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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.

Gilchrist Grief Counseling Healing After a Loss

Helping People Heal After a Loss

Friday, June 22, 2018

Grief counseling is not a job that most people would seek. It’s challenging and is one that can either lead to very interesting dinner conversation or can shut down a conversation almost immediately. Most often I get asked, “How can you do that?” and “Isn’t it depressing?” But in my view, grief counseling is not … Read More

Gilchrist Patient Safety

Creating a Safe Environment for Patients on Hospice

Friday, June 8, 2018

Creating a Safe Environment Creating a safe environment for patients on hospice and their families is a priority at Gilchrist. Because patients of Gilchrist tend to be either elderly or at the end of life, they are at higher risk for falls or medication errors, such as missing a dose or taking the wrong medication. … Read More


The importance of Gilchrist volunteers, and why we need them more than ever

Friday, May 25, 2018

Living with a serious illness can be an isolating experience. For some of the people we serve, their only regular visitors are their Gilchrist team. Every team member serves an important role, but the value of our volunteers cannot be overstated. Through companionship and social interaction, they help ease the loneliness that many of our … Read More

Gilchrist chaplain Donald Hohne

‘Namaste’ on World Diversity Day

Monday, May 21, 2018

Namaste (Nah-mas-tay) My soul honors your soul. I honor the place in you where the entire universe resides. I honor the light, love, truth, beauty, and peace within you, because it is also within me. In sharing these things we are united, we are the same, we are one. ─Author unknown When I reflect on … Read More

Gilchrist Celebrates Exceptional Nurses During National Nurses Week

Friday, May 11, 2018

Gilchrist Celebrates Exceptional Nurses Each year, National Nurses Week, May 6-12, honors all those who serve as living legacies of Florence Nightingale’s groundbreaking work to transform nursing into the evidence-based, data-informed, compassion-infused profession we know today. Here at Gilchrist, we will celebrate our nurses at the third annual GBMC Art of Nursing Awards Celebration on … Read More