The Womens Care /Outreach Centers have supported Dignity Health–St. Rose Dominican’s commitment to improving the health of the women, men, and children in southern Nevada since 1998. A wide variety of free or low-cost wellness, nutrition, fitness, and health classes and screenings are offered at our six convenient locations. For information, visi t StRoseHospitals.org .
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