SAVANNAH — Dr. Daniel Deloach, president of the Georgia Medical Society, and Executive Director CaRita Conner presented a check for $50,000 from the MagMutual Foundation to Dr. Kelly Erola, chief medical Officer of Hospice Savannah.
Erola accepted the check on behalf of the hospice’s Edel Caregiver Institute, housed at 6000 Business Center Drive, off Chatham Parkway in Savannah. The Institute provides support, hands-on classes and access to community resources for family caregivers who are overwhelmed by looking after a loved ones.
MagMutual is a nonprofit that provides grants to benefit the profession of medicine and the delivery of health care in the Southeast. The foundation’s grant-making policies reflect the values of MagMutual Insurance Company, the impact of the practice of medicine in the communities served and the legal requirements governing private foundations.
The $50,000 grant was awarded to create a public awareness campaign for the Caregiver Institute and to educate the medical and non-medical community on the help and services available through this community resource. The campaign will highlight the pressing needs of caregivers and the health challenges they face, as well as the new resources available to help them.
Hospice Savannah is the only community-based and not-for-profit hospice in the Coastal Empire. The only hospice to have earned the Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission, it serves residents of Bryan, Chatham, Effingham, Liberty and Long counties. Go to www.Hospice SavannahHelps.org
Founded by physicians in 1982, MagMutual provides medical liability insurance to physicianse and hospitals. Operating throughout the United States with local office presence, MagMutual is the Southeast’s largest medical liability insurer and among the largest insurers in the United States. Go to www.magmutual.com for more information.