Las Vegas – Carole Fisher, president and chief executive officer of Nathan Adelson Hospice, announced that Helen Vos has joined the nonprofit hospice as Chief Nursing Officer. In this role, Vos will be responsible for the clinical operations of the hospice.
Vos brings 30 years of senior executive nursing experience to her position. Prior to joining Nathan Adelson Hospice, she served as interim chief operating officer/chief nursing officer for Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center, in San Pedro, Calif. She also was an independent consultant for Prism Healthcare Partners, Ltd., where she was responsible for assessing and making recommendations on operations and organizational structure. In addition, Vos served as interim chief nursing officer in rural hospitals in Wyoming, Alabama, New Mexico and Missouri. She also acted as chief nursing officer at MountainView Hospital in Las Vegas for 10 years.
Vos earned a Master’s of Science, Nursing degree at Texas Woman’s University in Dallas, Tex. after receiving her Bachelor’s of Science, Nursing degree at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She was honored with a Healthcare Hero Award from Nevada Business Journal in 2008 and the J&J-Wharton Fellow in Management for Nurse Executives in 2002. She was elected president for the Nevada State Board of Nursing from 2005 to 2007 and also held a governor-appointed position on the Nevada State Board of Nursing from 2001 to 2004 and from 2004 to 2007. Vos is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and Nevada Organization of Nurse Leaders.
About Nathan Adelson Hospice
Nathan Adelson Hospice, the trusted partner in hospice and palliative care for more than 35 years, is the largest non-profit hospice in Southern Nevada, caring for an average of 400 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 with comprehensive end-of-life care and influence better care for all in the community. In 1983, Nathan Adelson Hospice opened an in-patient hospice in Las Vegas, 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.