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W. Anthony Riley, MD - Gilchrist Chief Medical Officer - Serious Illness

National Healthcare Decisions Day

Friday, April 13, 2018

Just when you thought you’d met your most important deadline for April 16, I’m here to tell you about another one:  National Healthcare Decisions Day, or NHDD.  NHDD is an annual initiative to encourage us all to consider, document, and communicate our wishes regarding our healthcare, that is, to do advance care planning and prepare … Read More

Gilchrist clinical bereavement counselor Laurel Goodrick sits with client Cindy Leverette-Ward in front of the quilt Cindy made in memory of her mother.

Reflecting on Counseling Awareness Month

Friday, April 6, 2018

April begs us to notice the arrival of spring—the usual rains that fall, and the flowers that shoot up through the softening ground. For me and other Gilchrist counselors, April also means Counseling Awareness Month. It has me thinking about the healing and the hope grief counseling can bring to those who are struggling. Some … Read More

Ted Blankenship, Development Director - Gilchrist Center Baltimore

Spring Jazz Brunch: A Delightful Way to Spend a Sunday Morning

Friday, March 30, 2018

Enjoy a delicious brunch and relaxing jazz music against the backdrop of breathtaking views—all while supporting Gilchrist Center Baltimore. What a great way to spend a Sunday morning! I hope you will join us at Gilchrist’s Spring Jazz Brunch on Sunday, April 8, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime … Read More

Geriatric Consultations

Caring for an Elderly Parent? How a Geriatric Consultation Can Help

Friday, March 23, 2018

As people age, finding coordinated medical care can be difficult. It’s not uncommon for an elderly adult to be prescribed multiple medications and treatments by different specialists. But who is looking at the big picture? Gilchrist geriatrician Anna Monias, MD, answers questions about how a geriatric consultation can help older adults with serious illness improve … Read More

Gilchrist Clinical Counselor Hilary Harrington (center) is joined by two attendees of the Mothers' Grief Group - Joanne Giza (l) and Maria Waltemeyer (r).

Comfort and Encouragement for Grieving Mothers

Friday, March 16, 2018

Over my years as a clinical grief counselor I have facilitated many offerings from our Grief Counseling program. While I have enjoyed them all—each for their own reasons—one program that holds a special place within me is the Mothers’ Grief Group (for grieving mothers who have lost adult children). Starting as a onetime Mother’s Day … Read More