Category: Health Care

New York-based biopharm co. to move to Del.

WILMINGTON – A small New York-based biopharmaceutical maker is planning to move its operations to Delaware this spring, according to a federal filing. Biospecifics Technologies Corp., which is currently based in Long Island, New York, filed an 8-K form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Jan. 6 notifying authorities that it planned to…

ChristianaCare partners with GoHealth on medical aid units

WILMINGTON – ChristianaCare announced Friday, Jan. 10, that it was partnering with GoHealth Urgent Care, which will take over operations at its five medical aid units and open new locations throughout Delaware and the surrounding region. GoHealth is a 7-year-old, Atlanta-headquartered network of urgent care centers that partners with large health care systems across the…

Investors buy Dover medical center for $36M

DOVER – A joint venture of investors has acquired the Eden Hill Medical Center for more than $36 million, according to county land records. The Class A, three-story medical office building at 200 Banning St. was purchased Oct. 31 by a venture that includes MedProperties Realty Advisors LLC, Capital Security Advisors and Physicians Realty Trust.…

Working together, state’s health and housing goals are within reach

For better health outcomes, the evidence is clear that safe and affordable housing must be a priority not just for public sector agencies but for nonprofit organizations, health care providers, and private sector employers.

Mergers help save smaller hospitals in and near Delaware

Economic Forecast: Health care With the start of the new year, two of Delaware’s health-care systems merged with peers and avoided adding to a growing number of hospital closures in America. ChristianaCare, the state’s largest private employer, signed a Jan. 1 agreement that merges Union Hospital in neighboring Cecil County, Maryland, into the New Castle County-based…

ChristianaCare acquires Union Hospital in Elkton

ELKTON, Maryland – ChristianaCare has signed an agreement that merges Union Hospital in neighboring Cecil County, Maryland, into the New Castle County-based health care system. The agreement, effective Jan. 1, integrated Union’s parent entity Affinity Health and all of its subsidiaries into ChristianaCare. Union Hospital will now be known as ChristianaCare, Union Hospital, and the…

Nanticoke Health Services merges with Peninsula Regional

SEAFORD – Nanticoke Health Services officially merged with Peninsula Regional Health System on Jan. 2, ending a long journey that helped Nanticoke survive in a difficult health care marketplace for smaller systems. The announcement was not a surprise as the two health care systems passed final state and federal regulatory approvals in the fall, and…

NIIMBL funding limit lifted by Congress

NEWARK – The federal funding limit for the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) was eliminated through legislation approved by Congress in December. NIIMBL, which brings together federal, university and industry partners to advance research into the medicines made of cells, is headquartered at the University of Delaware’s STAR Campus in Newark. It…

No place for discrimination in health care or insurance industry

Every year on Nov. 20, we recognize Transgender Day of Remembrance. The day creates a new awareness for some but is a somber date for countless others. Far too many members of our community are lost to violence or suicide that stems from discrimination. We can’t be silent about this. There is no place for…