Dignity Health | St. Rose Dominican | Reach | Spring 2021

When you have a serious illness or injury, you need care right away. Our emergency rooms (ER) at Rose de Lima, San Martín, and Siena are here for you anytime, day or night, with board-certified emergency physicians and specialized pediatric emergency nurses. But during this time of COVID-19, many people are concerned about the risk of acquiring the virus during a trip to seek urgent medical care. Emergencies shouldn’t wait— even now Irena Vitkovitsky, MD, Medical Director for the Siena Campus Emergency Department, assures us that proper precautions are being closely followed. At St. Rose, it is safety first, healing always. “When patients enter the ER, a health professional immediately screens them for signs or symptoms of COVID,” says Dr. Vitkovitsky. “At that point, if we are concerned Kids need special care in emergencies Children are not small adults. Their bodies and minds are completely different. In an emergency, it’s important to bring your child to a place with the experts and the facilities to deliver proper care. St. Rose Dominican hospital’s Siena Campus has one of the only dedicated children’s emergency rooms in southern Nevada. The board-certified pediatric emergency medicine doctors at the Siena Pediatric ER are highly experienced in caring for the unique needs of children and teens in emergencies. The Pediatric ER is separate from the main ER and is filled with DVDs Visiting the ER in the age of COVID-19 4 StRoseHospitals.org