Grieving From Six Feet Away

The following contribution is from Hospice of the Golden Isles’ Bereavement Coordinator, Whitney Bounds, LMSW

COVID-19. Social isolation. Grocery stores full of mask-donning Americans staying 6 feet apart from one other. No social gatherings, including funerals, memorial services, and celebration of life parties. Anxiety, mixed feelings and emotions. Panic.

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National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 16, 2020

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“National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) is a nationwide initiative that encourages adults of all ages to plan ahead of a health crisis. When we make health decisions ahead of time and put those wishes in writing, we bring peace of mind to our families. We enable givers to advocate for us when we are unable to do so for ourselves. We are more likely to avoid the difficult situations that are so common when we become seriously ill and our loved ones are left to guess what we would have wanted.”

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Hospice of the Golden Isles is Celebrating 40 Years!

Hospice of the Golden Isles is honored to have served Southeast Coastal Georgia since 1980!

In 2020, we are celebrating 40 years of providing expert and compassionate hospice care across five counties (Glynn, McIntosh, Camden, Brantley, and Charlton) in your home or our Hospice House.  Hospice care is provided wherever you call home. We care for our patients in private residences, in Independent Living, Assisted Living and Nursing Facilities, and in our Residential Facility or Hospice House.

Stay tuned for anniversary activities and celebratory events throughout the year! 

Hurricane Dorian

We are thankful Hurricane Dorian passed us by with little effect on our beloved Golden Isles as other communities did not fare as well.  With three hurricanes and one tropical storm hitting our coast in as many years, we are grateful for the reprieve.

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Another Successful RE Thomas Memorial Benefit!

The Thomas Family proves their dedication to Hospice of the Golden Isles each year by honoring the memory of their beloved patriarch, Mr. R.E. Thomas.  This year was no exception at the 14th annual memorial benefit.  Joyce and Johnny Thomas enlist their extended family and friends to pull off their profitable shindig at the Brunswick Shrine Club each year.  With prime rib and fried shrimp catered by Mudcat Charlie’s, fun, fellowship and live entertainment, they can’t go wrong. This special family has raised over $250,000 for HGI over the years and have established themselves as our family too!  THANKS Y’ALL!!

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14th Annual R.E. Thomas Memorial Benefit

Join Johnny and Joyce Thomas and their extended family and friends for the annual R.E. Thomas Benefit for HGI. Enjoy a delicious prime rib and shrimp dinner catered by Mudcat Charlie’s, live entertainment from local talent and most of all the palpable fellowship buzzing through the Shrine Club. See you there on Saturday, August 24, 2019! Tickets are $60/person • Doors open at 6:30pm • Dinner at 7pm • BYOB

HGI Welcomes New Bereavement Coordinator

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.

Hospice Honors 2019

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

HGI Hosts Wedding!

On March 7th, 2019, in front of loving family and Hospice of the Golden Isles’ staff, Patrick Coleman married his sweetheart Chyna in the Chapel of Hospice of the Golden Isles. Also present was their 3 week old baby girl Amazin’ Coleman. Chyna says that Patrick is always very attentive to her and that’s what she loves about him. Patrick calls Chyna his “beautiful” and she calls him her “handsome.”

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SGHS Bridge Run: Team Hospice of the Golden Isles

We did it! The 2019 Southeast Georgia Health System’s Bridge Run is in the books, and our team is still talking about how much fun it was! For some of our nurses and administrative staff, this was the first year they walked or ran a 5k over the Sidney Lanier Bridge.  But for Hospice of the Golden Isles, we’ve been participating in the Bridge Run for almost a decade. And this year was our biggest year yet with a team of 17 staff members being led by Lynn Franklin, our fearless captain.  We are honored to help support this fundraiser for the cancer care and cardiac programs at Southeast Georgia Health System.

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