Southwest Alliance for Excellence Honors Nathan Adelson Hospice with a 2017 Award for Excellence


LAS VEGAS – Dec. 21, 2017 – Nathan Adelson Hospice, Southern Nevada’s largest nonprofit hospice organization, has been selected by the Southwest Alliance for Excellence (SWAE) for a 2017 Performance Excellence Award in a Workforce category.

The SWAE’s annual Performance Excellence Program recognizes organizations for excellence in quality, performance, and outcomes. The program, modeled after the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, provides not only an opportunity for recognition, but also valuable feedback on where an organization is positioned on the quality continuum.

The Category Award for Excellence recognizes organizations in one or more of the following six areas: Leadership, Strategy, Customers, Measurement, Analysis, & Knowledge Management, Workforce, and Operations. In each case, the organization will achieve recognition based on its performance in that category and the results related to that performance.

Nathan Adelson Hospice currently houses a workforce of 305 employees and 300 volunteers.

“We are truly honored to represent Nevada and receive this honor from Southwest Alliance for Excellence,” said Carole Fisher, president and chief executive officer of Nathan Adelson Hospice. “We pride ourselves on our quality of care as well as the compassionate and dedicated team that works and volunteers for us.”

Nathan Adelson Hospice will accept its award at a banquet in early February of 2018.

About Nathan Adelson Hospice

Nathan Adelson Hospice, the trusted partner in hospice care and palliative medicine for nearly 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.

About Southwest Alliance for Excellence

Established in 1990, the Southwest Alliance for Excellence is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that advances improvement and excellence in organizations, communities and individuals throughout Arizona, Nevada and Utah by using the Baldrige Criteria.