JESUP — Hospice of South Georgia recently broke ground on a new facility on three acres on Sunset Boulevard in Jesup, according to administrator Dianne Smith-Mugerditchian.
John Puccio, chairman of the board of directors, spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony.
“Hospice of South Georgia Inc. was established in 1999 in Jesup, Ga., and is a community-based and community-supported nonprofit organization dedicated to providing professional yet compassionate clinical, emotional, spiritual and bereavement support to our patients and their families,” he said.
James Boykin, vice chairman of the board of directors and chairman of the building committee, said that “the new facility will be built in two phases. Phase I will be the construction of a new administration and nursing facility and will include a small chapel and a conference room, which will be available to the community. Phase II will be a state-of-the art inpatient facility.”
“We are so excited to break ground here today on a dream that’s been in the planning stages for years,” Smith-Mugerditician said. “Of course, we wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for the dedication of our staff and board members and the contributions made by the people in our community. With these contributions and our bank loan from BB&T, we are able to begin Phase I. Phase II, hopefully, will not be far behind.”
Hospice of South Georgia Inc. is a health-care service available to people facing a variety of life-limiting illnesses who no longer can benefit from curative treatment. Hospice provides a set of services needed to manage symptoms and complications.