Category: Health Care

Christiana Care Health System has announced an increase in its minimum wage to $15 an hour effective Feb. 1, 2019. The raise will affect 500 current employees who currently make below $15 an hour. Christiana Care is the largest private employer in Delaware with nearly 12,000 employees and is the first health system in Delaware…

Christiana Care has added a Psychiatry Residency Program to help meet behavioral health needs in the community. While new to Christiana Care, it is not the health care system’s first residency. Christiana Care has more than 100 years of experience in post-graduate medical education, and there are 15 other residencies. The new program, which is…

(AP) — A Delaware pharmaceutical company has won a lawsuit alleging a high-ranking scientist stole company secrets and shared them with a Silicon Valley startup, but will not receive any damages. The News Journal reports a jury ruled Wednesday that Flexus Biosciences had “misappropriated” an Incyte Corp. trade secret, but that Flexus hadn’t been “unjustly…

Christiana Care Health System has replaced its inpatient Behavioral Health Unit at Wilmington Hospital with an expanded facility that provides state-of-the-art medical and behavioral health care. “The new inpatient Behavioral Health Unit at Wilmington Hospital reflects the Christiana Care Way of serving our neighbors as expert, caring partners,” said Chief Operating Officer Sharon Kurfuerst, Ed.D.,…

Fall is one of the busiest times of the year for Delaware businesses. Most employees are back from vacation and ready to close out the year strong. It’s also an important time to select 2019 health benefits, especially during the seven-week open enrollment period, from November 1st to December 15th, 2018. To help employers and…

Beebe Physical Rehabilitation Services has opened a new physical rehabilitation center at Lighthouse Plaza in Rehoboth Beach, which formerly housed QVC. The office moved from its previous location at the Bookhammer Outpatient Center on Rt. 24. The new address is 19324 Lighthouse Plaza Blvd. in Rehoboth Beach, directly off Route 1 near Giant Food. This…

The steady rise of Prelude Therapeutics

By Dan Linehan Special to Delaware Business Times It’s natural to draw parallels between Kris Vaddi’s time discovering drugs at Incyte, where he spent 14 years, and his latest startup venture, Prelude Therapeutics. But there are many differences. At Incyte, Vaddi joined a thriving public company with hundreds of millions in cash and investments when…

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…