Carroll Hospice, affiliated Carroll Hospital, a LifeBridge Health Center, Wednesday announced the facility has rebranded with a new name as BridgingLife.
BridgingLife is a nonprofit organization dedicated to delivering high quality palliative and hospice services to individuals with life-limiting, progressive illnesses and support to those who love them.
Along with its Carroll County services, BridgingLife operates a 14-bed inpatient hospice unit at Northwest Hospital in Randallstown, and the hospice team is preparing to manage a general 12-bed inpatient unit at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore this June. Future plans include extending BridgingLife’s palliative and end-of-life care and grief support services to Levindale Hospital and Grace Medical Center, both located in Baltimore City.
Additionally, renovations will soon begin on Dove House, BridgingLife’s inpatient hospice facility in Westminster, to increase capacity from eight to 14 beds and to refresh its patient and family rooms.
At the beginning of the expansion process, a committee composed of board members, community and staff came together to select a new name that would reflect the mission, historical perspective, powerful emotion and regional aspect of the organization.
Carroll Hospice began in 1986 to provide end-of-life care to residents in Carroll County. Through the years, the organization has expanded its services and reach to not only care for patients in Carroll County but also to provide in-home and facility-based hospice, grief support and palliative care services in Carroll, Baltimore and Frederick counties, Baltimore City and portions of Pennsylvania.
Nationally acclaimed and accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP), and a 2019 Hospice Honors recipient by HEALTHCAREfirst, four years running, BridgingLife also offers counseling, spiritual and grief support for family and friends, as well as a We Honor Veterans program for veterans. It is Medicare certified and a member of the Hospice and Palliative Care Network of Maryland and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.