Emanuel County Chamber Spotlight: PruittHealth

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PruittHealth began as Toccoa Nursing Center in 1969 and was founded by Neil Pruitt, Sr. Since then, the PruittHealth community of services has grown to encompass more than 90 post-acute, skilled nursing, and assisted living locations, as well as home health care, hospice, rehabilitation, veteran care, and consultative pharmaceutical services. They are now located throughout Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Florida. For over 50 years, PruittHealth has ensured the peace of mind of its patients, residents, clients, and their families through its commitment to quality health care. PruittHealth Hospice of Swainsboro opened in 1994, has been a Chamber member since 2004, and currently consists of 50 employees. PruittHealth Hospice provides services at the final stage of life and seeks to enable patients to continue an alert, pain-free life and manage other symptoms so their last days may be spent with dignity and quality, surrounded by their loved ones. They believe in caring for the physical, social, emotional, and spiritual well-being of every patient. Through PruittHealth Hospice, both patient and family will find comfort, support, closure, personal and spiritual peace, and an appreciation for the fullness of life. Hospice provides family-centered care, involving the patient and family in the decision-making process. Care is provided for the patient and family 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Hospice care can be given in a patient’s home, hospital, nursing home, or wherever the patient may reside. The PruittHealth team includes nurses, nurses’ aides, social workers, chaplains, and volunteers. The mission statement of PruittHealth is: “Our family, your family, ONE FAMILY. Committed to loving, giving, and caring. United in making a difference.” They value being innovators in a seamless and superior health delivery system in the communities they serve. PruittHealth Hospice is committed to providing the highest quality health care while fostering relationships grounded in respect, open communication, and professionalism with their patients, residents, clients, and communities. Besides caring for the individuals and families in the community, PruittHealth is involved in community activities as well, including being Chamber and Rotary Club members. PruittHealth Hospice is the only hospice that is located in Swainsboro and Emanuel County. They enjoy being a part of this community and taking care of the local community residents. PruittHealth Hospice just recently added to their name and are now referred to as PruittHealth Hospice and Palliative Care as they have begun a new program and service called palliative care. PruittHealth is located at 667 South Main Street in Swainsboro. Their hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. The company is available 24/7 by phone and can be contacted at 478-237-7798. Access PruittHealth online by visiting www.pruitthealth.com.

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