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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

Ted Blankenship, Development Director - Gilchrist Center Baltimore

Spring Jazz Brunch: A Delightful Way to Spend a Sunday Morning

Friday, March 30, 2018

Enjoy a delicious brunch and relaxing jazz music against the backdrop of breathtaking views—all while supporting Gilchrist Center Baltimore. What a great way to spend a Sunday morning! I hope you will join us at Gilchrist’s Spring Jazz Brunch on Sunday, April 8, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime … 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

Operation Gratitude

Operation Gratitude: Bringing Healing to Veterans

Monday, March 12, 2018

Gilchrist recognizes that veterans have unique needs at the end of life. Our We Honor Veterans initiatives are designed to meet these needs and to thank veterans for their sacrifice and service. Our most recent veteran initiative— Operation Gratitude —focuses on engaging and educating younger generations about the sacrifices veterans have made in service of … Read More

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What It Means to Be a Gilchrist Social Worker

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Each March during National Social Work Month, I get to consider: What does it mean to be a social worker at Gilchrist hospice? I know we are trained to understand the psychological and social factors which underlie people’s thoughts, feeling and behaviors. But maybe the best way to understand our role is to hear from … Read More

Deborah Jones, Gilchrist Grief Counseling Manager

In Times of Tragedy or Loss, Gilchrist Offers Counseling and Support

Friday, February 23, 2018

It seems our nation is faced with more acts of violence and death than ever before. With every tragedy, we find ourselves dealing with emotions of grief and loss in ways we never expected. Grief has become ever present in our day-to-day world. Whether a loss is sudden or expected, Gilchrist offers counseling and support … Read More

Gilchrist Counselor Dawn Tippett with Robert Glascock, who attends the support group.

The Journey Continues: Grief in the Second Year

Friday, February 16, 2018

Grief in the Second Year In my 15 years as a bereavement counselor—and through my personal experience—I have found that in our society, people are not comfortable with grief. Those who have not experienced it may lack an understanding of what “normal” grieving looks like and just how long this process can take. Some will … Read More

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Gilchrist employees and volunteers recognized

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The 2017 Compassionate Caregivers program has experienced a record-setting number of nominations, including 20 Gilchrist employees and volunteers recognized for providing exceptional care to patients. In December, these colleagues were recognized at a special reception where all nominees, their nominators, and their managers where there to celebrate this exclusive group of individuals. The 2017 Compassionate … Read More

Elder Medical Care helping seniors remain in their homes

Gilchrist’s Rehabilitation Unit Ranked Among the Top Maryland Nursing Homes

Monday, November 27, 2017

The Gilchrist Rehabilitation Unit was named a “Best Nursing Home” by U.S. News & World Report 2017-18, and one of 38 best nursing homes in Maryland. The Gilchrist Rehabilitation Unit is comprised of 27 beds and is regulated as a skilled nursing facility with a focus on short-term stays, averaging about two weeks. The Rehabilitation … Read More