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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Christiana Care mobilizes for employee flu shot day.

Christiana Care devoted  Thursday to getting as many of its nearly 12,000 employees as possible to get flu shots.  It's the most ambitious employee flu-vaccination campaign in the organization’s history and a  project that has seldom...

Beebe selected for test of Medicare bundled payment model for episodes of...

Beebe Healthcare announced its recent acceptance into the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced Model by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. According to a Beebe release, "Innovative models of care such as BPCI...

Hospital system buys urgent care chain with location in Hockessin

Tower Health and Premier Urgent Car have signed an asset purchase agreement for Tower Health to acquire Premier's 19  urgent care locations that will expand Tower Health's network throughout its service area. Terms were not...

Wilmington Council passes measure that requires healthier beverages as 1st option in...

The Wilmington City Council wants healthier fast food kids' meals.  The council approved an ordinance that requires restaurants in the city to offer healthy beverages as the default drink included in kids’ meals sold at...

Bayhealth acquires Dover Surgicenter

Bayhealth recently acquired the Dover Surgicenter, thereby adding an outpatient surgery center to its Kent Campus. Terms were not disclosed. Orthopedic, podiatry, general surgery, ENT (otolaryngology), gastroenterology, pain management, plastic surgery, and oral surgery are the...

St. Francis Hospital’s parent forms regional health system in Philadelphia area

St. Francis Hospital's  parent Trinity Health, has formed  Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic, a new regional health system combining three of its current health ministries with five hospitals across Philadelphia and  surrounding communities The new system will...

Sun Behavioral Health opens location in Georgetown

Sun Behavioral Health Monday  cut the ribbon on its new hospital in Georgetown. The center will specialize in out and inpatient  mental health and substance abuse treatment  in an area of Delaware lacking in such facilities. The...

AstraZeneca gets two pieces of good news on drug development front

AstraZeneca  reported two positive developments in its drug development pipeline. The British-Swedish company has been working to rebuild a research and development pipeline, which has seen a number of blockbuster drugs lose patent protection. A Phase...

Blood Bank seeks donations as supplies reach dangerous lows

The Blood Bank of Delmarva released the below statement  following a call from the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) for increased blood donations as Hurricane Florence makes landfall in North Carolina: “We’re calling on...

State reports 3rd case of West Nile in horse population

The Office of the State Veterinarian announced  Delaware’s third case of West Nile Virus (WNV) found in horses this year. The infected equine is a 10-year-old pony gelding that was purchased from a Pennsylvania livestock auction...
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