Category: Health Care

Wearable exoskeleton helps children to walk at duPont Hospital’s pediatric engineering lab

By Christi Milligan It’s a long walk from the light-filled atrium of Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children’s new expansion to the east wing that houses the Pediatric Engineering Research Laboratory (PERL). It’s a distance marked by dimming overheads, manual doors, and gilded, framed artwork notably different from the hospital’s celebrated, modern additions. But in…

Beebe Healthcare may expand

By Kathy Canavan As the population of the Delaware beaches grows, Beebe Healthcare’s numbers and plans are growing, too. The hospital will likely announce plans for an expansion later this year, said President and CEO Jeffrey M. Fried. While hospitals across the country are reporting flat or declining inpatient admissions, Beebe Healthcare reported that inpatient…

By Christi Milligan MILFORD, Del. — When Milford Memorial and Kent General hospitals merged in 1997 to form a large nonprofit health-care system serving two counties, officials knew that infrastructure would need to keep pace. That’s why plans to build a $250 million health campus near Route 1 in Milford weren’t a complete surprise. “They knew…