Thomas Pepler, RN and Manager of the Home Health and Hospice division at North Arkansas Regional Medical Center (NARMC) has been elected to serve as a member of the Board of Directors for the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Arkansas (HPCAA).
HPCAA is Arkansas’s professional organization for hospice and palliative care.
“We meet monthly with a mission to promote awareness of and access to high quality hospice and palliative care in Arkansas,” Pepler said. “I look forward to working with the Arkansas State Legislature and others throughout the state to promote the importance of hospice and palliative care.”
In addition, Vince Leist, CEO of NARMC said, “Pepler has been appointed to serve as the Palmetto GBA Hospice Coalition representative from Arkansas. This coalition meets three times a year at Palmetto Headquarters to present information gathered from throughout the states to Palmetto representatives and receive feedback and information to bring back to the states. Everyone in our market should be excited that Thomas will be taking information to Palmetto GBA and representing our area in such an important group since Palmetto GBA is one of the 12 Medicare Administrative Contractors and covers seven of the south Central US states.”
NARMC is an innovative, non-profit healthcare system consisting of a central hospital in Harrison, Arkansas, and 18 clinics serving the rural communities of North Arkansas. More than 850 NARMC employees, including 32 physicians, physician’s assistants and APRNs, work together to provide a comprehensive range of healthcare services. As one of the Top 100 Rural Hospitals in the nation according to the Rural Health Policy Institute, NARMC has earned numerous 5-Star ratings from Healthgrades and consistently ranks high in patient satisfaction in Press Ganey ratings. A two-time recipient of the Arkansas Governor’s Quality Achievement Award, NARMC is committed to providing the best in care, close to home.