Dr. Julia Johnson

We are so thankful that Dr. Julia Johnson has accepted the position of Chief Medical Officer for Hospice Savannah. Julia works with our patients' personal physician to make sure they receive the highest quality pain and symptom management, whether at home, in the nursing home or other facility, or in Hospice House .

Julia graduated from Bryn Mawr College in Philadelphia and later received a Master of Public Health from Tulane University.  She attended Brown University of Medicine in Providence, RI, and her primary board certification is in Family Medicine.  A board certified Hospice and Palliative Medicine physician, she is on the teaching faculty of both Mercer and the Medical College of Georgia medical schools.
Art reception this Thursday and next Friday!
Please  stop by our Gallery at 1352 Eisenhower Drive  to meet Fran and Donna  at their opening reception this Thursday evening between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. More details here .

We are indebted to curator Peter Roberts for organizing a group show benefiting Hospice Savannah at the Location Gallery @ Austin Hill Realty. The opening reception of "Draw Me" is Friday, April 14. Work  is inspired by the iconic "Draw Me" matchbooks and advertisements in the back of periodicals for Art Instruction Schools. Whether is was "Tippy the Turtle", "The Cowboy", "The Lady", "The Pirate", "Lucky the Duck", "Winky the Deer" or many, many more, Peter felt the imagery deserved a fresh take, an upgrade, a modern point of view from our local artists. Please join us!
Welcome new Board members

We are grateful to our engaged and energetic board members who are so invested in Hospice Savannah's mission. At last month's annual meeting and gratitude luncheon we officially introduced Phillip Solomons, Jr. as our 2017 board chair. You can read the full membership listing of the Hospice Savannah, Steward Center for Palliative Care and Foundation boards here , and you may download a copy of our 2016 Annual Gratitude Report at this link .
Thrift Shoppe update
Our Foundation's Thrift Shoppe, located at 329 Highway 80 in the Fortune Plaza in Pooler opens soon! We are still in need of volunteers who will enjoy working with store manager Bonnie Starr, pictured above with Kim Stangle to her left and Ophelia Rodriguez to her right. Fill out the short application form here or call 912.629.1055 for more information. Donations of gently loved household items, furniture, clothing, etc. can be accepted at the store between 10:00 and 5:00 weekdays.
Camp Aloha is May 5-7
Full Circle bereavement coordinator Holland Morgan says, "We are looking for energetic, resolute adult volunteers for Camp Aloha!  Talk to anyone who has volunteered in the past and they will tell you what a great experience it is and what a big impact you can have on the lives of children/youth affected by loss. Camp is May 5-7, beginning around 6:00 on Friday and concluding around noon on Sunday. Camp volunteer orientation is Saturday, April 8, from 9:00 a.m. - noon."

Visit the Camp Aloha page on our website  to find the camper registration form, the volunteer application and much more information, or you may reach Full Circle at 912.303.9442.
We're so much more than hospice!
We offer caregiver support through our  Edel Caregiver Institute , symptom management for those with serious illness through our Steward Center for Palliative Care, and bereavement support thorough our Full Circle Center for Grief and Loss. Simply call us at 912.355.2289 and we will find you the help you need! Click on the image to see a short video that explains more.

We are truly grateful for the kindness of all those who have chosen to remember  loved ones with a memorial gift. As our area's oldest, non-profit hospice, we rely on the generosity of the community to help us provide the highest quality, most compassionate care to our patients, to support exhausted caregivers in their time of need, to counsel and comfort those who are grieving, and so much more.  Click here  to read a list of last month's donors.