Being a hospice chaplain is always a blessing but recently I had the opportunity to be part of something very special. On my first visit with Ann (name changed to protect the patient's privacy) it was obvious her cancer was taking its toll.
She had accepted the doctor's announcement regarding her condition and had begun to get her affairs...
John Landrum, Hospice Chaplain, Mississippi Office
People always ask me how I can work with Hospice. I find it hard to explain, but I will attempt to explain why I do what I do. I read an article recently that talked about how people remember the moments in their lives. They don't remember days, months, or years, they remember moments. Do you remember the feelings you had when you found out you wer...
Saad Social Worker
My mother was a hospice patient, and I want you to know that Janet, who was her nurse for ten months, made my life more bearable during this very trying time. Janet set the bar very high. She was kind, caring, and extremely patient, not only toward my mother, but also toward me. I am so thankful that Janet was assigned to my mother. Janet's persona...
We really appreciate the wonderful care your staff gave to our father during his last days. Thank you so much for the flowers and the cake. Everyone involved in his care was so kind and compassionate, and my dad really appreciated it. Thank you to your wonderful chaplain whose inspiring words were a great comfort to us at the time of our father's d...
Family of a Hospice patient
To the staff of Saad Healthcare,
My family and I are so grateful and thankful for your support, understanding, compassion, and patience during our mother's illness. We can't imagine what we would have done without your staff.
Everyone at Saad Healthcare has been there for us and has made our mother's transition from the ho...
Mr. Phillips is an eighty-two year old gentleman who was referred to Saad Healthcare after he suffered a stroke. The stroke left Mr. Phillips with muscle weakness that limited his ability to walk and get around his home to perform normal activities such as bathing, shaving, and getting dressed. The stroke also kept Mr. Phillips from being able to d...
Chuck Oates, Physical Therapist
Iíve been with Saad Healthcare for 2 years and I absolutely love it! Several things set this agency apart from all the others. The Saad family are very committed to providing the best care and support to the patients they serve. Saad Healthcare is the only full-service agency on the Mississippi coast. If a patient should need to call the agency in ...
Jane Cuthrow, R.N.
The week before school began a few years ago, my 92-year-old father, who lived with my husband and me, fell and could no longer walk. I called Saad Healthcare and asked to speak to Mrs. Dorothy Dunning. She immediately sent a member of her staff to our house with a wheelchair and set up appointments with a physical therapist. Without the care given...
I attended the Certified Nursing Assistant Program this year, as I wanted to earn more money through a move into the healthcare field. The Saad CNA school took only two weeks to complete and put me in the classroom with instructors who have worked in the industry and know how to explain the material and skills needed to gain certification.
[My physical therapist] worked me out with a few exercises, and not so many I couldnít remember them. I told him of my fears of falling and this was addressed daily. I have never had so much long-term pain, and he gave me a logical answer and approximation of how long this would take. I have anxiety episodes, and he always was good to assure me it ...
I wanted to compliment Teresa, RN, for being kind, caring, and loving and doing an excellent job. Kudos to Teresa!
I told all of my church family how great Saad Healthcare has been and that if they were to get sick they should call Saad!...
Home Health Patient
Calling to say Tracey (home health nurse) is so compassionate. She does not make me feel uncomfortable, and she takes her time. Tracey is good at what she does and I want to keep her as my nurse!...
Home Health Patient
In this day and age, all too many people only like to complain.
My wife and I, however, wish to compliment one of your employees, Mr. Kinner Stroud. Dr. Seibert's office, on Friday, January 25, 2013, faxed over to your office a request for a bedside commode, as they were putting wife on lasix. In her present condition, she would be unable ...
Seymour & Natalie Lichtenfeld, Medical Supply Cust
I had the blessing of being with Dorothy, a hospice patient, and her family as she took her last breath in this world. It was a mix of a great loss, grief, and sadness and also a light of relief, joy, and hope. Unmistakably, though, there was a great sense that we were not alone, that one much greater than ourselves was present with us in that bedr...
Zach Thompson, Hospice Chaplain
Just a note to express my thanks for all you did for me during my recovery. Your were not only my nurse, you were my friend. Thank You! Thank You! Thank you!
Now for the newest, Iím having surgery again this Friday, November 12. Quite by accident, my neurologist found some damage in my neck through an EMG test, and set up an MRI for me...
The Saad Healthcare Story
From humble beginnings, John and Dorothy Saad began providing healthcare for Mobilians in 1967. Over the years, Saad Healthcare has become one of the largest employers and providers of health care services on the Gulf Coast. The Saad family members who currently run the company, however, have never forgotten the lessons taught to them by John and Dorothy - that every individual patient and customer is important and deserving of the highest quality of care. Today, Saad Healthcare is the only remaining locally owned, family-operated home healthcare company in Mobile. As such, Saad Healthcare is uniquely positioned to serve its patients, and the Gulf Coast, with the care and compassion that Mobilians want and expect.
The company's motto - A family tradition of caring - is not mere marketing boilerplate, but reflects a genuine sense of commitment and obligation. Saad Healthcare is not just a business, but a mission for the family members who run it - a mission that was instilled by and has been inherited from their parents.
Saad Healthcare was founded to provide full-service and high-quality care to patients and clients in their homes, in a comprehensive, compassionate, professional, and cost-effective manner, in order to restore, maintain, and promote good health and minimize the negative effects of illness and disability. Because ours is a legacy given to us by a previous generation who was dedicated to the delivery of high-quality healthcare and who made sacrifices to that end, we have a special obligation to continue to place the highest value on excellence in all we do. Our aim is to make our slogan - "A family tradition of caring" - an ongoing reality.
Our Guiding Objectives
Compassion. We are committed to caring for the well-being of our patients and customers. Our work is to be first and foremost patient centered.
Integrity. We consider trust and integrity to be essential in all our relationships. We are committed to operating our business honestly, with financial integrity, in compliance with all regulatory requirements, and in adherence to the highest standards of our industry.
Quality. The cornerstone of our operations is the delivery of services and products in the safest and most appropriate manner possible, providing our patients and customers with the finest clinicians, technologies, facilities, and programs available, and working diligently to achieve a superior outcome in every case.
Competence and professionalism. We will hire the most qualified healthcare professionals to provide services to our patients, and we will ensure that they have the necessary training to be able to deliver the highest level of care in a professional and competent manner.
Efficiency and cost-effectiveness. We will strive to manage our resources wisely and respond proactively to changes in our industry, so that we can provide value to our patients and customers and profit to our shareholders.
Respect. We respect our employees, showing esteem for their respective abilities and areas of expertise, providing opportunities for their growth and development, and encouraging their participation in decision-making processes. We will ensure that our business is conducted in a family oriented manner. In addition, we respect our patients, customers, physicians, shareholders, business partners, and vendors, recognizing the valuable role each of them plays in our business. We strive to communicate with all in an open and honest way.
Dynamism. We will approach our business in an energetic and robust manner. We will endeavor to be creative, innovative, and knowledgeable about medical and technological developments, so that we can serve as a trendsetter, and not just a follower, in healthcare delivery. Similarly, we will offer challenging but supportive employment opportunities, encouraging and nurturing the talents and energies of our staff. We will manage our company in a profitable manner.