Category: Health Care

The Delaware Department of State on Thursday reported a drop in the number prescriptions for opioid medications and the total quantity of opioids dispensed in the last 12 months. The agency attributes the drop to a series of new regulations and a concerted effort by officials to crack down on the problem. “The opioid epidemic…

While Delaware’s economy has been modest, Delaware’s health care industry has been on a tear. Over the past 10 years (2006-2016) as private sector earnings in Delaware increased 8.4 percent, Delaware’s health care industry’s earnings rose 64.2 percent (U.S. Department of Commerce). Earnings in nursing care increased 98 percent, as hospital earnings soared 85 percent,…

By Roger Morris Special to Delaware Business Times The primary business goal of Kentmere Healthcare Consulting is to ask the question: “Can there be too much of a good thing?” and then help provide a logical answer. Over the past 25 years, the amount of knowledge that doctors and patients can get from medical laboratory…

Christiana Care Health System is hosting its Inaugural Lung Cancer Symposium. The event will take place at the John H. Ammon Medical Education Center in Newark on Monday, April 16. The symposium will host both healthcare professionals members of the community interested in public health. Speakers will share new approaches to reducing death among lung…

Delaware employers adapt to opioid epidemic

By Christine Facciolo Special to Delaware Business Times Marian Young remembers how surprised she was when a colleague informed her that the construction industry was second only to hospitality in the amount of workplace substance abuse. “I had no idea,” said Young, president and co-founder of BrightFields Inc., a full-service environmental consulting firm in Wilmington.…

Explainer: Why won’t my hospital admit me?

by Peggy Mika Special to Delaware Business Times Hospitals are increasingly placing patients under “observation care” or “observation status” rather than admitting them. The ramifications of receiving care under observation status can be costly for Medicare patients who are paying out of pocket for their hospital stay as well as for skilled care they may…

The legacy behind Christiana Care’s new health center

In 1947, Delaware pediatrician Dr. Margaret Handy was convinced that preemies and newborns would thrive with a steady supply of breast milk. To meet the demand, she established The Mother’s Milk Bank at Delaware Hospital, now Christiana Care Health System. More than 70 years later, that spirit of innovation continues with the construction of Christiana…

The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) and Delaware Division of Public Health have announced plans to distribute potassium iodide tablets to Delaware residents living within ten miles of the Salem/Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Stations in New Jersey. Potassium iodide helps protect the thyroid glad from radioactive iodine getting ingested or inhaled. In the event of a…

For the seventh year in row, Christiana Care Health System’s Christiana and Wilmington hospitals have both been designated a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality, receiving a perfect score on the national Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational branch of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer…

Healthgrades recognized Christiana Care Health System as one of “America’s 100 Best Hospitals” in 2018. The ranking places the system in the top two percent of nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide. Healthgrades makes the rankings based on year-over-year clinical performance. “At Christiana Care, our mission is simple: We take care of people,” said Christiana Care President…