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Board Member Spotlight: Charlie Smith Sep 15, 2023
Board Member Spotlight: Charlie Smith

Charlie Smith’s day job as Frederick County State's Attorney often involves helping victims of crime get justice for the loss of their loved ones. As such, he is no stranger to death. It wasn’t really until his own father, J. Charles Smith, Jr., a ...

Hospice Chaplain Helps Fulfill Wish Aug 15, 2023
Hospice Chaplain Helps Fulfill Wish

Elizabeth “Libby” Moser was determined to be baptized before she died. Just days before she passed away, her brother called Hospice Chaplain Wes Parks to see if he would be available to baptize his sister in the pool of a Frederick area hotel. “He ...

Shared Situations Help Bring Healing to Camp Jamie Participants Jun 15, 2023
Shared Situations Help Bring Healing to Camp Jamie Participants

The loss of a loved one can be a lonely and alienating experience for people of any age, but for children and adolescents who tend to prioritize peer interactions, the isolation of grief can be especially painful. Through programs like Camp Jamie, ...

Stitched with Care and Gratitude May 15, 2023
Stitched with Care and Gratitude

Veterans receiving care from Hospice are enjoying an extra gift of warmth and kindness, courtesy of the Clustered Spires Quilt Guild. Every year, the Guild’s 50 or so members choose community projects to support with handmade quilts. “We always do a ...

Music Brings Joy, Peace and Connection May 22, 2024
Music Brings Joy, Peace and Connection

Richard Schwartz can’t remember a time when he didn’t love music. From his childhood, during his Army service, and throughout his long and happy marriage to his beloved Darlene, traditional Christian hymns, musical scores and old-time rock-and-roll ...

Hospice Grief Programs Help All Ages Jan 2, 2024
Hospice Grief Programs Help All Ages

Following the heartbreaking loss of their 2-year-old son, Beckett, the Hartner family found comfort not only in their community but also in Frederick Health Hospice's grief support programs, Camp Jamie and Project Christine. Camp Jamie especially ...

Patricia Clock Was a Force of Nature Nov 15, 2023
Patricia Clock Was a Force of Nature

Despite the physical and cognitive challenges she faced from her Parkinson’s Disease, Patricia Clock lived her life with passion and energy. A caregiver to others throughout her life, it was always difficult for her to acknowledge when she needed ...

Preparing a new generation of caregivers Nov 15, 2023
Preparing a new generation of caregivers

One of the best ways to reverse stigma is to educate the younger generation. In a new partnership between Hospice and the Department of Nursing at Hood College, future healthcare providers are getting hands-on experience while learning about hospice ...

"Nurse Hadley" Visits Frederick May 22, 2024
"Nurse Hadley" Visits Frederick

Over 400 people attended hospice's lecture and book signing featuring Hadley Vlahos, R.N., a hospice registered nurse and TikTok star (“Nurse Hadley”) at the forefront of a movement to change attitudes about death and end-of-life journeys. We were ...

Frederick Health Hospice Expands Services into Montgomery County, MD Mar 12, 2024
Frederick Health Hospice Expands Services into Montgomery County, MD

Frederick Health Hospice is excited to announce that the Adventist HealthCare system in Montgomery County, Maryland, has selected them as their hospice of choice. Frederick Health Hospice will provide general in-patient level of hospice care to ...

Once A Veteran, Always A Veteran May 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 May 3, 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 lost your child ...

Inspiring Stories

Music Brings Joy, Peace and Connection

Music Brings Joy, Peace and Connection

May 22, 2024
Richard Schwartz can’t remember a time when he didn’t ...
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Hospice Grief Programs Help All Ages

Hospice Grief Programs Help All Ages

Jan 2, 2024
Following the heartbreaking loss of their 2-year-old ...
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