Angela Collins Named Chief Operating Officer of Nathan Adelson Hospice; also Joins NHPCO’s Quality & Standard Committee
LAS VEGAS, NV – Jan. 7, 2021 – Nathan Adelson Hospice today announced the promotion of Angela Collins to chief operating officer, as well as her appointment to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s (NHPCO) Quality and Standards Committee.
Nathan Adelson Hospice today announced an expanded life-saving collaboration with its longtime community partners at Nevada Donor Network. Members of Nathan Adelson Hospice’s interdisciplinary team now work directly with patients and their families to educate them about organ and tissue donation and can now make direct referrals to the Nevada Donor Network that will benefit local Nevadans.
Educating and encouraging patients to give the gift of life and health through organ and tissue donations is an important service to the community. Nathan Adelson Hospice patients have the opportunity to become a donor hero and give a last gift and act of charity to community members they will never meet or know. One donor hero has the power to save up to eight lives through organ donation and heal 75 or more through tissue and cornea donation.
Nathan Adelson Hospice Hosts Its First Online Event, Sweet Notes, a Virtual Wine and Chocolate Tasting with Song
Nathan Adelson Hospice, the oldest, largest and only non-profit hospice in Nevada, will be hosting the first Sweet Notes – a wine, chocolate and song virtual event — on Thursday, November 19th, 2020, at 6 p.m. Attendees will indulge in a delicious, one-of-a-kind interactive experience led by world-class sommelier, Harley Carbery, and chocolatier, Dayleen Coleman, as well as enjoy a mini-concert by America’s Got Talent contestant, Daniel Emmet. There will also be a special appearance from friend of Nathan Adelson Hospice, comedian Brad Garrett.
VIP Sweet Notes Experience attendees must be 21 years of age or older. Tickets are $250 per person. Sweet Notes tickets without wine are $50 per person. Tickets can be purchased by calling Stephanie Forbes at Nathan Adelson Hospice at 702-787-3575 or online at https://one.bidpal.net/sweetnotes.
Nathan Adelson Hospice Offers Patients a Chance to Virtually Visit Special Places Through Aerial Video
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Patients at Nathan Adelson Hospice are getting a chance to virtually visit places they thought they wouldn’t ever see again.
By partnering with Flight To Remember (FTR), Nathan Adelson Hospice can get aerial video footage of a special place for the patient and their loved ones to watch together from the safety of the patient’s room or home.
LAS VEGAS – Nathan Adelson Hospice, southern Nevada’s oldest, largest and only non-profit hospice, has been selected to receive a $500,000 donation from the Engelstad Foundation through its grant program. The monetary donation will be used for the hospice’s Uncompensated Care Program, which provides palliative and compassionate hospice care to uninsured and underinsured patients and their family members.
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Nathan Adelson Hospice today announced a new partnership that enhances their delivery of care in Pahrump, NV. August Services offers personal care assistance, counseling and resource connections in Nye County. Their mission is to provide client-centered care with dignity and respect, and they have been serving the Pahrump community since 2015.
The Southwest Alliance for Excellence Honored Nathan Adelson Hospice with an Achievement Award for Excellence.
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – The Southwest Alliance for Excellence (SWAE), announced Nathan Adelson Hospice as one of their recipients of the 2019 Performance Excellence Program. The annual Performance Excellence Program recognizes organizations for excellence in quality, performance, and outcomes. The program, modeled after the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, provides not only an opportunity for recognition, but also valuable feedback on where an organization is positioned on the quality continuum.
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Nathan Adelson Hospice made the honor roll in The John A. Hartford Foundation Tipping Point Challenge, a national competition established to catalyze the spread skills, ideas, and solutions that will improve health care delivery and the lives of all people living with a serious illness. The Challenge is sponsored by the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) and The John A. Hartford Foundation. While not the winner, we were a close front-runner, and are very proud of our accomplishments.
Las Vegas Nevada - Welcome Liz Vandenberg, Nathan Adelson Hospice’s Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Vandenberg has over 20 years of experience as a results oriented leader focused on fostering collaborative relationships, building effective teams, and delivering strong financial results. Ms. Vandenberg is originally from Venezuela and moved to the US in 1987 to pursue a graduate degree. She has two children, Alexander and Victoria and enjoys traveling, golf, indoor cycling and pilates training.
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Nathan Adelson Hospice today announced the launch of Care Companions, a new division that provides 24/7 non-medical personal home care assistance.
Today, many family members prefer to live at home, despite circumstances that make it difficult to do so. Sometimes our clients need practical support, or there have been cognitive changes. Sometimes a health issue has put their independence in jeopardy. Care Companions will carefully match a family’s loved one with a uniquely qualified caregiver. The Personal Care Assistants will help with homemaking and personal activities, which allows our clients to continue living comfortably and safely at home – all based on a custom care plan that matches the requirements of our clients and even anticipates needs they may not have thought of yet. This disciplined approach is the hallmark of Care Companions.
Nathan Adelson Hospice Welcomes Dr. Kang Choi, 2020 Fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine Graduate, to Staff
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.’"
Alexander Mylavarapu, M.D., Named Hospice & Palliative Team Physician/Associate Fellowship Program Director of Nathan Adelson Hospice
Nathan Adelson Hospice today announced Alexander Mylavarapu, M.D., has been named as its new Associate Fellowship Program Director. Dr. Mylavarapu will be responsible for the medical care and treatment of patients and providing medical direction and support to the members of the interdisciplinary team to ensure that patients and families receive the highest quality care.
LAS VEGAS – August 26, 2020 – Nathan Adelson Hospice the oldest, largest and only non-profit hospice in southern Nevada, announced today they achieved the recently-created and now-highest Level Five in The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s (NHPCO) We Honor Veterans Program. By achieving this level as a We Honor Veterans Partner, Nathan Adelson Hospice is recognized as an organization that actively works to increase access to hospice and palliative care for veterans in our community. Nathan Adelson Hospice will continue to provide veteran-centric education for staff and volunteers, identify patients with military experience, build professional and organizational capacity to provide care for veterans, and develop and strengthen partnerships with the VA and other veterans’ organizations.
LAS VEGAS – July 13, 2020 – Nathan Adelson Hospice, Southern Nevada’s largest, oldest and only non-profit hospice, has once again been recognized nationally as one of the “Best Places to Work in Healthcare” for 2020. Chosen by Modern Healthcare, a top national healthcare business news publication, Nathan Adelson Hospice will be recognized at a virtual awards gala October 8th. This is the ninth time in the last decade the hospice has received this notable honor.
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – October 2, 2019 – Nathan Adelson Hospice today announced Angela Collins, RN, has been named as its new Chief Nursing Officer. Reporting to the President and CEO, Ms. Collins will be responsible for leading and supervising all nursing operations of the nonprofit hospice, implementing the organization’s strategic plans and maintaining compliance with regulations of accrediting bodies.
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – August 5, 2019 – Karen Rubel, President and CEO of Nathan Adelson Hospice, today announced Caleen Norrod Johnson, CFRE, has been named as the new Executive Director of the Nathan Adelson Hospice Foundation. In her new role, Ms. Johnson will be responsible for designing and implementing a comprehensive fundraising strategy including fundraising events, marketing initiatives, planned giving, annual appeals, stewardship and donor engagement.
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – June 26, 2019 – Nathan Adelson Hospice today announced that Karen Rubel has been named President and CEO effective July 1, 2019. Rubel will assume day-to-day leadership of the non-profit organization and will also join the Board of Trustees.
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – June 14, 2019 – Nathan Adelson Hospice today announced that Karla Perez has joined the Board of Trustees of Nathan Adelson Hospice.
“Karla Perez has distinguished herself through her accomplishments, compassion, and service to our community,” said Carole Fisher, President and CEO of Nathan Adelson Hospice. “Her deep experience in the complexities of delivering superior healthcare will be especially valuable as we grow and prosper in the years ahead.”
Nathan Adelson Hospice Announces Annual
Prestigious ‘Flair for Care’ Fashion Show Fundraiser
Highly anticipated event will feature collections from multiple international fashion designers
LAS VEGAS (April 2, 2018) – Nathan Adelson Hospice, the largest, oldest and only non-profit hospice in Nevada, will hold its annual ‘Flair for Care’ Fashion Show on Thursday, April 25, in partnership with Wynn Las Vegas. This year’s show will feature 2019 runway and ready-to-wear looks from many of the world’s most illustrious designers, all hand-picked from the exclusive fashion and accessories offering at Wynn Collection. Rachel Smith, KVVU Fox 5 host of MORE and More Access, will be emceeing the event. The show begins promptly at 11 a.m. in the Le Réve Theater at Wynn Las Vegas.
Nevada’s Largest Non-Profit Hospice, Nathan Adelson Hospice,
Selected for Modern Healthcare’s ‘Best Places to Work’ for 2019
LAS VEGAS – May 15, 2019 – Nathan Adelson Hospice, Southern Nevada’s largest, oldest and only non-profit hospice, has once again been recognized nationally as one of the “Best Places to Work in Healthcare” for 2019. Chosen by Modern Healthcare, a top national healthcare business news publication, Nathan Adelson Hospice will be recognized at an awards gala September 26th in Dallas. This is the eighth time in the last decade the hospice has received this notable honor.
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.
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