Las Vegas – Carole Fisher, president and chief executive officer of Nathan Adelson Hospice, will be recognized as the Non-Profit Healthcare Hero at the eighth annual Healthcare Heroes event for Southern Nevada on Sept. 10 at Green Valley Ranch.
The awards dinner, sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Nevada Business Magazine, celebrates outstanding healthcare professionals across 10 categories in Southern Nevada. A similar event will be held in Northern Nevada on the Sept. 12. In addition to recognizing non-profit work, the ceremony will recognize administration, care providing, education, community work, humanitarianism, innovation, technology & research, and lifetime achievement.
Honorees are selected out of hundreds of nominees by a diverse panel of judges, comprised of healthcare professionals. Proceeds from both events go toward a scholarship fund for students pursuing degrees in healthcare education at University of Nevada, Las Vegas and University of Nevada, Reno.
Other Healthcare Heroes being honored at the Southern Nevada event include: Sam Kaufman of Desert Springs Hospital, Paul K. Treadwell, MD of 21st Century Oncology, Rhigel Jan Alforque Tan, DNP, RN, APN of University of Nevada, School of Nursing, Thomas Hunt, MD of University of Nevada, School of Medicine, Olya Banchik, DDS of Smiles for Survivors, Emelina Quisumbing, MD of FirstMed Health and Wellness Center, Sherif Abdou, MD of Healthcare Partners Nevada, Ronald Fiscus, PhD and Harry Rosenberg, PharmD, PhD of Roseman University of Health Sciences, and Mary Guinan, PhD, MD of University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
About Nathan Adelson Hospice:
Nathan Adelson Hospice, the trusted partner in hospice care, is the largest non-profit hospice in Southern Nevada, caring for an average of 400 patients daily. In 1978, Nathan Adelson Hospice became a Southern Nevada home care hospice with the mission to provide patients and their loved ones with comprehensive end-of-life care and influence better care for all in the community. In 1983, Nathan Adelson Hospice opened the area’s firstinpatient hospice, and today the hospice is recognized as a national model for superior hospice care.
The mission of the hospice is to be the Hospice of Choice, the Employer of Preference and a Training Center of Excellence. 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.