Our President & CEO Publishes Academic Book on Palliative Care

Dr. Kathleen Deloach Benton, President & CEO of Hospice Savannah, Inc. and the Steward Center for Palliative Care, has published Finding Dignity at the End of Life: A Spiritual Reflection on Palliative Care, 2020, Routledge Press, which she co-edited with professional colleague and friend, Renzo Pegoraro. The former Director of Clinical Ethics and Palliative Care…

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Artists Announced for Summer Night Party & Auction 2020!

As part of the board-hosted Summer Night LIVE virtual party and auction on September 24, we are again partnering with the talented Peter Roberts of Location Gallery to procure paintings, photography and jewelry from some of Savannah’s finest artists. The auction site goes live on September 16. Register NOW by texting SN2020 to 22454 or…

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Help For Loved Ones Outside Our Coverage Area

Hospice Savannah Joins 70 Not-for-Profit Hospice & Serious Illness Care Providers To Launch A Toll-Free 24/7 Hotline by Terri Collins, VP, Business Development & Strategy When faced with a serious illness or need for end-of-life care that they wish to receive at home, many people prefer a not-for-profit hospice and palliative care provider with deep…

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How an Advance Directive is a Gift of Knowing: Mary’s Story

 Mary’s Story & Why You Should Complete Your Advance Directive Today The following is adapted from a talk given by Hospice Savannah’s President & CEO Dr. Kathleen Benton at a senior living community called The Marshes of Skidaway in Savannah. This article will illustrate how an advance directive is a gift of knowing. A Healthcare…

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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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