Category: Health Care

Olympic gold medalist Elena Delle Donne, who battled chronic Lyme’s Disease, will speak to students at the First State School Camp Wednesday. The First State School offers kindergarten through high-school education to children with diabetes, sickle-cell anemia, severe asthma, cancer and other illnesses that preclude attendance at regular school. Delle Donne will encourage the students…

WILMINGTON – Nemours Children’s Health System and the healthcare technology company RoundTrip will partner to provide patients at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington an efficient way to get to the hospital. Nemours will use RoundTrip’s web-based portal and mobile platform to coordinate non-emergency medical transportation services and connect patients with certified drivers in…

Roy Roper, president and chief executive officer of the Blood Bank of Delmarva (BBD), announced his pending retirement in a message to the staff of the organization. Roper joined the Blood Bank in December 2009 as vice president of administrative services and was named president and CEO in January 2011. In making the announcement to…

State marijuana industry set to expand, slowly

  by Alex Vuocolo Special to Delaware Business Times  A former Delaware State Trooper, Mark Lally has long considered himself a skeptic when it came to legalizing medical marijuana. He spent much of his career hunting down meth labs and uncovering drug networks as part of a special investigations unit. Marijuana wasn’t his top priority,…

by Larry Nagengast Special to Delaware Business Times  The hospitals of the future may have fewer beds but, aside from that prospect, the operative word to describe changes in health care seems to be “more.” Delaware health care systems are not only expanding services at their main facilities, but they’re also adding to satellite operations…

The objective of ECONOMIC INSIGHTS is to bridge the gap between the latest economic data and what it means for Delaware businesses. What’s happening?  Among the state’s major industries, health care ranks second in total jobs (55,300) and first in jobs added since the recession of 2008 (8,000) and first in annual jobs growth rate…