Beebe nationally recognized for hospital safety

LEWES — Beebe Healthcare was awarded an ‘A’ in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Beebe’s achievements providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade is a letter grade assigned to all general hospitals across […]

La Red gets personal protective equipment donation

GEORGETOWN – Sussex County-based La Red Health Center Inc. got a shot in the arm Friday morning – a mercy flight of personal protective equipment to help in its continuous mission to serve clients during COVID-19. Shortly after 11 a.m., a Skylane 182 Cessna, owned and piloted by Wilmer Esbenshade and co-piloted by Tim Weaver, […]

Share the Care Act helps families with home aides

WILMINGTON — Delaware families now have the option to have a home health aide give medicines to a loved one at home. AARP Delaware helped pass the Share the Care Act a year ago, and regulations became effective June 1. Before Share the Care, aides were prohibited from giving medicines. This caused many family caregivers […]

Schizophrenia-related disorders opens chapter

Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America has officially opened a Delaware chapter. The Delaware chapter will be led by Harris S. Marx as lead coordinator. Under his leadership, the chapter will work towards improving and saving lives affected by Schizophrenia-related disorders, including Bipolar.The DE Chapter will have programs in each of the three counties, […]

Free COVID-19 testing available at Louis Redding Middle School Friday

MIDDLETOWN — Louis L. Redding Middle School will serve as a COVID-19 testing site Friday. Testing will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school, located at 201 New Street. Participants aren’t required to register beforehand, but they can at delaware.curativeinc.com. The tests are self-administered oral swabs. Participants will swab the inside of […]

Highmark joins project to standardize health data

WILMINGTON — Highmark recently announced its participation and commitment in support of the Gravity Project, an HL7 Fast Health Interoperability Resource (FHIR Accelerator) and public collaborative designed to standardize medical data used to identify social determinants of health. The partnership, now more imperative than ever, is one of many Highmark has supported to combat socioeconomic […]

Virtual cancer programs available for cancer

The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact on facing cancer and those seeking services and support. “While the crisis has impacted us all, cancer patients are among the most vulnerable. That is why Cancer Support Community Delaware pivoted quickly to maintain and continue mental health services, educational programming and mind/body stress reduction programs […]

Schizophrenia-related disorders opens chapter

Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America has officially opened a Delaware chapter. The Delaware chapter will be led by Harris S. Marx as lead coordinator. Under his leadership, the chapter will work towards improving and saving lives affected by Schizophrenia-related disorders, including Bipolar.The DE Chapter will have programs in each of the three counties, […]

What to expect at pediatric visits during the pandemic

By Dr. Jeffrey Boxer During the coronavirus pandemic, we have gotten many questions from parents of our pediatric patients so we created this resource for parents to know when and how they can safely come into a pediatrician’s office for scheduled appointments and exams. Is it safe to see my pediatrician during the pandemic? The […]

Social vs. Science: Finding the middle ground as pandemic restrictions loosen

DOVER — As the state begins its first phase of recovery following the three-month state of emergency, the social end and the scientific end of the pandemic may not align. While Delaware and surrounding states may begin to loosen restrictions, the pandemic is still ongoing — and isn’t likely to be declared “over” until a […]