Dignity Health | St. Rose Dominican | Reach | Summer 2019

2 StRoseHospitals.org Facebook “f”Logo CMYK / .ai Find a doctor, locations, and services: StRoseHospitals.org 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 Greg Preston , Sampsel Preston Photography: cover and page 7. 2019 © 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 three convenient locations. For information, visit StRoseHospitals.org . All summer long “In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.” —W.H. Auden Welcome to the dog days of summer. In this issue of Reach , you’ll find that acts of kindness are a cool comfort—from looking out for others to therapy dogs who make our hospitals happier places to heal. Humankindness under the sun. The southern Nevada sun calls for a serious need for protection year-round. On page 4, find ways to make sure your loved ones are covered when it comes to sun safety. “Happiness is a warm puppy”— so wrote Charles M. Schulz, creator of a beloved big-nosed beagle—and we couldn’t agree more. On page 7, learn about the life-changing bond between a boy and a therapy dog. ON THE COVER Beth Finicle and Roxy, an Australian shepherd; Amy Schildknecht and James Kish, with Zeke, a golden retriever; and Maggie and Tom Kessman, with Sadie, a mini golden doodle, and Heidi, a golden doodle. Special events Empowered This program helps pregnant women who are taking opioids or other substances ensure better outcomes for both mom and baby by providing community resources, support services, education, and connections to services for women and their babies. EMPOWERED (Empowering Mothers for Positive Outcomes With Education, Recovery, and Early Development) offers lactation support, parenting classes, infant CPR, and support groups. Call 702.492.8593 for information. Let’s Talk Restore, inspire, support, and educate—join our peer support group for mothers and mothers-to- be who need mental and emotional support during pregnancy and postpartum. Wednesdays, noon to 1 p.m. Womens Care /Outreach Center, 7220 S. Cimarron Road, Suite 195, Las Vegas Fridays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Womens Care /Outreach Center, Rose de Lima Campus, 98 E. Lake Mead Parkway, Suite 301, Henderson Fridays, noon to 1 p.m. Womens Care /Outreach Center, 2651 Paseo Verde Parkway, Suite 180, Green Valley FREE 10th Annual Global Big Latch On Friday, Aug. 2, 10 a.m. Friends, family, and community: Join this free celebration to promote and support breastfeeding. Everyone’s breastfeeding journey looks different. Our aim is to support breastfeeding in public and make it a normal part of life. You can be included in the latch count by latching a child or children, using a supplemental nursing system or nipple shield, expressing milk (hand or pump), or feeding your child breastmilk via an alternative method. For information, call 702.616.4923 . Womens Care /Outreach Center, 2651 Paseo Verde Parkway, Suite 180, Green Valley FREE