Hospice Savannah awarded Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval®

Hospice Savannah awarded Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval®

SAVANNAH, GA (June 22, 2016) – By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s

national standards for health care quality and safety, Hospice Savannah, Inc. has again earned the

prestigious Gold Seal of Approval®. The Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest

standards-setting and accrediting body in health care, conducted an on-site evaluation of Hospice

Savannah in April. It is the only hospice in the Coastal Empire to be awarded this indicator of

excellence in standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and

control, leadership and medication management.

The original hospice in our community, Hospice Savannah has been accredited by the Joint

Commission since 1998. “It is my hope that physicians and other medical professionals

realize that not all hospices are the same…If families want the best, they must insist on

Hospice Savannah’s care,” says Debra Anthony Larson, President and CEO. “Attaining

certification is a voluntary process that demonstrates our commitment to providing the

highest level of care. It shows we are making a significant investment in quality on a day-to-

day basis from the top down.”

About Hospice Savannah

Founded in 1979, Hospice Savannah, Inc. is the only community-based hospice serving Bryan,

Chatham, Effingham, Liberty and Long counties. A designated agency of the United Way of the

Coastal Empire, Hospice Savannah’s mission is to provide the community the best resources on

living with a life-limiting illness, dying, death, grief and loss.