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Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican neighborhood hospital measures three stories and 66,000 square feet.

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The newest Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican neighborhood hospital opened July 26 in the greater Las Vegas area and will provide access to improved care daily and round-the-clock.

The two-story, 27,000-square-foot facility and Blue Diamond campus is the second neighborhood hospital to open in Southern Nevada this year through a joint-venture partnership between Emerus Holdings and Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican.

The first of the four planned microhospitals opened on the North Las Vegas campus June 26. All will provide access to comprehensive, high-quality care in areas with a shortage of patient care.

Each of the two new hospitals features a state-of-the-art emergency department (ED) with eight beds, eight inpatient beds, advanced imaging center, ambulatory service center and medical office space. Both are staffed by ED-trained physicians.

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The 27,000-square-foot Blue Diamond hospital is the second microhospital to open in the Southern Nevada area.

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"The neighborhood hospitals we are building allow us to create an integral delivery network — a one-stop shop — that delivers all of the things we want the future to hold for health care in Southern Nevada," says Laura Hennum, Emerus market CEO for the Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican neighborhood hospitals.

"The Blue Diamond team is eager to continue to bring the highest level of care and commitment, and build on the trust we've established in this community," she says.

The new three-story, 66,000-square-foot Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican North Las Vegas Campus was the first neighborhood hospital of the four planned for the Las Vegas Valley this year. It provides the same round-the-clock emergency and inpatient care as the Blue Diamond facility, and will serve residents in an area that needs improved access to high-quality health care, Hennum says.

“We are so pleased to offer the Las Vegas community much-needed and improved access to the very best inpatient care, primary care and wellness programs available,” she says.

Emerus specializes in the design, build and management of microhospitals that offer a broad range of evolving coordinated care options in conjunction with its partners.

The two other neighborhood hospitals to be built through the same partnership include the Sahara Campus and West Flamingo Campus, also in Las Vegas.

For a feature story on the overall trend in microhospitals, read the cover story "Small Packages, Big Results" in the July 2017 issue of Health Facilties Management.

In other health care facility construction news:

  • McGrath & Associates Inc., St. Louis, has completed work on a new $4.8 million hybrid vascular operating room (OR) at Memorial Hospital Belleville (Ill.).

    The new OR incorporates advanced surgical, imaging and monitoring technology for cutting-edge and minimally invasive endovascular surgical procedures. McGrath combined two existing operating rooms to accommodate the high-tech equipment.

    McGrath also recently completed the renovation of OR 6 at Memorial Hospital Belleville. The architect for the projects was Archimages.

  • Riverwood Healthcare Center broke ground July 17 on a 45,000-square-foot, HDR-designed expansion to the medical campus in Aitkin, Minn. Physician input played a key role in expansion and renovation.

    The $14.9 million project is a major expansion for the 11-acre site. HDR worked closely with Riverwood to develop a multiphase plan that will enhance the patient experience and streamline operations in patient care areas. Completion is projected for 2019.

    Key features of the design include a new kidney dialysis facility that will offer comprehensive kidney care in renovated space, renovation of the primary care clinic in Aitkin to support team-based care and advance patient-centered care; and expansion and relocation of the rehabilitation department for easier patient access.

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