More feathers to help us take flight

Gilchrist’s care doesn’t stop just because the traditional workday has come to an end. We maintain a special team of nurses, social workers, chaplains and grief counselors who work nights, evenings and weekends to help patients and families in distress and to admit those patients who need our care immediately, regardless of day or time. … More More feathers to help us take flight

Loneliness departs

More than 800 Gilchrist patients have received this specialized therapy since 2012– both by Emily and Music Therapist and Clinical Training Director Lacy Kidwell. The program is designed to use music in all of its forms to provide additional comfort by helping to relieve symptoms, reduce stress and anxiety and provide emotional support for patients … More Loneliness departs

A safe place to nest

Monica Hastings walked into Gilchrist Center Baltimore – Joseph Richey House to interview for an open nursing position and stayed for hours, captivated by the warmth and simple charm of a place she had never seen before that day. The residential hospice center would soon become her second home, a place where she could care … More A safe place to nest

Running for Joseph Richey House

On October 15, 2016, Team #RUNGBMC participated in the Baltimore Running Festival for the first time. What an incredible experience for our whole team! Our 96 runners participated in all of the different races – the 5k, the relay race, the ½ marathon and the full marathon. We also had 20 volunteers who staffed a GBMC/Gilchrist water stop, passing out water and Gatorade to over 20,000 runners. … More Running for Joseph Richey House

Music with a Mission

  “Music is the universal language of mankind.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Gilchrist Hospice Care has been in partnership with Nkoaranga Lutheran Hospital’s Hospice and Palliative Care Program in Arusha Tanzania since 2009 through the encouragement of Global Partners in Care, a division of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).  Our goal has been … More Music with a Mission

Gilchrist’s first Steps of Hope walk and butterfly release

Stemming from a Grief Services Department Retreat in early 2015, the idea of what would become “Steps of Hope: A tribute walk with butterfly release” was formed. A  committee of Gilchrist staff and volunteers decided on a “meditative/contemplative walk” at Cromwell Valley Park in Maryland, using the book “How to Walk” by Thich Nhat Hanh as … More Gilchrist’s first Steps of Hope walk and butterfly release

Celebrating Successes in Tanzania

“I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.” Dr. Martin Luther King, 1964   Gilchrist’s partnership with Nkoaranga Hospital’s Palliative Care and Hospice Program in Tanzania continues to deepen in the … More Celebrating Successes in Tanzania