What party will YOU have?

As we prepare for our Summer Nights parties, we will highlight some of our hosts. This week we feature Mindy Yates, Director of Hospice House. What party will you have? My husband Bill and I are planning a cookout at our home (but we’ll eat inside!) Does your party have a special feature? Yes, we are…

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Congressional Gold Medal awarded to our patient, Mrs. Amelia R. Jones

95-year old Mrs. Amelia Robinson Jones was born on Daufuskie Island in 1919. After graduation from Georgia State she enlisted at Savannah’s Hunter Army Airfield in 1943 joining the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps. As a participant in our We Honor Veterans initiative, Mrs. Jones learned of her qualification as a Tuskegee Airman during her Honor…

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National Volunteer Week

This is National Volunteer Week – a week when we pause to acknowledge and thank the countless men, women and teenagers who have volunteered for Hospice Savannah over the past 36 years. We were founded by pioneering volunteers who saw the need for hospice care in our community, and as we have expanded coverage into…

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New core values video

Please watch our new three-minute video as our employees share our values of Excellence, Accountability, Compassion, Teamwork and Stewardship. Our values provide the foundation for everything we do and I am extremely proud to be a part of an organization that embraces and carries out these core principles daily. Hospice Savannah is the only hospice…

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March is National Social Work Month

As a Masters Social Worker, I am honored to thank and acknowledge the wonderful Social Workers we have at Hospice Savannah during National Social Work month. Hospice Savannah’s Social Workers are trained professionals who specialize in helping patients and their families work through the many changes that occur as their loved one’s health declines. Our…

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Thinking About Our Mortality

As Dr Atul Gawande’s “Being Mortal” remains at the number one position on the New York Times bestseller list, more and more of us are pondering medical decisions  and how we want to experience our end-of-life. Having end-of-life discussions is a good thing and we are here to help with your advance planning conversations; please…

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The Washington Post’s What is hospice care, and when might I need it?

I was so delighted by the interest and conversations generated by Dr. Thomas Smith, Director of Palliative Care at Johns Hopkins, our guest speaker during our 7th annual lecture.  His message to both physicians and individuals diagnosed with a life-limiting illness is to have the conversation about end-of-life plans long before end-of-life circumstances occur! With…

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Death over Dinner?

There are a number of U Tube videos and TED Talks regarding the “Death over Dinner” phenomenon which tries to normalize advance care planning; those important discussions we need to have with our loved ones about our wishes should we be in a car accident, and become unable to speak for ourselves, or be diagnosed…

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Yes – there IS such a thing as a free lunch!

I hope you will join me for our 7th Annual Lecture Series featuring Dr. Thomas J. Smith, Director of Palliative Medicine at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. As part of our mission to provide the community with the best resources on end-of-life and palliative care issues, we will be hosting a community lecture with a complimentary luncheon on…

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