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Emerus Announces Partnership with Dignity Health – St. Rose Dominican

Partnership to Expand Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican Medical Services Throughout Las Vegas Region

HOUSTON – February 9, 2016 – Emerus has announced plans with Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican, a faith-based, not-for-profit hospital system, to construct up to six (6) new micro-hospitals expanding access to patient care throughout the greater Las Vegas, Nevada, region.

As part of this expansion, Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican (DHSRD) has entered into a joint venture agreement with Emerus, a nationally recognized innovator in the delivery of community-based, patient-centric acute episodic care, to build and manage multiple sites and to lay the groundwork for additional facilities throughout the region.

“We are pleased to offer the community access to additional St. Rose services in areas of tremendous need,” said Brian Brannman, senior vice president of operations for Dignity Health Nevada. “By partnering with Emerus and building these neighborhood hospitals, we will be expanding our services to the community in convenient locations with compassion, efficiency and excellence, while maintaining our high standards for quality, safety and service. With several of our new locations in areas of redevelopment and growth, such as the North Las Vegas and Sahara/Decatur campuses, we will be the neighborhood choice. St. Rose is proud to work with Emerus to bring this highly efficient health care model to Nevada.”

Emerus, the nation’s first and largest operator of micro-hospitals, specializes in the design, build and management of value-based micro-hospitals that offer a broad range of evolving coordinated care options in conjunction with its partners. Uniquely different from urgent care and freestanding ER facilities, Emerus micro-hospitals provide emergency departments, primary care, surgery, imaging, pediatrics and other complimentary services in a smaller footprint closer to patients’ neighborhoods and homes.

“We are honored to partner with Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican, an organization that values excellence, compassion and collaboration,” said Dr. Toby Hamilton, MD, FACEP and CEO of Emerus. “Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican hospitals will continue to grow as the Las Vegas region grows, and they are positioned to be the region’s leader in the delivery of efficient, value-driven, community-based health care now and into the future.”

Each new hospital will be a two-to-three story structure between 40,000 to 60,000 square feet and 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. Construction on the initial hospitals is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2016, with projected hospital openings beginning in 2017.

A groundbreaking celebration for the North Las Vegas Campus will be held March 2. Construction on the initial four hospitals is expected to begin shortly. Once open, each hospital is expected to create more than 100 permanent jobs in the greater Las Vegas area.

In addition, Emerus also announced the creation of a Strategic Advisory Board consisting of representatives from Dignity Health, United Surgical Partners International, Baylor Scott & White Health, SCL Health, Trinity Mother Francis and others to be named. The board will assist the company in developing and implementing forward-looking, innovative strategies focused on delivering value-based, efficient service models to its hospital partners.

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, the nation’s first and largest operator of micro-hospitals, partners with health systems to bring high-quality, patient-centric acute episodic and ambulatory clinical services to communities across a given market, helping patients by positioning best-in-class provider services in the communities where they work, live and play. Emerus’ proprietary, analytical-based market strategies offer health systems the opportunity to fill access gaps in their markets in a capital-efficient manner. By identifying, developing and managing improved-access and operationally efficient medical facilities throughout the United States, Emerus offers scalable-growth opportunities while maintaining patient satisfaction scores that rank above the 90th percentile, nationally. More information is available at

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