Dr. Susan Santa Cruz presented Gifts of Kindness award

By arhospice on June 10th, 2019 in Blog, Gifts of Kindness

Area downpours across the Little Rock metro area did not dampen spirits, as Dr. Susan Santa Cruz, M.D. was honored with the Arkansas Hospice Foundation’s inaugural Gifts of Kindness Award on Thursday, June 6th. The award was part of the Arkansas Hospice Foundation and Arkansas Hospice, Inc. Presidents’ Luncheon. Sharon Aureli, president of the Arkansas […]

Little Bits of Beauty

By arhospice on June 7th, 2019 in Blog, Gifts of Kindness, Patient Stories, Pediatrics

Christmas is supposed to be the most beautiful time of the year, but 14-year-old MacKenzie wasn’t feeling it. Her medical treatments were causing her to lose her pretty hair and her lack of energy made it difficult to leave the house. She spent most of her time online watching the transformative magic of make-up artists […]

The Last Anniversary

By arhospice on June 7th, 2019 in Blog, Gifts of Kindness, Patient Stories

With their 25th wedding anniversary approaching, Vivian and Ron wanted nothing more than to spend time together in one of their favorite getaways.  In a Branson vacation villa, Vivian and Ron were able to behold the beauty of thousands of glittering Christmas lights. They took in a heartwarming show at Silver Dollar City and enjoyed […]

Puppy Love: Therapy Dogs Brighten Days at Arkansas Hospice

By Scott Christian on June 7th, 2019 in Blog, Grief Support, Patient Stories

At Arkansas Hospice, every volunteer plays a part to help care for those facing serious illness and loss. But only a select few do so on four legs

Hot Springs Presidents’ Luncheon

By arhospice on May 17th, 2019 in Blog, Gifts of Kindness

JoNancy Sundberg named Gifts of Kindness Honoree The room was filled with excitement in the Hamp Williams Building on May 16, 2019 in Hot Springs as JoNancy Sundberg was honored with the inaugural Gifts of Kindness Award. In front of over 100 friends and supporters of JoNancy and Arkansas Hospice, a delicious lunch was served, […]

The case for building hospital and hospice collaboration

By arhospice on April 22nd, 2019 in Blog

By Brian Bell, M.D. “You matter because you are you, and you matter to the end of your life. We will do all we can not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die.” This quote from Dame Cicely Saunders, the founder of the modern hospice movement, is not only […]

Arkansas Hospice Foundation brings author to radio program.

By arhospice on April 19th, 2019 in Blog, Grief Support

“What the dying learn about living at the end of life is their gift to us in the midst of life.” If you missed hearing Dr. Kathleen Rusnak’s last week on the radio, be sure to listen online. Our friends at Arts & Letters Radio say that her insights ‘will change your world view, forever.’ Those of […]

Louie’s Wishes

By David Edwards on April 1st, 2019 in Blog, Pediatrics

Every 9 year old has wishes. Louie’s was to receive a letter from all 50 states. With the help of many organizations, including the Arkansas Hospice Foundation, Louie received letters from every state plus several foreign countries. When treatment options for his life-limiting disease grew slim, Louie’s parents made the decision to bring him home […]

African Americans at Risk

By arhospice on March 5th, 2019 in Blog, Minority Outreach

African Americans at Risk “African Americans and other minorities are at risk of not dying well.” – Duke Divinity School Professor Richard Payne Nationally and in Arkansas, too few African Americans benefit from hospice care. Black/African Americans account for 13.2% of the general population (US Census) but only 7.6% of the hospice patients in 2014 […]

Art’s Angels: Paying it Forward

By arhospice on March 5th, 2019 in Blog, Rural Care

CLICK HERE to select your giving option All donations go to help other caregivers and their patients in hospice with no family.  Who Was Arthur Parsons? Arthur, “Art” (aka BluDux) came from a long line of master craftsmen. Art hand-turned each custom piece using woods, acrylics, buffalo horn and deer antler.  His products included .30 Caliber […]

CATON’S CUBS – Legacy keepsakes for families of Arkansas Hospice Pediatric Patients

By arhospice on March 5th, 2019 in Blog, Pediatrics

A Hot Springs native, Caton Jones held a spirit in his soul much larger than his 19 years of age. He lived genuinely, with passion. As a drummer, Caton marched with a warrior spirit.  Caton’s story On the morning of January of 8, 2016, while home on break from Arkansas State University, Caton was traveling […]

A Stitch In Time

By arhospice on April 11th, 2018 in News, Patient Stories

Russellville, Ark – On a March afternoon, the sun shone brightly on the Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home in Russellville. Inside, a patient prepared to be interviewed about how he spent his life helping others, thanks to his sewing skills, while carefully preserving enough energy to work on his final project. A native of Honduras, […]

Arkansas Hospice Family Recipients of MedEvolve Toy Drive

By arhospice on January 4th, 2018 in News, Pediatrics

Arkansas Hospice, the state’s largest provider of hospice services, is pleased to announce a patient’s family was chosen as the recipients of MedEvolve’s 2017 Toy Drive. As a way to give back, MedEvolve asked their employees to nominate a family experiencing undue hardship during the holiday season. The software company picked Melody Robinson’s suggestion to […]

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