Southern-Nevada based nonprofit Nathan Adelson Hospice is expected to acquire HealthCare Partners Nevada-owned Las Vegas Solari Hospice Care by early September.
Carole Fisher, president and CEO of Nathan Adelson Hospice, said the two groups are wrapping up negotiations and reached an agreement last week that suggests the acquisition will be complete by about Sept. 7.
She declined to disclose terms of the deal.
In addition to operating the hospice business, HealthCare Partners Nevada offers primary, specialty and urgent care services.
Fisher said Nathan Adelson has decided to close Solari’s 12-bed inpatient care facility in the southwest valley after taking over the business.
“We made a decision when we did the acquisition that we didn’t need that facility,” she said.
Fisher added that hospice is not the core business model of HealthCare Partners and that the two groups had sought to collaborate for some time.
“Throughout the years HealthCare Partners and Nathan Adelson Hospice have worked closely together. Our mutual respect and confidence in one another allows for a seamless transition in the quality of care for our patients and families,” Market President of HealthCare Partners Nevada Dr. Bard Coats said in a statement.
Nathan Adelson held a job fair for Solari employees and has hired 21 of them so far, Fisher said.
She couldn’t confirm how many employees Solari has total but said that some may find jobs in other parts of the HealthCare Partners organization.
Nathan Adelson is also hoping to bring aboard some of Solari’s roughly 50 volunteers to join its volunteer force of more than 300 people, she said.
Founded nearly 40 years ago, Nathan Adelson provides home and inpatient care to individuals requiring hospice services.
The organization also offers veteran-targeted services and counseling to people dealing with grief and illness. It is named in honor of former Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center administrator Nathan Adelson, who died of cancer in 1978.