Peitz Cancer Support House
Cancer Patient Assistance in Baxter County
The Peitz Cancer Support House provides a comprehensive support services
program from first diagnosis throughout treatment and beyond in a home-like
environment for cancer patients and their families. This is the area’s
first line of support for cancer patients, and their families and friends.
We are here to encourage you, from diagnosis through treatment.
Services and tools include:
Hours of Services & Contact Info
The Peitz Cancer Support House is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m., and free support group meetings and other activities are held
at various times of the day and evening. A staff member or volunteer will
be available weekdays during regular business hours to answer questions
about events and activities.
We are located across the parking lot from the Cline Emergency Center entrance
of Baxter Regional Medical Center. For more information about the Peitz
Cancer Support House, call (870) 508-CARE (2273) or email Melissa Hudson,
PCSH Coordinator, at
PCSH Advisory Board
- Malachi McCurdy, MD – Medical Advisor
- Catherine Sawyer – Chair
- Terre Ware – Vice Chair
- Bailey Bodenhamer
- James Boyett
- Shannon Brooks
- Jay Chafin
- Jack Clayton
- Kristy Fox, RN
- Robin S. Hawkins
- Jake Long, EdD
- Heather Maxey
- Jan Peitz
- Jan Pennacchia
- Melissa Hudson – PCSH Coordinator
- Cindy Costa, CFRE – Foundation Advisor
Hours of Service
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
FREE support group meetings and other activities are held at various times
of the day and evening. A staff member or volunteer will be available
weekdays during regular business hours to answer questions about events
If you would like to make a donation to the Peitz Cancer Support House, contact
Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation at (870) 508-1770.
Meet the Coordinator
Melissa has worked in healthcare for many years and has a great passion
for helping others. She feels very blessed to be the new Coordinator of
the PCSH and enjoys being a part of offering encouragement, support and
education to cancer patients and their families.
Melissa has experienced losing a grandfather to cancer but has also had
many loved ones diagnosed with cancer survive. She knows firsthand that
there is so much hope to be had with a cancer diagnosis and many moments
to celebrate along the way.
Melissa moved to the Twin Lakes Area in 2004 and resides in Gassville with
her husband, Christian, and son, Tristan. She enjoys spending time with
her family and takes pride in being a mom. She enjoys canoeing, scenic
country drives and hikes as well as church activities and Bible studies.
Melissa is passionate about promoting the services offered at PCSH and
making those newly diagnosed with cancer aware that they can come there
for support and information. She can be contacted by calling the PCSH
at (870) 508-CARE (2273) or via email at
Where We Are Located
The Peitz Cancer Support House is located across the parking lot from the
Cline Emergency Center entrance of Baxter Regional Medical Center.
For more information, call (870) 508-CARE.