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Cathy Hamel, Gilchrist President

Happy New Year from Gilchrist!

Friday, January 4, 2019

I hope your new year is off to a wonderful start. For many of us, January is a time to reflect on the previous year and make resolutions for the coming one. Gilchrist is no different. Here are just a few highlights of how Gilchrist has changed over the past year to more fully meet … Read More

Laurie Welden

Supporting Elderly Patients and Their Families

Friday, November 30, 2018

Through Gilchrist’s Elder Medical Care program, social workers and resource coordinators provide ongoing emotional support and resource coordination at no cost to patients and families facing a serious illness. This support helps families who may be overwhelmed and want assistance in coping, care coordination and planning for the future. The social worker and resource coordinator … Read More

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People Choose Gilchrist for the Range of Services

Friday, October 26, 2018

Gilchrist is a nationally recognized, nonprofit leader in serious illness and end-of-life care. We provide counseling, support and care to people at every stage of serious illness, so they may live life to the fullest. Furthermore, we are deeply committed to giving people the clear information and loving support they need to make informed choices … Read More

Marlene Pierce

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

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When Seniors Need House Calls

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

The Gilchrist Elder Medical Care at Home program was created to meet the needs of seriously ill seniors who are no longer able to make trips to the doctor. With Elder Medical Care, these individuals—who often lack caregiver support and have challenges with activities of daily living—can receive the care they need in the comfort … Read More

Tracie Schwoyer-Morgan, Gilchrist Palliative Care Manager

Could Palliative Care Be Right for You?

Friday, July 20, 2018

What are your goals and priorities? Do you have fears or worries for the future? What is your understanding of where you are in your illness? What outcomes are unacceptable to you? What would a good day look like? What is worth fighting for? These are questions that you may be asked, should you engage … Read More

Elder Medical Care helping seniors remain in their homes

Elder Medical Care Helps Seniors Remain in Their Homes

Friday, July 6, 2018

Helps Seniors Remain in Their Homes When you hear the name Gilchrist, you might immediately think of hospice. But one of the most helpful services Gilchrist offers is pre-hospice medical care for seniors with serious illness that helps seniors remain in their homes. Gilchrist Elder Medical Care is a much-needed service for those who have … Read More

Gilchrist Palliative Care Manager Tracie Morgan is interviewed on Baltimore's FOX45 by reporter Sean Sullivan.

Does Comfort Care Mean Giving Up Treatment?

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

You may have read in the news that former First Lady Barbara Bush decided to forego medical treatment in favor of comfort care. But some of the headlines are misleading. With comfort care—which includes hospice and palliative care—patients continue to receive medical treatment, but the goal of the treatment shifts from curing the disease to … Read More

W. Anthony Riley, MD - Gilchrist Chief Medical Officer - Serious Illness

National Healthcare Decisions Day

Friday, April 13, 2018

Just when you thought you’d met your most important deadline for April 16, I’m here to tell you about another one:  National Healthcare Decisions Day, or NHDD.  NHDD is an annual initiative to encourage us all to consider, document, and communicate our wishes regarding our healthcare, that is, to do advance care planning and prepare … Read More

Geriatric Consultations

Caring for an Elderly Parent? How a Geriatric Consultation Can Help

Friday, March 23, 2018

As people age, finding coordinated medical care can be difficult. It’s not uncommon for an elderly adult to be prescribed multiple medications and treatments by different specialists. But who is looking at the big picture? Gilchrist geriatrician Anna Monias, MD, answers questions about how a geriatric consultation can help older adults with serious illness improve … Read More