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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.

Read our latest blogs below or check out our archives to read more. You can also visit our website to learn even more about Gilchrist and how we can help you or your loved one.

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

Hospice Child Life Specialist

What It’s Like to Be a Hospice Child Life Specialist

Friday, September 6, 2019

As a hospice child life specialist, I work with seriously ill children, their siblings or any other young people impacted by a child’s illness and impending death. I am one of two child life specialists at Gilchrist Kids. An experience I had as a child helped shape my career as a child life specialist. When … Read More

National Dog Day - Pet Support Volunteer - Therapy Dog

Celebrating National Dog Day the Gilchrist Way

Friday, August 23, 2019

National Dog Day is Monday, August 26, 2019, and according to nationaldogday.com, it “honors family dogs and dogs that work selflessly to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort.” What better way for Gilchrist to celebrate National Dog Day than to highlight one of our pet support volunteers or therapy dogs and their owner? … Read More

Jewish Hospice Experience

The Fourteenth Week: My Family’s Experience With Gilchrist’s Jewish Hospice

Friday, August 16, 2019

We have a principle in Judaism that God sends the “cure” before the “disease.” While my husband’s devastating diagnosis of glioblastoma—fatal brain cancer—had no cure, it turns out that Gilchrist’s Jewish Hospice did provide a type of beautiful cure for my family. Shocking Diagnosis In November 2016, my life came to a screeching halt when, … Read More