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Friday, January 17, 2020

Highmark announces $1.1 million in grants for fighting opioid crisis in Delaware

Highmark Delaware announced the recipients of more than $1.1 million in grants to fight opioid use and addiction in Delaware. Highmark’s support will advance efforts to address the opioid crisis for eight local organizations, including...

ChristianaCare strives  to be the employer of choice for nurses

It would be no exaggeration to describe  nurses as the “beating heart” of ChristianaCare. After all, the nursing staff at the northern Delaware-based  health care provider numbers 4,000 equal to the total headcount  at Dover-based...

Beebe to anchor medical pavillion in Milton

Phoenix RHCS Holdings announced  the new Jerry Ann McLamb Medical Pavilion in Milton. The two-building pavilion in Sussex County will be anchored by Beebe Healthcare. Rick Schaffer, Acting Interim CEO  of Beebe Healthcare, stated:  “Beebe will be establishing a coordinated Milton campus where we will...

Beebe Medical Group relocates surgery unit

Beebe Medical Group announces the relocation of its general surgery and bariatric surgery group into a central location in Lewes. The new location allows the specialized surgical teams to practice together in one location instead...

Joint venture acquires 140,205-square-foot Eden Hill Medical Center in Dover

MedProperties Realty Advisors, LLC announced that it has formed a joint venture (JV) with Capital Security Advisors and Physicians Realty Trust to acquire its first health care property in Delaware - the 140,205 square foot,...

State records first two flu deaths

The Division of Public Health reported  the first two flu-related deaths of the 2019-2020 flu season while urging residents to get vaccinations. A 68-year-old woman infected with influenza A, and a 65-year-old man infected with...

Incyte reports disappointing results in late stage drug trial

Incyte Corporation announced disappointing results for a late-stage study of a promising drug. The Phase 3 study that evaluated itacitinib in combination with corticosteroids in patients with treatment-naïve acute graft-versus-host disease did not meet endpoints....

The financial tale of  two health care mergers

Good afternoon, Two mergers - ChristianaCare-(Affinity) Union Hospital, and  Nanticoke-Peninsula Peninsula -  are now a reality. A big reason for the ChristianaCare-Union merger was a dim financial picture for  Elkton-based health care system and the deep...

Cancer drug co-developed by AstraZeneca approved for patients with advanced pancreatic cancer

AstraZeneca and Merck & Co., Inc. announced that Lynparza (olaparib) has been approved in the US for the maintenance treatment of adult patients with a type of metastatic pancreatic cancer. Patients will be selected for therapy...

Merger of Peninsula and Nanticoke health systems becomes official

Nanticoke Health Services Seaford and Peninsula Regional Health System (PRHS), based in Salisbury, MD,  announced that the affiliation of the two health services has passed final state and federal regulatory approval. Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, the...