Dr. Sandy Gordon-Kolb appointed Chief Medical Director

October 29, 2019 – Hospice Savannah’s Board members and Senior Leadership Team announce that Dr. Sandy Gordon-Kolb will assume the role of Hospice Savannah’s Chief Medical Director.  In partnership with community physicians, she will help the rapidly evolving and expanding hospice support patients earlier in the course of their serious illness and through the end…

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Yoga Relay & Silent Auction for Caregivers

Kate Doran, owner of Savannah Power Yoga and SPRY Mind & Body is coordinating the fourth annual  Yoga Relay and silent auction benefiting the Edel Caregiver Institute, a program of not-for-profit Hospice Savannah, Inc. The Yoga Relay is on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at Service Brewing Company, 574 Indian Street, Savannah. Music…

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Helping you understand Morphine and Oxycodone use

There are many myths associated with morphine and oxycodone use. Both are referred to as “opioids.” They are the two most commonly used opioids in hospice and palliative care. What is morphine? Morphine is a pain reliever that acts directly on the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). It is used to relieve moderate…

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Virtual Realty Offered To Our Patients!

We were delighted to have Sunday’s  front page Savannah Morning News story about our volunteer Teri Yarbrow, Professor of virtual realty at SCAD, and her exciting work with our patients.. Here is the link, or read the full story below. Our thanks to writer Betty Derby for capturing the concepts so well. Chris Shields just…

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Relaxation for Those Caring for a Loved One

If you care for a loved one with dementia, a serious illness or a disability, we know how overwhelming that can be! Our Edel Caregiver Institute is here to help with free Deep Relaxation Classes. Please pre-register at 912.629.1331. Watch below and join us on Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m.   Restorative Yoga and Deep…

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Vatican Appointee: 11th Annual Lecture Series

Our 11th Annual Lecture Series, presented by St. Joseph’s/Candler Foundations featured Monsignor Renzo Pegoraro, physician, author, bioethicist and Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy for Life at The Vatican. He was joined by ethicist Dr. Kathleen Deloach Benton, our newly appointed President and CEO.  Guests at the three events listened intently as they  addressed  “The Art…

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Hospice Savannah Oyster Roast on Isle of Hope on February 17

Come enjoy locally harvested oysters, chili, beer, beverages, desserts, silent auction, and live music by the Midtown Pickers on Sunday, February 17 from 2 to 6:00 p.m. at the beautiful Isle of Hope Marina, 50 W. Bluff Drive. All proceeds support our life enriching programs and services. Beloved Isle of Hope resident Sammy Moore died…

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Hospice Savannah Welcomes New President/CEO

Hospice Savannah, Inc.’s Board of Directors welcomes Kathleen D. Benton, Dr.PH, MA as the legacy hospice’s next President and CEO. Dr. Benton is currently Director of Clinical Ethics and Palliative Care at St. Joseph’s/Candler and will assume her position on January 22, 2019. Her appointment is the result of a national search conducted by a…

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