Posts in June, 2022

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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 ...

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