Category: Health Care

The National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) and the University of Delaware have entered into a research agreement with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The arrangement, which is called a Collaborative Research Development Agreement (CRADA), allows the partners to collaborate in a “pre-competitive environment” to foster innovative biopharmaceutical research. “We are increasingly…

New medical model offers relief to rushed doctors — for a fee

Bill Lucks of Lewes had already landed in California when he realized he’d forgotten two medications back home. One of them required a new prescription, and a pharmacist there told him he’d need to get a fax from his doctor.  It was a Friday, so Lucks probably wouldn’t get his medication until Tuesday or Wednesday,…

Christiana Care Health System has made the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital list for the fourth year in a row. The northern Delaware health system was one of 57 hospitals out of 4,500 across the nation to achieve the highest ratings in every common adult condition or procedure. In the Philadelphia region, it…

By Patrick Jackson Bayhealth and Beebe Healthcare were supposed to get a state panel’s verdict on their plans for a free-standing emergency room in the Georgetown area. But because the 15-member Delaware Health Resources Board couldn’t reach a conflict-free quorum, the hearing has been postponed until 2:30 p.m. August 15. It’s annoying, says John Van…

Christiana Care has opened a new center for patients with mental illness, a poorly controlled chronic medication condition or a significant social need such as homelessness, hunger, or addiction. It will initially serve upwards of 200 patients who are identified as needing this enhanced level of coordinated care. The Center for Hope and Healing at Wilmington…

Decision looms on whether Sussex hospitals can open new ERs

By Patrick Jackson Contributing Writer DOVER — State regulators will likely decide July 23 whether Sussex County will get a free-standing emergency room in the Georgetown area. An advisory panel in June said that neither BayHealth nor Beebe Healthcare convinced its members there was a need for an emergency department in central Sussex County. But…

AstraZeneca gives cancer patient a high-priced lifeline

John Haydon has put a face on the power of social media and on the willingness of pharmaceutical companies to support patients to deal with the high cost of their medications. Haydon, a leading expert on helping nonprofits use digital media to conduct online fundraising (and the original author of Facebook for Dummies), suffers from…

Nanticoke Health Services (NHS) of Seaford and Peninsula Regional Health System (PRHS) of Salisbury, Maryland have signed an agreement to affiliate pending federal regulatory approval, which is anticipated in November. “In order for Nanticoke to further its mission to provide the best care possible for our community, it became imperative we find a strong, compatible…

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware has submitted its annual rate filing to the Delaware Department of Insurance. This year’s request marks the first decrease after several years of substantial hikes. Highmark BCS, which is the only insurer operating in Delaware’s health care Marketplace, has proposed cutting its rate 5.8 percent for 2020. The…

National business publication Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to determine state-by-state the companies with more than 500 employees liked best by their workers. In Delaware, the top dozen included a number of nominally Delaware-based companies, but only a handful actually headquartered here. Christiana Care topped the list. Bayhealth in Dover and DowDuPont also…