Carole Fisher, president and chief executive officer of Nathan Adelson Hospice, announced today that Karen Rubel has been promoted to the position of chief operating officer at the state’s largest non-profit hospice.

Prior to this promotion, Rubel had served as vice president of development for the Nathan Adelson Hospice Foundation since 2007. In her new role, her responsibilities will include: Clinical operations of the hospice, and ultimately managing the operational aspects of the organizational goals.

“Karen Rubel has been an invaluable asset for Nathan Adelson Hospice and has assisted in achieving our continued success in Southern Nevada as a whole and in the hospice industry,” Fisher said. “Her compassion, dedication and knowledge are well suited for her new role. We are excited for what the future holds.”

Among Rubel’s efforts at the hospice have been: Overseeing the construction completion and relocation of the organization’s inpatient facility on the west side of the valley; coordinating all foundation and strategic planning efforts; overseeing a plethora of fundraising events; and implementing public relations and marketing strategies as well as a new hospice “Advance Directives” effort.

Rubel earned a B.A. in English from Eastern Illinois University, and an M.A. in Administration from Dominican University in Illinois.  She also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Girls Scouts of Southern Nevada.

About Nathan Adelson Hospice

Nathan Adelson Hospice, the trusted partner in providing hospice care and palliative medicine for 37 years, is the largest non-profit hospice in Southern Nevada, caring for an average of 325 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.  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