Honoring Excellence – Awards and Recognition

Honoring Excellence – Awards and Recognition

Gilchrist holds several important certifications and memberships that reflect our commitment to providing top-notch care.

Certified by Medicare and Medicaid: We have earned the trust of two of the nation’s most vital healthcare programs, Medicare and Medicaid. This certification means that our services meet or exceed the rigorous standards set by these programs, ensuring you receive the highest quality of care.

Fully Licensed by the State of Maryland: Our care is backed by the full support and licensing of the State of Maryland. This ensures that our operations are in compliance with all state regulations, providing you with peace of mind.

Affiliate of GBMC HealthCare: As an affiliate of GBMC HealthCare, we have access to a wealth of resources and expertise. This partnership enhances the quality of care we can offer to our patients.

Luminis Health Gilchrist Lifecare Institute: This partnership provides an integrative continuum of care for the elderly across multiple settings, including hospitals, doctors’ offices, long-term care facilities and at home. Services include geriatric supportive care at home; geriatric supportive care in residential communities; and hospice care.  Services are offered in Anne Arundel and Prince George’s County.

Proud Memberships: Gilchrist is an active member of several prestigious organizations dedicated to advancing hospice and palliative care:

In addition to our certifications and memberships, at Gilchrist, we take great pride in the numerous prestigious awards and accolades we have received, each of which highlights our steadfast commitment to delivering exceptional care. These awards serve as a testament to the unwavering dedication of our entire team, who work tirelessly to provide compassionate, high-quality services. Our patients, their families, and the community have placed their trust in us, and we are humbled by their confidence. Explore our award-winning journey below:


Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP) Accreditation      

Gilchrist proudly holds CHAP accreditation, a symbol of excellence in the healthcare industry. This accreditation underscores our commitment to providing safe and effective care that aligns with rigorous standards and is a symbol of excellence in the healthcare industry. This accreditation is a testament to our unyielding dedication to providing safe and effective care, aligned with the most rigorous standards. In our most recent survey, Gilchrist achieved CHAP certification for its palliative program and hospice care, marking a remarkable achievement. We not only met but surpassed the highest levels of excellence in every category assessed by CHAP surveyors. This distinction demonstrates our commitment to continuous improvement, ensuring that you receive the best care possible. We are among the select few hospices to achieve such a feat in the past 12 years, and evidence of our unwavering commitment to excellence in care.

Circle of Life Award Recipient

The esteemed Circle of Life Award recognizes organizations that embrace innovative, patient-centered, and sustainable approaches to caring for individuals with serious illnesses. This award recognizes Gilchrist’s dedication to enhancing the quality of life for individuals and is the cornerstone of our care philosophy. We take pride in our holistic approach to care, which not only addresses medical needs but also emphasizes emotional, social, and spiritual support. This award is a testament to our dedication to providing comprehensive care that encompasses the whole person, ensuring that every aspect of their well-being is addressed with compassion and excellence.

Hospice Honors Award Recipient

The prestigious Hospice Honors Award celebrates Hospice Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) satisfaction and quality measures. To be considered for the Hospice national award, the hospice agency must have scored above the HEALTHCAREfirst National Performance Score on the Hospice CAHPS Willingness to Recommend question. If that criterion is met, performance is evaluated utilizing a set of 23 additional quality indicator measures.    This award underscores our unwavering commitment to ensuring the comfort and dignity of our patients throughout their journey. Hospice Honors recipients are leaders in delivering quality care, constantly seeking ways to enhance the patient’s experience.   

Daily Record’s Healthcare Hero Award Recipient

Gilchrist is deeply honored to be recognized as Healthcare Heroes by the Daily Record.  This recognition is a testament to the unwavering dedication and endless compassion of our healthcare professionals who consistently go above and beyond to make a positive difference in the lives of our patients and their families.   

The Great Place to Work Award, Won for Six Consecutive Years

At Gilchrist, our employees are the heart and soul of our organization. We are elated to be certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work®. This certification is more than just an accolade; it is a reflection of the dedication, passion, and commitment of our staff. Through anonymous surveys, our employees have shared their valuable insights and celebrated their job satisfaction.


At Gilchrist, our mission is clear: to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those we serve. Our award-winning team stands ready to provide you or your loved one with compassionate, high-quality care at every step of the journey. When you choose Gilchrist as your care partner, you’re not just choosing a provider; you’re choosing a dedicated team committed to your well-being. Thank you for considering Gilchrist, where you are our top priority.