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World Diversity Day

Gilchrist Celebrates World Diversity Day

Friday, May 17, 2019

World Diversity Day is May 21, and Gilchrist is planning an organization-wide celebration. All year long, Gilchrist embraces diversity, inclusion and equity in all that we do. When effectively understood and integrated into our care, diversity enhances the experience of patients and their families. That’s why, years ago, Gilchrist formed an employee-led Diversity Council to … Read More

Jewish hospice

Laid to Rest in the Jewish Tradition

Friday, May 10, 2019

For Syuzanna Alexander and Iolana Klotsman, family is everything. The two sisters and their mother had been inseparable since they emigrated from Ukraine to the U.S. in 1979. Syuzanna describes their relationship as “beautiful and special,” and says their mother, Alexandra, was “embedded in our lives in every way.” The three even lived together as … Read More

Gail Blackburn, Gilchrist's Associate Clinical Director of Home Care/Facility Based Care

Sometimes, nurses play cards…

Friday, May 3, 2019

Every so often a perfectly timed event opens new possibilities. That’s how I felt about recent statements made by Washington State Senator Maureen Walsh. As you’ve probably heard, Senator Walsh said that nurses “probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day” during a Senate floor debate about mandatory meal and rest breaks. As … Read More

The Daily Record Health Care Hero Award

Gilchrist Receives 2019 Health Care Hero Award

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Gilchrist was awarded the 2019 Health Care Hero Award for “Advancements and Innovation in Health Care” by The Daily Record. The award honors organizations and individuals who have made an impact on the quality of health care within our state. The winners were selected by The Daily Record and business and health care leaders. Gilchrist … Read More

Gilchrist Grief Counseling Healing After a Loss

Grieving Together

Friday, April 26, 2019

Counseling Awareness Month April is Counseling Awareness Month —a time to celebrate my Gilchrist Grief Counseling colleagues and all those who help support others during significant struggles in their lives. During my nearly 12 years as a Gilchrist grief counselor, I have been privileged to be part of a compassionate team dedicated to helping bereaved … Read More