SUMMARY: The President and CEO oversees all aspects of the organization, including financial stewardship, fundraising, regulatory and compliance, accreditation, growth and sustainability, strategic planning, patient care and human resources. As the leader of the organization, it is their job to ensure all patients and their families receive the highest quality of care from every staff member. The position also assures for service excellence and safe patient care as well as developing and maintaining positive relations with Board members and the community while consistently demonstrating Hospice Savannah’s values. The Chief Executive Officer shall be appointed by the Board in accordance with its approved selection process.
CORE VALUES: The President and CEO is expected to model the Hospice Savannah Corporate Values:
Excellence – I bring my best everyday.
Accountability – I take responsibility for my own performance.
Compassion – I impact life’s most sacred moments.
Teamwork – I can’t do my job without you.
Stewardship – What I do today ensures tomorrow.
Guiding and Developing Staff
ABOUT HOSPICE SAVANNAH
Founded in 1979, Hospice Savannah, Inc. is the original, not-for-profit hospice helping patients and their families throughout Bryan, Chatham, Effingham, Liberty and Long counties. Our mission is to provide our community the best services and resources on living with a life limiting illness, dying, death, grief and loss.
Medications and therapies related to the terminal illness,
Peace of mind through round-the-clock on-call availability of registered nurses, social workers and chaplains,
Medical equipment such as hospital beds, oxygen, wheelchairs and supplies and disposable paper products for patient comfort and caregiver convenience delivered to your home at no expense.
Admission to our homelike 28-bed Hospice House for aggressive pain or symptom management.
Five-day respite stays in Hospice House to offer caregivers a much needed break.
Music therapy, story keeping, physical therapy, massage therapy, speech therapy, and nutritional counseling as needed.
The support of physicians and nurse practitioners, nurses and other staff who are certified in hospice and palliative care medicine.
Additionally, we offer a generous benefit package that includes:
Medical, Dental, Vision insurance
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Workers Compensation Program
Short and Long Term Disability
Basic and Voluntary Life Insurance
Holiday and Bereavement Pay
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Your decision to join Hospice Savannah will provide limitless rewards!
QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of seven years of supervisory or administrative experience in a home health agency, hospice, or related healthcare program. Bachelor degree required. Graduate degree in business or health care related field preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of health care policies and regulations, and reimbursement practices, experience in business administration, fiscal management, strategic planning, program development, human resources and outstanding customer service skills. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Requires computer skills to include Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint; database skills strongly desired. A thorough background check will be conducted.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Position requires moderate visual concentration. While in patient care areas there is a risk of exposure to infectious diseases requiring standard safety precautions. Must be able to lift up to 15 lbs; no heavy lifting required.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: This position works a general office schedule with frequent additional hours and days needed for the successful operation of the organization. This position requires a moderate amount of driving.
Internal Number: 9185
About Hospice Savannah, Inc.
Our Mission Statement: Hospice Savannah, Inc., a not for profit organization, provides our community the best services and resources on living with a life limiting illness, dying, death, grief and loss.
“Hospice” is a medieval term for a way-station where travelers could rest. In the late 19th century it was applied to places where nuns cared for the dying. St. Christopher’s Hospice, the first modern day hospice, was established in London, England by Dame Cicely Saunders in 1965. By the late 1970’s twenty six similar institutions had sprung up in England and more than 90 hospice programs were in various stages of development in the United States.
In Savannah, Georgia, the cutting-edge idea of hospice care may have originated with Dr. David E. Tanner, Memorial Medical Center’s chief radiologist. In a 1978 interview with the Savannah Morning News, Dr. Tanner recalls, “I tried to get some steam up when I saw so many dying patients who had no place to go. It had always bothered me…I mentioned it to several people and then, I guess I had my finger in so many things, I just lost my enthusiasm”. His enthusiasm was, however, picked up by literally hundreds of community members and h...ealth care professionals.
Notable in this extraordinary grassroots effort was the Humanities Committee of the Georgia Medical Society (chaired by Dr. Caroline Williams), the Combined Public Health Services Committee (chaired by Mrs. Hunter Clay) and the United Way Health Council (chaired by Dr. Martha Fay). These committed pioneers worked together to establish Hospice Savannah, Inc. as a community hospice in 1979 under the leadership of our first Executive Director, Mrs. Anne K. Stewart (pictured right). Dr. Williams became our first volunteer Medical Director. From humble beginnings in a small office in the Senior Citizens building on Bull Street, Hospice Savannah has grown to serve patients and their families throughout Chatham, Bryan, Effingham, Liberty, and Long counties. (View our complete history)
Today, our main offices at 1352 Eisenhower Drive house our homecare and administrative staff.
- A homelike 28-bed inpatient Hospice House, also located at 1352 Eisenhower Drive, is available to any Hospice Savannah patient for medical issues that cannot be handled at home and also provides respite for weary caregivers, or residential stays for a room-and-board fee.
- The Demere Center for Living at 6000 Business Center Drive (off Chatham Parkway) is home to our Hospice Savannah Foundation and our community-supported programming : Full Circle, a Center for Education & Grief Support; The Steward Center for Palliative Care and the Edel caregiver Institute.
- Together, more than 175 volunteers and more than 200 full and part time staff are committed to fulfilling our mission “to provide the best services and resources for the community on dying, death, grief and loss.”
- We are a member agency of the United Way of the Coastal Empire, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, and the Georgia Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
- We are particularly proud to be the only hospice in the Coastal Empire to be accredited by the Joint Commission, one of the most prestigious quality reviews in American healthcare.