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Delaplaine Foundation, Inc. Grant Provides Rapid Response Carts
Featured from left to right: Katie Green, SPD Inventory Clerk, Frederick Memorial Hospital; Angie Propst, SPD Inventory Control Coordinator, Frederick Memorial Hospital; Evelyn Johnson, SPD Inventory Clerk, Frederick Memorial Hospital; Laura Jackson, ...
2018 Indirect Care Nurse of the Year - Sharon Chilton
The award for 2018 Indirect Care Nurse of the Year goes to Sharon Chilton, OR Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nursing Professional Development! Sharon was nominated by many of her department peers, with colleagues writing, “Sharon is a true ...
Promoting Health Through Resource Garden
For well over 100 years, Frederick Memorial Hospital has focused on treating and curing those who are ill, promoting healthy and fulfilling lifestyles, preventing illness, and increasing the quality of life in Frederick County. This philosophy ...
Now Is the Time to Consider Advance Care Planning
National Healthcare Decisions Day is a time to inspire, educate, and empower the public and healthcare providers about the importance of advance care planning. Frederick Regional Health System is joining healthcare organizations across the country to ...
Thank you, Michael! - Patient Safety Hero Award Winner.
Congratulations to Michael, a recipient of our Patient Safety Hero Award! Patient safety is a top priority at Frederick Memorial Hospital. Michael’s concern for our patients and consistent efforts to assure patient safety demonstrate our strong ...
Let's Talk About Hospice
Help us educate the community about the value of hospice in end-of-life care. We think everyone should know about hospice: the care and dignity it provides, and how we help patients and their loved ones face a life-limiting illness. We’ll speak ...
The Need for Mourning
Mourning…is there an art to it or is it something that happens automatically? And what is the difference between grief and mourning? Grief refers to the reactions and feelings we have from experiencing the death of a loved one. Mourning is the ...
The Last Ride
I was the Hospice Direct Service volunteer assigned to visit Barry Glass when he entered our program. My job was to provide companionship to both the patient and his wife, even if just for a little emotional support. I soon learned that instead of a ...
A Zest For Life
From the first time John Noonan saw the Kline Hospice House, he was in love—with his room, with the staff and volunteers, with the view from the deck, with everything and everyone. “This place is like Heaven,” the 92-year-old said ...
Living in the Moment
Most people would never guess that Adele Carey was 90 years old when this photo was taken. As a Hospice patient, Adele resided at Somerford Assisted Living and enjoyed living life to its fullest. Her good friend, Sandy Thompson, and family members ...
A Life Fully Lived
After many years in their own home, it became apparent that Ann Bohn and her husband both needed more assistance due to serious health issues. Ann entered the Kline House and Joe became a resident patient at the Martinsburg VA Medical Center in West ...
The Lucky Winner
Hospice patient Violet Young loved to play the slot machines in Charles Town, West Virginia and her daughters Jennifer and Robin planned to take her there for a day of fun. When Violet’s illness necessitated a change in plans, the daughters ...
The Snowglobe Of Grief
On Friday, June 10, 2011, at 12:30 a.m., my life changed in such a way that it would never, ever be the same again. My husband Steven died after and eight-year battle with cancer. Grief had already become a constant companion in 2009 when ...
Making Memories Every Day
Whether it was in his grandparents’ pond, Gunner’s Lake in Montgomery County or the shallow surf around Assateague and Chincoteague Islands, 31-year-old Stephen Travels could never get enough fishing. “No matter what was going on in ...
The Importance Of Being Present
Volunteering isn’t always about interaction or action. Sometimes, our patients are not very responsive, participative or communicative. They might be sleeping a lot or simply unconscious. Compassionate presence volunteers have one simple but ...
Life at the Kline House
Every day at the Kline Hospice House is busy, filled with lots of activity, laughter, and memories in the making. We consider ourselves blessed to share many sweet moments with our patients and families. One gentleman told us he’d just have to ...
A Holiday Memory
When I was a Direct Service Volunteer for Hospice of Frederick County, I had the pleasure of visiting one particular patient and his family on Christmas Day. There were a lot of tears and sadness for this family: The father could not take everyone to ...
It's the Little Things
Capturing the joy in every day doesn’t always mean fulfilling a lifelong dream. Sometimes, extraordinary joy comes from the most ordinary things. We asked our volunteers and staff to share some examples: Hospice volunteer Angela was looking for ...
The Closest Place To Home
Since Kline Hospice House opened its doors in 2002, the beautiful home and its caring staff have earned the gratitude and praise of many area families. “Kline House met every need we had.” Pepper Delauter’s father, Stanley Gaver, ...
A Family's Railroad Ties Bring Comfort
While a lot of people find a train’s whistle to be a mournful sound, Timmy Bentz of Graceham, MD says hearing one always makes him smile. That’s because a train whistle reminds Timmy of his Dad, Charles W. Bentz, who was cared for by ...
Celebrating National Volunteer Week
Forty years ago, President Richard Nixon declared the first National Volunteer Week to recognize Americans who give of their time and talents to benefit others. This was the same year, 1974, that the Connecticut Hospice – one of the first ...
Grief support takes various forms at Hospice of Frederick County, but it is all available free of charge to anyone in the community who is grieving—regardless of how or when the death occurred. After Linda Williams’s husband died suddenly ...
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