St. Rose Dominican Hospitals to team up with Stanford Hospitals & Clinics

St. Rose Dominican Hospitals is no different than any other business trying to maintain customers.

Its announcement Sept. 6 that it plans to partner with Stanford Hospital & Clinics and open the St. Rose Center for Neurosurgery hopes to ensure that people choose to be treated at St. Rose over hospitals outside Nevada.

“A lot of patients leave the city for care,” said Dr. Randal Peoples, a neurosurgeon and the new medical director for the St. Rose Center for Neurosurgery. “We hope to capture those patients and let them know they don’t have to go to UCLA or Stanford for treatment.”

Peoples thinks the reputation of Stanford, which is ranked No. 17 on U.S. News & World Report’s list of America’s best hospitals, will help retain patients.

The center is expected to implement new protocols and expand the neurological services already provided at St. Rose, especially in the area of complex adult and pediatric neurosurgical cases.

While both medical affiliates can maintain their independence, the partnership calls on the collaboration of both parties to offer world-class care for Southern Nevada.

The doors between St. Rose and Stanford opened several years ago when St. Rose president and CEO Rod Davis invited the CEO of Stanford Medical to visit the Henderson campuses.

Davis said St. Rose has had an interest in expanding its neuroscience services to ensure a higher level of care .

This opportunity won’t just give patients the option to stay in Southern Nevada for treatment. Local physicians also will have an opportunity to practice academic medical procedures in a private practice setting.

The center is in the Del Webb medical office building next to the Siena campus, 3001 St. Rose Parkway.

Peoples said the center is slated to expand into a new location in January or February 2012.

“It is not a capital-intensive project,” Davis said. “The office building would be behind the Siena campus. “

In April, St. Rose announced it would partner with Union Village, which is slated to open a start-of-the-art health complex at U.S. Highway 95 and Galleria Drive. The development is scheduled to result in a new location for the St. Rose De Lima campus, 102 E. Lake Mead Parkway.

“I think what we are doing (with the center) complements what we will be doing with Union Village,” Davis said.

The Union Village project is expected to break ground in early 2012.

Contact Henderson/Anthem View reporter Michael Lyle at mlyle@viewnews.com or 387-5201.

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