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Thursday, February 22, 2018

AstraZeneca lung cancer drug gets OK from FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved AstraZeneca's  Imfinzi (durvalumab) for the treatment of patients with stage III non-small cell lung cancer whose tumors are not able to be surgically removed and whose cancer...

Incyte reports loss as company sharply increases research

Incyte Corp. reported a loss for the fourth quarter and 2017 as the company sharply increased research and development work on promising drug candidates.  The company,  based near Wilmington,  opened an expanded headquarters and research...

Recovery Centers of America adds second inpatient center in Maryland

Recovery Centers of America (RCA),  announced  plans for a 140-bed inpatient and outpatient drug and alcohol treatment facility in Waldorf, MD an outer suburb of Washington, DC. Waldorf is the second location RCA has opened in Maryland within...

Flu cases continue to surge in Delaware

The number of laboratory-confirmed flu cases in Delaware continues to surge, with state health officials urging measures beyond flu shots at home and in the workplace.  Cases surpassed the highest single-week totals in Delaware reporting...

Groundbreaking slated for new rehab hospital in Dover

Groundbreaking is slated for Feb. 20 for the  PAM Rehabilitation Hospital in Dover. Post Acute Medical, LLC, a Pennsylvania company,   will operate the multi-million dollar   42,000-square-foot acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital will provide inpatient rehabilitation and...

State DHSS moves to value-based purchasing for increasingly expensive Medicaid program

Delaware Health and Social Services will enter into a process known as value-based purchasing through its Medicaid Managed Care Program. DHSS Secretary   Carol Odem Secretary Walker said the purpose of the agreement is to transition...

Nursing home approved for Milford Memorial Hospital site

The Bayhealth Milford Memorial complex on Clarke Avenue is a step closer to becoming a skilled nursing center.  The Delaware Health Resources Board has determined there is a need for the facility. It approved  Nationwide...

Beebe IT team ranks among the top mid-sized hospitals

Beebe Healthcare’s IT Team is among the top groups in the nation, according to Healthcare IT News. The team was recognized in the Top 5 Best Hospital IT Departments for medium-sized organizations. The industry publication and...

Berkshire, Chase, Amazon take aim at healthcare costs with new nonprofit

Three of the world’s largest companies, Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Amazon today announced they are partnering on ways to address healthcare for their U.S. employees, with the aim of improving employee...

Christiana Care, Americahealth Caritas sign Medicaid agreement

AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware and Christiana Care Health System announced an agreement that will give AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware’s members access to Christiana Care’s hospitals, physicians, and other healthcare services and facilities. AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware is...
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