Collection consists primarily of administrative records and event photographs from the Nathan Adelson Hospice (NAH) in Las Vegas, Nevada from its founding in 1978 to 2016. Included are annual reports, board meeting minutes, by-laws, promotional materials, issues of
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Scope and Contents Note
Collection consists primarily of administrative records and event photographs from the Nathan Adelson Hospice (NAH) in Las Vegas, Nevada from its founding in 1978 to 2016. It includes annual reports, board meeting minutes, by-laws, promotional materials, issues of
Collection is open for research. Arrangements must be made in advance to access digital files; please contact UNLV Special Collections and Archives for additional information.
Materials in this collection may be protected by copyrights and other rights. See Reproductions and Use on the UNLV Special Collections website for more information about reproductions and permissions to publish.
Materials remain in original order. The 2016 addition is arranged roughly by topic.
Biographical / Historical Note
Nathan Adelson Hospice, founded in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1978, provides hospice and palliative care to over 350 patients per day. It is named after Nathan Adelson, administrator of Sunrise Hospital, who died from stomach cancer in 1978. Adelson’s son Merv built Sunrise Hospital along with business partner Irwin Molasky; after Nathan’s death, the developers recognized the need for pain management healthcare and responded with Southern Nevada’s first home hospice. Nathan Adelson Hospice opened the area's only inpatient hospice in 1983, and a second inpatient facility in 1999. Known as an industry leader, it is the only hospice accredited by the National Institute for Jewish Hospice and the only non-profit hospice in Southern Nevada.
Nathan Adelson Hospice Records, 1978-2016. MS-00318. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.
Materials were donated in 1990 and 2016; accession numbers 90-59 and 2016-071.
Accession 90-50 was processed by Emily Lapworth in 2015. The 2016-071 addition was minimally processed by Tammi Kim at the time of accessioning. The materials were quickly reviewed to provide a general description of the contents of each box and an estimate of dates represented in the material. Loose papers were foldered. Video files and digital photographs were ingested off of a sample of three optical disks. One MOV video file was converted to MP4 for access. No further work was performed on the materials. In 2021, Sarah Jones revised the finding aid to include the born-digital material.