Organizations unite and find a way to honor the fallen

By arhospice on May 14th, 2020 in Blog, Committed to Veterans, News

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 […]

Party at the Plaza rescheduled for 2022

By David Edwards on August 13th, 2021 in Announcements, News

501.748.3303 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 in Announcements, News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  David Edwards, Director of Communications Phone:  501-748-3303   Email: 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 […]

A tribute to Michael Aureli

By arhospice on June 28th, 2021 in Blog

Monday, June 28th, marked the 10th anniversary since Arkansas Hospice’s beloved founder, Michael Aureli, passed away as a patient in our care. To celebrate Michael’s life and work, an outdoor gathering was held to rededicate the Michael Aureli Memorial Garden at our Arkansas Hospice headquarters. Please click below to watch a video of this special […]

Party at the Plaza set for September 25th

By arhospice on June 14th, 2021 in Announcements, News

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 […]

A wild dream comes true

By arhospice on June 7th, 2021 in Blog, Foundation, Patient Stories, Pediatrics

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 […]

Arkansas Hospice launches grief support podcast

By arhospice on April 20th, 2021 in Announcements, Grief Support, News

“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.”

Salute to a special volunteer

By arhospice on March 23rd, 2021 in Blog, Committed to Veterans

For more than two decades, Bill Waters served our country as a C-130 loadmaster. Now, as an Arkansas Hospice volunteer, he brings honor and recognition to his fellow veterans during their final days. Bill originally trained as an Arkansas Hospice volunteer in 2003 and often provided caregivers with greatly needed breaks. In 2006, he had […]

The Tragedy & Triumph of Black Healthcare History

By Kyle Jones on February 23rd, 2021 in Blog, Minority Outreach

This is a special month in America. February has been designated as the time we place special emphasis on the contributions of Black Americans. In the field of healthcare, there have been amazing moments of triumph organized and accomplished by Black Americans. While I cannot cover them all, the work of surgeon Charles R. Drew, […]

Cookies of Kindness support Arkansas Hospice

By arhospice on February 9th, 2021 in Announcements, News

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 […]

Give the gift of kindness this Valentine’s Day

By arhospice on February 5th, 2021 in Blog, Foundation

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 […]

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

By arhospice on January 26th, 2021 in Announcements, News

Media Contact: David Edwards Tel: 501-748-3303 Email: 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 in Announcements, News

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 in Announcements, News

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 in Announcements, Minority Outreach, News

Media Alert Contact:  David Edwards, Director of Communications Office:  501-748-3303   Mobile:  469-600-4274 Email: 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 in Announcements, Blog, Committed to Veterans, News

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 in Announcements, News

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 in Announcements, News

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 […]

During an unprecedented year, our mission continues…

By arhospice on June 19th, 2020 in Blog, Foundation

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 […]

Telemedicine Bridges the Gap During Social Distancing

By arhospice on June 16th, 2020 in Announcements, News, Telemedicine

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 […]

A Parade of Kindness takes a journey across Searcy to Judsonia

By arhospice on May 29th, 2020 in Blog, Patient Stories

The Arkansas Hospice “Journey” van made its way to White County, leading a “Parade of Kindness” as it delivered Cards of Kindness for the residents of three area facilities. First responders joined the parade, and local clergy, including two Arkansas Hospice chaplains, shared words of encouragement and comfort upon delivery of the cards. Area EMS/first […]

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