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

Does Comfort Care Mean Giving Up Treatment?

You may have read in the news that former First Lady Barbara Bush decided to forego medical treatment in favor of ‘comfort care.’ But some of the headlines are misleading. With comfort care—which includes hospice and palliative care—patients continue to receive medical treatment, but the goal of the treatment shifts from curing the disease to … More Does Comfort Care Mean Giving Up Treatment?

Spring Jazz Brunch: A Delightful Way to Spend a Sunday Morning

Enjoy a delicious brunch and relaxing jazz music against the backdrop of breathtaking views—all while supporting Gilchrist Center Baltimore. What a great way to spend a Sunday morning! I hope you will join us at Gilchrist’s Spring Jazz Brunch on Sunday, April 8, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime … More Spring Jazz Brunch: A Delightful Way to Spend a Sunday Morning

Caring for an Elderly Parent? How a Geriatric Consultation Can Help

As people age, finding coordinated medical care can be difficult. It’s not uncommon for an elderly adult to be prescribed multiple medications and treatments by different specialists. But who is looking at the big picture? Gilchrist geriatrician Anna Monias, MD, answers questions about how a geriatric consultation can help older adults with serious illness improve … More Caring for an Elderly Parent? How a Geriatric Consultation Can Help