Nathan Adelson Hospice today announced Betty Dobbs-Funk, MSN, RN has joined the nonprofit hospice as Director of Palliative Care Operations. In her new role, Ms. Dobbs-Funk will develop and manage the Elaine Wynn Palliative Care Program.
Palliative care, also known as comfort care, is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses which provides relief from symptoms, pain and stress to improve the quality of life for those living with chronic illness.
Dobbs-Funk plans to increase service to the community through strengthened relationships with health systems, medical groups, provider organizations and health plans. Her responsibilities also include overseeing the team of compassionate palliative experts while maintaining the standard of excellence and care that Nathan Adelson Hospice is known for throughout the 40 years they have served this community.
Dobbs-Funk brings to the role an impressive record of accomplishment and service to those at the end of life. For over 27 years, Dobbs-Funk has been providing healthcare services and leadership across the nation. Prior to becoming Director of Palliative Care Operations for Nathan Adelson Hospice, she held the role of Case Manager Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care with the Valley Health System in Las Vegas. Previously Dobbs-Funk served as Nursing Home Supervisor with AnMed Medical Center in Anderson, South Carolina and Hospice Clinical Coordinator with the Hospice of the Foothills in Seneca, South Carolina. She holds an Associate of Science degree in Nursing from University of New York Regents College and a Master of Science degree from Walden University.
Aaron Bellow, APRN joins Southwest Medical’s Tenaya Health Care Center (2704 N. Tenaya Way) and works in the Home CarePlus division. Bellow completed his medical training at University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas
Michael Boucher, PA-C joins Southwest Medical’s Eastern Health Care Center (4475 S. Eastern Ave.) and specializes in urgent care. Boucher completed his medical training at Touro University in Henderson, Nevada.
Dr. Carlo Buena, MD joins Southwest Medical’s Montecito Health Care Center (7061 Grand Montecito Pkwy.) and specializes in adult medicine. Buena completed his medical training at University of Santo Tomas College of Medicine and Surgery in Manila, Philippines and completed his residency at East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City, Tennessee.
Dr. Lukasz Chebes, MD joins Southwest Medical’s Oakey Health Care Center (4750 W. Oakey Blvd.) and specializes in pain management. Chebes completed his medical training at Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio and completed his residency at University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago.
Dr. Michelle Conger, DO joins Southwest Medical’s Tropicana Health Care Center (4835 S. Durango Dr.) and specializes in adult medicine. Conger completed her medical training at the University of Health Sciences in Kansas City, Missouri and completed her residency at Pacific Hospital of Long Beach in California.