Why ‘Hospice Aide’ Was the Perfect Job for Me

In honor of National Nursing Assistants Week, we want to recognize our nursing staff and hospice aides for their hard work and dedication. Below is a reflection on life as a hospice aide. Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away! As a kid, … More Why ‘Hospice Aide’ Was the Perfect Job for Me

Creating a Safe Environment for Patients on Hospice

Safety is a priority at Gilchrist. Because patients of Gilchrist tend to be either elderly or at the end of life, they are at higher risk for falls or medication errors, such as missing a dose or taking the wrong medication. Our goal is to help decrease these risks and create the safest environment possible … More Creating a Safe Environment for Patients on Hospice

Why Gilchrist is a Great Place to Work – Compassion for Families Locally and in Tanzania

In April, Gilchrist was certified as a ‘Great Place to Work,’ and I agree. I’ve worked for Gilchrist for 19 years, and one of the many reasons I am proud to work here is that we care about those in need of hospice not only in this country, but also half a world away in … More Why Gilchrist is a Great Place to Work – Compassion for Families Locally and in Tanzania

The importance of Gilchrist volunteers, and why we need them more than ever

Living with a serious illness can be an isolating experience. For some of the people we serve, their only regular visitors are their Gilchrist team. Every team member serves an important role, but the value of our volunteers cannot be overstated. Through companionship and social interaction, they help ease the loneliness that many of our … More The importance of Gilchrist volunteers, and why we need them more than ever

Gilchrist Celebrates Exceptional Nurses During National Nurses Week

Each year, National Nurses Week, May 6-12, honors all those who serve as living legacies of Florence Nightingale’s groundbreaking work to transform nursing into the evidence-based, data-informed, compassion-infused profession we know today. Here at Gilchrist, we will celebrate our nurses at the third annual GBMC Art of Nursing Awards Celebration on Friday, May 11. Those … More Gilchrist Celebrates Exceptional Nurses During National Nurses Week

What I Learned About Death and Loss During My Gilchrist Internship

Before my counseling internship with Gilchrist, I felt well prepared to address the diverse range of concerns that were introduced by my clients, but admittedly became paralyzed when assigned to counsel a middle-aged woman who suddenly and unexpectedly lost her husband. Whether it was the culture in which I lived or my own history of … More What I Learned About Death and Loss During My Gilchrist Internship

Gilchrist Nurses Among Baltimore’s Best

Gilchrist nurses Karen Bartosz and Renee Ennis were named “Top Nurses” in Baltimore magazine’s 2018 “Excellence in Nursing” issue. A panel of experienced nurse advisors sifted through hundreds of nominations to select the top 50 nurses in 21 specialties in the Baltimore Metro area. Karen and Renee were selected as winners in the Hospice/Home Health/Palliative … More Gilchrist Nurses Among Baltimore’s Best

National Volunteer Week: Recognizing Gilchrist Volunteers

Every day, I work with volunteers who selflessly give of themselves to support families when they are at their most vulnerable. Many of Gilchrist’s volunteers have had a personal experience with Elder Medical Care or Hospice Care and have turned their pain into purpose—it’s an honor to work with each and every one of them. … More National Volunteer Week: Recognizing Gilchrist Volunteers