August 3, 2020
November 10, 2020
(Fort Smith, AR) Mayor McGill will visit Heart of Hospice – Western Arkansas on Wednesday, November 12th, 2020 to sign a proclamation recognizing November as National Hospice and Palliative Care month.
Each November, healthcare providers across the United States host a variety of events to show appreciation for end-of-life healthcare workers and increase understanding and awareness of the value of quality, end-of-life care.
Keith Brown, Administrator for Heart of Hospice – Western Arkansas, shares: “The COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on the importance of advance care planning and end-of-life care. As a nation, we have come a long way in facilitating end-of-life discussions, but there is still much work to be done. I’m grateful for Mayor McGill’s support.”
National Hospice and Palliative Care month began in 1978 with an announcement from President Jimmy Carter. In 1978, only 1000’s of patients and their loved ones received end-of-life care. Today, according to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, nearly 1.5 million Americans receive hospice annually.
About Heart of Hospice
Our vision is to transform end-of-life care in the communities we serve. We currently provide care to 16 regions across Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and South Carolina. We believe all hospice-eligible patients and those who love them deserve the best care at the end of life. Our mission is simple: to serve all patients and their loved ones the way they desire to be served.