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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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.” Martin Luther King,  Jr. Join me on Monday as we march in the Parade through downtown…

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Congratulations!

I am very proud to report that we now have a total of 34 employees certified by the National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses. 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…

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Fiber artists’ reception is this Friday

It’s hard to believe it will be Thanksgiving next week…just where did the year go? It is such a busy time with such a lot of events on people’s social calendars! I hope you may be able to carve out  a little time to visit our Art Gallery this Friday evening between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.…

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Tree of Light gift deadline is this Friday!

If you would like to have your donation acknowledged in the program for this year’s Tree of Light event, please make your gift before November 15th. All donations support the many free support services offered by our Full Circle bereavement counselors and volunteers. I look forward to joining you at Forsyth Park over Thanksgiving weekend. Please click…

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Rosalynn Carter honors Hospice Savannah Volunteer

Join me in congratulating our homecare volunteer Eve Thomas who has been awarded the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving’s Volunteer Caregiver of the Year award. Eve has been a dedicated volunteer for over six years, has made over 1,800 visits and has given over 2,400 hours of service to patients and families. Mrs. Carter presented Eve…

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