Nathan Adelson Hospice Names Jafeh Akpe as Chief Compliance Officer
LAS VEGAS – March 29, 2019 – Carole Fisher, president and CEO of Nathan Adelson Hospice, today announced Jafeh Akpe has joined the nonprofit hospice as Chief Compliance Officer.
In his role, Akpe will be responsible for developing, overseeing and monitoring the Corporate Compliance Program of the organization in order to ensure compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and health care program requirements. Akpe will also ensure organizational compliance regarding the privacy and security of patient information. He will direct and supervise the Quality Officer, collaborate across teams to develop initiatives and implement process improvements relating to Quality, Regulatory Compliance, Accreditation, Finance, Billing and Coding.
Prior to becoming Chief Compliance Officer for Nathan Adelson Hospice, Akpe was the Assistant System Director for Health Information Management at the Valley Health System’s six Las Vegas hospitals and two other hospitals in Nevada. There he managed the clinical and physician documentation and improvement program for the hospital group.
Akpe earned his medical degree from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria. He also has a Master of Science in Healthcare Management from the University of Texas at Dallas, a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management from Goldey-Beacom College and he is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). He holds a number of certifications in healthcare compliance, coding, clinical documentation, and he is a Lean Six Sigma green belt. Akpe is also an active community volunteer.
About Nathan Adelson Hospice
Nathan Adelson Hospice, the trusted partner in hospice care and palliative medicine for over 40 years, is the oldest, largest and only non-profit hospice in Southern Nevada, caring for an average of 400 hospice and palliative care patients daily. In 1978, Nathan Adelson Hospice began providing home care hospice service in Southern Nevada with the mission to offer patients and their loved ones comprehensive end-of-life care and influence better care for all in the community. In 1983, Nathan Adelson Hospice opened an inpatient hospice in Las Vegas, and today the hospice is recognized as a national model for superior hospice care. Its vision is simple: no one should end the journey of life alone, afraid or in pain.
The hospice also is home to The Center for Compassionate Care, a non-profit counseling agency providing individual, group and family counseling services to address grief, loss and issues related to surviving life-threatening illnesses. For more information, visit www.nah.org.
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