Milford reports 19 COVID-19 cases amongst city workers

After months of luck, COVID-19 has reportedly hit Milford’s city government in a big way. “COVID has hit our employees pretty significantly in the month of December,” said City Manager Mark Whitfield said at Monday night’s City Council meeting. While the city “really escaped most of COVID altogether through the middle of November,” he said […]

Bayhealth defends its ICU capacity

Hospitals across the state and the nation are strained when it comes to handling COVID-19 patients who need intensive care. That’s true in Delaware, too. But in a New York Times article, the paper shares data from the Department of Health and Human Services that paints Bayhealth Medical Center in a particularly tough spot. According […]

DPH invites public to help refine State Health Improvement Plan

DOVER — The public and health stakeholders are invited to engage in a virtual roundtable to further refine the 2020 State Health Improvement Plan Progress Report. The annual SHIP report describes how the Division of Public Health and the community it serves will work together to improve the condition of Delaware’s population and the conditions […]

Blood Bank of Delmarva conducting COVID antibody tests

DOVER — Blood Bank of Delmarva donors are tested for the presence of more than 10 infectious diseases upon arrival. And now COVID-19 is among the ones on the list. Until Jan. 31, the Blood Bank of will conduct coronavirus antibody testing for donors. The COVID-19 antigen checks began Dec. 14 and were cited as […]

State plans opioid treatment expansion with proceeds from drug tax

DOVER — It can be very easy to forget these days that COVID-19 isn’t the only public health crisis raging across the country. Americans continue to die from drug overdoses, particularly using opioids, and the dangers and stress posed by the coronavirus make many reluctant or unable to get help and more likely to use. […]

CVS Health to manage pharmacy benefits for state

DOVER — On Monday, the State Employee Benefits Committee approved award of pharmacy benefit management to CVS Health.Over a three-year period, the contract with CVS Health is estimated to provide pricing guarantee improvements of $200 million or 21.8%, compared to the current contract.For 2021, prescription drug cost trend is expected to continue to outpace the […]

Beebe to host Facebook Live virtual town hall today

LEWES — Beebe Healthcare is inviting the public to a COVID-19 Town Hall today from 4 to 5 p.m.David A. Tam, MD, president and CEO, and Bill Chasanov, DO, Beebe’s COVID-19 Response Medical Director, will share updates about the latest in cases, hospitalizations, and information about the COVID-19 vaccine.Pre-submitted questions will be answered during the […]

TidalHealth earmarks grant for second mobile van for use in Sussex

SEAFORD — Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware has awarded TidalHealth a $150,000 grant from BluePrints for the Community for the purchase of a second mobile wellness van, this one earmarked for use in Southern Delaware. This vehicle will be used to expand the Wagner Wellness Van program, currently in Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset counties […]

Tuesday is deadline to sign up for care through Marketplace

DOVER — Tuesday is the last day Delawareans can sign up or change their health coverage for 2021 through Delaware’s Health Insurance Marketplace. For those who enroll by the deadline and pay their first premium, coverage will begin Jan. 1. Residents can sign up at healthcare.gov or by calling (800) 318-2596 (TTY: 855-889-4325). Free assistance […]

DelTech and Healthcare Association hosting virtual job fair Wednesday

DOVER — Delaware Technical Community College is partnering with the Delaware Healthcare Association to host a virtual job fair for health care workers Wednesday. The event will take place from 10 to 2. Attendees will be able to explore career possibilities with local health care employers. Delaware’s health care industry is in immediate need of […]