Hospice Savannah

Hospice Savannah

How We Can Help

The Steward Center for Palliative Care, Inc.

To “palliate” means to lift the burden of suffering related to a serious illness.

Palliative Care is a medical speciality focused on meeting the unique needs of patients diagnosed with a life-limiting illness.

How Can We Help? 

Our Steward Center for Palliative Care's physicians and nurse practitioners focus on providing expert pain and symptom management long before the end-of-life.  We vigorously treat pain and other symptoms such as nausea, poor appetite, depression or anxiety, and our goal is to keep you as comfortable and as active as possible through all stages of your illness. 


Dr. Kelly Erola, Medical Director
Click here to see her biography.                

                     Laura Wiggins, Director
                     Steward Center for Palliative Care  
                     Click here to see her biography.



Palliative care is not limited to end of life care and is not hospice care.  We can follow your care during hospital stays, and after discharge we can provide outpatient services for continued help with your pain management and other symptoms.  Our team will also assist in transitioning you to home health care or hospice care when needed.

We are one of only two programs providing inpatient and outpatient services in the State of Georgia.  Inpatient clinics are housed in the Lewis Cancer Pavilion at St. Joseph's/Candler and at the Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial Health.

Call The Steward Center for Palliative Care at 912.354.8014 for assistance or information.
Fax:  912.355.1260

        Farless Laura     Karen Moses     deborah kemp


       Top, L. to R.:  Dr. Laura Farless, Palliative Care Physician; Karen Moses, RN, NP, Nurse Practitioner;
       Deborah Kemp, RN, NP, Nurse Practitioner

       Bottom, L. to R.: Kathleen Flynn, RN, NP, Nurse Practitioner; Melissa Wright-Henderson, Coordinator

Click here to read an article outlining the history and vision of our palliative care program.  This article
appeared in the July, 2012 NHPCO Newsline publication.

Check out this helpful and informative link about palliative care: http://www.getpalliativecare.org

  • P.O. Box 13190
  • Savannah, GA 31416
  • 912.355.2289
  • 888.355.4911