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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

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

Dr. Carrie Hempel

Gilchrist Medical Director Named Top Doc

Monday, November 20, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Carrie Hempel, Medical Director of Gilchrist Center Towson, who was named a 2017 Top Doctor in Baltimore magazine in the Hospice & Palliative Medicine category. The doctors were chosen by their peers based on where they send their own family for the best care. More than 13,000 physicians were surveyed. This is … Read More