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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Media Contact: David Edwards Tel: 501-748-3303 Email: email@example.com 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Media Alert Contact: David Edwards, Director of Communications Office: 501-748-3303 Mobile: 469-600-4274 Email: firstname.lastname@example.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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Media Contact: David Edwards 469-600-4274 email@example.com 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) […]
By arhospice on April 24th, 2020 in Blog
Challenges can bring out the best in us at times. For the Arkansas Hospice provider relations team, this has certainly been, and continues to be the case. All across our 43 county service area, this team has been helping lift the spirits (and temper some hunger) for our healthcare partners in hospitals, inpatient centers, nursing […]
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 […]
By arhospice on March 27th, 2020 in Grief Support
Guest Blog by Simone Brock, Arkansas Hospice Bereavement Specialist “Services will be private due to State Mandated Restrictions concerning COVID-19.” This is the latest closing line in Arkansas obituaries. Last Sunday, I read that Italy is no longer being allowed to hold funerals, and as a bereavement specialist and non-practicing funeral director, I felt a […]
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: […]
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.