Nathan Adelson Hospice Quality Officer Receives Prestigious Certification

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Media Release by Nathan Adelson Hospice

(Las Vegas/Pahrump) – The National Association of Healthcare Quality has certified Nathan Adelson Hospice Quality Officer, Anne Patriche, BSN, RN, CHPN, CPHQ, with the prestigious Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality credential.

Patriche, of Pahrump, passed a fully accredited, international examination that assesses knowledge and understanding of the process to achieve regulatory compliance and accreditation/licensure, program development and management along a continuum of care, and quality improvement concepts as well as departmental management skills.

The comprehensive CPHQ credential covers the profession of quality/case/care/disease/utilization and risk management and emphasizes how all of these programs and processes integrate into an effective system.

Patriche joins the ranks of just 10,000 colleagues in the United States and internationally who have achieved this important career milestone.

Patriche has worked at Nathan Adelson Hospice for 14 years, during which time she has been a Case Manager, Admission Nurse and Senior Director of Nursing. She is currently in graduate school to obtain her Masters in Palliative Care at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

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 of offering patients and their loved ones comprehensive end-of-life care and of advocating for better care 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.