Category: Health Care

The Medical Society of Delaware (MSD) and the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) have teamed up to pursue value-based care for physicians in their respective states. The concept of value-based care, which prioritizes health outcomes over volume, has gained currency in Delaware due to state support and wide adoption among companies. MSD’s subsidiary, the Medical Network Management…

By Roger Morris Medical lab testing continues to provide a mixture of good news/bad news headlines as more diseases and conditions are being detected earlier and more precisely, saving or extending the lives of patients, while at the same time dramatically adding to the costs of health care for governments, businesses and patients. Last year,…

By Ken Mammarella A customer-centered focus was front and center when Bayhealth created its Sussex Campus. “It’s all about the voice of the patient,” said Marianne Foard, director of patient advocacy, service excellence and professional recruitment for the health-care provider. “It drives us.” That’s why all 128 hospital beds in the new Milford facility are…

The Post Acute Medical Rehabilitation Hospital of Dover held a ribbon cutting April 5, marking the opening of the first rehab hospital in Kent County. The facility provides care for patients with traumatic brain injury, stroke, Parkinson’s, amputations, hip fractures and orthopaedic injuries. Dover Mayor Robin Christiansen and Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long were in attendance at…

By Dan Linehan l Contributing Writer Health-care spending should grow by no more than about 3 percent a year starting in 2020, according to an executive order signed by Gov. John Carney last fall. While there’s no penalty for stepping over the line, annual benchmark reports will identify unneeded care and other low-hanging financial fruit.…

AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware, a Medicaid managed care partner, has opened its new community wellness center in Bear at the Glendale Plaza Shopping Center. AmeriHealth Caritas celebrated the opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring AmeriHealth Caritas Chairman and CEO Paul Tufano, Delaware health care officials, and other business and civic leaders. The center, located at…

New Castle County ranks the healthiest, and Kent County is the least healthy, according to the annual County Health Rankings, released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI). The national rankings look at a number of social factors related to health, including housing, childhood poverty,…

The Delaware Healthcare Association (DHA) on March 14 announced the launch of its new Interagency Transfer Form Pilot Program. The program aims to improve the communication process during patient transfers between hospitals and other health care facilities. The forms used for these transfers, called Interagency Transfer Forms, were developed more than 40 years ago. This updated…