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04.18.2018
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 ...

04.13.2018
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 ...

03.31.2018
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 ...

03.28.2018
Thank You, Katherine! Patient & Family Centered Care Award Winner.

Congratulations to Katherine, a recipient of our Patient & Family Centered Care Award! This award is an opportunity for our patients and their families to honor a staff member of Frederick Memorial Hospital who displays dedication and commitment ...

03.21.2018
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 ...

03.21.2018
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 ...

03.21.2018
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 ...

03.21.2018
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 ...

03.21.2018
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 ...

03.21.2018
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 ...

03.21.2018
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 ...

03.21.2018
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 ...

03.21.2018
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 ...

03.21.2018
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 ...

03.21.2018
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 ...

03.21.2018
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 ...

03.21.2018
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 ...

03.21.2018
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, ...

03.21.2018
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 ...

03.21.2018
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 ...

03.21.2018
Helping Hands

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 ...

03.21.2018
The Next Best Place to Home

Joanne Mackenize, pictured with staff member Pat Nash, shares this about her time at the Kline Hospice House. “Staff makes you feel special and it’s beyond what I could have imagined. It is the best place to be for 24 hour care. You feel ...

03.21.2018
A Dream Come True

Hospice patient Wade Carter wanted to do one thing before he died. Somehow, some way, he wanted to thank his family for all they’ve meant to him through the years and their many kindnesses to him. A newcomer to Frederick County, Wade was used ...

03.21.2018
Making Memories

After 60 years of marriage, Gloria and Ted Godbee continued their tradition of ringing in the New Year with a quiet romantic dinner. Kline House staff provided the firelight, and romantic spot. Their son-in-law made a perfectly cooked seafood dinner, ...

03.21.2018
Why I Believe in Hospice

My mother experienced Hospice of Frederick County care at the end of her 91 year life. She moved to Frederick and was diagnosed immediately with stage 4 cancer. She had been healthy all her life and was prepared to fight it. Hospice and especially ...

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