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Palliative Care Inpatient Services

The UAMS Palliative Care Team sees patients in the hospital at the request of the patient’s hospital physician. Our team can assist with:

  • Treating pain and other distressing symptoms
  • Goals of care discussions
  • Advance care planning
  • Coordination of care after hospital discharge
  • Hospice referrals
  • End of life care

The Palliative Care Team consists of a physician, nurse, social worker and chaplain. A palliative care physician is on-call 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week, and consults may be seen anywhere in the hospital.

Learn more about the UAMS Palliative Care Program

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4301 W. Markham Slot 508
Little Rock, AR 72205

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Meet the Team

Meet the Palliative Care Inpatient Team

Dr. Harrington is the Medical Director of the UAMS Palliative Care Program and practices at UAMS, Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System. She received her M.D. at UAMS and completed her residency and fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She is Program Director of the UAMS Palliative Medicine fellowship program. Her special interests include cancer pain management, end-of-life care, and medical ethics. Read more.

Dr. Elizabeth Rogers graduated from UAMS and completed a residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.  After serving as a primary care physician for many years, Dr. Rogers completed a Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship at UAMS and is board-certified in that specialty.  She practices Palliative Medicine in the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Palliative Care Clinic and in the hospital as part of the UAMS Palliative Care Team.  Dr. Rogers’ interests include hospice and palliative care, cancer pain and symptom management and caregiver support. Read more.

Dr. James Fletcher received his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School. Commissioned in the US Navy, he completed internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. After a tour as Chief of Residents, he completed a fellowship in Nephrology at the National Capital Consortium. He served as a nephrologist and hospitalist for several years before completing a Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Nephrology, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. His interests include end of life care, cancer pain and symptom management, and end stage renal disease. Read more.

James Fletcher

Dr. Carrie Hyde received her medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock in 2009 and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at UAMS in 2013.  She held multiple leadership positions including membership in the Residency Development Council and Graduate Medical Education Council.  Dr. Hyde followed her residency training with a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at UAMS.  She is board certified in Internal Medicine.  She currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Program and practices in the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, as both an outpatient and inpatient provider.  Her interests include hospice and palliative care, cancer pain, and symptom management.  She also volunteers at Harmony Health Clinic, which provides care to uninsured patients.  She is proud to be a life-long Arkansan and enjoys providing the best quality of life with those suffering with life limiting illness at UAMS. Read more.

Carrie Hyde

Dr. Heather Moore graduated from UAMS and completed a residency in Internal Medicine, where she served as chief resident. Dr. Moore completed a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at UAMS, and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Moore practices at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Palliative Care clinic, and serves in both the UAMS Hospital and the Central Arkansas Healthcare System Palliative Care teams. Her interests include hospice and palliative care, cancer pain and symptom management, Veterans’ needs at the end of life, and caregiver support. Read more.

Margaret Love, APRN

Margaret Love, APRN, is a hospice and palliative medicine certified nurse practitioner on the Palliative Care Team.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Nursing Science in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program in the UAMS College of Nursing.  Ms. Love has extensive experience with geriatric palliative care, and hospice and palliative care in the assisted living and nursing home settings.

Jennifer Hernandez, RN

Jennifer Hernandez graduated from the UAMS Bachelor of Nursing program in 2009 with honors and multiple accolades.  She has been devoted to patient care and has provided excellent bedside nursing care to Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant patients at UAMS for ten years before joining the Palliative Care team.  As the Palliative Care team coordinator, Jennifer works directly with patients, families and staff to provide and expedite quality care.  She is a pivotal member of the team, bridging any gaps in care to ensure smooth transition after discharge.   She has a special interest in communication with the multiple care teams, research, and quality improvement for the Palliative Care Team.  She is fluent in conversational Spanish and takes an important role in caring for our Hispanic patients.

Jennifer Hernandez, RN

Leigh Madison, LCSW

Leigh Madison graduated from Alfred University in New York in 2006 with a Bachelor Degree in Clinical and Experimental Psychology. She received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Spalding University in Louisville, KY.   She has extensive experience in supporting patients and families, providing counseling and improving quality of life.  She understands the importance of the mind body connection and focuses on improving symptoms through therapeutic interventions.  She has loved working at UAMS as the inpatient Palliative Care Team Social Worker, providing the highest level of support and care for patients and families.  Leigh’s special interests include advance care planning, supportive counseling, grief, and bereavement care.  She has a special place in her heart for fostering and caring for animals.  She is an advocate for underserved women and volunteers her time at a local women’s supportive home.

Leigh Madison

Libby Grobmyer, Chaplain

Libby Grobmyer serves as the Clinical Chaplain for the Palliative Care Service.  Libby is available to assist patients and their loved ones as they deal with the difficult issues surrounding a new diagnosis, cope with a chronic illness or resulting hospitalization. Libby provides direction to Chaplain Residents and Interns who attend Palliative care patients. At UAMS our care begins by recognizing the dignity and worth of each individual and a commitment to treat each of our patients and their loved ones with respect and compassion. We respect the faith traditions of our patients and, when requested, our staff will contact a patient’s pastor or representative of their faith community. A Chaplain is available in house 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Libby Grobmyer

Cathy Shaneyfelt, Palliative Care Volunteer

Cathy Shaneyfelt, Palliative Care Volunteer, is a former UAMS College of Nursing graduate. Cathy’s practice areas included neurological/neurosurgical and rehabilitation nursing. Cathy began volunteering with the UAMS Palliative Care program in 2013 and functions to add an extra layer of support to the palliative care team professionals. As well, Cathy sees patients and provides a listening ear, them with an extra layer of care and support. Active at the grass-roots level as an advocate for advance care planning conversations by way of hosting Death Over Dinner, National Health Care Decisions Day, and education about Palliative Care.

Cathy Shaneyfelt

Courtney Mosley, PA

Courtney Mosley received her Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from UAMS. She was President of the inaugural class of PA students at UAMS and was Founding President of the UAMS PA Program Student Society. She graduated at the top of her class as valedictorian and was listed on the Dean’s List for academic excellence throughout her time at UAMS.  She then worked in hospital medicine for 3 years in Conway, AR where she took a special interest in caring for patients at the end of life. She is passionate about empowering patients and families in their goals of care, providing support and symptom management at the end of life, and working with patients who have terminal illnesses while maximizing quality of life.  She is thrilled to come back and work with the Palliative Care team at UAMS and continue providing support to those in need and advancing palliative care in Arkansas.