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Member Spotlight: Nathan Adelson Hospice

Nathan Adelson Hospice (NAH) is the oldest not-for-profit hospice in Southern Nevada and provides hospice and palliative care to more than 350 patients each day. In addition to two inpatient units and its home care program, NAH offers care to residents of Pahrump and nearby communities.

Nathan Adelson Hospice is the first organization in Southern Nevada to have a dedicated Palliative Medicine Program. No patient with life-limiting illness is turned away, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay out-of-pocket. Moreover, patients and families have access to numerous services beyond basic supports, including Camp Erin, a bereavement program for children ages 6-18 dealing with the loss of a loved one, and the Elaine Wynn Palliative Care Program, which offers symptom management for those continuing curative treatment.

Nathan Adelson also created Deciding Tomorrow Today, an educational platform that offers resources and toolkits for both patients and providers aimed at promoting comprehensive care planning, featuring personal narratives that attest to the power of documenting and honoring care preferences. Additionally, Nathan Adelson developed an application that offers a convenient way for providers to refer patients and provides information about hospice eligibility and the clinical services it offers.

Since its inception, Nathan Adelson has become a nationally recognized model for its superior hospice care operations. In 2013, the organization was awarded the Circle of Life Citation of Honor by the American Hospital Association, which honors innovations in hospice and palliative care. NAH has also been listed out as one of the best places to work in healthcare by Modern Healthcare Magazine and the Las Vegas Review Journal.

Learn more about Nathan Adelson Hospice here.

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