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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.

Volunteer

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

Gilchrist Recognized as Great Place to Work

Gilchrist Named Great Place to Work®

Monday, May 7, 2018

A Great Place To Work Gilchrist was certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work ®. Gilchrist earned this credential based on extensive ratings provided by employees in anonymous surveys. “Being a ‘Great Place to Work’ is a ringing endorsement of our employee culture at Gilchrist,” said Cathy Hamel, … Read More

Gilchrist bereavement intern with one of her clients.

What I Learned About Death and Loss During My Gilchrist Internship

Friday, May 4, 2018

Before I became a grief counseling intern at Gilchrist, I felt well prepared to address the diverse range of concerns that were introduced by my clients, but admittedly became paralyzed when assigned to counsel a middle-aged woman who suddenly and unexpectedly lost her husband. Whether it was the culture in which I lived or my … Read More