Speak Out: New hospital, theater in Milford

New hospital Bayhealth Sussex Campus in Milford beamed with life last weekend as thousands of community members walked through the hallways of the new hospital. • Seems very well laid out and patient oriented. I am sure it will serve the community well in the coming years. They have also planned for future expansion. — […]

Letter to the Editor: How to talk to your doctor

Starting the conversation regarding end of life care is hard — even for our society’s esteemed doctors and medical professionals. As the leading nonprofit hospice and healthcare agency in the state, Delaware Hospice strives to provide end of life education and support to our community. As we jump into 2019, Delaware Hospice recommends the following […]

Commentary: Hospital pricing in Del. above the norm for Medicare

Many people in need of medical services that can help them live a higher quality and longer lives are forced to delay or even forego getting the medical care they need due to the high prices charged by some hospitals. These high prices exist despite numerous studies showing that places with higher prices do not […]

Sound Off Delaware: Primary care doctors

This is your public forum. We welcome your opinions, which can be emailed to newsroom@newszap.com or posted online under the stories at www.DelawareStateNews.net. The number of primary care physicians in Delaware declined about 6 percent from 2013 to 2018, according to a new study from the University of Delaware. The study, commissioned and released by […]

COMMENTARY: Delaware Nurses Association supports Senate Bill 199

The Delaware Nurses Association (DNA) hereby announces its support for pending Senate Bill 199, which makes several amendments to Delaware Code to mandate improved insurance coverage for primary care services delivered by practitioners in the areas of family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology and psychiatry. We agree with our colleagues at the Medical […]

Building for growth: A boom in medical building construction means more health care jobs in central Delaware

DOVER — At a glance, central Delaware’s medical field/industry appears to be undergoing rapid growth. To name a few projects, the $19 million Center at Eden Hill short-term rehabilitation center in Dover is nearing completion; a new $10 million First State Orthopaedics facility is well underway; and, the construction of a mammoth $314 million Bayhealth […]

Construction concludes for Eden Hill medical facility

DOVER — More than six years in the making, the $19 million Center at Eden Hill short-term rehabilitation center is mostly complete. While some touch-up work remains for the 80-bed facility at 300 Banning St., construction concluded two weeks ahead of schedule in mid-November. The three-story structure received it certificate of occupancy from the City […]

Superior Court upholds disciplinary action against doctor

  WILMINGTON — Sanctions against a doctor accused of faulty record keeping and a pattern of negligence were upheld in Superior Court on Monday, according to a 15-page order. Dr. Nathan L. Centers was placed on probation for six months by the Delaware Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline for his actions as medical director […]

Dover High student gets jump on medical future

DOVER — Like most high school students about to enter their junior years, Olivia Parsons has a pretty good feeling about where her future path lies, but also knows there can be detours along the way. Just two years ago, she was set to pursue a career in early childhood education. However, she quickly found […]

Dover doctor pleads guilty to felony health care fraud

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DOVER — A Dover pain doctor was sentenced to 18 months of probation Monday after pleading guilty to one count of felony health care fraud involving fraudulent billing practices. Dr. Senad Cemerlic, an anesthesiologist and owner of ABG Pain Clinic, was ordered to pay $250,000 in restitution to the state Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance […]