Category: Health Care

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) It’s lasted six years. But now welcome relief from rising U.S. health care costs seems to be winding down. Health care spending will outpace the nation’s overall economic growth over the next decade, the government forecast on Tuesday, highlighting a challenge for the next president, not to mention taxpayers,…

How wellness companies are providing their services to big businesses

By Kathy Canavan Dennis J. Carradin Jr. was at the New Castle County Courthouse within minutes after Thomas Matusiewicz opened fire on his former daughter-in-law and her friend in the crowded lobby in February 2013. Carradin is a traumatic stress counselor for New Perspectives Inc. in Wilmington, one of dozens of health-related companies that corporate…

WASHINGTON (AP) – Looking at the big picture, the financial health of Social Security and Medicare doesn’t appear to have worsened. The annual check-up found that Social Security’s retirement trust fund has enough money to pay full benefits until 2035, a year later than previously projected. Medicare’s giant trust fund for inpatient care won’t be…

LEWES – The Beebe Medical Group Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Dr. George V. Jirak as president/CEO of Beebe Medical Group. Dr. Jirak will oversee the employed physician medical group under Beebe Healthcare, currently composed of 18 medical specialty offices in 25 locations throughout southern Delaware, with more than 101 medical providers…

The American Nurses Credentialing Center has redesignated Christiana Care Health System as a magnet for nursing excellence. Magnet is the preeminent recognition for hospital systems in the United States. Only 7 percent of the nation’s hospitals hold the designation. Christiana Care was first in Delaware to achieve magnet status in 2010, and it is first…

Lewes, Del – The Beebe Medical Group Board of Directors announces the appointment of George V. Jirak, MD, MBA, as President/CEO of Beebe Medical Group Jirak will oversee the employed physician medical group under Beebe Healthcare, currently comprised of 18 medical specialty offices in 25 locations throughout southern Delaware, with more than 101 medical providers…

Delaware Small Business Chamber to host seminar for entrepreneurs Wilmington, Del. — The Delaware Small Business Chamber (DSBC) will host a seminar to highlight funding sources available to Delaware entrepreneurs. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Ed Oliver Golf Club. Panelists will include Ken Anderson of the…

Indie pharmacy modeled after Happy Harry’s

By Kathy Canavan Atlantic Apothecary, a nine-year-old pharmacy in a small town straddling Kent and New Castle counties, does almost double the average annual sales for an independent pharmacy. The owner has a decidedly Delaware approach: “I modeled this after Happy Harry’s – our customer service, our staffing, our sports team sponsorships, our community screenings,…