Members of the Hospice of the Hills board, along with North Arkansas Regional Medical Center (NARMC) team members, unveiled the dedication of the hospice family room to Jerry and Peggy Jackson.
Hospice of the Hills was formed in 1992, and construction of the hospice house began in 2005. Both Mayor Jackson and his wife Peggy, a NARMC volunteer, were instrumental in raising funds to build and maintain the hospice house. Jackson was recruited to the hospice board in 1999.
“Today, we want to recognize and honor Jerry Jackson and his wife Peggy for the commitment and contributions they have made to our organization, including the construction and expansion of this facility,” Board Chairman Scott Tennyson said. “The philosophy of the Hospice of the Hills has always been to help patients and families with end of life care regardless of ability to pay. Now for years to come, the patients, families and community will know the commitment you have made to helping us fulfill our mission.”
Right outside of the family room, a plaque is displayed that reads, “Family Room In Honor of Jerry and Peggy Jackson.” The family room is used for families that are visiting their loved one at the hospice house. A couch, chairs and toys for children can be found in the room.
NARMC provides hospice and home care out of the Hospice of the Hills facility. For more information regarding NARMC’s services, visit www.narmc.com or call 870-414-4100.