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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

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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

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

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The New Gilchrist: More than Hospice

Thursday, October 12, 2017

More Than Hospice If you’re like most people, when you think of Gilchrist, you probably think of hospice care. But Gilchrist is so much more than hospice. We offer elder medical care, counseling and support at every stage of serious illness—even if the need for hospice is years away. Communicating All that Gilchrist Offers To … Read More