Hospice center set to open this spring in southwest valley

A $5 million hospice center is set to open in spring on South Jones Boulevard near the 215 Beltway. Infinity Hospice Care broke ground on the two-building, 19,000-square-foot campus in fall.

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A $5 million hospice center is set to open later this spring in the southwest Las Vegas Valley.

Infinity Hospice Care started construction in fall on a two-building, 19,000-square-foot campus on South Jones Boulevard near the 215 Beltway.

One building will house administrators and is set to open in mid-May. The other, a 12-bed hospice center, will start admitting patients in late May or early July, Vice President Brian Bertram said. Both are still under construction.

Hospice facilities serve terminally ill patients who are expected to live less than six months.

Infinity already serves patients in Las Vegas, Pahrump, Reno and Phoenix, but the Jones Boulevard facility would be the first it owns and operates. Right now, the group serves clients in their homes or at non-hospice nursing facilities.

The business is a family enterprise. Bertram’s mother, company President Mary Bertram, founded Infinity in 2005. Another one of her sons, Darren Bertram, is CEO.

The new complex is being built one mile south of another 12-bed hospice center, operated by Solari Hospice Care.

Solari is expanding, as well. The group plans to open a 12-bed, 13,000-square-foot facility by year’s end at the corner of West Craig Road and Conough Lane in northwest Las Vegas.

The company also has scouted properties for a third facility that Executive Director Candis Armour said she wants open by 2015.

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