Category: People

Parting Thoughts: Steve Rose saw Nanticoke hospital through serious lows and big highs

SEAFORD – Nanticoke Health Services President and CEO Steve Rose remembers running into Sen. Thurman Adams in a Bridgeville feed store back in 2008 when his hospital was on the verge of bankruptcy. “We had terrible employee-satisfaction scores, terrible patient-satisfaction scores,” he said. “We had closed floors, cut services and needed to fill beds and…

A culture of diversity and inclusion is the source for customer solutions

By Theresa Weston and Melissa Helpinstill At DuPont, we believe that finding innovative solutions to problems begins with speaking to those dealing with those problems in the first place. Today, we are using technology and machine learning to crowdsource our ideas from the experts. Regardless of the methods, one thing that hasn’t changed is our…

Few people deserve recognition in the “over 80” category being saluted in this issue of the Delaware Business Times more than Irénée “Brip” du Pont Jr. And yet you won’t find his name in there. From what I understand, he withdrew from consideration late in the process because he didn’t want the recognition at this…

Former Chief Justice E. Norman Veasey says that he’s “flunked retirement three times.” Veasey, 86, left Richards, Layton & Finger in 1992, after spending 35 years there in corporate litigation and, at various times, managing partner and CEO of the firm, to take office as chief justice. After his retirement from the Supreme Court 12…

When discussing the Eight Over 80 nominees, everyone agreed that Terry and Sandy Strine are inextricably linked.  “We’ve been working together our entire marriage,” Terry said, adding that Sandy supported his philosophy of changing jobs anytime he stopped loving the work. IBM brought them together, but they wanted to be their own bosses so they…

“If you don’t grow, you die.” Joseph Conaway, 81, a longtime Sussex County educator, county official and land use advocate, may have been talking about his philosophy for land development when he said that, but in many ways, it also is a reflection on how he’s lived his life. Born and raised in Wilmington, Conaway…

Beatrice “Bebe” Coker has been trying to change how we view education for more than 40 years. The 84-year-old Delaware civil rights leader, public housing advocate and education activist has had the ear of former Vice President Joe Biden since he was a freshman senator – and every governor for decades – but after a…