Why Choose Us
The Best Care When It Matters Most
No other local hospice offers you more comprehensive services than Hospice of the Golden Isles. We provide the highest-quality care with the most options, expertise, support, and compassion. Every decision we make is mission-driven, with the goal of providing the best care, not gaining the most profit.
Hospice of the Golden Isles is distinguished nationwide as being among the top performers in hospice care. We are the only hospice in Georgia that has received the prestigious, national Hospice Honors award from HEALTHCAREfirst every year it has been awarded, beginning in 2012, and the only local hospice to receive Hospice Honors Elite in 2018. Hospice Honors recognizes exceptional quality of care and superior customer satisfaction as measured through the results of family satisfaction surveys.
In addition to providing award-winning hospice care with 24/7 on-call availability, Hospice of the Golden Isles is the only local hospice provider offering these specialized services:
- Full-time Physician Chief Medical Officer who is Board-certified in both Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Internal Medicine. With over 30 years’ experience, Dr. Rish is uniquely qualified to offer expert care to our patients. In fact, he is the only physician in our service area with this Hospice and Palliative expertise.
- A free-standing Hospice House providing treatment of acute pain and symptoms, inpatient care, and respite care. We also offer residential services for patients who cannot or prefer not to live at home. We were the first hospice in the state of Georgia to operate a freestanding residential facility, and we remain the only local hospice to do so. Take a virtual tour of our Hospice House.
- Community Bereavement services offered to residents dealing with grief and loss, regardless of whether their loved one was served by our hospice.
- Non-Hospice Palliative Care for the relief of symptoms and stress from a serious illness is offered through a partnership with Southeast Georgia Health System.