By- Holly Silvestri
Las Vegas (February 13, 2018) – Nathan Adelson Hospice, the largest non-profit hospice in Nevada, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Kindred Hospice, an end-of-life health care organization in Southern Nevada, owned by Kindred Healthcare. Nathan Adelson Hospice and Kindred Hospice Care are finalizing the details of the transaction and expect the acquisition to close by March 1, 2018.
Acquisitions in the hospice industry are becoming more commonplace throughout the country. Healthcare systems recognize that hospice leaders, such as Nathan Adelson Hospice, have a unique delivery system.
“We are excited to announce the acquisition of Kindred Hospice,” said Nathan Adelson Hospice President and CEO Carole Fisher. “As the leader in end-of-life care in Southern Nevada for more than 40 years, Nathan Adelson Hospice continues to forge a path forward resulting in improved access for patients and their loved ones. We respect Kindred’s deep knowledge and passion for providing high quality patient care and share a commitment to ensuring a seamless transition for patients, families, employees and volunteers. This acquisition strengthens our position in the post-acute continuum and as the hospice of choice in Southern Nevada.”
Linn Billingsley, Vice President of Operations for Kindred said, “Throughout the years, Kindred Healthcare and Nathan Adelson Hospice have worked closely together. Our mutual respect and confidence in one another allows for a seamless transition in the quality of care for our patients and families.”
Fisher said that Nathan Adelson Hospice will retain its long-established community identity and will continue to explore strategic relationships and partnerships that ensure sustainability.
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.