Arkansas Hospice presents the first Michael V. Aureli Compass Award to Sharon Aureli

By arhospice on May 17th, 2022

A highlight of Arkansas Hospice’s recent Party at the Plaza event was the presentation of the organization’s first Michael V. Aureli Compass Award to Sharon Aureli for her vital contributions to the nonprofit organization during its 30-year history. The award is named for Sharon’s late husband, Michael Aureli, who was the founder of Arkansas Hospice […]

Exploring the Arkansas Hospice Volunteer Experience & Opportunities

By arhospice on May 4th, 2022

Join us for this informative, interactive online workshop to discuss the challenges encountered by African Americans in the healthcare system and opportunities available for minorities seeking to volunteer with Arkansas Hospice. Meet Your Panelists Join Kyle Jones, minority outreach coordinator for Arkansas Hospice and his guest Linda Bateman from Pine Bluff as she discusses her […]

Kickball, kittens, and a lifetime of service

By arhospice on March 24th, 2022

and in my young heart, I knew that, in order to make change, you have to be the change. The best way I could see doing that was in nursing.”

A look at Black History Month

By Kyle Jones on February 16th, 2022

Using a melody that predates the American Civil War, a song known as “No More Auction Block for Me,” would become an anthem encapsulating the ethos of the modern-day Civil Rights Movement. The melody would find accompanying words at the turn of the century when prolific hymnist, Rev. Charles Tindley wrote a version that included […]

Overcoming Historical Healthcare Hindrance for African Americans

By arhospice on February 11th, 2022

We can change this through communication, education, and raising awareness of what hospice care is, the benefits for patients and their caregivers, and overcoming barriers of access to care. Meet Your Panelists Join Kyle Jones, minority outreach coordinator for Arkansas Hospice and his guest Patricia Griffen, PhD. from Little Rock as she discusses her personal […]

Dee Brazil-Dale: A Legacy of Love

By arhospice on January 18th, 2022

Dee Brazil-Dale has devoted most of her adult life to being a passionate advocate for hospice care. She first felt led to volunteer at a small, non-profit hospice in McCall, Idaho, after the sudden loss of her son, Mark Alvarado, in a vehicle accident when he was only 19 years old. “He was a great […]

Becoming a “Beloved Community”

By Kyle Jones on January 16th, 2022

Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On March 25, 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke at a Chicago press conference in association with the Medical Committee for Human Rights during its annual meeting. His aim was to bring awareness and action to the lack of Civil Rights Act (signed into law […]

Arkansas Hospice celebrates first Season of Giving

By David Edwards on October 28th, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  David Edwards, Director of Communications Phone:  501-748-3303   Email: North Little Rock, Ark. – Arkansas Hospice, the state’s largest non-profit provider of hospice services, is launching its first-ever “Season of Giving” from November 1 through December 31 to celebrate, increase awareness, and raise funds to support the growing scope of its mission. The first […]

Impacting the Six Bridges Book Festival

By arhospice on October 27th, 2021

On October 26th, 2021, Dr. Neal Wyatt, Arkansas Hospice’s Associate Medical Director, moderated a session for the Six Bridges Book Festival. Dr. Wyatt spoke with the Rev. Christoph Keller, author of “Getting On Toward Home: And Other Sermons by the River,” which provides insights on grief, faith, and hope in face of death. The session […]

Arkansas Hospice awarded $50,000 grant to reach rural black communities

By David Edwards on September 27th, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  David Edwards, Director of Communications Phone:  501-748-3303   Email: North Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Hospice Foundation has received a $50,000 grant from the Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation to educate African American communities in rural Arkansas about the benefits of hospice and palliative care. Part of the Hillman Serious Illness and End […]

A tribute to Michael Aureli

By arhospice on June 28th, 2021

Monday, June 28th, marked the 10th anniversary since Arkansas Hospice’s beloved founder, Michael Aureli, passed away as a patient in our care. To celebrate Michael’s life and work, an outdoor gathering was held to rededicate the Michael Aureli Memorial Garden at our Arkansas Hospice headquarters. Please click below to watch a video of this special […]

A wild dream comes true

By arhospice on June 7th, 2021

A special wish to see a favorite animal came true when an Arkansas Hospice pediatric patient was treated to a private visit with Phoenix the penguin. On a sunny Saturday in late May, a sweet girl named Sanari and her family enjoyed a private meet and greet with Phoenix at the Little Rock Zoo’s Penguin […]

Salute to a special volunteer

By arhospice on March 23rd, 2021

For more than two decades, Bill Waters served our country as a C-130 loadmaster. Now, as an Arkansas Hospice volunteer, he brings honor and recognition to his fellow veterans during their final days. Bill originally trained as an Arkansas Hospice volunteer in 2003 and often provided caregivers with greatly needed breaks. In 2006, he had […]

The Tragedy & Triumph of Black Healthcare History

By Kyle Jones on February 23rd, 2021

This is a special month in America. February has been designated as the time we place special emphasis on the contributions of Black Americans. In the field of healthcare, there have been amazing moments of triumph organized and accomplished by Black Americans. While I cannot cover them all, the work of surgeon Charles R. Drew, […]

Give the gift of kindness this Valentine’s Day

By arhospice on February 5th, 2021

Share the messages of care, comfort, and compassion with your loved ones this Valentine’s Day with “Cookies of Kindness” benefitting the mission of Arkansas Hospice. CLICK HERE and place your order online for pickup at either of Blue Cake’s two Central Arkansas locations. Cookies will be available for pickup two days after order placement. Everyone’s […]

Veterans Day 2020 Honors

By arhospice on November 6th, 2020

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing, Arkansas Hospice’s “Committed to Veterans” program continues to honor those who have served our nation. In the week leading up to Veterans Day, Arkansas Hospice’s “Journey Van” will be canvasing the state in a series of socially distant ceremonies, along with other events to honor and remember those […]

During an unprecedented year, our mission continues…

By arhospice on June 19th, 2020

Through the darkest hours of recent events, your gifts have brought light into the lives of patients with life-limiting illnesses. Whether it’s lending words of encouragement through telegrief support to those who have suffered loss, reconnecting patients with families and their doctors through telehealth, providing an air conditioner for a patient and family who were […]

A Parade of Kindness takes a journey across Searcy to Judsonia

By arhospice on May 29th, 2020

The Arkansas Hospice “Journey” van made its way to White County, leading a “Parade of Kindness” as it delivered Cards of Kindness for the residents of three area facilities. First responders joined the parade, and local clergy, including two Arkansas Hospice chaplains, shared words of encouragement and comfort upon delivery of the cards. Area EMS/first […]

Organizations unite and find a way to honor the fallen

By arhospice on May 14th, 2020

Despite the Coronavirus and social distancing, organizations whose missions include honoring the memory and meeting the unique needs of our veteran and first responder populations realized they still needed to find a way to honor the fallen this Memorial Day week. In response, appearances suitable for sharing on social and traditional media were held to […]

Acts of Kindness across our service area.

By arhospice on April 24th, 2020

Challenges can bring out the best in us at times. For the Arkansas Hospice provider relations team, this has certainly been, and continues to be the case. All across our 43 county service area, this team has been helping lift the spirits (and temper some hunger) for our healthcare partners in hospitals, inpatient centers, nursing […]

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