Nathan Adelson Hospice Announces Lori Townsend as Chief Nursing Officer

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LAS VEGAS – July 2023 – Nathan Adelson Hospice announces the hiring of Lori Townsend as the hospice’s Chief Nursing Officer.

In this role, Townsend will manage daily nursing operations to ensure all practices align with the organization’s objectives and values.

In addition, Townsend will oversee the Home Care, Business Development, Admissions and Transportation departments of the organization along with actively engaging with patients and employees to support and promote the hospice’s values and mission.

“Lori’s passion for patient care and healthcare is inspiring,” said Nathan Adelson Hospice President and CEO Karen Rubel.

“As our chief nursing officer, Lori will play an important role in ensuring Nathan Adelson Hospice’s commitment to the utmost in patient care. We are extremely excited to welcome Lori to the team and look forward to seeing her passion for healthcare drive Nathan Adelson Hospice to new heights.”

Townsend has more than 32 years of diversified experience in healthcare and demonstrates exceptional leadership, team building, and problem-solving skills.

Throughout Townsend’s career, she has held various roles, including Campus Interim Chief Nursing Officer and Associate Chief Nursing Officer at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center and Chief Nursing Officer at both Methodist Children’s Hospital and Methodist Hospital Campus in south Texas. Townsend earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana and a Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of Phoenix.

About Nathan Adelson Hospice
Nathan Adelson Hospice, the trusted partner in hospice care and palliative medicine, is the largest and longest established hospice in southern Nevada. Founded in 1978, Nathan Adelson Hospice provides comprehensive end-of-life care to more than 400 patients and families every day. Recognized as a national model for superior care, the vision of Nathan Adelson Hospice is that no one should end the journey of life alone, afraid or in pain. For more information, visit


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