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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.

Happy New Year

Happy New Year from Gilchrist!

Friday, January 3, 2020

A message from Gilchrist’s president, Catherine Hamel: I hope you had wonderful holidays filled with joy and laughter, family and friends. It’s hard to believe it is already 2020. Another year, another decade, a continued opportunity to serve and support others. As we prepare for the year ahead and reflect on the defining moments of … Read More

How to Cope With Grief During the Holidays

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

If I asked you how many seasons are in a year, you would probably say, “Oh that’s easy—there are four: winter, spring, summer, and fall.” Hmm…only four seasons? I beg to differ, especially around this time of year, known as the “holiday season.” It is often referred to as “the most wonderful time of the … Read More

Year-end donations matter

Your Year-End Donations Matter

Friday, December 13, 2019

Year-end donations matter because insurance does not cover the full cost of patient care. And because Gilchrist accepts every patient, regardless of ability to pay – charitable contributions are invaluable to our ongoing efforts. In fiscal year 2019, we are proud to have provided over $8,000,000 in uncompensated care to members of our community suffering … Read More

Elder Medical Care support and resources

Elder Medical Care: Support and Resources for the Seriously Ill

Friday, December 6, 2019

Through Gilchrist’s Elder Medical Care program, social workers and resource coordinators provide ongoing emotional support and resources at no cost to patients and families facing a serious illness. Our support is intended to help families who need guidance and assistance in coping, care coordination and planning for the future. Many of the Elder Medical Care … Read More

integrative and palliative medicine

How Can Integrative and Palliative Medicine Help People With Serious Illness?

Friday, November 29, 2019

Each day, the physicians and nurse practitioners on our Integrative and Palliative Medicine team live and breathe Gilchrist’s philosophy of supporting patients and families through serious illness. As a nurse practitioner on the team, I evaluate patients and help manage symptoms such as pain and anxiety that often accompany advanced illnesses, with the goal of … Read More