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AstraZeneca partner gets OK from Chinese regulators for dialysis drug

AstraZeneca announced that its partner FibroGen China now received formal marketing authorization from the National Medical Products Administration for roxadustat, an oral treatment for patients with anemia caused by chronic kidney disease who are...

Union Hospital, Baltimore’s Lifebridge call off merger

The boards of Union Hospital of Cecil County and LifeBridge Health, Baltimore, called off a merger. Lifebridge, a nonprofit operates  Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Northwest Hospital, Carroll Hospital and  Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital  Union operates...

Giving Back: Leukemia Research Foundation, DuPont, Mountaire, Navient,  State of Delaware

(Send your news items to drainey@delawarebusinessnow.com) Leukemia Research Foundation aids children's hospital The story began in 1998 when three-year-old Natalia Ferrara of Middletown was diagnosed with leukemia and treated successfully at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for...

Delaware’s ACCEL health care research gets five-year $25 million grant renewal

Five partners will share a five-year, $25 million grant to support research advancing medical science and change health care delivery. The funds will go to Delaware’s Center for Translational Research (CTR) ACCEL Program, a collaborative...

Brain Balance announces expansion of development services for children

The Brain Balance Achievement Center in Pike Creek  announced an expansion designed to support more families in the region who are struggling with behavioral, social and academic issues.   “The new additional staff will enable our...

Christiana Care wins honors for virtual reality technology that helps patients get through chemotherapy

Christiana Care Health System   won the 2018 Magnet Prize from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for using virtual reality technology to improve patients’ experience during chemotherapy at Christiana Care’s Helen F. Graham Cancer...

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...

Beebe gets height variance for surgery center site near Rehoboth

Beebe Healthcare  received an  OK for a 95-foot-high building at a Rehoboth Beach hospital site, the Cape Gazette reported. The variance was granted by the Sussex County Board of Adjustment for the site off Warrington Road and near its...