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Pine Pointe Hospice & Palliative Care

Pine Pointe Hospice & Palliative Care, a service of The Medical Center of Central Georgia, opened in 1982. Not only the first hospice organization to serve the Macon and Central Georgia area, Pine Pointe Hospice & Palliative Care was, and remains, the only not-for profit hospice located in Macon/Bibb County.

Pine Pointe Hospice & Palliative Care supports life and neither rushes nor delays death. Our mission is to provide for the physical, emotional, social & spiritual needs of the dying person and his family. We want to assist the patient and family in achieving a high quality of life.

If you are considering hospice care for a loved one, our team of accomplished, and dedicated staff specialize in treating the patient, not the disease, and are especially adept at pain and symptom management to ensure our patients the utmost dignity in their final days. Pine Pointe Hospice & Palliative Care also is one of our community’s most highly regarded resources for bereavement counseling.

PINE POINTE

Pine Pointe Hospice & Palliative Care is a newly constructed, state-of-the-art, 15-bed inpatient hospice facility located at 6261 Peake Road, Macon, Georgia. Pine Pointe is the inpatient component to complement Pine Pointe Hospice & Palliative Care’s long-standing home care hospice program and is owned and operated by The Medical Center of Central Georgia.¬†

Opening its doors to the first patient on Monday, September 20, 2010, Pine Pointe has already proven to serve a critical need in the middle Georgia community.¬† Patients’ families have expressed their sincere appreciation for the care and services provided to their loved ones by staff and have further noted the “peaceful and serene” feeling that the facility has afforded them at such a distressing time in their lives.

Hospice patients who have acute care needs, symptom management or pain management issues that cannot be managed in the home, or are approaching death (with a life-span estimated at 2 weeks or less) meet the criteria for general inpatient admission.  Respite care admissions are also accommodated; however, they are based on bed availability and priority scale placement.

Pine Pointe’s accomplished interdisciplinary care team is led by Dr. Richard Ackermann, Medical Director, and includes a physician support staff, skilled and experienced clinical case managers, nurses, clinical nurse aides, social workers, chaplains, grief counselors and bereavement support.

Fully funded by MedCen Foundation philanthropy, the $5.5 million facility is designed to emphasize both patient and family comforts. Amenities include a picturesque, private location; spacious patient rooms, including sleeping accommodations for one family member; all patient rooms open up to a scenic view of a garden/patio area; two large, airy family rooms with fireplaces; serene landscapes of flower gardens and water fountains; and an all-faith chapel.

Pine Pointe’s mission is to support the patient from a holistic point of view which includes the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of its patients and their families in an effort to enhance and achieve the highest quality of life. The medically-directed interdisciplinary team is equipped and committed to delivering compassionate care and service to each patient and family to meet their individual needs.