Dignity Health | St. Rose Dominican | Reach | Fall 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: page 4. 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 . The hero within Not all heroes wear capes. They might wear scrubs or white coats or valet uniforms. They might carry flowers, a meal tray, or a rosary. In this issue of Reach , we salute health care heroes who save the day—and whose daily devotion to humankindness makes a world of difference. Supermom! With St. Rose Dominican by her side, Gina took on her daughter’s nemesis, sickle cell disease, as an advocate for greater awareness and care. Read her story, beginning on page 4. Be the hero of your own story. Small steps today can add up to a giant leap for heart health. Find out how to get started (page 6) and how to start your kids on a heart-healthy path (page 8). Dynamic duo. On page 9, we catch up with two doctors who pioneered a program to protect women and babies from opioid addiction. See what EMPOWERED has achieved in its first year. Give your pet a hero’s welcome for all the joy they bring. See our special event (back page). Special events Neighborhood Hospital Healthcare Harvest Festivals Blue Diamond Campus: Thursday, Oct. 17, 2 to 6 p.m. North Las Vegas Campus: Friday, Oct. 18, 2 to 6 p.m. West Flamingo Campus: Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn about the amazing services offered at these locations, including Dignity Health Wellness Centers, our full-service emergency rooms, and physical therapy. Visit StRoseHospitals.org/ classes for details. Adult Mental Health First Aid A mental health emergency might need medical attention before professional help arrives. Learn how to provide basic first aid to help someone experiencing a mental health crisis until the appropriate treatment and support are available. Saturday, Dec. 14, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. GV FREE Weight-Loss Surgery Seminars Curious about bariatric surgery? Get your questions answered and meet our bariatric surgeons and team. Call 702.616.4976 to register. Tuesdays, Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3, 5 to 6 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 17, Nov. 21, Dec. 19, 5 to 6 p.m. GV FREE Stop the Bleed Learn lifesaving skills to quickly stop an injury’s heavy bleeding while waiting for emergency responders to arrive. Wednesday, Nov. 6 or Dec. 4, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. GV FREE Hernia Screening & Education Event Do you have nausea, groin pain, or a bulge in your lower abdomen? Come learn all about hernias and get a free screening. Register by calling 702.616.4900 . Tuesday, Nov. 12, 4 to 5 p.m. GV FREE See pages 10–11 for the location key and more classes and events.