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

2 StRoseHospitals.org Facebook “f”Logo CMYK / .ai Find a doctor, locations, and services: StRoseHospitals.org Special events 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 on page 6. If your heart needs extra care, you might need to go to a cardiac cath lab. Learn what happens here (page 7). Dynamic duo. On page 8, 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). Stepping On: Fall Prevention Program One out of 3 people age 65 or older falls each year! Learn to prevent serious injuries like hip fractures in this seven-week class. Wednesdays, Oct. 23 through Dec. 4, noon to 2 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 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 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 . See pages 9–11 for the location key and more classes and 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. Join us for family fun and activities! Fitness class demonstrations, food, music, and more! 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.