The top 5 Reasons to access our help
1.  Hospice care extends life. A study of 4,493 Medicare patients shows that the 47% who received hospice care extended their survival by 81 days (Congestive Heart Failure); 39 days (lung cancer); 21 days (pancreatic cancer); 33 days (colon cancer); and 12 days (breast cancer).
Connor SR, et al. J Pain Symptom Manage, 2007 Mar; 33(3); 238-45.

2.  Sometimes patients feel they are "disappointing" family because their disease is progressing and sometimes caregivers feel they are "disappointing" their loved ones because they can't manage the care themselves. Hospice is a way to help your loved one by providing a safety net under the love and care you are already providing.

3.  You are entitled to hospice care as a benefit you have already paid for through your insurance and Medicare taxes.

4.  You and your loved ones deserve every resource available and hospice can assist in the coordination of those resources.

5.  You can try it for a while and see if it helps. If you're not happy you can discontinue hospice care at any time!

For more information please call our Referral Center. We are people with a gift for helping™.
Images from our 6th Annual Lecture Series

L. Members of the Savannah Philharmonic play before the presentation at Candler.

R. Dr. James Scott, VP of Medical Affairs for St. Joseph's/Candler and our speaker, Dr. Petr Janata.

L. Tyler Barnes, 3rd year student at Mercer University School of Medicine,  and our Neurological Music Therapist, Amy Adams, MM, MT-BC.

R. Peter Shannon, Savannah Philharmonic's Artistic Director & Conductor; our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Kelly Erola;  and our VP of Service Excellence,  Jamey Espina.

L. Board member and sponsor Dr. Martin Greenberg, Dr. Kelly Erola,  and our CEO Debra Anthony Larson with Dr. Janata.

Warm thanks to the generous partners who helped bring Dr. Janata to Savannah: St. Joseph's/Candler; Bart Meyer & Company; Dr. Martin Greenberg; ExcellRx; and the John and Mary Vetter Endowment.
Tropical Paradise
Thanks to everyone who braved the chilly temperatures to see the tropical palms and marshscapes by Victoria Collett! Read Allison Hersh's review of her show here.  Victoria's paintings are on display in the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery though March 31.

L. Dr. and Mrs. Hank Croci with Chief Medical Officer,  Dr. Kelly Erola.

R. Past Board Chair Kacey Ratterree with husband Clay and CEO,  Debra Anthony Larson.

L. Art Committee member Rebecca Kahrs Willis, Victoria Collett and Jane Thimme.
Dr. Kelly's Recent Op-Ed

Our Chief Medical Officer, Kelly Erola, MD serves as Chair of the Georgia Pain Initiative.

She recently had a commentary  published in the Savannah Morning News. Read her views on the importance of accessing and de-stigmatizing opioids here. We welcome your feedback.
Bereavement support when and where you need it
We know Valentine's Day can be hard if you have lost the one you love. Our Full Circle volunteers and bereavement counselors are here to help any child, teen or adult within the five counties we serve. Appointments are available in Rincon, Richmond Hill or Savannah. Click here for more information.
Our Foundation is happy to assist if you would like to make a memorial gift in your loved one's honor this Valentine's Day. Simply click here or call 912.629.1055.
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