Category: Health Care

TOM MURPHY, AP Business Writer Dozens of health insurers say higher-than-expected care costs and other expenses blindsided them this year, and they’re going to have to hike premiums for individual policies well-beyond 10 percent for 2016.             The proposed double-digit hikes would apply to plans sold on the health insurance exchanges created under President Barack…

Gov. Jack Markell spoke yesterday at the ribbon-cutting of Delaware Technical and Community College’s expanded nursing wing, a 20,000 square foot addition to its 10,000 square foot program space. The new wing includes four state-of-the-art labs, clinical simulation space and additional classrooms. The number of students enrolled has nearly doubled over the last 10 years,…

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…