Nathan Adelson Hospice, founded in 1978 in Las Vegas, Nevada, provides hospice and palliative care to over 350 patients per day. It is named after Nathan Adelson, administrator of Sunrise Hospital, who died from stomach cancer in 1978. Adelson’s son Merv had built Sunrise Hospital along with business partner Irwin Molasky; after Nathan’s death, the developers recognized the need for pain management healthcare and responded with Southern Nevada’s first home hospice. Nathan Adelson Hospice opened the area’s only inpatient hospice in 1983, and a second inpatient facility in 1999. Known as an industry leader, it is the only hospice accredited by the National Institute for Jewish Hospice and the only non-profit hospice in Southern Nevada.
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