Henderson, Nevada – Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican has awarded close to $300,000 to community organizations this year as part of a commitment – held throughout the Dignity Health system – to give back to our local community. Each year, Dignity Health allocates an amount that St. Rose can distribute as community grants. Such grants have been awarded to community programs for more than 20 years. “St. Rose has been committed to providing quality healthcare and supporting the communities of Henderson and Las Vegas for close to 70 years,” said Brian Brannman, Senior Vice President of Operations, Dignity Health Nevada. “There were multiple needs in Southern Nevada this year. Awarding these grants in this fashion will enable us all to continue working toward improving the health and well being of this community.” Among the criteria considered in the application are: addressing the greatest health needs of the community; emphasizing prevention to address the underlying cause of health problems; contributing to a seamless continuum of care; building upon and mobilizing existing services in the community; and engaging diverse community stakeholders in implementation and oversight. This year’s community organization grants include: - $75,000 for Wrap-Around Services for the Homeless – WestCare Nevada, Inc.; HELP of Southern Nevada; Lutheran Social Services; Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada; and Clark County Social Services; - $55,250 for School-Based Asthma Care for Low-Income Students and Families – Joel and Carol Bower School Based Health Center, Nevada State College, Clark County School District, and American Lung Association; - $44,537 for Assistance for Human Trafficking Victims – Asylee, Refugee, Migrant Assistance Network (ARMAN); Generation Medical Center; Hookers for Jesus; and Purple WINGS; - $41,400 for Transportation and Medical Services for the Homeless – Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada and Touro University Nevada; - $75,000 for Diabetes Screening and Prevention for Low-Income Individuals – Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada, Nevada Diabetes Association and Roseman University of Health Sciences. The checks were presented at a luncheon seminar gathering.