Month: September 2015

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say St. Francis hospital in Wilmington has agreed to a $4 million settlement related to improper Medicare and Medicaid billing. The settlement announced Tuesday involves improperly billing Medicare and Medicaid for patients admitted into a Wilmington inpatient rehabilitation unit between 2007 and 2010 when admission was not medically necessary…

Jim Mazarakis Jim Mazarakis was named to the Delaware Community Foundation Board of Directors. Mazarakis, an executive vice president with WSFS Bank, has more than 30 years of experience in banking, investment management and brokerage services. He served as chief information officer (CIO) for T. Rowe Price, and managing director and divisional CIO at J.P.…

By Christi Milligan Seventy acres of Middletown’s booming Westown area have been approved for a data center and co-generation plant — development that town officials say could bring more than 100 full-time jobs and as many as 2,000 construction jobs as the estimated $400 million project takes shape. Middletown Town Council in August approved plans…

Delaware farmers take precautions against avian flu

By Christi Milligan As waterfowl begin their migration south, poultry farmers say they’re hopeful the journey doesn’t include a Delmarva pit stop, keeping the industry free from the highly pathogenic strain of the avian flu that has decimated 48 million birds to the west. But they’re preparing just in case. Georgie Catanza, a Dover farmer…

New welcome signs greet visitors as they cross the Delaware border. They say “Welcome to Delaware – Endless Discoveries.”  They are part of a larger campaign that will list attractions off Delaware highways. The Delaware Tourism Office, in collaboration with DelDOT, erected the signs in all three counties late last month. The ongoing re-branding campaign…