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Thank you for reading The Gilchrist Blog. The goal of our blog is to provide you with comprehensive and inspiring information about issues that are important to our continuum of care, as well as the latest news about Gilchrist, our work in the community, events and programs and ways you can help.

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World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

Gilchrist Celebrates World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day October 12, 2019, is World Hospice and Palliative Care Day. On this day, Gilchrist will unite with organizations and individuals around the world to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care. Nearly 1.5 million Medicare beneficiaries use hospice each year, receiving care and support at the end of life. … Read More

Gilchrist nurse, hospice

Sacred Moments: When There Are No Words to Comfort, Silence Is Enough

Friday, September 27, 2019

When I get the call that a pediatric hospice patient has died, it’s never an easy moment. No matter how many times it happens, sadness immediately sweeps over me, and sometimes there are no words to comfort. Many times, they are families I have never even met. That is why when I walk through the … Read More

Lacy Kidwell

“Someday, We’ll Meet Again.”

Friday, September 20, 2019

Honoring a patient’s choice to share their music therapy experience with others. It comes as no surprise that, when we hear music—good music, familiar music, music that is relatable, we often find ourselves singing along or tapping our feet, perhaps even being curious enough to locate the source of the music. This “pied-piper” effect is … Read More

Taste of Howard County casino night

Why I Support Gilchrist’s Taste of Howard County

Friday, September 13, 2019

It is my honor to support Gilchrist’s 2019 Taste of Howard County this year as event co-chair. As President and co-owner of the Harry H. Witzke’s Family Funeral Home in Ellicott City, I have been touched by hospice both personally and professionally. Working closely with Gilchrist to serve the community in such a special way … Read More