Category: Health Care

(AP) — Delaware’s third medical marijuana dispensary is opening this week. News outlets report Columbia Care held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday at its Compassion Center in Smyrna that opens Friday. The dispensary will be the New York company’s first in Delaware and makes it the second medical marijuana operator in Delaware. State Medical Marijuana Program…

Bayhealth’s decision to build a new hospital on a 165-acre site off Route 1 in Milford solved a problem. The original hospital, built in 1938, was landlocked in downtown Milford. Meanwhile, the area’s population is exploding. Milford straddles both Kent and Sussex counties, which are undergoing growth spurts. Between 2010 and 2016, Kent County’s population…

The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is offering medical grants to help Delaware families pay the costs of child health care not covered by commercial health insurance plans. So far, the foundation has awarded 15,000 grants worth more than $40 million to children and families across the U.S. Qualifying Delaware families can apply at www.uhccf.org/apply-for-a-grant/. One recipient named…

Blood Bank of Delmarva this week declared a “blood emergency.” The nonprofit is seeking additional blood donations to replenish the blood supply, which requires at least 350 donors per day to supply 19 local hospitals throughout the Delmarva Peninsula. These hospital maintain a seven-day inventory of all blood types that is continually replenished. Reserves are…

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) has shared information with the public regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Mbandaka infections. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has linked the outbreak to Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Cereals. So far, 73 people from 31 states, including 24 hospitalizations, have reported becoming ill after eating the popular breakfast food. Kellogg’s has…

Beebe Healthcare today announced revisions to its strategic expansion first announced in 2017. Among other tweaks, the new plan no longer includes the construction of additional inpatient rooms at the Lewes Campus. Instead, it places greater emphasis on outpatient services and access to advanced medical technology. “Hospitals and health systems throughout the country have worked…

  Saint Francis Hospital now offers Inspire Upper Airway Stimulation (UAS) therapy, a new method for alleviating obstructive sleep apnea without noisy bedside machines. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the airway collapses during sleep and blocks the flow of oxygen to the brain. The condition affects 18 million Americans and can lead to complications such…

The board of directors of the Nemours Foundation Tuesday announced that Dr. R. Lawrence Moss has succeeded Dr. David Bailey as president and CEO of Nemours Children’s Hospital. Moss is a pediatric surgeon, biomedical researchers, health system executive and teacher. He comes to Delaware after working seven years as surgeon-in-chief at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in…

New Castle County Chamber of Commerce’s Emerging Enterprise Center this month will launch a series of lunch time panel discussions on new developments in innovation, technology and other sectors. The first event will take place on June 19 at the University of Delaware’ STAR Campus. The focus: innovations and changes facing the healthcare sector in Delaware…

(AP) — A clinic owner in Delaware has been arrested and charged with submitting fraudulent applications for medical marijuana. Delaware State police said Saturday that Carolan Krajewski has been charged with forgery and tampering with public records. Krajewski is owner of Delaware Holistic Medicine in Lewes. The clinic was formerly known as Disjointed. The clinic’s…