The Gilchrist Blog - The Latest News, Programs & Community Work

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Tending to the Spiritual Needs of Patients With Dementia

Friday, October 12, 2018

Dedera Baker writes about her experience with dementia patients as a Gilchrist chaplain in honor of Pastoral Care Week, which celebrates the practice of spiritual care through professional chaplaincy and pastoral counseling. What I have learned most about being a hospice chaplain is that, at the end of life, what divides us seems to disappear. … Read More

Premier Health Care Delivered to Your Door

Friday, October 5, 2018

A Patient in Need It was a hot summer day when Gilchrist nurse practitioner Jessica Trizna arrived at the home of her patient, who was being seen for an initial visit. His lung disease was making it difficult for him to get to his doctor’s office, so she brought health care to him. Within moments … Read More

She Sings to People to Make Them Feel Better

Friday, September 28, 2018

The last time I blogged about music therapy was shortly after the program at Gilchrist began in the fall of 2012. Rereading that reflection has inspired me to share some thoughts since starting the music therapy program six years ago. When I first arrived at Gilchrist, my practice was met with an array of reactions, … Read More

Join Us at Gilchrist’s Taste of Howard County

Friday, September 21, 2018

As the general manager of Turf Valley Resort, a family-owned business in Howard County, it has always been important to me and my family to be good corporate citizens. As such we try to support the many good causes, organizations and events here in the county—many of which are held at Turf Valley Resort. Gilchrist’s Taste … Read More

Finding the Good Days: Pediatric Cancer

Friday, September 14, 2018

A diagnosis of pediatric cancer is a devastating blow to children and their families. Fortunately, pediatric cancer treatment has come a long way in the last 20 years, and many childhood cancers have treatments, cures and the likelihood of a long, healthy life after treatment. Sadly, though, there are certain cancers for which a cure … Read More