President & CEO
Judith S. Wooten, MHA, CHE, joined the Arkansas Hospice team as vice president and chief operating officer in 2002. She was named president and chief executive officer in 2011. Her healthcare career began as a patient representative in a large, tertiary care, teaching hospital in 1980, where she “fell in love with healthcare.” Judy earned a Master of Health Administration from Washington University School of Medicine in 1985. Since then, Judy has been a hospital administrator, a managed care executive and a management and healthcare consultant. She has extensive experience in quality and utilization management, process improvement, clinical/financial analysis, reimbursement and regulatory issues, strategic planning and operations management. She is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a certified hospice administrator.
Renie Prentice Rule
Vice President of Development for Arkansas Hospice Inc.
Arkansas Hospice Foundation Executive Director
Renie Rule joined the Arkansas Hospice team in April 2017. Her healthcare career began in 2004 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences as senior development director of the Psychiatric Research Institute. In 2012, Renie became executive director of development for the College of Medicine. She has extensive experience in the fields of nonprofit leadership, volunteering and communications. In 2015, Renie was recognized by Just Communities of Arkansas for being the patron founder of Paws in Prison.
These organizations ensure that Arkansas Hospice and the Arkansas Hospice Foundation maintain the highest of standards, and uniquely bind us to the community. The current members and officers are:
Beth Ingram, Chair
Sharon Davis, Chair-elect
Sharon Heflin, Vice Chair
Scotty Shively, Secretary
Stephen Lancaster, Treasurer
Dr. David Reding, Chair Emeritus
Dr. James Adamson
Patti Stanley Luppen
William R. Phelps
Sharon Aureli, Chair
Bill Smith, Chair-elect
Kimberly Pruitt, Vice Chair
Teresa Burl, Secretary
Bruce Holsted, Treasurer
Robert Anderson, Chair Emeritus
Kay Kelley Arnold
Dr. Mary Ann Rollans
Dr. Lewis Shepherd, Jr.
Vivian Trickey Smith
Bishop Kenneth Hicks
You can take part in leading the fight for providing comfort care for those who are most vulnerable through the Arkansas Hospice Foundation. Click for details.
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.