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 the second year in a row that Dr. Hempel made the list. “I’m tremendously honored to be recognized by my peers,” she says. “It motivates me to continue advocating for hospice and to remain committed to excellence in end-of-life care so people can have the best possible experience in their final days.”
As medical director, Dr. Hempel oversees the Gilchrist team in the day-to-day care of patients, in addition to supporting and educating families. Her team at the inpatient hospice center in Towson is dedicated to providing compassionate care and creating a loving space for people going through the hardest time in their lives.
For Dr. Hempel, the inclusion of the Hospice & Palliative Medicine category in recent years signifies a shift in the public’s knowledge and acceptance of hospice, which she notes has traditionally been misunderstood and even feared. “My hope is that not only my colleagues but the community will be able to see the love and hope in hospice,” she says. “It’s an opportunity for the stigma to continue to go away.”
We are proud of Dr. Hempel for this outstanding recognition and for her continuing advocacy of hospice. We are grateful to have her as part of our Gilchrist team.