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Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican and Emerus break ground at future site of Sahara campus micro-hospital in Las Vegas

Neighborhood hospital to be staffed by board-certified physicians and will house state-of-the-art emergency department, inpatient beds, advanced imaging center and additional physician offices.

HOUSTON – July 13, 2016 – Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican, in partnership with Emerus, is celebrating the start of construction on a micro-hospital serving the Sahara community – an area of southern Nevada in critical need of improved access to health care.

A ceremonial groundbreaking will take place at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 20 at the northwest corner of Sahara and Decatur – the future site of the new micro-hospital. Among the dignitaries expected to speak at the event are Brian Brannman, SVP, Dignity Health Nevada, David Stillwell, COO of Emerus, Dina Titus, U.S. Rep. for Nevada’s District 1, and other government and community officials.

“We are elated to be a part of something so significant to the Las Vegas community,” Stillwell said. “In Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican, we’ve partnered with a patient-centered organization that shares our vision and recognizes the importance of healing not only the body, but the mind and spirit as well. We’re proud to celebrate this tremendous partnership.”

The first level of the multi-million dollar hospital will feature a comprehensive emergency department, an inpatient wing, imaging and quick-access lab services. The facility will be staffed by board-certified physicians, experienced nurses and other clinical specialists dedicated to providing the same level of compassionate, patient-focused care found at DHSRD’s existing hospital locations. In addition to Dignity Health Medical Group practices, other floors will house St. Rose community outreach programs, additional physician offices and other ancillary clinical services to support community health needs.

The Sahara campus is the second of four micro-hospitals planned in Las Vegas, with projected openings beginning in 2017. Once open, each fully licensed hospital is expected to create more than 100 permanent jobs in the area.

All micro-hospitals will operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, offering patients the highest levels of care in a smaller campus setting.

About Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican
As the community’s only not-for-profit, faith-based health system, Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican has been guided by the vision and core values of the Adrian Dominican Sisters for more than 65 years. As the Henderson and Las Vegas communities grow, the three St. Rose Dominican hospitals (the Rose de Lima, Siena and San Martín Campuses) and more than 3,400 employees will continue the Sisters’ mission of serving people in need. St. Rose Dominican is a member of the 21-state Dignity Health network of nearly 11,000 physicians, 56,000 employees, and more than 300 care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging centers, home health, and primary care clinics. For more information, visit our website at or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or our Blog. St. Rose is hiring! To apply for an open position, visit our careers website.

Emerus is the nation’s first and largest operator of micro-hospitals. Emerus partners with leading health systems to provide excellence, empathy and innovation in health care delivery through a network of efficient, value-based micro-hospitals. The Emerus network brings high-quality, patient-centric acute episodic and ambulatory clinical services to communities across a given market. This helps patients by positioning best-in-class provider services in the communities where they work, live and play. Based in The Woodlands, Texas, Emerus’ distinctive level of care earned the Guardian of Excellence Award for Superior Patient Experience in 2013, 2014 and 2015. More information is available at

Melissa Bias at 713-637-1192
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