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Christiana Care raising minimum wage to $15 an hour

Christiana Care Health System  is increasing its minimum wage to $15 an hour effective Feb. 1, 2019.  The increase affects 500 current employees,  Christiana Care is the largest private employer in Delaware with nearly 12,000 employees on...

Christiana Care enters into outcomes-based agreement with Medicaid insurer

Christiana Care has  entered into a  partnership with a health plan that makes a commitment to meeting  measurable health goals for Medicaid-eligible Delawareans. Instead of being paid for individual tests, procedures and visits, providers like Christiana Care...

Delaware health care group reports progress in improving use of antibiotics

 eBrightHealth  is reporting success in an effort to improve the use of antibiotics. The organization includes every hospital system in Delaware other than Saint Francis Healthcare, Wilmington. The Choosing Wisely antibiotic stewardship from eBright,  works on...

Incyte blockbuster drug Jakafi shows promising in treating blood transplant condition

Incyte Corporation announced promising results for  its blockbuster drug Jakafai in treating a condition coming out of blood stem cell transplants. Incyte is based near Wilmington. Jakafi has emerged as a $1 billion sales drug for...

AstraZeneca biologic gets orphan drug status for rare blood disease

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Orphan Drug Designation (ODD) for  AstraZeneca’s  Fasenra for the treatment of Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (EGPA). EGPA is a rare autoimmune disease that can cause damage to multiple organs...

Beebe Home Care named top agency

Beebe Healthcare announced that Beebe Home Care Services has been named a Top Agency of the 2018 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. For 13 years, HomeCare...

Graham Cancer Center marks 15th anniversary

Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute  is marking its 15thanniversary.  “Over the past 15 years, the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute has transformed cancer care in Delaware,” said Janice E....

Carney signs health care cost executive order

Gov.  John  Carney   signed Executive Order #25 establishing health care spending and quality benchmarks. The  Executive Order will form a subcommittee of the Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council  that will focus on reducing...

CDC advises restaurants, consumers to stay away from romaine lettuce

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting an E. coli outbreak believed to be linked to romaine lettuce. The CDC is advising restaurants to not offer the lettuce and consumers not to add the...

‘Bowling Alone’ author sets stage for conversations on solutions to challenges facing state

Hundreds of people listened to  Robert D. Putnam speak at the Delaware Community Foundation’s  inaugural Leadership Lecture on Wednesday night, the organization reported. Last week’s  Leadership Lecture, which featured well-known sociologist and author of Our Kids: The American...