Commentary: It’s a great year to celebrate CNA Appreciation Week

By Cheryl Heiks For more than three months now, organizations like the Delaware Health Care Facilities Association ‒— which comprises approximately 75 licensed facilities backed by the American Health Care Association and is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals by promoting high standards of care ‒— have been working tirelessly to increase […]

Dover education, nursing stalwart Joan Lynn remembered

DOVER — Joan Lynn didn’t necessarily seek the limelight. “Although she was raising six kids off and on over a 30-plus year period of time, she was still achieving goals and objectives that … were more in the background,” said her oldest son, Pat Lynn Jr. “I helped write the obituary and so that’s sort […]

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 […]

Eventual reopening of Delaware projected to be gradual

As Delaware begins its second month of social distancing, school closures and only essential businesses operating, the return to how things were as recently as February won’t happen in a snap. “I think it’s going to be more gradual,” said Jennifer Horney, professor and co-founder of the University of Delaware’s epidemiology program. “We talk at […]

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 […]