Seven Adrian Dominican Sisters arrived nearly 70 years ago to serve the Henderson community. Their fellow Sisters continue to serve today throughout southern Nevada.

Our Heritage

The Adrian Dominican Sisters are women of vision and timeless values. They draw strength and purpose from God and their rich past. A group of seven Adrian Dominican Sisters - who had arrived in Adrian, Michigan, in the late 1800's from Germany - agreed to come to southern Nevada in 1947 to purchase Basic Magnesium Hospital in Henderson, Nevada, from the U.S. government. St. Rose de Lima operated as Henderson’s only hospital for decades and was a trailblazing healthcare organization bringing many “firsts” to southern Nevada. In 1988, St. Rose de Lima joined Catholic Healthcare West (now Dignity Health) and ten years later broke ground on the second hospital in Henderson, St. Rose Dominican Hospitals – Siena Campus. 

Today, Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican remains the only not-for-profit, religiously sponsored health system in southern Nevada and consists of three acute care campuses – Rose de Lima, Siena and San Martín, three WomensCare Centers of Excellence, two St. Rose | Stanford Clinics, five Dignity Health Medical Group Nevada facilities and soon to include four new neighorhood hospitals in the greater Las Vegas valley to be completed in the summer of 2017.  Our system employs over 3,500 ancillary and clinic staff.  

Our Mission

Established in 1995, the St. Rose Dominican Health Foundation is committed to supporting the mission and values of Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican by conducting comprehensive annual and capital fundraising programs. The mission of the St. Rose Dominican Health Foundation is to improve community health and wellness through fundraising and relationship building for Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican.  The Health Foundation is a non-profit organization as provided under section 501 (c) 3 and 509 (a) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Contributions are tax deductible in accordance with state and federal regulations.