Nathan Adelson Hospice announced today the hiring of Dr. Kang Choi, DO, who successfully completed Nathan Adelson Hospice’s Fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, as a staff Hospice and Palliative Care Team Physician.
“It takes a special kind of person to work at the bedside, and Dr. Choi has proven to be a capable, caring and dedicated physician,” said Karen Rubel, President, and CEO of Nathan Adelson Hospice. “I am very proud of the Fellowship program and Nathan Adelson Hospice continuing to be the ‘Training Center of Excellence.’"
Dr. Choi completed one year of vigorous hands-on study, providing hospice and palliative care to Nathan Adelson Hospice patients. Dr. Choi demonstrated competence and compassion and developed a wide scope of interdisciplinary skills for managing chronic palliative patients as well as patients with life-limiting illnesses.
Nathan Adelson Hospice offers the only Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship in the state of Nevada and is one of only eleven organizations in the country offering board certification in the specialized care of people with very serious illnesses.
“Our fellowship program addresses an urgent need. Both nationally and locally, there is a severe shortage of hospice and palliative board-certified physicians and participating in a formal clinical fellowship program is the only way to achieve certification,” said Dr. Catrisha Cabanilla-Del Mundo, Fellowship Program Director.
About The Fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine Program
The Nathan Adelson Hospice Fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and sponsored by OPTI-West. The program is designed to train physicians from the fields of child neurology, family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, radiation oncology, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, radiology, or surgery. The program provides humanistic, holistic, evidence-based education for graduate physicians seeking additional skill, competence, and certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
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