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December 21, 2014

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Greenspun Foundation donates $3 million to women’s health center

The St. Rose Dominican Hospital WomensCARE Center of Excellence, a health care research and referral facility designed for women seeking medical advice and moral support, got a $3 million shot in the arm and a new name Tuesday.

Danny Greenspun, Sun vice president and a director with the Greenspun Family Foundation, presented the donation to St. Rose Dominican Hospital representatives in honor of his mother, Barbara, executive director of the foundation.

The center, at 100 N. Green Valley Parkway inside the Parkway Medical Plaza, has been renamed the Barbara Greenspun WomensCARE Center of Excellence.

"I'm delighted to give this gift in honor of my mother," Greenspun said. "We owe it to Las Vegas and the city of Henderson. This is our opportunity to show our gratitude."

A portion of the donation, $2 million, will be used for women's care services at St. Rose Dominican Hospital on East Lake Mead Drive and the Siena Campus at Eastern Avenue and Lake Mead Drive, which is scheduled to open in March 2000.

The remaining $1 million will be used to set up an endowment fund to promote women's health programs and issues in Southern Nevada and to continue to develop the wellness center.

"Barbara's interest and dedication for the health and well-being of area women is unparalleled," said Rod Davis, president and chief executive officer of St. Rose Dominican Hospital. "This generous donation will be put to excellent use at the

WomensCARE Center."

The center, open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, is free to the public. It offers books and videotapes on a wide selection of women's health issues, including heart disease, breast cancer, stress management, smoking cessation, co-dependency problems, proper breast feeding and diet and nutrition information.

Special classes will be offered routinely on well-baby techniques, menopause, coping with PMS, arthritis and other health issues.

"Our ultimate plan is to have a cozy atmosphere where women can come and sit and find the information they need," said Barbara Keister, coordinator of the center.

If women feel they need to talk to a medical professional, Keister said, they also will be referred to a St. Rose Dominican doctor or nurse.

The Greenspun Family Foundation was founded in August 1989. Sun Publisher Barbara Greenspun and her daughter Susan Fine are co-executive directors. Barbara Greenspun's two sons, Danny and Brian Greenspun, the Sun's editor, and daughter Janie Gale are directors.

The foundation's goals are to provide support for charities dealing with local civic organizations helping children, colleges and universities, churches and synagogues that help the homeless and organizations that aid the physically and mentally handicapped.

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