Healthcare quality professionals at Gilchrist proudly join the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) and those around the country in celebrating Healthcare Quality Week, October 21-27. At Gilchrist, we don’t just focus on quality one week a year—we take steps all year long to improve quality. Quality at Gilchrist means that each person and family … More What Hospice Quality Means at Gilchrist
As the general manager of Turf Valley Resort, a family-owned business in Howard County, it has always been important to me and my family to be good corporate citizens. As such we try to support the many good causes, organizations and events here in the county—many of which are held at Turf Valley Resort. Gilchrist’s … More Join Us at Gilchrist’s Taste of Howard County
The Gilchrist Elder Medical Care at Home program was created to meet the needs of seriously ill seniors who are no longer able to make trips to the doctor. With Elder Medical Care, these individuals—who often lack caregiver support and have challenges with activities of daily living—can receive the care they need in the comfort … More When Seniors Need House Calls
Gilchrist volunteers come from all walks of life, have different spiritual beliefs and experiences, and range in age from 18 to 92. Many of them have lost loved ones who were cared for by Gilchrist. Some are students who will eventually provide care to individuals nearing the end of their life. Others are drawn to … More 7 Qualities That Make Gilchrist Volunteers Special
Family members and patients can call Gilchrist’s Nurse Helpline any time, day or night, 365 days a year. A triage nurse is always available to answer the call and get them the help they need either over the phone or by getting in touch with their hospice team. During the day, the triage nurse can … More Did You Know that a Gilchrist Nurse is Available to Families 24/7?
Through Gilchrist’s Care Counseling service, anyone in the community can reach a trained care navigator to receive support, guidance and help in understanding their options for care—either for themselves or a loved one with serious illness. Since its inception in October 2017, the care navigation center has received over 10,000 calls. For every caller, our … More Care Navigators: Listening to Your Needs and Connecting You to Services
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
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
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?
The life limiting diagnosis for their baby daughter, Dawn, brought only unanswered questions for Danielle Zang and Jesus Espinoza. Told that the little girl had a rare and fatal genetic disorder, medical professionals said only to take her home and “keep her comfortable.” It wasn’t until Dawn was admitted to the hospital many months later … More Taking a family under our wing