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Langdale Hospice receives $1.5 million endowment

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By Alicia Eakin - bio | email

August 6, 2008

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - A Lowndes County couple left a huge endowment to the facility that cared for them.

J.Y. Brooks, Junior left $1.5 million to South Georgia Medical Center's Langdale Hospice House.

The donation was made in memory of his wife, Louise, who received hospice care.

When she, Brooks began volunteering at the hospice house and was a patient there himself during his last days.

"I think this is one of the greatest gifts our institution has ever received. I think it verifies the value of the services available here and the services that are provided to the family in that time of need," says James McGahee, CEO of SGMC.

Since the hospice takes provides service to any patient, regardless of their ability to pay, Brooks asked that his endowment help offset non-reimbursed or uncovered costs for the patients.