LAS VEGAS – Dec. 22, 2017 – Carole Fisher, president and CEO of Nathan Adelson Hospice, announced today that the hospice has hired Occupational Therapist Karmella Bognot in an effort to continue providing the utmost quality care in its hospice program for patients. This marks the first time in Southern Nevada that a hospice is offering the full-time services of an occupational therapist. Additionally, Nathan Adelson Hospice is one of the very few in the nation that now has a person on staff in this role.
“We are constantly striving to bring the utmost in quality and compassionate care to our patients and their loved ones,” said Fisher. “Adding an occupational therapist to our team is another way for us to meet the needs of our patients and help them with their ongoing care.”
Bognot studied kinesiological sciences at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas before graduating from the occupational therapy program at Touro University in Henderson. She is a certified leader for Stepping On, a fall prevention program proven to reduce fall risk in older adults. She completed full rotations at Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Las Vegas and M.D. Anderson Cancer Hospital in Houston, TX. She has also volunteered at a camp for children diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy.
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.