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Party at the Plaza rescheduled for 2022

By David Edwards on August 13th, 2021

501.748.3303 dedwards@arkansashospice.org MEDIA ALERT Due to the rapid increase of COVID-19 cases in the state, Party at the Plaza has been rescheduled to Saturday, April 23rd, 2022. Concert headliners Kris Allen and Jason D. Williams are confirmed to appear for the rescheduled event, as well as other originally scheduled performers and exhibits. The event was […]

Arkansas Hospice Foundation receives $100,000 challenge grant from Windgate Foundation

By arhospice on July 20th, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  David Edwards, Director of Communications Phone:  501-748-3303   Email:  dedwards@arkansashospice.org North Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Hospice Foundation has been awarded a challenge grant of $100,000 by the Windgate Foundation designated for unrestricted program support for Arkansas Hospice. The funds will assist in operational costs to provide excellence in hospice and palliative care at […]

Party at the Plaza set for September 25th

By arhospice on June 14th, 2021

MEDIA ALERT What:  Party at the Plaza benefiting Arkansas Hospice. The event will be a community-oriented celebration of food, art, music and family fun, with free concerts all day featuring multiple local, regional and national acts. Additional attractions will include the Paw-ty at the Plaza Dogtown Dog Costume Contest,virtualteam fundraising that begins on July 1 […]

Arkansas Hospice launches grief support podcast

By arhospice on April 20th, 2021

“The pandemic has made an impact on everyone, including those who have experienced grief due to non-covid-19 related death,” said Ross, bereavement director for Arkansas Hospice. “Social distancing and isolation have wreaked havoc on families, funeral rituals, compounding so much grief and loss.”

Cookies of Kindness support Arkansas Hospice

By arhospice on February 9th, 2021

North Little Rock, Ark. (Feb. 5, 2021) – Arkansas Hospice and Blue Cake Company have baked up “Cookies of Kindness” to support the mission of the state’s largest nonprofit hospice care provider. Now through the end of February, a special arrangement of six Valentine heart shaped sugar cookies with encouraging messages of love and hope are […]

Dr. Brian Bell earns Fellow status from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

By arhospice on January 26th, 2021

Media Contact: David Edwards Tel: 501-748-3303 Email: dedwards@arkansashospice.org NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Brian Bell, MD, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Arkansas Hospice, has been honored with the designation of being a Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). The Academy is the professional organization for physicians whose professional […]

Arkansas Hospice names Shannon Boshears Vice President and Chief Philanthropy Officer

By arhospice on January 13th, 2021

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Arkansas Hospice announced today that Shannon Boshears, CFRE, has been named Vice President and Chief Philanthropy Officer for the organization. She will oversee all fundraising, gift administration and strategic direction for the Arkansas Hospice Foundation while working alongside organizational leadership to provide support for the programs and services of Arkansas […]

Arkansas Hospice President & CEO receives 2020 ACHE Regent’s Award

By arhospice on January 6th, 2021

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Arkansas Hospice President & CEO Judy Wooten has received the 2020 ACHE Regent’s Award for Senior Level Healthcare Executive. The recognition is given by the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of more than 48,000 leaders who oversee hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. The award recognizes […]

Arkansas Hospice presents online interactive event December 8th to discuss minorities and end-of-life care. CE credit available

By David Edwards on November 19th, 2020

Media Alert Contact:  David Edwards, Director of Communications Office:  501-748-3303   Mobile:  469-600-4274 Email:  dedwards@arkansashospice.org What:   Arkansas Hospice presents Black, Brown, and the Challenge of Dying Well. An interactive online presentation to discuss the challenges minorities encounter in our current healthcare system when facing death, and how to overcome them. Who:    Presented by Arkansas Hospice and […]

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 […]

Arkansas Hospice receives 2020 Hospice Honors awards

By arhospice on October 8th, 2020

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 8, 2020) – Arkansas Hospice, the state’s largest, non-profit provider of hospice services, has been named a 2020 recipient of the Hospice Honors Elite and Hospice Honors awards, which recognize agencies continuously providing the highest level of quality care. The awards are presented by HEALTHCAREfirst, a software and data-gathering company that partners with […]

Arkansas Hospice recognized in Best Places to Work survey

By arhospice on September 1st, 2020

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Sept. 1st, 2020 – Arkansas Hospice, the state’s largest, non-profit provider of hospice services, has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Arkansas. This eighth annual program was created by Arkansas Business and Best Companies Group. This survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize, and honor […]

Telemedicine Bridges the Gap During Social Distancing

By arhospice on June 16th, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept across our lives and our land, perhaps no group has been impacted more than residents of nursing homes, assisted living centers, and rehabilitation centers. Many of these institutions have had no choice but to enact social distancing policies that have not only kept patients and residents separated from visitors […]

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 […]

Area ministry and volunteers sew personal protective equipment for Arkansas Hospice

By arhospice on May 2nd, 2020

Media Contact:  David Edwards 469-600-4274 dedwards@arkansashospice.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Arkansas Hospice, the state’s largest provider of hospice services, has embraced a little creativity and help from the Sew-N-Sew Ministry of First United Methodist Church in Jacksonville and other area volunteers to help meet the demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) […]

“Cards of Kindness” launched

By arhospice on April 10th, 2020

Program keeps nursing home residents connected NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Arkansas Hospice, the state’s largest provider of hospice services, has launched “Cards of Kindness,” a program that invites members of the community to send messages of kindness and companionship to isolated nursing home patients through cards, poems, paintings, drawings and art. The program has […]

Arkansas Hospice & Arkansas Hospice Foundation elect 2020 boards

By arhospice on January 7th, 2020

Arkansas Hospice, the state’s largest provider of hospice services, and the Arkansas Hospice Foundation recently elected new officers and members for their 2020 Boards of Directors. Arkansas Hospice Board officers include: Sharon Davis, chair; Sharon Heflin, chair-elect; Barbara Sugg, vice chair; Scotty Shively, secretary; Robert Schulte, treasurer; and Beth Ingram, chair emeritus. Board members include: […]

Ribbon cutting held for new Hot Springs Area Office

By arhospice on November 26th, 2019

Hot Springs, Ark – Arkansas Hospice, the state’s largest provider of hospice services, held a ribbon cutting and open house celebration September 18th for a new area office located in the historic Hamp Williams building in downtown Hot Springs. Arkansas Hospice President and CEO Judy Wooten, Area Manager Richard McCarter, friends and supporters of Arkansas […]

Arkansas Hospice cuts ribbon on renovated Ottenheimer Inpatient Center

By arhospice on November 13th, 2019

A. Reed Thompson, M.D. Meditation Room and Grace W. Dyer Sturgeon Family Room also celebrated Little Rock, Ark – Arkansas Hospice, the state’s largest provider of hospice services, recently cut the ribbon on and started providing care in its newly remodeled Ottenheimer Inpatient Center. Arkansas Hospice President and CEO Judy Wooten, Arkansas Hospice Foundation Executive […]

Paying it forward on four legs

By arhospice on August 29th, 2019

Paying it forward is not limited to people. Dogs, too, can spread love and compassion to those in need – especially through the Arkansas Hospice Therapy Dog Program. Lucy, a standard poodle, was born blind. Allan Gates was known for opening his home to dogs. When a vet called him about Lucy, little did he […]

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