Category: Health Care

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…

Online info and collaboration speed service at local VA centers

By Kathy Canavan Contributing Writer In a word-association game, many Americans would pair “VA hospital” with “overworked,” “overwhelmed” or “beleaguered.” A recently published analysis of VA medical centers over recent years by USA Today indicated long delays for care and troublesome patient-survey results but lower death rates and prevention of post-surgical complications than other facilities.…

Delaware Hospice in February celebrated the opening of a new office at 911 S. Dupont Highway in Dover. The nonprofit agency has served Delaware and southeastern Pennsylvania since 1982. “With the continual growth of the area, we are thrilled to have the ability to work and support more Kent County families,” said April Ball RN,…

The collaborative building method behind Bayhealth’s Sussex Campus

By Dan Linehan | Contributing Writer A building that begins in the imagination of its future owners usually enters the world slowly, moving from a designer’s drawings to construction blueprints to reality. Under typical construction methods, the project changes as it gets passed from hand to hand. Often, these changes are made to save money…

Highmark Health released a report this morning that says its impact on the Delaware economy has reached $135 million between direct in-area spending and such secondary spending as employee wages.  In addition, the parent of Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware says it supports just over 1,000 jobs in the state, including 592 direct employees. “Success…

Christiana Care Health System on Feb. 25 announced a partnership with Apple to make patient health records available on iPhones. The Apple Health app serves as a digital platform for health records provided by partnering institutions. The app covers allergies, conditions, immunizations, lab results, medications, procedures and vitals. All data is encrypted for protection. Users receive…

The Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) opened its first integrated treatment home in Delaware on Friday, Feb. 15. The ribbon-cutting in Bear featured Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long and DSAMH Director Elizabeth Romero. The Refuge, a 30-bed home for men recovering from substance use disorder, combines withdrawal management and social services case management…

Aloysius Butler & Clark (AB&C), a full-service marketing agency that specializes in health care recruitment, this January launched a website designed to help nurse recruiters and hiring managers understand the actual costs of staffing vacancies. The website, EssentialNurses.com, allows users to input information—such as annual net operating revenue, average RN salary and the average time…

The Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute of Christiana Care Health System, has received a $916,577 grant award from the Lisa Dean Moseley Foundation to further stem cell research into the origins of colon cancer. Support from the Lisa Dean Moseley Foundation will allow further investigation into the understanding of which dysregulated cellular mechanisms cause the tumor growth.