In 2023, Hospice Savannah marked a significant achievement by receiving the Best of Georgia Award, a recognition that speaks volumes about their dedication to quality care and community service. As the area’s largest, and most comprehensive non-profit hospice organization, Hospice Savannah has served the counties of Chatham, Effingham, Bryan, and Liberty, as a cornerstone in providing hospice care for 45 years.
The Best of Georgia Award, given by the Georgia Business Journal and determined by customer votes, highlights Hospice Savannah’s deep-rooted connection with the communities it serves. This accolade reflects the organization’s commitment to quality, as evidenced by their accreditation by the Joint Commission, a prestigious quality review in American healthcare. Furthermore, their affiliation with the United Way of the Coastal Empire, the National Partnership for Hospice Innovation, and the Georgia Hospice and Palliative Care Organization underlines their dedication to industry standards and innovation.
Hospice Savannah was awarded Best of Savannah and Best of Pooler earlier this year, and the Best of Georgia award not only recognizes Hospice Savannah’s excellence in hospice and palliative care but also celebrates the enduring spirit of community involvement and innovation that has been the hallmark of their service. As they continue to expand and evolve, Hospice Savannah remains a vital part of Georgia’s healthcare landscape, setting a standard for compassionate care and community engagement.
Founded in 1979, Hospice Savannah began as a community hospice under the guidance of Mrs. Anne K. Stewart and has since evolved into the largest and most comprehensive non-profit hospice in the area. Their services extend beyond traditional hospice care, including the Steward Center for Palliative Care, the Edel Caregiver Institute for caregiving resources and support, and Full Circle Grief and Loss Center providing support and counseling after the loss of a loved one. Although over 80% of the hospice care they provide is in the privacy of the patient’s home, they also have the community’s Hospice Inpatient Unit where they provide symptom management and respite care. Notably, Hospice Savannah is distinguished by its Butterfly Program, one of the only pediatric hospice services in the state, allowing pediatric patients to continue curative treatments while on services.
Hospice Savannah’s impact is best seen in its continual growth to serve patients and their families throughout the area. The goal has always been compassionate, comprehensive care, and this award reaffirms the commitment to this mission.