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

Child Life Month

Child life specialists are pediatric health care professionals who work with children and families to help them cope with the challenges of illness and disability, whether their own or a loved one’s. Gilchrist’s child life specialist, Beth Kreyling, defines herself as, “a teacher, a playmate, an explorer, a support when it gets scary, and interpreter for when it’s … More Child Life Month

2015 National Hospice & Palliative Care Month

During this National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, and every month of the year, Gilchrist remains focused on our present and our future. We remain focused on providing the finest care through the end of life – care that is individually tailored to the wants and needs of each patient and family. And we remain focused on exploring new ways to enhance and expand our care, to improve the lives of all those we are privileged to care for. … More 2015 National Hospice & Palliative Care Month