Kudos: DelDOT, ChristianaCare


blankThe Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) earned regional recognition in America’s Transportation Awards for the US 301 Mainline Project which opened to traffic in January 2019.

In the America’s Transportation Awards competition sponsored by the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, state DOTs compete in three categories: Quality of Life/Community Development; Best Use of Technology and Innovation; and Operations Excellence.

DelDOT received recognition for delivering a more reliable, well-functioning, and safer transportation system through operation solutions for the US 301 Mainline Project.

The $636 million project bypasses 29 intersections and reduces congestion in the growing Middletown area while supporting approved and proposed economic development in southern New Castle County. Through its first full year of operation, more than 6.2 million trips have been made on the new US 301 mainline.

“This was a project that was decades in the making, and we are grateful to be recognized for the completed project that is the result of hard work by so many,” said Secretary of Transportation Jennifer Cohan.

The three highest-scoring projects from each regional competition earn a place on a “top 12” list of projects that will compete for the national grand prize – selected by an independent panel of industry judges – and the People’s Choice Award, chosen by the general public. These top national winners each receive $10,000 cash awards to be donated to a charity or scholarship of the state DOT’s choosing.

The 12 finalists will be announced and online voting for the People’s Choice Award will begin in August. National award winners will be announced later this year. Visit https://americastransportationawards.org/ to learn more about this year’s nominees and to view the awards presentation.

ChristianaCare’s Nevin Women of Technology winner


Connected World – a business and technology magazine that reports on industry trends – has selected ChristianaCare president and CEO Janice Nevin as a 2020 Women of Technology winner. Nevin is one of 50 women for the eighth annual list, chosen because they bring a unique lens to their organizations and possess “a remarkable vision for people, digital transformation and innovation.”

“I am deeply honored to receive the 2020 Women of Technology award among so many distinguished women who are leading innovation today,” said Nevin. “The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every aspect of our lives, and it has highlighted the need to rapidly transform how we deliver care. At ChristianaCare, we were already well on our way in that journey. Through our CareVio care management platform and a strategy guided by our values of love and excellence, we are building a future in which all care that can be done in the home will be, and all care that can be digital will be. Technology creates the potential for a new model of healthcare that’s data-driven, hyper-personalized, effective, affordable and achieves health equity.”

During the COVID-19 pandemic, ChristianaCare has leveraged technology in numerous ways to improve patient care, achieving more than 13,000 virtual visits, the monitoring of 6,500 patients and 308,000 secure text messages to patients.

IPads have been deployed to ChristianaCare’s COVID units for use with patients in isolation to reduce their risk of staff exposure and steward the wearing of personal protective equipment. In addition, ChristianaCare was awarded a $714,000 COVID-19 grant from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to expand telehealth and broadband services for disenfranchised populations as a way to deliver health care services to them.

ChristianaCare also has launched a COVID-19 Employee Virtual Monitoring and Testing program that helps Americans return to work safely by providing daily monitoring of employees for COVID-19 symptoms, as well as testing and care for employees who test positive. This program is made possible through CareVio, a virtual care platform – developed by ChristianaCare in 2013.

Under Nevin’s leadership, ChristianaCare also has earned a “Most Wired” designation four consecutive times from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).

ChristianaCare also has been recognized with several of the IT industry’s highest awards, including being a four-time awardee of IDG’s CIO 100 award, a three-time awardee of Computerworld’s Laureate Award and multiple recognitions by InformationWeek. ChristianaCare also has been rated by IDG Computerworld as one of the nation’s Best Places to Work in IT.

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