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 of Approval by The Joint Commission.

It was my delight to recognize the following newly certified or re-certified employees at last week’s staff meeting: Melanie Busey, Amber Derkson, Sandra Hamilton, Michelle Ogle and Margaret Olsen – all certified as Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses (CHPN).

Additionally, bereavement counselor Betsy Kammerud was renewed as an Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Social Worker (ACHP-SW) by the National Association of Social Workers.

Such dedication to quality is just one of the factors that sets us apart from our competition. It is important to educate our friends, families and healthcare providers that not all hospices are the same; not all offer the same level of care and expertise; and that they should insist on Hospice Savannah!

Debra Anthony Larson, President & CEO

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