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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 activity is devoted to the practice of hospice and palliative medicine.
Dr. Bell is a native of Little Rock and a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and has worked in hospice since 2006. He was previously the Palliative Care Medical Director for Spartanburg Regional Medical Center in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He also started the first Palliative Medicine Fellowship program in South Carolina and served as its Program Director. After his return to Arkansas, Dr. Bell Co-Chaired the Governor’s Quality of Life and Palliative Care Taskforce, and was also a member of the Arkansas POLST Committee.
“This is a tremendous honor for Dr. Bell to be recognized as a Fellow of AAHPM,” said Judy Wooten, President and CEO of Arkansas Hospice. “He is the strongest of advocates for patients with life-limiting illnesses. His compassionate patient care, leadership, and voice at the state and national level continue to elevate hospice and palliative care, and improve the lives of so many of our fellow Arkansans.”
Dr. Bell will celebrate the designation virtually at the Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care on February 17-19, 2021, joined by their colleagues working in the field of hospice and palliative care. The Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (FAAHPM) status is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a physician member.
About Arkansas Hospice
Celebrating 29 years of service, Arkansas Hospice’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for those facing serious illness and loss by surrounding them with love and embracing them with the best in physical, emotional and spiritual care. The hospice care provider is the recipient of numerous local, state and national awards, as well as numerous other awards for quality of care, including Hospice Honors Elite from HEALTHCAREfirst, as well as the only hospice in Arkansas to be certified by the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs for nonprofit service to Arkansas’ veteran population.
About The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) is the only national medical specialty society for hospice and palliative medicine. Since 1988, AAHPM has supported hospice and palliative medicine through professional education and training, development of a specialist workforce, support for clinical practice standards, research, and advocacy. AAHPM’s membership includes more than 5,200 physicians and other healthcare professionals committed to improving the care of patients with serious illness. Learn more at www.aahpm.org or visit the patient website, www.PalliativeDoctors.org. Follow AAHPM on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.
I have nothing but the best things to say about Arkansas Hospice. They were so good to my Dad before he passed away. The love and care, compassion they showed to my dad was priceless. The nurses and CNA’s that took care of my Dad are the best and always be the best.
We are just starting our dad’s final journey and Arkansas Hospice has been a blessing. They’ve taught us so much already and provide as much support and comfort to the family as they do my dad. I’m grateful they’ll be walking this final path with us.
I love Arkansas Hospice. Every single employee has a heart of gold and takes the best care of their patients.
I would not hesitate at all to recommend this provider for anyone who is considering hospice care for themselves or for a loved one.
Arkansas Hospice took care of my Mom before she passed. It was my first experience with any hospice and I was amazed. They took such great care of her. They treated her with dignity and respect until the end.
So many thanks for the way your staff treated my very dear friend, Jeff, as he raced toward the finish line. Words can’t express my gratitude for helping us to care for him and keep him comfortable. Top-notch professionalism and immediate responses to requests for assistance.