Feedback from a Caregiver!

One of the ways we ensure we provide excellent care is by surveying our patients and caregivers to assess their satisfaction. I’d like to share a comment from a recent survey: “Why did we wait so long to contact hospice? Because my spouse was afraid. When he was first diagnosed with cancer, someone told him…

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Party on the Patio!

As you may know, we are inviting friends and supporters to have a Summer Nights party on our behalf between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Thanks for our friends at Ruth’s Chris who are  hosting a Thursday Patio Party for us on June 6th between 4:30 and 7:00 p.m. Click here for all the details and…

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Memorial Day is Almost Here!

Won’t you join me in planning a party this summer? Our 4th annual Hospice Savannah Summer Nights means a summer full of parties to benefit our community-funded services such as Camp Aloha, massage therapy, music therapy, Pet Peace of Mind, grief programming, and more. Your guests simply write a check and send to us in…

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National Nurses Week

May 6-12 is National Nurses Week, a time to express appreciation to all nurses for sharing their gifts and talents. I wish to tell our Hospice Savannah nurses, “Thank you for your dedication, your many sacrifices and your efforts to continually improve the lives of our patients and their caregivers. Be proud of yourself and…

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Thanks to our volunteers: National Volunteer Week, April 21 – 27

Every week – but especially during National Volunteer Week – we honor and thank our 200-plus Hospice Savannah volunteers who offer support, companionship and hope to those facing a life-limiting illness by sharing their time, energy, expertise and compassion. Our  volunteers not only serve patients and families at the bedside but they also assist in…

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Hospice Savannah Golf Tournament is May 13th

Join us at the Landings Club’s Palmetto Course for lunch at noon and tee-off at 1:30 p.m. I am so grateful to Wells Fargo Insurance Services for sponsoring this fun day of golf. Information about sponsorships or playing is available at Hospice Savannah Golf Tournament or you can contact the very helpful and industrious Kate Blair…

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Children’s Grief Camp coming soon

The first weekend of May is an important time for me. Each year I make plans to attend Camp Aloha as a volunteer. And each year I return home exhausted but profoundly moved by the  experience. Our Full Circle bereavement counselors and a small army of volunteers gently guide 60 or 70 children in facing their grief. They…

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Earning a Gold Seal!

I am proud to serve as the CEO of the only Joint Commission accredited hospice in our area! The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in healthcare. In February we underwent a rigorous unannounced on-site survey where we were evaluated for compliance with standards of care specific to the…

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Dancing for Hospice Savannah!

Our friends at First African Baptist Church are holding a health fair and Dance-A-Thon in Ellis Square by City Market on Saturday, April 6th.  D.J. Romeo will lead the fun between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. This will be a fun filled, family-oriented day  with proceeds  benefiting our Center for Living capital campaign.  To sign…

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Resiliency and Advocacy

This week I’d like to wish our social workers “Happy Social Work Month”. This year’s theme is “Weaving Threads of Resiliency and Advocacy: The Power of Social Work.” Social Work is the profession of hope—fueled by resilience and advocacy. Social workers matter because they help millions of struggling people every day dream differently…Sometimes, all it…

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