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Heartland Hospice Serving Southeast Georgia

Counties Served: Glynn, McIntosh, Camden, Charlton, Brantley, Bryan, Liberty, Long, Pierce, Tattnall, Ware, Wayne

Phone: 877-329-0103
Fax: 305-247-3239

664 Scranton Road, Unit 103
Brunswick, GA 31520-1946

What Makes Us Different

  • You don’t have to give up hope to get hospice. Many patients and the loved ones who care for them say they wish hospice care had started sooner.
  • Treatments that provide our patients with comfort and relief may continue, uninterrupted, even after we’ve started providing hospice care.
  • We don’t require that advance directive choices be made such as a “do not resuscitate” order (DNR) or living will to begin providing hospice care.
  • When you need care, we’re ready to provide it. Any day of the year, any time of the day, we can initiate hospice care for you or your loved one.
  • Our heart stretches across the nation. At any given time, Heartland provides comforting care to thousands of patients in communities and neighborhoods across the country.
  • We’re fully accredited by Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC). We’ve chosen to follow their additional requirements in order to help advance the highest standards of community-based care.
  • Wherever you are in your health care journey, we’re there to meet you.
  • As mutual care providers, we work closely with your health care professionals to make sure specific protocols are followed closely.

In Addition We Offer

  • Patient-focused care with patient/family maintaining control
  • Referrals and admissions 24-hours a day, 7-days a week
  • Advanced staff certification
    • Certified hospice and palliative care nurse
  • Positive clinical outcomes
    • Pain management
    • Anxiety
    • Shortness of breath
  • Comforting care and symptom management provided as part of plan of care
    • Pleurx Catheter
    • TPN
    • Tube feedings
    • PCA pumps
    • Tracheostomy care
    • IV for hydration/antibiotic administration
    • Other palliative treatments
  • Encouragement for patients’ physician to be attending physician
  • Onsite referral coordination
  • Heartland clinicians sent to the Emergency Department to meet patients who have gone to the hospital
  • Long tenure of leadership in the agency
  • Strong customer service focus
  • Tuck-in phone calls before weekends or holidays
  • We Honor Veterans
  • Vigil Volunteers for patients at end-of-life
  • Positive patient satisfaction results
  • Up to 13 months of bereavement services
  • Pet therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Alternative therapies
  • Admission follow-up phone call within 24-48 hours after admission
  • Making Choices guide for end-of-life choices
  • Memorial services

Dr. Kevin Otto Keown - Medical Director

  • Credentials: MD
  • Started Practicing: 1982
  • Residency: Good Samaritan - Phoenix, AZ
  • Medical School: University of Kentucky
  • Medical Specialty: Family Medicine
  • Practice or Clinic: Wayne Family Practice
  • Other Affiliations: Wayne Memorial Hospital

Dr. Maged Edward Abdelmalik - Team Physician

  • Credentials: MD
  • Started Practicing: 2004
  • Residency: Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in affiliation with Medical College of Cornell University
  • Medical School: AIN Shams Medical School - Cairo, Egypt
  • Medical Specialty: Internal Medicine
  • Practice or Clinic: UF Charlton and Peach Care

Dr. Prasanna Srinagesh - Team Physician

  • Credentials: MD
  • Started Practicing: 2004
  • Fellowship: Drexel University Nephrology
  • Residency: University of Connecticut Internal Medicine
  • Medical School: Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College
  • Medical Specialty: Nephrology/Internal Medicine
  • Practice or Clinic: Waycross Dialysis Facility

Kerry Moore - Nurse Practitioner

  • Credentials: MS, RN, FNP-BC, APHN-BC
  • Started in Hospice: 2015
  • Academic Degree, School: Masters - University of Rochester
  • Practice or Clinic: Family Practice

Lisa Ford - Director of Professional Services

  • Credentials: ADN
  • Started in Hospice: 2012
  • Academic Degree: ADN
  • Other Affiliations: GA Nurses Association

Sheila Rene Stevens - Administrator

  • Credentials: MHA, LHHA, RRT
  • Started in Hospice: 2011
  • Academic Degree, School: Masters in Health Administration - Phoenix University
  • Other Affiliations: National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC), National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)

Heartland Hospice Care Team

  • Patients and families
  • Heartland’s Medical Director
  • The patient’s physician
  • Registered nurses
  • Hospice aides
  • Social worker
  • Spiritual care coordinator
  • Bereavement counselor
  • Dietitian
  • Pharmacist
  • Physical, occupational and speech/language therapists
  • Volunteers


The Heartland Experience means trying to exceed your expectations in every way. As part of our commitment to excellence, we measure the level of our service so that we can enrich the lives of our patients and the people who love them by delivering services that best meet their needs.*

Shortness of Breath Controlled Within 48 Hours:

Heartland Hospice 100%

Georgia Average 35.9%

National Average 56.8%

Pain Controlled Within 48 Hours:

Heartland Hospice 94.9%

Georgia Average 42.2%

National Average 54.6%

Anxiety Controlled Within 48 Hours:

Heartland Hospice 93.8%

Georgia Average 37.9%

National Average 58.2%


*Source: Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) 2016

Success Stories

Every day, our hospice agencies receive recognition for the care they have provided to a patient or someone’s loved one. Many tell us they don't have the words to describe their appreciation and simply say "Thanks." Below are comments and letters from patients and family members sharing their gratitude.

"Dear Heartland Hospice - Your staff took great care of my mother and was wonderful to everyone. Sonya not only stayed with my family after my mother suffered a seizure and a stroke, but she also stayed with my family all day after my mother passed. Sonya's aunt had passed away the day before, but she still made it a point to visit daily. Every time we called, your staff came to us. I have no regrets. Thank you!"

Daughter of a hospice patient, Brunswick, GA

How can we explain the gift of hospice? People are often hesitant about their loved ones receiving hospice care. Susan, Hospital Liaison in Southeast Georgia, tells how she recently used the Heartland video to help explain hospice in a particularly challenging situation.

To read more, click here.

“Thank you to Heartland Hospice in Brunswick. We are so grateful and thankful to have your services for my mother. We appreciate the care and compassion and are so blessed to have you. Thank you so much for your care."

Daughter of a hospice patient, Brunswick, GA


At Heartland, we consider our involvement with patients a sacred opportunity and a privilege to be in their lives. We depend on our hospice volunteers to help us provide the love, respect and care our patients and their families need.

Our volunteers help enrich the lives of our patients by:

  • Running errands for patients and families
  • Staying with patients so family members can get a much-needed rest
  • Reading or providing a comforting touch
  • Playing or singing soothing music to patients
  • Keeping vigil with patients in their final hours
  • Helping with office support tasks at the agency
  • Providing a friendly visit to lift a patient's spirits
  • Providing special veteran volunteer support to patients who are veterans

To become a hospice volunteer, click here to download and complete the volunteer form on a desktop computer. Once completed, save and email the form to our Heartland staff (if you use Microsoft Outlook, please use this link instead). You may also print out the form and complete it by hand, then fax it to 912-261-8931 or mail it to our agency. We will contact you once the form has been received. If you have any questions, please call our agency.

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