Gilchrist, Joseph Richey partner to enhance hospice care

Gilchrist Hospice Care, the largest provider of hospice services in the state, said Wednesday it has partnered with Joseph Richey Hospice, which operates the only free-standing residential facility in Baltimore City.

Details of the arrangement were not disclosed by the two non-profits, but officials said Joseph Richey will now fall under the Gilchrist umbrella.

Joseph Richey provides care to terminally ill patients in underserved communities, and Gilchrist's leadership expected the partnership to enhance care. Joseph Richey's facility will be renamed Gilchrist Center Baltimore - Joseph Richey House.

The group's in-home care will be merged into Gilchrist's existing program and run by Gilchrist staff.

Gilchrist already provides services in home, in nursing and assisted living facilities and in acute care centers to patients in the city and Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties.

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