Category: Health Care

The Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Healthcare welcomed its largest first-year class in history for the 2018 fall semester. The Class of 2020 consists of 43 students from all over the region. During orientation the students got a chance to meet faculty members as well as senior students from the Class of…

(AP) — A Delaware hospital says its new $2.1 million robot has performed more than 50 surgeries since it was introduced. The Beebe Medical Center’s Lewes Center for Robotic Surgery opened this summer. Robotic program head Dr. Kurt Wehberg tells The News Journal robot-assisted surgeries are less invasive than traditional procedures. And he says that translates into…

By Ken Mammarella Special to Delaware Business Times This fall, a total of three retirement facilities will operate along a single 1.5-mile stretch of Shipley Road in North Wilmington. They were built decades apart, but taken together they demonstrate the shifting demographics of Delaware. In 1990, the U.S. Census counted 80,735 Delawareans age 65 and…

(AP) — The owner of a medical marijuana clinic in Delaware has pleaded guilty to tampering with public records. Citing court documents, The News Journal reports 37-year-old Carolan Krajewski acknowledged admitting to forging the signature of a doctor who no longer worked for her clinic on three medical marijuana applications. Court records show she pleaded…

An employer-paid health insurance concept is spreading through Delaware that aims to help small- and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) reduce health care costs and eventually transition to self-insurance plans. Michael Geary, principal in the Wilmington-based insurance consulting firm Synurture, said that Participating Funding Arrangement™ insurance (PFA) is an old concept that has taken root over the…

DIMER program gives Delaware doctoral students a reason to stay

By MICHAEL BRADLEY Special to Delaware Business Times Frank Mayer, 39, has a wife, two young children and a goal to practice emergency medicine in Delaware. Now in his third year at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), the Newark native is set to make that dream a reality. “It’s something I have wanted to…

The University of Delaware is now offering scholarship funding and support for students with autism who want to study computer and information science or electrical and computer engineering. The program, called Spectrum Scholars, is supported by a 10-year grant from JPMorgan Chase. “The Spectrum Scholars program is an exciting opportunity for students with autism and…

(AP) — A Delaware hospital will have to pay damages to a longtime nurse who wasn’t allowed to go back to work wearing a back brace after surgery. The News Journal reports former neonatal intensive care unit nurse Suzanne Wilgus won nearly $300,000 from Bayhealth Medical Center earlier this month. According to court documents, Wilgus…