Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home to mark a decade of patient care

By David Edwards on November 2nd, 2021


Media Alert

What:   Thursday, Nov. 4th marks 10 years since the Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home served its first patient. To commemorate this milestone, a virtual celebration titled “A Decade of Patient Care” will be presented online to show how the eight-bed inpatient facility has impacted the community.

Who:    The presentation will include interviews with individuals who have first-hand knowledge about the difference made by the River Valley Home, including Debbie Williams, the daughter of an Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home patient; Jim Bob Humphrey, chair of the capital campaign committee that raised funds to build the home; Mary Ann Rollans, a longtime Russellville resident and member of the Arkansas Hospice Foundation Board; and Traci Stokes; inpatient center manager, and many others.

Why:    While most of Arkansas Hospice’s patients receive care in their own homes or other places of residence, there may be times when patients have symptoms that are too difficult to control in their home settings. When these times occur, the Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home provides around-the-clock care for residents of the River Valley, plus patients from Northwest Arkansas and other areas. When ground was broken in 2009, the home was to be the only free-standing inpatient hospice facility within a 75-mile radius of Russellville. Since its 2011 opening, the center has cared for more than 1,940 patients. For the safety of patients and staff, the 10th anniversary is being commemorated with a virtual event.

Who is invited to watch:  Members of the community, local media, Arkansas Hospice patients and families, as well as Arkansas Hospice friends, donors and supporters.

When:  Thursday, Nov. 4th, 2:00 P.M.


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