Bayhealth held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening of Bayhealth Total Care.
The emergency and urgent care center is open around the clock.
The hybrid approach eliminates the confusion for patients who are unsure whether their condition requires emergency or urgent care. The facility also houses walk-in lab services, as well as imaging, primary care, and specialty care physician offices, a release stated.
“Bayhealth Total Care represents a significant milestone in our ongoing effort to improve access to quality healthcare in Delaware,” said Bayhealth CEO Terry Murphy. ” We’re committed to making your healthcare experience faster and easier, without asking you to choose between quality and convenience. That’s why we’ve created Bayhealth Total Care, home to many physician practices necessary to manage your family’s health under one roof.”
One of the key challenges that Bayhealth aims to address through this new facility is the physician shortage. By expanding access to care across the First State, Bayhealth is working towards bridging the gap between patient demand and available healthcare providers. In addition, Bayhealth’s Graduate Medical Education programs are currently training 73 resident physicians.
“We’ve been recruiting the best talent in medicine from across the country and bringing them to Delaware,” said Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer and GME Designated Institutional Official Gary Siegelman, MD. “Having physician residency programs not only strengthens the caliber of our health system but it furthers the ways we’re able to serve our community in our hospitals and practices – in fact, it equates to more than 15,000 patients annually receiving the care they need when they need it.”
Bayhealth Total Care is located at 18383 Hudson Road in Milton. The facility opened its hybrid emergency and urgent care center on July 11. Walk-in lab services are available as well as scheduled imaging appointments. Primary care and specialty care clinicians will be accepting new patients.
Bayhealth has been extending its reach south of its hospital in Milford to other fast-growing areas of Sussex County. Coastal Sussex health system Beebe Healthcare is also adding facilities and ChristianaCare, the state’s largest hospital system opened a physician practice in the Rehoboth area
Further information is available at Bayhealthtotalcare.org.