Welcome to the Georgia Hospice and Palliative Care Organization!
GHPCO is here for you!
The Georgia Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (GHPCO) website and online information center has recently relaunched and we hope you find our resources valuable and easy to access! Our mission is “To promote quality hospice and palliative care throughout Georgia by providing information, education and advocacy.” We at GHPCO are committed to helping everyone with an interest in or a need for hospice, palliative or end-of-life care find information and access to services through this avenue.
The Benefits of Membership
For more than 30 years, GHPCO has been serving the people of Georgia and the organizations that provide care to those with life-limiting illnesses, their family, friends and loved ones. GHPCO and our member organizations honor the sacred trust that is placed in us to ensure that every Georgian has access to excellent pain and symptom management, and that their physical, spiritual and emotional concerns are addressed. We strive always to support each individual’s right to receive care of the highest quality which allows them to die pain-free and with dignity. With our members, we work to ensure that every family receives the support they need for themselves and their loved one. We invite you to use the menu at the top of this page to help you
quickly find the resources you need. Our information centeris continually growing and being updated, so if you don’t find what you
are looking for, take a moment to contact us and let us know.
Meet Our Board of Directors!
Meet Christie Moore, RN, MN, ACNS-BC, CHPCA
Director, Hospice of Tift Area
Christie is in her last year of her second consecutive term as a hospice provider member on the GHPCO Board of Directors, where she currently serves as chair of the Nominating Committee. She also served as co-chair of the Quality Committee for 2 years. Employed by Tift Regional Health System, she has been the director of Hospice of Tift Area for the past 12 years. Recently, Christie obtained certification by both the ANCC and AANP as an Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner. She is currently changing roles within her health system to a dual administrative and clinical one as she assists with startup of community-based palliative care while continuing with overall direction of the hospice program. Christie has 3 girls – Hannah, age 12; Natalie, age 9; Elizabeth, age 8. Thank you Christie for all you do!
Because palliative care is not a place, it may be difficult to locate a provider of this kind of care in your geographic area. We are gathering a simple directory that lists the name and contact information for palliative care providers throughout the state of Georgia. These providers may be hospitals, outpatient clinics or cancer centers and they have developed a formal palliative care program based on national standards of palliative care. (Directory to be posted soon!)