March 18, 2008 | A. Reed Thompson, M.D., director of hospice and palliative care in the Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatrics, received the Chris Hackler Award for Excellence in Medical Ethics for his compassionate care and ethical treatment of patients.
Thompson’s name will be added to a permanent plaque displayed in the foyer of
Thompson, medical director of Arkansas Hospice from1999 to 2007, has taken the lead in developing a palliative care program at
The Excellence in Medical Ethics Award is named for its first recipient, Chris Hackler, Ph.D. Hackler, founded the division of medical humanities at UAMS more than 25 years ago and continues to serve as its director.
Thompson’s contributions to palliative and hospice care will be recognized at a special tribute dinner April 3 in the Great Hall at the William J. Clinton Presidential Library hosted by Arkansas Hospice.