Thank you to those who have served with Honor

As we honor veterans who have died in the line of duty this Memorial Day, let’s not forget that more than 1,800 Veterans die every day in this country.  We  feel it is essential to provide care and support to help veterans live as fully as possible during their final days, long after their military…

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Thanking our Mothers and our Nurses

At Hospice Savannah we are always looking for reasons to celebrate and affirm life! This week I’d like to acknowledge and thank both our mothers (Mother’s day is on Sunday) and our caring and skilled Hospice Savannah nurses during National Nurses Week. I am so blessed to still have my mother Doris in my life.…

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A Geometrical Visual Treat!

Please join me in supporting volunteer Stephen Darr at his reception this Thursday evening. Steve’s show “Moving off the Grid: Acrylic Abstractions in Color and Line” gives a major  pop of vibrant color to the walls of our Hospice Savannah Art Gallery. Steve’s career as a painter began in November 2012 and he remarks, “I am…

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Thanks to SCPS!

My  gratitude to the  National Elementary Honor Society members of Savannah Christian Preparatory School who led  a food drive at their prospective campuses to benefit our patients and their families. Faculty members and NEHS sponsors, Christine Wigand and Brenda Caruthers, directed students in their Spring community service project efforts as they collected snacks from the…

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Hospice Savannah meets the challenges of health care reform!

Last week I had the great pleasure of attending the National Hospice and Palliative Care’s annual leadership conference in Washington, DC with my new Board Chair, Myra Hill. In the words of my fellow hospice professional Andrew Reed, “Doing Hospice and doing it well have never been easy things. Hospice isn’t a fun place right…

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Welcome New Board members!

At yesterday’s Annual Meeting, Myra Hill (pictured)  was elected Chair of our  Board of Directors for 2104-2015. Bruce Barragan was named Vice Chair; E.B. (Zeke) Gaines, III was named Secretary; Paul Meyer was named Treasurer, and William A. Baker, Jr. became Past Chair. I look forward to continuing to work with these dedicated volunteers and…

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All Hospices Are Not Created Equal

This week I’d like to address the confusion that exists about the various hospices in our area as it relates to giving. In evaluating any business, I look at the following criteria: Does the business have a proven record of successfully providing the services needed? Do I know anyone who has used the services and…

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Yarn Bomb!

Our Hospice House patients are the most recent recipients of Savannah’s First Ever Crowd Sourced Yarn Bomb at Green Truck Neighborhood Pub on Habersham Street. Yarn bombing, urban knitting or graffiti knitting is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fiber rather than paint or chalk. …

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Les Wilkes

The Salute to Senior Service Contest, sponsored  by the Home Instead Senior Care network, recognizes the inspiring efforts of everyday seniors and highlights the benefits of volunteering. Hospice Savannah is participating again this year by nominating our beloved Les Wilkes (pictured with former volunteer Jean Beltramini).This kind and humble man has given us 139 family…

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Making a Difference in a Child’s Life

Every spring, I look forward to working with the children and youth at our annual bereavement camp, Camp Aloha.  Hospice Savannah’s employees and volunteers join together to work with kids who have recently lost a loved one, by providing a weekend of therapeutic fun.  It is very rewarding to see the children have some time…

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