Dana Richardson and Dicky Stone in our Art Gallery this Friday
Blds with pink wall

A native of Sewanee, TN, Dana holds a BFA in painting and a MAT from SCAD and currently teaches art at Savannah Christian. Dana will show small-scale Savannah cityscapes in oil, collage and mixed media in our Gallery through the end of June. Also on display are decorative sculpture made from indigenous wood such as pecan, sycamore and maple by self-taught wood carver and long-time Savannahian Dicky Stone. Meet Dana and Dicky at their opening reception this Friday between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Full details here.
Remembering Sally
older lady in white sweater

Sally Mandel was a feisty, intelligent 94 year-old with a passion for Hospice Savannah!  As one of our founding volunteers, she served on the United Way planning committee charged with bringing hospice care to our community in the late 1970's. Sally died in Hospice House on March 30. We will hold a small gathering to share our memories on April 17 at 3:00 in the community education room at Hospice House.  Watch as Sally and our other pioneering volunteers reminisce on our beginnings and read her full obituary here.
Welcome New Board Members
Bruce Barragan

We welcome healthcare industry veteran Bruce Barragan, LFACHE, as our 2015-2016 Board chair. Bruce has served as a board member since 2009 and is the Executive-in-Residence for Armstrong State University's Masters of Health Services Administration program. Click here to see the new members and officers for all three of our boards.   Click here to download our 2014 Annual Report to the Community.
National HealthCare Decisions Day is April 16


NHDD Speak Up Video
NHDD Speak Up Video


We urge everyone to watch this powerful three-minute video and to make a plan so that your family and loved ones will know what to do if you are in an accident, coma, or  cannot speak for yourself. As the video says, "It's how we care for each other."  Access the forms you need here, attend one of our monthly Advance Directives classes taught by social worker Sarah Copeland, call her at 912.629.1045 to schedule a workshop at your place of business, place of worship, or family gathering; or simply pick up a complimentary copy of the CRITICAL Conditions Planning Guide from the front desk at our Hospice House or Administrative offices locations.

Five Questions at End of Life
Being Mortal book cover

We again recommend the best-selling book Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by practicing general surgeon and Harvard professor, Dr. Atul Gawande. As mentioned above, open discussion and candid conversations long before end-of-life are definitely the kindest and most loving thing to do for our family members. Eventually all of us will exhaust the potential of scientifically based curative treatments. When that happens, Dr Gawande recommends each patient be asked:
1. What is your understanding of your current health or condition?
2. If your current condition worsens, what are your goals?
3. What are your fears?
4. Are there any tradeoffs you are willing to make or not?    
                        And later,
5. What would a good day be like?
Wish List
family photo

There are many way to support Hospice Savannah, and our "Wish List" has items of all shapes and sizes!  Can you help with a gift of extra-large twin bed sheets for homecare patients utilizing hospital beds or an iPad to help families stay connected while loved ones are resting at Hospice House?  To fulfill a wish, please contact Jennifer in the Hospice Savannah Foundation at 912.629.1055. Thank you for helping us to help others! 
Caregivers explain their fears and why they chose to ask us for Help
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Remembering our loved ones
We are grateful to everyone who remembers their loved ones through a memorial gift to Hospice Savannah. Click here to read the names of those remembered during March.