Hospice of Texarkana was established in 1985 BY the community and FOR the community. The Junior League of Texarkana granted $50,000 to establish a non-profit hospice in Texarkana—this was also the first hospice in the region.

On June 1, 2016, we opened the area’s only freestanding Hospice Inpatient Care Center.
Most patients continue to receive care at their home, but there are times when patients need short term stays to be stabilized and then they can return to their home, or facility home. Click here to learn more about the capital campaign. 

Boards of Directors

Hospice of Texarkana Foundation
Larry Sims, President; Marshall Moore, Vice President; Belinda Baker, Treasurer; George Leake, Secretary; LaCrecia Barry, Mack Lawrence, Pete Snow, Cindy Marsh, Ex-Officio

Hospice of Texarkana
Tom Simmons, President; Hon. Josh R. Morriss III, VP; John Stanley, Past Pres.; Brenda Guthrie, Secretary; Patrick Flannery, Treasurer; Dr. Laura Balmain; Michi Cass; Hon. Caroline Craven; Gail Eichler; Garry Heintschel; Lou Ella Humphrey; Mack Lawrence; George Leake; Hon. Bobby Lockhart; Derrick McGary; Bob Murray; Doni Phillips; Gwenn Schnipper; Larry Sims; Aven Williamson; and Cindy Marsh, Ex-Officio

Mission Statement

Hospice of Texarkana, Inc. will significantly enhance the end of life experience by ensuring access to quality hospice care.

Vision Statement

Hospice of Texarkana will set the standards and expectations of our community for the delivery of consistent, effective, and compassionate care.


Hospice of Texarkana maintains a high degree of compassionate care, ethical standards, and stewardship through transparency and accountability.

We will do this by:

  • Educating clients and their families about end-of-life care.
  • Monitoring and managing symptoms, providing medical equipment and being available 24/7 to our patients and families.
  • Showing compassion and caring, treating all patients with dignity.
  • Facilitating closure of life and providing bereavement support to adults and children during the illness and for a year thereafter.

Guiding Principles

  • Hospice affirms life.
  • Hospice is a philosophy of care.
  • Hospice strives to relieve suffering caused by physical, emotional and/or spiritual concerns.
  • The patient and family will be active participants in the development of care plans which prioritize their choices and values.
  • Services are provided to all qualified persons who reside in Hospice of Texarkana's service area without discrimination on the basis of: age, race, color, religion, military status, lifestyle preference, sex, marital status, national origin, disability, or source of payment.
  • Core services are provided regardless of ability to pay.
  • Bereavement services will be available to the community at large.
  • Hospice of Texarkana is committed to helping the community in an ethical manner that promotes the true meaning of community service.

Hospice of Texarkana/Hospice of Hope is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Hospice of Texarkana Foundation was established in 2002 to ensure the future of hospice care for Texarkana and surrounding areas. The Foundation also is governed by a volunteer Board.


Tracing the roots of
Hospice of Texarkana

Committed citizens and The Junior League created the agency

Click here to read
about the history of the
Hospice of Texarkana


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