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Jazz Brunch

Gilchrist Jazz Brunch: A Special Event for a Special Place

Friday, March 29, 2019

Each year, Gilchrist holds a memorable Spring Jazz Brunch to benefit Gilchrist Center Baltimore. As the city’s only inpatient hospice, Gilchrist Center Baltimore is a remarkable place that serves hundreds of people in Baltimore every year, regardless of their ability to pay. Care for Baltimore’s Most Vulnerable Originally established as the Joseph Richey House in … Read More

Beth Solomon, Gilchrist Child Life Specialist

The Power of a Smile

Friday, March 15, 2019

A smile can tell worlds about a person’s state of mind. Smiles communicate joy, hope and general well-being. In one sense, the job of a Gilchrist child life specialist is to elicit those smiles. A smile can convey not only happiness and comfort, but also a reprieve from sadness, distress or even pain. And since … Read More

Social Work Month - Portable Hugs

Portable Hugs and Gilchrist Social Workers Ease Emotional Distress

Friday, March 1, 2019

March is National Social Work Month There are many people to be honored during Social Work Month. Say social worker and many people think of homeless shelters, adoption agencies, welfare offices and hospitals. But you also find social workers at student counseling centers, employee assistance programs, on disaster relief teams, and here at Gilchrist. As … Read More

Compassionate Caregivers

Honoring Compassionate Caregivers at Gilchrist

Friday, February 22, 2019

Gilchrist is well known for compassionate caregivers. Each year, exceptional Gilchrist and GBMC staff and volunteers are honored with the Nancy J. Petrarca Compassionate Caregiver Award. This year, 31 Gilchrist staff and volunteers were nominated for the award, and Gilchrist Kids volunteer Tara Archer was named a top five finalist out of a pool of … Read More

Gilchrist Staff and Family of Pediatric Hospice Patient

Pediatric Hospice: The Unknown Road Ahead

Friday, January 11, 2019

The first time Joan Garlow walked through the doors of Gilchrist Center in search of information on pediatric hospice care, she broke into sobs and had to run back outside. She knew she needed help, both for her daughter, Lilley, whose health was progressively declining from a degenerative brain disorder, and for her and her … Read More