Category: Health Care

By Ken Mammarella Special to Delaware Business Times This fall, a total of three retirement facilities will operate along a single 1.5-mile stretch of Shipley Road in North Wilmington. They were built decades apart, but taken together they demonstrate the shifting demographics of Delaware. In 1990, the U.S. Census counted 80,735 Delawareans age 65 and…

(AP) — The owner of a medical marijuana clinic in Delaware has pleaded guilty to tampering with public records. Citing court documents, The News Journal reports 37-year-old Carolan Krajewski acknowledged admitting to forging the signature of a doctor who no longer worked for her clinic on three medical marijuana applications. Court records show she pleaded…

An employer-paid health insurance concept is spreading through Delaware that aims to help small- and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) reduce health care costs and eventually transition to self-insurance plans. Michael Geary, principal in the Wilmington-based insurance consulting firm Synurture, said that Participating Funding Arrangement™ insurance (PFA) is an old concept that has taken root over the…

DIMER program gives Delaware doctoral students a reason to stay

By MICHAEL BRADLEY Special to Delaware Business Times Frank Mayer, 39, has a wife, two young children and a goal to practice emergency medicine in Delaware. Now in his third year at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), the Newark native is set to make that dream a reality. “It’s something I have wanted to…

The University of Delaware is now offering scholarship funding and support for students with autism who want to study computer and information science or electrical and computer engineering. The program, called Spectrum Scholars, is supported by a 10-year grant from JPMorgan Chase. “The Spectrum Scholars program is an exciting opportunity for students with autism and…

(AP) — A Delaware hospital will have to pay damages to a longtime nurse who wasn’t allowed to go back to work wearing a back brace after surgery. The News Journal reports former neonatal intensive care unit nurse Suzanne Wilgus won nearly $300,000 from Bayhealth Medical Center earlier this month. According to court documents, Wilgus…

Beebe Healthcare and the Delaware Division of Public Health have partnered to host a series of healthy living workshops for those living with chronic conditions. Locations for the 6-week workshop series include: In Georgetown (21635 Biden Ave.), Mondays starting Sept. 10, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Register today (only 10 spots available): https://healthy-living-workshop-beebe-georgetown.eventbrite.com. At Epworth…

(AP) — Delaware regulators have approved a 3 percent rate increase for the lone insurer offering coverage under the Affordable Care Act in Delaware. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware initially sought an average rate increase of 5.7 percent for individual plan coverage next year. The request was revised to 3.7 percent because the…