Cylie Strong

By arhospice on June 20th, 2023

On a stormy June afternoon Arkansas Hospice Vice President & Chief Philanthropy Officer Kimberlee Kirkman and the Arkansas Hospice communications team joined the Hot Springs Area Office clinical team for a special visit with a special patient. At first glance, Cylie appears like any other girl her age. She loves basketball, summer camp, her friends […]

Arkansas Hospice presents the Michael V. Aureli Compass Award to Dee Brazil-Dale

By arhospice on May 1st, 2023

2nd annual award honors nonprofit’s co-founder NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A highlight of Arkansas Hospice’s recent Party at the Plaza event was the presentation of the organization’s second annual Michael V. Aureli Compass Award to Arkansas Hospice Co-Founder Dee Brazil-Dale for her vital contributions to the nonprofit organization and the Arkansas Hospice Foundation. The […]

Dr. Bell explains Arkansas Hospice & Arkansas Palliative Care services

By arhospice on August 2nd, 2022

Arkansas Hospice Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brian Bell recently appeared on KTHV Channel 11’s morning program “The Vine” as part of its “Celebrating Seniors” campaign. During the program, Dr. Bell and host Ashley King discussed what Arkansas Hospice and Arkansas Palliative Care are, the importance of advance care plans, and how you can support our […]

A fighting spirit: Reflections of an inspiring 9/11 paramedic

By arhospice on July 12th, 2022

Arkansas Hospice patient Rebecca “Lynn” Luscomb knew long ago that she was meant to help people. That’s why she became a paramedic – and why she went to New York City in the aftermath of 9/11.

Patriotic quilts bring comfort to veterans at the Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home

By arhospice on June 6th, 2022

Honoring veterans has always been a priority at the Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home in Russellville, but, recently, an extra touch has helped bring comfort to the facility’s veteran patients during their final days. As part of the inpatient center’s homelike setting, every patient gets a small quilt or blanket lovingly sewn by volunteers. The […]

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 […]

A look at Black History Month

By arhospice 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dr. Susan Santa Cruz presented Gifts of Kindness award

By arhospice on June 10th, 2019

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 […]

Hot Springs Presidents’ Luncheon

By arhospice on May 17th, 2019

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, […]

African Americans at Risk

By arhospice on March 5th, 2019

“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 according to the National Hospice […]

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