Labor Day Reflections

As we enter into the Labor Day weekend I’d like to again express my appreciation to our staff and volunteers for the wonderful work they do. A recent phone call I received reminded me just  how precious and important that work is. Mrs. T. first wanted to thank me for the Veteran Certificate she had…

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Save the date for our next lecture series!

One of the important ways we give back to our community is through education. Each year we host a lecture series to educate both the public and the medical community about different aspects of hospice and palliative care. Its not too early to mark your calendar for our 2014 Hospice Savannah Lecture Series on January…

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Comfort to those who Grieve

Betsy Kammerud and the other bereavement staff and volunteers did a wonderful job at this month’s Memorial Service.  Their thoughtful words and compassion helped those in attendance to continue their healing. We had upwards of 80 people in attendance, many of whom shared stories and “miracles” as some participants described them. One story built upon…

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Nelson Mandela and raising awareness of Palliative Care

Nelson Mandela’s illness has put the spotlight on Palliative Care, and that’s a good thing. Here at Hospice Savannah we have forged the way to offer palliative care both at Memorial Health UMC and at St. Joseph’s/Candler. A 2010 New England Journal of Medicine paper found patients who receive early palliative care experienced less depression,…

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What are your plans for the summer?

Rain, Rain, Rain! Despite the downpours we are almost half way through the summer and there have been 12 Summer Nights parties already! Thanks to all our generous hosts and guests. There is still lots of time to plan a get-together before Labor Day. Perhaps you can gather for cocktails and appetizers; perhaps you can…

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July 4th – A Celebration and Reflection

I’m wishing each and everyone a fun-filled but safe holiday weekend.  Although it is a time to celebrate the freedom we have as Americans, it is also a time to reflect on the past.  Take a moment to realize what you really have and maybe even thank a veteran for their service to our country.…

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Our Summer Art Show is Near!

The Hospice Savannah Art Gallery is proud to present The Savannah Art Association’s Summer Show.  A total of ten talented artists have chosen some of their best paintings and etchings to decorate the gallery of Hospice House for the entire summer. The ten artists representing the Association are Margaret Clay, Barbara Gentry, Sue Gouse, Margie…

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My mother Doris

Does YOUR loved one have a POLST?? Recently Georgia has passed legislation allowing the recognition of POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment).  Why is this important?  – Because for individuals who are considered medically fragile with a chronic medical condition, POLST will make certain their wishes for future care are known and respected, and will…

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An exciting week!

As many of you know, Monday marked the groundbreaking of our Center for Living building. We are so excited and honored to expand our services to the community. Click here to read the recent article from Savannah Morning News. I am also happy to announce our very own Carole Tutan – a wonderfully dedicated Hospice House volunteer – has…

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