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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, ...

Read Lionel Bowie's story 11.24.2021
Read Lionel Bowie's story

I’ve wanted to be a lot of different things in my life, but I neither wanted nor expected to be an expert on cancer. However, during my late wife Marcia’s battle with the disease, we came to understand cancer far too well. We learned that ...

When a Loved One Dies from Overdose 11.04.2021
When a Loved One Dies from Overdose

Through a partnership with the Frederick Police Department’s Victims Services Unit and the County Health Department, Hospice launched its Overdose Survivor Outreach Program to bring care, comfort and support to the families and friends of ...

Making Memories through Legacy Projects 11.03.2021
Making Memories through Legacy Projects

Many of us can relate to that feeling of coming across a letter, photo, or other memento that keeps us connected to a special person, place, or time in our lives. To hear a loved one’s voice, read their handwriting, or see their smile in a ...

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 ...

To Live Until He Died, Dad Chose Hospice 09.14.2020
To Live Until He Died, Dad Chose Hospice

Several years ago, my father, Richard Eugene "Dick" Stockman, found out that he had a rare cancer. In the early stages, we had high hopes that the treatments he received would stop or greatly delay its spread. Dad kept his usual positive ...

Father's Day 06.18.2020
Father's Day

If you have gone to a store, or watched television, or checked your email recently, you have probably been reminded that Father’s Day is this weekend. While for some people these have been helpful reminders to recognize the significant men in ...

Thankful for the Care 06.10.2020
Thankful for the Care

Bonnie and her late husband Dave were introduced to Kline Hospice House in 2012 when they visited a friend’s mother. Bonnie remembers how impressed she and Dave were with its peaceful, home-like setting, and the gentle, compassionate care the ...

Remembering Carl Miller 05.26.2020
Remembering Carl Miller

When Carl Miller passed away at the Kline Hospice House earlier this year, his family members lost a father, a brother, an uncle, a grandfather and a great grandfather, and Hospice lost a very dear friend. “I speak for the entire Frederick ...

Forty Years of Care, Comfort, and Hope 02.27.2020
Forty Years of Care, Comfort, and Hope

Since March of 1980, Hospice of Frederick County, now called Frederick Health Hospice, has been promoting quality of life by providing compassionate medical, emotional, spiritual and bereavement support to individuals and their loved ones facing a ...

Read Michelle Hunt's Story 11.06.2019
Read Michelle Hunt's Story

My son Corey was one in a million. From the time he was a little boy, he made the most of each day, brightening the lives of everyone around himwith his smile, warmth, and humor. He had a passion and a zest for life that was just extraordinary. Corey ...

Frederick Health Hospice- Special Message 10.04.2019
Frederick Health Hospice- Special Message

Dear Friends, Some of you may remember when Hospice of Frederick County affiliated with FMH Hospice Services in 1997. This created a single entity for the delivery of hospice services in Frederick County, making it easier for those in need to know ...

Peace at the End 05.17.2019
Peace at the End

Donald Greenway was proud of his career as an officer with Washington D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Force. A perfectionist who believed in “doing things right,” Donald was a member of the Force’s executive security detail, the ...

When A Loved One Dies: Helping Kids Cope With Grief and Loss 02.28.2019
When A Loved One Dies: Helping Kids Cope With Grief and Loss

Christie Berkie has been a Camp Jamie volunteer since 2013 – the year after her two oldest children attended as campers. “I saw the difference in them, and I wanted a chance to say thank you.” Another of our longtime volunteers, ...

Gali's Legacy- Ancient Wisdom Set to Music 11.20.2018
Gali's Legacy- Ancient Wisdom Set to Music

Gali Sanchez was a percussionist for Santana, Steve Winwood, and the Dave Matthews Band, amongst others. He rubbed elbows with some of the most famous musicians in modern music and is considered to be one of the best recorded conga players. But Gali ...

Read Khris Keepers Story 11.19.2018
Read Khris Keepers Story

When I found out that my mother was nearing the end of her life, I had no idea where to turn. What a relief to learn that Hospice of Frederick County would walk beside us until the last day of her life, providing peace, comfort, and more blessings ...

Living in the Moment 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 ...

The Last Ride 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 ...

A Zest For Life 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 ...

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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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