Food drive in Gentiva

Published 08/04 2014 06:09PM

Updated 08/04 2014 06:11PM

— Staff members from the Gentiva Home Health and Hospice office here will be blanketing the community, county and region throughout August, distributing food collection bags and gathering donations for the Wiregrass Food Bank as part of the company’s 10th Annual Food Drive.
As part of the Gentiva Health Services family of home health and hospice providers, employees at the Gentiva Home Health and Hospice office and their fellow employees around the country are placing the food collection bags at various healthcare facilities in their respective communities and will collect their “harvest” during the entire month of August. They are focused on beating last year’s tally, when the company’s 9th Annual Food Drive yielded more than 377,000 pounds of goods for donation to charitable organizations across the country.
“As active members of the community, we know that food banks, pantries and other charitable organizations continue to face increasing demands due to our troubling economy,” said Sandi Watson, Community Liaison /Gentiva. “We look forward to working with many area health organizations, and we encourage local healthcare providers to contact us for more information on how they and their employees can participate in this community effort.”
Gentiva Home Health provides skilled nursing, physical and occupational therapies and related services. Gentiva Hospice provides a full range of hospice services to patients. Its Dothan, Enterprise, Geneva, Andalusia, and Bainbridge offices are owned and operated by Gentiva Health Services, Inc., one of the nation’s leading providers of comprehensive home health and hospice services. While these offices are staffed by area professionals familiar with the health needs of community residents, Gentiva’s national scope allows it to bring substantial resources to its local offices that other companies often cannot provide.
Area residents, physicians and referral sources who want to learn more about Gentiva Home Health and Hospice services should contact Sandi Watson, Community Liaison or Nancy Tindell, Volunteer Coordinator at 334-792-1100. The Gentiva office is located at 2740 Headland Ave Dothan, Ala. 36303.

About Gentiva Health Services
Gentiva Health Services Inc. is a leading provider of comprehensive home health, hospice and community care services throughout the United States. Gentiva delivers compassionate, high-quality care to patients through offerings that include skilled nursing; physical, occupational, speech and neurorehabilitation services; hospice services; social work; nutrition; disease management education; help with daily living activities; and other therapies and services. For more information, visit

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