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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

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

National Hospice & Palliative Care Month

What Hospice Care Means to Patients and Their Families

Friday, November 1, 2019

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month — a time to celebrate the care that helps patients and family caregivers find comfort, respect and support when they’re needed most. This year’s theme is “Hospice: A Program that Works,” and Gilchrist is joining the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and others across the … Read More

Nurse helpline: 24/7 support for caregivers

Gilchrist Nurse Helpline: 24/7 Support for Caregivers

Friday, August 9, 2019

If your loved one receives care from Gilchrist, our Nurse Helpline provides support for caregivers — even in the middle of the night and weekends. When you call the Nurse Helpline, a trusting voice on the end of the line will guide you through a problem, answer your questions and find a nurse team member … Read More

Palliative Care myths vs. facts

Palliative Care Myths and Facts

Friday, August 2, 2019

The term “palliative care” is often misunderstood. Unfortunately, these misconceptions can keep people from realizing all the benefits it can offer. People may assume it means giving up treatment or that it is only for someone who is dying. In fact, Palliative Care is compatible with treatment and is meant to help people keep living … Read More

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Comparing Quality Between Rehabilitation Skilled Nursing Facilities

Friday, July 26, 2019

The Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) Sub-Acute Unit, staffed by Gilchrist, is a 27-bed unit licensed as a skilled nursing facility. The unit serves patients who need short-term rehabilitation following a hospitalization. Rehabilitation is geared toward assisting patients in meeting their goals of returning to their prior level of function and independence, so they may … Read More

care navigators

Care Navigators: Helping You Find the Right Care for a Loved One with Serious Illness

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Need help with a loved one who is seriously ill? Worried about what the future will look like? Wondering what services can help and what the next steps are? Navigating care options for a serious illness can be stressful, overwhelming and confusing. Gilchrist’s care navigators are here to help. Our highly trained, knowledgeable care navigators … Read More

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Senior Home Care Services

Friday, May 31, 2019

Senior Home Care Services The challenges of caring for a loved one with serious illness can be overwhelming. One of the concerns often voiced by families served by Gilchrist is that they need help with caregiving. Gilchrist is able to fill this need through our preferred provider of home care services, Avila*. Avila’s personalized home … Read More

World Diversity Day

Gilchrist Celebrates World Diversity Day

Friday, May 17, 2019

World Diversity Day is May 21, and Gilchrist is planning an organization-wide celebration. All year long, Gilchrist embraces diversity, inclusion and equity in all that we do. When effectively understood and integrated into our care, diversity enhances the experience of patients and their families. That’s why, years ago, Gilchrist formed an employee-led Diversity Council to … Read More