LAS VEGAS – Aug. 16, 2017 – Carole Fisher, president and CEO of Nathan Adelson Hospice, today announced that Dr. Karleen Adams, D.O. has joined the nonprofit hospice as Medical Director. In this role, she will work directly with patients and their families providing hospice and palliative care.
She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science and Engineering from Eastern Washington University, and later graduated from Touro University-Nevada as a Doctor of Osteopathy. Dr. Adams received additional training as a Family Medicine resident at Valley Hospital Medical Center, and in 2017 completed a Nathan Adelson Hospice Palliative Care Fellowship. She became a board-certified family medicine physician in 2016. Before embarking on her medical career, she served in the U.S. Navy with a Naval Mobile Construction Battalion in Mississippi.
Dr. Adams is dedicated to helping the community and is involved with multiple organizations, donating her time as a speaker, volunteer and committee member. Among them are: The Donor Appreciation Committee; Emergency Department Volunteer- Valley General Medical Center and Sacred Heart Medical Center; Emergency Medical Responder in Spokane County, Washington; Medical Spanish Club – Secretary and fundraiser; Soup Kitchen of Las Vegas; Relay for Life; Silverman medical team; Safe Haven for Women; Walk for Breast Cancer; and United Way.
A mother to an adult son, she enjoys rock climbing, canyoneering, yoga, and training for her first Tough Mudder mud run this fall. She also enjoys practicing mindfulness, meditation and Buddhism.
About Nathan Adelson Hospice
Nathan Adelson Hospice, the trusted partner in hospice care and palliative medicine for almost 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.