Donna Lowe of Paragould has been named director of hospice at St. Bernards.
A native of Knob in Clay County, she will oversee the St. Bernards hospice program, which includes both home hospice services and inpatient care at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House at 1148 East Matthews Ave.
She is a registered nurse and holds a bachelor of science in nursing degree from Arkansas State University. On staff at St. Bernards since 2003, she has worked in hospice care for the last seven years, having started as a hospice call nurse and moving from that to palliative care case manager, then to manager of the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House at St. Bernards. Prior to that, she was a neurology nurse at St. Bernards.
Lowe began her nursing career at LeBonheur Childrens Hospital in Memphis.
She and her husband, Joe, have four children – Matthew, 24, who lives in San Francisco; and Dani, 8, Presley, 7, and Graci, 5, who live at home. The Lowes are members of Griffin United Methodist Church in Paragould.
St. Bernards established a home hospice program more than two decades ago and in 2009, opened the new Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House to care for patients with life-limiting illnesses. Inpatient care is designed for those who for one reason or another cannot remain in their homes for care. The facility accommodates 20 patients.
Additional information on St. Bernards home hospice can be secured by calling 870-935-6310, and information on the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House can be secured by calling 870-336-4200.