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Once A Veteran, Always A Veteran 05.27.2021
Once A Veteran, Always A Veteran

George Comert was determined to live independently forever, but that was not to be. As his health declined, he grew weaker and less steady on his feet. After a bad fall, even he had to agree the time had come to move in with his daughter, Lynn Besch, ...

Celebrating the Women We Call Mom 05.03.2021
Celebrating the Women We Call Mom

Mother’s Day. A day of celebrating the wonderful women in our lives we call “mom.” But for some of us this can feel like a dreaded day. There are many reasons this day can feel impossibly heavy. Maybe you lost your mother, maybe you ...

Helping to Heal a Child's Grieving Heart 03.17.2021
Helping to Heal a Child's Grieving Heart

On his first day of Kindergarten in 1995, Derick Ogg came home to the news that his beloved father had died. Now 32 years old, Derick vividly recalls how he felt at the time-- numb, devastated and completely alone. Who was he now without his father ...

Read Dianah Gibson's Story 11.19.2020
Read Dianah Gibson's Story

As news director at WFRE/WFMD, I had interviewed Frederick Health Hospice’s staff and volunteers, attended their fundraisers, and reported on their role in our community. I knew they did good work, but I didn’t truly understand the true ...

The Gifts Hospice Gave to my Family 08.19.2022
The Gifts Hospice Gave to my Family

Like many people, prior to my parents’ experience with hospice, I knew very little about it. I wondered if hospice meant “giving up.” I realize now that it is the exact opposite: it is taking back—taking back control of ...

Paving the Way to Give a Patient What He Wanted Most 06.02.2022
Paving the Way to Give a Patient What He Wanted Most

Larry Stambaugh made it clear to his family and friends that he wanted to spend his last days in the home he built with his own hands on a mountaintop in Emmitsburg 40 years ago. When Frederick Health Hospice began serving Larry, wintery conditions ...

Garnet Lynch: A Teacher in Life and Death 06.02.2022
Garnet Lynch: A Teacher in Life and Death

As a life-long educator, Garnet Lynch spent her career teaching children in Frederick County Public Schools for more than 30 years. So it should come as no surprise that her passing provides a lesson to others on how hospice cares for the ...

Creating a Safe Space to Heal 02.18.2022
Creating a Safe Space to Heal

The month of June 2020 was a blur for Lauren Nolke. Not only was this working mother of two doing her best to manage the “new normal” thrust upon her by the escalating COVID-19 pandemic, she had just learned that her beloved father, ...

Once A Veteran, Always A Veteran 05.27.2021
Once A Veteran, Always A Veteran

George Comert was determined to live independently forever, but that was not to be. As his health declined, he grew weaker and less steady on his feet. After a bad fall, even he had to agree the time had come to move in with his daughter, Lynn Besch, ...

Celebrating the Women We Call Mom 05.03.2021
Celebrating the Women We Call Mom

Mother’s Day. A day of celebrating the wonderful women in our lives we call “mom.” But for some of us this can feel like a dreaded day. There are many reasons this day can feel impossibly heavy. Maybe you lost your mother, maybe you ...

Helping to Heal a Child's Grieving Heart 03.17.2021
Helping to Heal a Child's Grieving Heart

On his first day of Kindergarten in 1995, Derick Ogg came home to the news that his beloved father had died. Now 32 years old, Derick vividly recalls how he felt at the time-- numb, devastated and completely alone. Who was he now without his father ...

Read Dianah Gibson's Story 11.19.2020
Read Dianah Gibson's Story

As news director at WFRE/WFMD, I had interviewed Frederick Health Hospice’s staff and volunteers, attended their fundraisers, and reported on their role in our community. I knew they did good work, but I didn’t truly understand the true ...

Inspiring Stories

The Gifts Hospice Gave to my Family

The Gifts Hospice Gave to my Family

Aug 2022
Like many people, prior to my parents’ experience ...
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Paving the Way to Give a Patient What He Wanted Most

Paving the Way to Give a Patient What He Wanted Most

Jun 2022
Larry Stambaugh made it clear to his family and friends ...
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