Category: Health Care

For a small state, Delaware has big bragging rights when it comes to health care innovation. It is the home of Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, whose Nemours Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders offers nationally renowned pediatric oncology and hematology care. Then, there’s Christiana Care Health System and its cutting-edge research, especially at…

Newark-based TheraV makes the Elix, a non-prescription device that uses vibration to combat neuropathic pain. Founder Amira Idris received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware in 2015 and her master’s in entrepreneurship and design through UD’s Horn Entrepreneurship program in 2016. Q: How did you spot the need for the device? Amira Idris:…

In 1916, Dr. James Beebe Sr. and Dr. Richard Beebe opened the three-bed Beebe Hospital on property that their father owned in Lewes. The brothers, both graduates of Jefferson Medical College, wanted to bring modern medicine to an under served area. Today, Beebe Healthcare remains rooted in Lewes with the 210-licensed-bed hospital. However, it also…

With more than 25 years of combined experience in the oncology-specialty home care sector, Meg Maley and Jill Teixeira, both oncology nurses and University of Delaware graduates, realized that patients and their families needed tools to help them cope with stress. The nurses had previously worked with Jon Brilliant, a founder of WellDoc and a…

Siemens Healthineers’ portfolio includes diagnostic imaging, laboratory diagnostics and advanced therapies, such as mobile C-arms and hybrid operating rooms. The division is part of Siemens, an international company based in Germany. With roots that date back to DuPont, Siemens’ 123-acre Glasgow site houses reagent manufacturing, global engineering and assay development, training, sales and marketing, IT…

Visitors to Nemours, the chateau-style home in Wilmington built by industrialist and philanthropist Alfred I. duPont, will likely notice the imposing stone walls that surround the sweeping estate. But the property is much more than a tourist attraction. The grounds are also home to the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. Since opening in 1940,…

In 1965, three Wilmington hospitals were facing rapid changes in health care and a booming population. Realizing there was strength in numbers, Memorial, Delaware and Wilmington General hospitals merged to form the Wilmington Medical Center. With the opening of Christiana Hospital in 1985 and an expanding presence in the region, Wilmington Medical Center became Christiana…

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…

During its 10 years of existence, the Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN) has expanded to include information about 2.2 million unique patients and more than 14 million deliverers of medical information, reports and results each year. Health professionals and institutions gain quick, secure and accurate information that helps them deliver better care. CEO Jan Lee,…