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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Helping in Bryan, Liberty, Effingham and Long!

Hospice Savannah was founded 34 years ago during a time when hospices were a cutting edge, revolutionary way to provide end of life care. We opened our doors as a purely volunteer agency in Chatham County. Since that time, we have responded to community needs and extended our reach outside of Savannah, and are proud…

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Hospice Help in Your Home

Research shows that caregivers want to look after their loved ones in the comfort of their own homes during the end of life. If they can manage, they don’t want them to be in a hospital, a nursing home or even in a Hospice House. While we are blessed and proud to be the only…

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A Valentine’s Message

How fitting on the week of Valentine’s, I am filled with pride and admiration for our wonderful employees and volunteers! A surveyor from The Joint Commission spent four days with us last week and I am happy to say she was very impressed by the care and compassion we provide to patients and their caregivers.…

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65 Days

This is the time of year when we look at our statistics and figures from 2012 and start preparing our annual report to the community. One figure I’d like to pull out is the number 65. That was the average number of days patients were under our care last year. Just over two months. That…

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Dreamers and Achievers

This week I joined many of our employees and volunteers in marching  in Savannah’s Martin Luther King Parade. The theme was “Dreamers are believers and believers become achievers.”  I am so thankful for Hospice Savannah’s dreamers and believers – the founding volunteers who had the vision to bring this special kind of end of life…

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Being the Leader in end of life Care

As our mission states, we provide  “the best services and resources on living with a life-limiting illness, dying, death, grief and loss.” One  way we do that  is by providing world renowned speakers to speak to the medical and non-medical community during our annual Lecture Series. Join me next week for our 5th Annual Hospice…

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Random Acts of Kindness

As we prepare to leave the holiday season and enter a new year, I’d like to thank the many friends of Hospice Savannah for their support and generosity. I think of volunteer Ruth Pauley who bought and delivered turkey dinners to patients and families in Port Wentworth, Bloomingdale and Savannah; of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy…

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