Month: June 2019

Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki on Thursday joined local entrepreneurs Christopher Bruce and Dan Pierce to celebrate the grand opening of King Creative, a combined video and recording studio at 727 N Market Street in downtown Wilmington. Bruce and Pierce, co-owners of King Creative, have an extensive background in video production, entertainment, and content development “Wow,…

Christiana Care Health System and AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware have entered into a value-based payment agreement focused on Medicaid beneficiaries. Under the agreement, revenue is based on whether the partnering organizations meet shared health care goals and cost-reduction targets. “We are transforming the health system to achieve better health at lower costs,” said Janice E. Nevin, M.D.,…

Legislation requiring restaurants in Delaware to make milk, water or 100% juice the default options on kids menus has passed the House and will be sent to Gov. John Carney’s desk for signature. “House Bill 79 is an important step in beginning to change the way of thinking around healthy lifestyle choices. Oftentimes when eating…

In the final days of the legislative session, health organizations are making a last-ditch effort to pass a bill that would make it easier for patients with opioid use disorder to receive medication-assisted treatment (MAT) such as methadone or buprenorphine. Right now, many health insurers require prior authorization to access those drugs. House Bill 220 would…

The National Chicken Council (NCC) unveiled a new video featuring four chicken farms in Maryland and Delaware that offer consumers a look onto the farms and their sustainability practices. The video features Rachel Rhodes, who raises chickens for Allen Harim; Janice Vickers, who raises chickens for Perdue Farms; and Michelle Chesnik and Terry Baker, who raise chickens…

Beebe Healthcare is looking for its next president and CEO. The health system’s board of directors has formed a search committee and partnered with Maryland-based executive search firm Witt/Kieffer to begin the process this summer. “While the role of the Board will be to ultimately appoint a Chief Executive Officer, the search committee will have a…

Gov. John Carney on Tuesday signed a $4.4 billion Fiscal Year 2020 budget plan. “This is a responsible budget that focuses on Delaware’s future, with important investments in education, in our state employees, and in health care,” said Carney. The Fiscal Year 2020 budget includes: General Fund Operating budget totals $4.4 billion, limiting growth to…

As negotiations for the 2020 operating budget near their conclusion, the nonprofit community is making a final advocacy push for increased funding to the grant-in-aid bill. The appropriations bill is the life blood of the sector and has suffered severe cuts in recent years. The legislature will meet for the final time this session on…

Gov. John Carney on Tuesday announced that more than 134,000 acres of Delaware farmland have been permanently preserved. Each year, the Delaware Agricultural Lands Preservation Foundation makes selections for preservation, with support from federal, state and county governments. “Since the start of my administration, I have placed a high priority on preserving Delaware’s farmland so…

FMC Corporation, an agricultural sciences company, plans to invest more than $50 million over the next three years in capital improvement projects, including a new greenhouse and research facility at the company’s Global Research and Development headquarters in Newark, Delaware. The Philadelphia-based company purchased the Stine Research Center campus as part of its acquisition of…