Category: Health Care

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…

One big goal: Eradicate opioid addiction in her lifetime

Brandywine Counseling and Community Services (BCCS) has been around for 35 years. Its roots are in the Christiana Care Hospital System and was started as a result of Christiana deciding it didn’t want to provide outpatient opioid drug and alcohol treatment services. BCCS began with a specialty service: opioid addiction treatment as behavioral health counseling…

Christiana Care’s Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute has received $10.56 million six-year grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The money will support its participation in NCI’s Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP), which includes Beebe Healthcare and Nanticoke Health Services. NCORP runs a network of cancer research centers in 32 community sites,…

Christiana Care Health System has committed to providing 12 weeks of paid parental leave to employees starting Fiscal Year 2021. The benefit will apply to eligible caregivers (mothers and fathers) for the birth, adoption or foster care placement of a child. “We know that the bond formed between mother and child in the first few weeks…

Deep Dive Delaware: Neighborhood Revitalization

REACH Riverside has partnered with Atlanta-based Purpose Built Communities to bring radical, systemic change to Wilmington’s Riverside neighborhood. REACH Riverside is implementing a model that offers a three-pronged approach to change with high-quality mixed-income housing; a cradle-to-college education pipeline; and community wellness programs. According to REACH Riverside, the neighborhood today has 70% of children living…

Christiana Care Health System has continued its streak of earning top honors in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Index. The tool compares policies and practices in hospitals related to the treatment of LGBTQ patients, visitors, and employees. This is the eighth year in a row that the health system scored high in…