Nathan Adelson Hospice today announced that Dr. John McKittrick, DO, successfully completed the Osteopathic Fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine, and will be joining the hospice staff as a Hospice and Palliative Care Team Physician.
“Dr. McKittrick is a capable, caring, and dedicated physician. We are happy that he will be joining our staff,” said Karen Rubel, President, and CEO of Nathan Adelson Hospice. “Our fellowship program addresses an urgent need. Both nationally and locally, there is a severe shortage of hospice and palliative board-certified physicians and participating in a formal clinical fellowship program is the only way to achieve certification.”
At the graduation ceremony, Dr. McKittrick thanked the mentors at Nathan Adelson Hospice for sharing their knowledge and encouragement as he begins the next phase of his career.
About The Osteopathic Fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine Program
The program offers a humanistic, holistic, evidence-based education for graduate physicians seeking skill, competence, and certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses that provides relief from symptoms, pain, and stress – no matter the diagnosis. Nathan Adelson Hospice, in conjunction with the Elaine Wynn Palliative Care Program and Touro University, provides a Fellowship program in Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine.
About Nathan Adelson Hospice
Nathan Adelson Hospice, the trusted partner in hospice care and palliative medicine, is the oldest, largest and only non-profit hospice in Southern Nevada. Founded in 1978, Nathan Adelson Hospice provides comprehensive end-of-life care to more than 400 patients and families every day. Recognized as a national model for superior care, the vision of Nathan Adelson Hospice is simple; no one should end the journey of life alone, afraid or in pain. For more information, visit www.nah.org
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