Our annual report to the community

Tomorrow is our 2016 Annual Meeting when we thank Board members who have served in the past and welcome new officers and members. Each attendee will receive a copy of our 2015 Annual Report to the Community.  While other hospices have a mission of making profits to satisfy the demands of shareholders, not-for-profit  Hospice Savannah…

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Empathy Eases Death’s Pain

So often we are at a loss for words when someone dies. How do we express our sadness while extending comfort to the bereaved? In this beautiful NPR piece, Ann Finkbeiner speaks of the almost magical healing she experienced from caring friends, family and neighbors following the death of her 80 year-old husband. She writes, “Empathy…

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Repeat after me: Hospice means more care, not less

Despite our reputation for superior end-of-life care, it often feels like a frustrating and sometimes futile job trying to market our services. It makes me want to have advance directives conversations as a mandatory high school class,  or to make the reading of certain articles about hospice  a requirement before we can access healthcare of…

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Dear community supporters, Thank you for your kindness in helping our friends, neighbors, and loved ones through challenging and difficult moments. Last year, because of your financial support, 1,224 patients received the best clinical, psychosocial and spiritual support at their end-of-life. Because of you, their caregivers received both practical help and compassion. Because of you,…

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Quality Matters

I am very proud that we have 33 employees certified in Hospice and Palliative Care. Such expertise really demonstrates our organization’s commitment to clinical excellence and quality in the provision of care to our patients and families facing life-liming illnesses. Additionally we are the only hospice in the Coastal Empire to be awarded the Gold Seal…

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Annual Tree of Light memorial – blog by Jamey Espina

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend our Tree of Light memorial gathering on Sunday, December 6 at 5:15 p.m. This year we will pause to remember our loved ones at the beautiful new home of Full Circle at 6000 Business Center Drive, off Chatham Parkway.  I appreciate our Full Circle’s staff’s careful thought and…

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A beautiful video to watch and to share

Take the time (11 minutes!) to watch this extraordinarily beautiful and touching documentary filmed at our 2015 Camp Aloha for grieving children. CCTV America sent videographers to capture the important work we do to help children heal and know they are not alone. Here is the link. Our Full Circle bereavement counselors and volunteers offer…

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Pick up your 2016 Pet Calendar now!

Our Pet Peace of Mind® program helps families stay together. Since 1979 we have been caring for patients and their loved ones, and of course for many, these loved ones include beloved pets. Your Pet Calendar purchase enables us to offer specially-trained volunteers to provide pet walking, transportation and foster care. It will help purchase…

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