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

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.

Beth Solomon, Gilchrist Child Life Specialist

The Power of a Smile

Friday, March 15, 2019

A smile can tell worlds about a person’s state of mind. Smiles communicate joy, hope and general well-being. In one sense, the job of a Gilchrist child life specialist is to elicit those smiles. A smile can convey not only happiness and comfort, but also a reprieve from sadness, distress or even pain. And since … Read More

Sara Boz

Gilchrist “Welcomes Home” Vietnam Veterans

Friday, March 8, 2019

Join Gilchrist on March 30, 2019, for our second annual Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Celebration.  Gilchrist is committed to improving health care services to veterans at the end of life, as well as honoring all veterans in our community. Each year on March 30, we hold a Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day celebration to … Read More

Social Work Month - Portable Hugs

Portable Hugs and Gilchrist Social Workers Ease Emotional Distress

Friday, March 1, 2019

March is National Social Work Month There are many people to be honored during Social Work Month. Say social worker and many people think of homeless shelters, adoption agencies, welfare offices and hospitals. But you also find social workers at student counseling centers, employee assistance programs, on disaster relief teams, and here at Gilchrist. As … Read More

Compassionate Caregivers

Honoring Compassionate Caregivers at Gilchrist

Friday, February 22, 2019

Gilchrist is well known for compassionate caregivers. Each year, exceptional Gilchrist and GBMC staff and volunteers are honored with the Nancy J. Petrarca Compassionate Caregiver Award. This year, 31 Gilchrist staff and volunteers were nominated for the award, and Gilchrist Kids volunteer Tara Archer was named a top five finalist out of a pool of … Read More

End-of-Life Doula

End-of-Life Doulas: Companions for the Dying

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Most people are familiar with the concept of birthing doulas—someone who provides guidance and support to pregnant women—but have you ever heard of an end-of-life doula? What is an end-of-life doula? Just as a birthing doula accompanies the mother and child through the beginning of life, an end-of-life doula is there to support the dying … Read More