• Alivia Care of Georgia Celebrates the First Anniversary of its Affiliation with Hospice of The Golden Isles

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    September 23, 2021
    Brunswick, GA., September 23, 2021 – Alivia Care of Georgia celebrates the first anniversary of its affiliation with Hospice of The Golden Isles, who became the first affiliate and one of the founding members of Alivia Care of Georgia. Recently awarded the 2021 Hospice Honors Elite status, Hospice of The Golden Isles has continued Alivia Care of Georgia’s commitment to supporting and sustaining a community-based mission-driven hospice providing compassionate care to the community.
    Alivia Care of Georgia is led by Susan Ponder-Stansel, President and CEO of Alivia Care, Inc., and a leader and advocate for nonprofit hospice care for over 35 years.
    “When I became involved in hospice in 1985, there were only a handful of for-profit hospices in the United States. Now, over 76 percent of hospices are for-profit and see hospice as solely a business opportunity instead of a mission-driven service committed to serving the community,” said Ponder-Stansel. “The business practices of these for-profit hospices pose a real and substantial threat to nonprofit hospices that serve all who need care, including patients whose care is costly or who have no insurance. Alivia Care of Georgia was founded to provide a structure for excellent community-based non-profit hospices to come together to share resources, reduce overhead expenses, and be better prepared to compete with the growing number of for-profit hospices in Georgia. The sustainability of our non-profit programs matters to the communities they serve.”
    Since 1980, Hospice of the Golden Isles has provided expert, compassionate care for patients with advanced illness and their families in the five counties served in Georgia. Services include expert, individualized care, prescription drugs, medical supplies, durable medical equipment, on-call availability, medical oversight by a full-time, Board Certified Hospice and Palliative Care physician, bereavement services, pet therapy and pet visitation.
    In January 2021, Alivia Care of Georgia affiliated Hospice Satilla in Waycross, Ga. The shared vision and shared resources of Hospice of the Golden Isles, Hospice Satilla, and Alivia Care of Georgia are Stronger Together. Stronger Than Ever!
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    Hospice of the Golden Isles is a 501(c) 3 community-based, non-profit organization serving patients in Glynn, Camden, McIntosh, Brantley, and Charlton counties. Hospice provides care for the body, mind, and spirit. It focuses on expert pain and symptom management and improving quality of life for patients with life-limiting illnesses. For more information on Hospice of the Golden Isles, call 912-265-4735 or 866-275-6801, or visit the website at Hospice.me.
    The Mission of Alivia Care, Inc., a 501c3, is to provide leadership to support innovative care solutions through best-in-class services, collaborative partnerships, and strategic investments. The strategic intent of Alivia Care of Georgia, a 501c3 subsidiary of Alivia Care, Inc., is to partner with community-based hospice providers in Georgia to create and strengthen care solutions through vision, leadership, investment, and advocacy. For more information, contact Michelle Cardinal (michelle.cardinal@aliviacare.com; 904.402.1354)
    Michelle Cardinal, Marketing & Communications Project Manager
    michelle.cardinal@aliviacare.com, (904) 477-4103