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Contact: Kim Haley (702) 616-4857
St. Rose Dominican Hospitals Receives a $4.3 Million Gift
from The Lincy Foundation
(October 13, 2008 – HENDERSON, NV) – The Lincy Foundation based in Beverly Hills, California, has made a $4.3+ million gift to St. Rose Dominican Hospitals. The funds will be used for design, construction and equipment costs associated with the opening of a 15-bed Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the St. Rose Dominican Hospitals – Siena Campus and for the purchase of a central monitoring system and 11 fetal monitors for the Maternal Child Center.
“The generosity shown to St. Rose by The Lincy Foundation is truly astounding,” said Rod A. Davis, president, St. Rose Dominican Hospitals. “Last year, a $2 million gift from The Lincy Foundation enabled us to establish an open heart surgery program at our San Martín Campus and purchase a da Vinci® (robotic) Surgical System for our Siena Campus. This latest gift will allow us to expand our services even further to better serve the community. We are humbled and grateful that they believe in our mission and support our efforts to improve the health and well-being of the residents of Southern Nevada.”
According to the March of Dimes, each week 99 babies are born prematurely in Nevada. The latest Lincy Foundation gift addresses this problem by providing much-needed technology in the form of the Level III NICU and fetal monitoring equipment as well as additional neonatal beds for high-risk pregnancies and premature babies.
“The effect of a world-class Level III NICU in Southern Nevada cannot be overstated,” stated Ravi Krishnan, M.D., Director of Neonatal Services & Chief of Pediatrics. “In addition to meeting one of our area’s most pressing medical needs, the NICU not only elevates our standard of care but truly impacts the quality of life for the tiniest patients.”
The Lincy Foundation, named after Kirk Kerkorian's two daughters, has made very significant contributions over the years to St. Rose Dominican Hospitals. In appreciation for The Lincy Foundation’s $2 million donation to St. Rose in 2007, the conference center at the San Martín Campus was named after the late James D. Aljian, the former president of The Lincy Foundation. Many of Kerkorian’s business associates and key employees have long-standing relationships with St. Rose Dominican Hospitals through volunteer leadership roles, the annual St. Rose Mardi Gras Ball fundraising event and administrative support.
About St. Rose Dominican Hospitals
This year marks St. Rose Dominican Hospitals’ 61st year of caring for the residents of Southern Nevada. As the community’s only not-for-profit, religiously-sponsored hospital system, St. Rose Dominican Hospitals is guided by the vision and core values of Dignity Health. As the community grows, St. Rose’s mission is to serve all people in need. For more information and upcoming events, visit www.strosehospitals.org or www.supportstrose.org.