We are excited to announce that Whitney Bounds, MSW recently joined Hospice of the Golden Isles as Bereavement Coordinator. Whitney brings more than six years of experience in trauma, crisis, and grief counseling to the organization. She also worked with at-risk children and families in Glynn and Camden counties in a non-profit setting as well as with survivors of domestic violence. Previously she worked with geriatric hospice patients as part of a Medicaid Diversion program in Florida for four years.
Whitney has a bachelor’s degree in health services administration from the University of Central Florida and a master’s degree in Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas and is a member of the Phi Alpha honors society. She specializes in grief and bereavement therapy, and counseling Hispanic children and families. Her passion is serving Hospice patients and their families while providing culturally competent services to those in need.
For the seventh consecutive year, Hospice of the Golden Isles (HGI) has been named a Hospice Honors recipient by HEALTHCAREfirst, a leading provider of billing and coding services, CAHPS surveys and advanced analytics. Hospice Honors is a prestigious program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view.
“Our local Board of Directors and Hospice team are honored to be recognized as one of the nation’s highest rated hospices for the seventh year in a row. We are delighted that 99% of families we served would highly recommend Hospice of the Golden Isles for others who need our expert, compassionate care at home or in our Hospice House,” said Karen Miller, HGI CEO
What a great night for Hospice of the Golden Isles (HGI)! In front of a sold out crowd, patrons enjoyed the sounds of the Randall Bramblett Band, Strawberry Flats with John Keane, and the Pine Box Dwellers while tasting great food from area chefs and drinking lively libations from local and regional distributors. This was the first year that the St. Simons Food and Spirits Festival hosted a one day event in the spring. Back to back hurricanes, helped influence the decision to try a new time and feel for the event that’s been going on for the past eight years in various forms. Special thanks to our festival board members and event organizer Beth Williams for the countless hours of planning that went into making this event such a success, and to our HGI volunteers who helped with jobs ranging from emptying trash bags to manning our silent auction. We also so very appreciative of the local chefs and business owners who consistently step up to support our non-profit by donating their time, staff, and talents toward making this event such a great fundraiser for HGI.
One of our favorite events is coming up in May for it’s 9th year, and we can’t wait! So mark your calendars for this annual tradition that benefits Hospice of the Golden Isles. Pam and Jeff Bickel put on an amazing two day music festival called Americana & Blues. Friday, May 3rd all the fun is centered in downtown Brunswick right next to Tipsy McSway’s from 5 until 8pm. Then on Saturday , May 4th the music continues at The Club @ Bennies Red Barn on St. Simons from 9-12. The featured band is the Noah Witherspoon Band .
Want a taste of their bluesy sound? Here ya go!
There is a $10 suggested donation to enjoy this fantastic music! Can’t wait to see you there!
Start revving up up those classic sounding Harleys right now! The first annual Harleys for Hospice Motorcycle-Dice Run is taking place on Saturday, April 27th 2019. It’s $20 per bike, $5 for an additional rider, and $5 for extra dice rolls. There will be 50/50 raffle and door prizes. Thank you Knights Paladin Motorcycle Club for sponsoring this fantastic new fundraiser for Hospice of the Golden Isles. For more information contact Sam Preiss at 912-602-5469.
All make & model bikes and cars are welcome!
Make plans now to join us for the return of the St. Simons Food & Spirits Festival on March 23rd, 2019 at Gascoigne Bluff. This year, it will be a one day event with the added benefit of great bands! Appropriately, this year’s event will be called Bites & Bands.
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. More information to come once all the details have been finalized. Hope to see you there at this wonderful benefit for Hospice of the Golden Isles. www.saintsimonsfoodandspirits.com