SPRINGDALE, AR (June 20, 2019) – K.C. Dupps Tucker has joined the Arkansas Children’s Northwest Board of Directors. A founding partner at the Law Group of Northwest Arkansas LLP, Tucker is also a grateful parent of an Arkansas Children’s patient and strong advocate for children’s health.
Tucker has been a volunteer at Arkansas Children’s since her son Jimi received treatment for cancer when he was 4 years old.
“As parents, my husband and I were determined to find the very best care,” said Tucker. “The doctors and caregivers at Arkansas Children’s are our heroes. They place children front and center in everything they do and gave Jimi the superpowers he needed for his fight.”
ACNW Board of Directors Chairman Chuck Erwin said the organization is thrilled to have Tucker join its efforts to make the children of Arkansas better today and healthier tomorrow.
“Arkansas Children’s has cared for the state’s most vulnerable children for more than a century,” Erwin said. “Our work will not be complete until this is the healthiest, safest state to be a child.”
Currently, children’s health in the state of Arkansas ranks in the bottom 10 percent nationally by most measures.
The ACNW campus opened in early 2018 in Springdale to bring specialty and primary care closer to home for 200,000 children living in and around Northwest Arkansas. Designed, staffed, and equipped just for children, the opening of the new facility marked the first time pediatric emergency medical services were made available in the region.
A native of Northwest Arkansas, Tucker graduated from Colorado College in 1995 with B.A. in Political Science and Theatre. She worked for the Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences as the assistant director of development and alumni director before receiving her Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas School Of Law in 2007.
Tucker went on to receive her Master of Laws degree in Agricultural Law from the University of Arkansas School of Law Graduate Program. Prior to joining the Law Group of Northwest Arkansas, she served as the first corporate extern in Wal-Mart’s legal department. She is admitted to practice in Tennessee state court, before the state and federal courts in Arkansas, and before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
Tucker is also an active volunteer with Peace at Home Family Shelter.
About Arkansas Children’s
Arkansas Children's, Inc. is the only healthcare system in the state solely dedicated to caring for Arkansas' 710,000 children, giving the organization a unique ability to shape the landscape of pediatric care in Arkansas and transform the health of children throughout the region. The private, non-profit organization includes two pediatric hospitals, a pediatric research institute and USDA nutrition center, a philanthropic foundation, a nursery alliance, statewide clinics, and many education and outreach programs.
Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) is a 336-bed, Magnet-recognized facility in Little Rock operating the state’s only Level I pediatric trauma center; the state's only burn center; the state's only Level IV neonatal intensive care unit; the state's only pediatric intensive care unit; the state’s only pediatric surgery program with Level 1 verification from the American College of Surgeons; and the state's only nationally recognized pediatric transport program. Additionally, ACH is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report in five pediatric subspecialties (2019-2020): Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics and Pulmonology. Arkansas Children’s Northwest (ACNW), the first and only pediatric hospital in the Northwest Arkansas region, opened in Springdale in early 2018. ACNW operates a 24-bed inpatient unit; a surgical unit with five operating rooms; outpatient clinics offering over 20 subspecialties; diagnostic services; imaging capabilities; occupational therapy services; and Northwest Arkansas' only pediatric emergency department, equipped with 30 exam rooms. Generous philanthropic and volunteer engagement has sustained Arkansas Children's since it began as an orphanage in 1912, and today ensures the system can fundamentally transform the health of children in Arkansas and beyond. To learn more, visit archildrens.org.