Allens’ gift to Nanticoke supports nursing education

SEAFORD — A Seaford couple’s latest gift to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital is earmarked for nursing education. Nanticoke Memorial Hospital President Penny L. Short announced last week the receipt of a restricted major gift from Barbara and Chick Allen that will augment and expand financial support for nurses seeking a higher degree or required certification. The […]

Nanticoke Hospital awarded $1.6 million

SEAFORD — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will provide $1.6 million to Nanticoke Hospital to help it respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nanticoke did not initially receive funding through the federal CARES Act, prompting the members of Delaware’s congressional delegation to reach out to the HHS secretary. “Nanticoke, as a rural Medicare […]

Hospitals expand services

Delaware’s COVID-19 concerns remain but some dramatic fears have at least diminished. Thus, health care professionals agree it’s time to resume elective procedures and primary care services. On Tuesday, state officials announced expanded opportunity for surgeries, preventive care and wellness visits. The services were allowed to return on Wednesday. Much needed colonoscopies, hip and knee […]

Seipp honored as Nanticoke’s 2019 Nurse of the Year

SEAFORD – Nanticoke Memorial Hospital is recognizing Tanya Seipp as Nanticoke’s 2019 Nurse of the Year.  Ms. Seipp is a 30-year employee of the hospital, currently working as a registered nurse in the Emergency Department. She received the Nurse of the Year honor on May 8 as a part of National Nurses Week celebrations. “As […]

Nanticoke Health Services to hold COVID-19 testing today

SEAFORD – Nanticoke Health Services will be conducting COVID-19 testing today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Frederick Douglass Elementary School, located at 1 Swain Road in Seaford. This testing event will utilize saliva-based test kits. Individuals are strongly encouraged to pre-register online. Individuals being tested are advised to not eat or drink anything, […]

Nanticoke honors 2019 Employee of Year

SEAFORD — Nanticoke Memorial Hospital has recognized Stephanie Benton, a registered respiratory therapist, as its 2019 Employee of the Year. Ms. Benton began her career at Nanticoke Memorial in 2008 as a certified respiratory therapist, then in 2011 passed her exam to become a registered respiratory therapist. Shortly after completing her registry, Ms. Benton was […]

24-year Nanticoke nurse deals with virus challenges

SEAFORD — Fresh out of high school as a 1990 Lake Forest graduate, Debbie Lane wanted to pursue a career that would impact the lives of children. Her planned career path was social work. It didn’t pan out. “I wanted to be a social worker and work with children,” said Ms. Lane. “I was in […]

Communities rally to feed hospital workers

Shifts these days and nights can be long, demanding and stressful for hospital staff on the front lines in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic. Businesses and communities are stepping up to deliver both moral and edible support. Feeding the fight has taken on different modus operandi at health care systems in Kent and Sussex […]

Mobile hospital can be used for coronavirus surge, state says

DOVER — The state announced a third alternate care site in the event of a coronavirus surge on Tuesday. Bayhealth, Nanticoke Memorial Hospital and Beebe Healthcare will take part in a collaborative effort to manage a mobile hospital unit, the Delaware Emergency Management Agency and State Health Operations Center said. Its exact location is to […]

Nanticoke, collecting medical supply donations

SEAFORD – Businesses and individuals from all over Delaware are helping medical professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Through an organized effort, Nanticoke Memorial Hospital and are requesting donations of these items from businesses or community members who have supplies that they do not currently need. Members of the community are not being asked to […]