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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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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

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Gilchrist Ambassadors: Educating the Community About End-of-Life Issues

Friday, February 15, 2019

Gilchrist Ambassadors are able to speak about end-of-life, elder care and other issues that are important to people with serious illness. The U.S. medical system is designed to prolong life. But for many people, quality of life matters more than longevity. Research tells us that most people with serious illness want: Easily understood information to … Read More

Erin Bull - Gilchrist Kids: Age is Just a Number blog

Gilchrist Kids: Age is Just a Number

Friday, February 8, 2019

“So, you must LOVE kids, right?” This is a common question I hear when describing my work as a Gilchrist Kids pediatric and perinatal hospice professional. But often, our work is done with families. Not much different than the work of our adult Gilchrist hospice counterparts. Yes, there are aspects of care that are specific … Read More