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Gilchrist opens new hospice center in Baltimore

Gilchrist, Maryland’s largest provider of serious illness and end-of-life care, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 30 at its new hospice center in Baltimore.

The William L. and Victorine Q. Adams Gilchrist Center Baltimore, named after two African-American pillars of the local community, is a 30,000 square-foot facility on 1 1/2 acres at Stadium Place on East 33rd Street, where Memorial Stadium was once located.

The facility is the new location for Gilchrist’s current inpatient hospice center previously located on Eutaw Street — it was at the former Joseph Richey House — which provided end-of-life care for city residents for more than 30 years.

The new two-story center, which contains 18 private adult and four pediatric suites for inpatient residential hospice and respite care, will continue to be the only residential hospice center in Baltimore and house the only pediatric inpatient hospice unit in Maryland. Gilchrist will begin accepting patients in late October or early November.

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Marjorie Rodgers Cheshire, president of A&R Development, speaks to the audience in front of a video screen with the images of William and Victorine Adams on screen, the namesakes of the new William L. and Victorine Q. Adams Gilchrist Center Baltimore. (Photo courtesy of Gilchrist)

Gilchrist’s new hospice center in Baltimore is a 30,000 square-foot facility, situated on 1 1/2 acres at Stadium Place on East 33rd Street, where Memorial Stadium was once located. (Photo courtesy of Gilchrist)

Dr. Tim Doran, center, chair of the Gilchrist Center Baltimore Board, cuts the ceremonial ribbon opening at Gilchrist’s new hospice center in Baltimore. Joining Doran on stage are Dr. John Chessare, president and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Medical Center; Ann Croom, chair of the Gilchrist Board of Directors; Cathy Hamel, president of Gilchrist; and Marjorie Rodgers Cheshire, president of A&R Development. (Photo courtesy of Gilchrist)

From left, Theo Rodgers, CEO of A&R Development; Callie Johnson, senior vice president of A&R Development; and Cecil Flamer, managing director of Brown Capital Management, enjoy their time at the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Gilchrist’s new hospice center in Baltimore. (Photo courtesy of Gilchrist)

Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott and Gilchrist Chaplain Deborah Bain pose for a photo. (Photo courtesy of Gilchrist)

Dr. Tim Doran, chair of the Gilchrist Center Baltimore Board, delivers some remarks to the crowd.

Spaulding Goetze Sr. and his wife, Cynthia, of the Goetze Candy Company, attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Gilchrist’s new hospice center in Baltimore. (Photo courtesy of Gilchrist)

The leadership team at Gilchrist gathers for a photo during the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the company’s new hospice center in Baltimore. From left are Jason Simick, Dr. Melodie Brown, Natalie Coleman, Catherine Frome, Carolyn Ross, Dr. Aaron Charles, Dionne Savage, Gilchrist President Cathy Hamel, Gail Blackburn, Bonnie Speicher, Jessica Gabbard and Dr. Phillip Shaheen. (Photo courtesy of Gilchrist)

From left, Nichole Battle CEO of GEDCO; Marjorie Rodgers Cheshire, president of A&R Development; and Callie Johnson, senior vice president of A&R Development, enjoy a conversation during the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Gilchrist’s new hospice center in Baltimore. (Photo courtesy of Gilchrist)