LAS VEGAS – Nathan Adelson Hospice announced that Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has appointed Diane Fearon of the hospice to serve as Chairman of the Commission for Women for the State of Nevada.
The commission is charged with the duty to study the changing and developing roles of women in society and recommending proposed legislation. Current goals of the commission include increasing the number of women on state boards, commissions and leadership roles in government; creating a recognition event that honors the women and organizations making contributions to the state; and participating in the Interim Task Force on Financial Security to focus on pay equality.
Fearon joined Nathan Adelson Hospice in a senior leadership position as vice president for Philanthropy and Strategic Partnerships in 2017. Nathan Adelson Hospice, the trusted partner in hospice care and palliative medicine for 40 years, is the largest non-profit hospice in Southern Nevada, caring for an average of 450 hospice and palliative care patients daily
Previously, Fearon served as the ATOP Director at HealthInsight Nevada. The Admissions and Transitions Optimization Program (ATOP) is a four-year, $17 million grant funded by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, commencing in 2016 and going until 2020, related to the Initiative to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations among Nursing Facility Residents.
Fearon has been in Las Vegas since 1979 and previously served as CEO of Communities In Schools of Nevada from 2013 until 2016. She also spent 25 years in commercial banking between 1988 and 2013, including serving as the founding president/CEO of Bank of George, established in September 2007. Community involvement has always been a priority, and her service includes the Nevada Commission for Women, Las Vegas HEALS board and HealthInsight Nevada Board. She also served as vice chair of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority’s Host Committee, vice chair of Habitat for Humanity, and as a member of the Nevada Public Radio Investment Committee, the Shade Tree Endowment Board and the Leadership Las Vegas Program. She is a 2001 graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School, a master’s level program in partnership with the Graduate School of Business at the University of Washington.
About Nathan Adelson Hospice
Nathan Adelson Hospice, the trusted partner in hospice care and palliative medicine for 40 years, is the largest non-profit hospice in Southern Nevada, caring for an average of 400 hospice and palliative care 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 for comprehensive end of life care. 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.