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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.

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Operation Gratitude

Operation Gratitude: Bringing Healing to Veterans

Monday, March 12, 2018

Gilchrist recognizes that veterans have unique needs at the end of life. Our We Honor Veterans initiatives are designed to meet these needs and to thank veterans for their sacrifice and service. Our most recent veteran initiative— Operation Gratitude —focuses on engaging and educating younger generations about the sacrifices veterans have made in service of … Read More

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What It Means to Be a Gilchrist Social Worker

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Each March during National Social Work Month, I get to consider: What does it mean to be a social worker at Gilchrist hospice? I know we are trained to understand the psychological and social factors which underlie people’s thoughts, feeling and behaviors. But maybe the best way to understand our role is to hear from … Read More

Deborah Jones, Gilchrist Grief Counseling Manager

In Times of Tragedy or Loss, Gilchrist Offers Counseling and Support

Friday, February 23, 2018

It seems our nation is faced with more acts of violence and death than ever before. With every tragedy, we find ourselves dealing with emotions of grief and loss in ways we never expected. Grief has become ever present in our day-to-day world. Whether a loss is sudden or expected, Gilchrist offers counseling and support … Read More

Gilchrist Counselor Dawn Tippett with Robert Glascock, who attends the support group.

The Journey Continues: Grief in the Second Year

Friday, February 16, 2018

Grief in the Second Year In my 15 years as a bereavement counselor—and through my personal experience—I have found that in our society, people are not comfortable with grief. Those who have not experienced it may lack an understanding of what “normal” grieving looks like and just how long this process can take. Some will … Read More

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Gilchrist employees and volunteers recognized

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The 2017 Compassionate Caregivers program has experienced a record-setting number of nominations, including 20 Gilchrist employees and volunteers recognized for providing exceptional care to patients. In December, these colleagues were recognized at a special reception where all nominees, their nominators, and their managers where there to celebrate this exclusive group of individuals. The 2017 Compassionate … Read More