Category: Health Care

Viewpoint: Addiction-treatment center works to address neighbors’ concerns

My job is to keep hope alive. The extraordinary staff with whom I share this vision would say the same thing. By offering treatment options to those caught up in the horror of opioid addiction, Brandywine Counseling and Community Services keeps hope alive. Wilmington is a great city. It also has an array of social…

The Division of Public Health (DPH) held its annual stakeholder meeting on October 23 to discuss the progress of the Delaware State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP). The report sets priorities for how the division and community stakeholders can work together to improve the health of Delaware’s population. This latest update serves as an update on…

This Saturday, Oct. 26, is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, and the Delaware Division of Public Health is urging public participation. The twice-a-year event is organized by the Drug Enforcement Administration to reduce the number of medications being misused. The program has resulted in over 85,000 pounds of medication being collected since 2010. A total…

Future agendas for the Delaware Health Resources Board, which regulates the number of beds in hospitals and nursing homes and essentially prevents excessive purchasing of expensive equipment, are expected to include: A request by Newark-based Exceptional Care for Children (ECC) to construct a 22-bed skilled nursing building called the “Bridge Unit” at a cost of…

ChristianaCare is Leading by Example to Protect Patients, Staff and Community from Deadly Flu In a single day, Thursday, Oct. 10, ChristianaCare in Delaware will attempt to vaccinate nearly all of its 12,000 employees in 100 locations in four states, through its #HitMeWithYourFluShot campaign. Between 36,400 and 61,200 Americans died from the flu last year,…

Wilmington– Delaware Care Collaboration (DCC) achieved $10.1M million dollars in savings for the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) in 2018 – a 10.85% savings rate. DCC achieved the 12thhighest savings rate percentage among 548 Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) ACOs. The organization will receive nearly $4.9M in shared savings as a result. DCC earned a…

ChristianaCare overhauls brand identity, but only tweaks name

  After two years of internal discussion and planning, Delaware’s largest private employer has tweaked its nationally recognized name to signal the launch of an updated brand identity. ChristianaCare, formerly Christiana Care Health System, is a new spin on a trusted name that is designed to reflect the organization’s values of “love and excellence,” said…

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services a $3.58 million planning grant to increase the treatment capacity of Medicaid providers to deliver substance use disorder treatment and recovery services to Delawareans in need. Delaware was one of 15 states to receive the 18-month planning…