breast cancer

Improvements in reconstruction one focus of DBCC breast cancer update

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines, Health

The mechanics of breast reconstruction after cancer was one of the issues focused on Wednesday during Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s annual Breast Cancer Update. The free event, held for the 26th time, is designed to update Delawareans about new treatments and services, as well as bring together patients, healthcare workers and others interested in the topic. About 170 people signed …

Hope

New Castle County to manage Hope Center after audit

Jacob OwensGovernment, Headlines

This story was originally published by Spotlight Delaware.  New Castle County is taking over the operations of the Hope Center homeless shelter from a hotel company that had held the contract to manage the facility ever since it launched during the height of the COVID pandemic. The company, Hersha Hospitality Trust, is the same firm that sold the Hope Center building – …

hospital

State moves to control hospital budgets to lower health costs

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

Delaware’s hospitals soon could be governed by a politically appointed state board charged with examining and approving hospital budgets and invested with the power to demand changes and punish those that don’t meet its guidelines. House Bill 350 would create the Diamond State Hospital Cost Review Board under the Department of Health and Social Services. It will try to keep …

The partnership for mental health support is between ChristianaCare and the Wilmington Police Department.

Wilm. Council approves $363K for mental health services on cop responses

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Police & Fire

The Wilmington City Council approved a resolution Thursday night that pairs mental health clinicians with police officers to respond to calls for service to support individuals experiencing a crisis.  Resolution 0413, sponsored by Councilwoman Yolanda McCoy, District 6, authorizes the Wilmington Police Department’s grant application to the Delaware Criminal Justice Council in the amount of $363,000.  The funds will be …

New Castle County Hope Center

Hope Center plans to face budget questions with facts

Peter OsborneGovernment, Headlines

As homelessness increases in Delaware and COVID-related support dries up, the New Castle County Hope Center plans to roll out its new long-term sustainability strategy in January. It will include a companion dashboard demonstrating how big a dent in the problem the center has made over the past three years. New Castle County purchased the former Sheraton Hotel on Airport …

lung cancer

Delaware to offer statewide lung cancer screening Saturday

Betsy PriceHeadlines, Culture

Delaware on Saturday, Nov. 12, will become the first to offer statewide lung cancer screening, using five facilities up and down the state. The day was chosen deliberately to remove barriers for people who can’t make it Monday through Friday because they work, or have to rely on someone who does. It also coincides with the American Cancer Society’s National …

Health Impacts is meant to attract teenagers to health care and diversify the workforce.

Health Impacts to pay teens, diversify health care workforce

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Health

Wilmington’s youth interested in health care can participate in a new program launched by ChristianaCare and  JPMorgan Chase & Co. this week that aims to build a more diverse and inclusive industry workforce. ChristianaCare is running the program via a $100,000 grant from JPMorgan. It is specifically for teens ages 16 to 18 from low-to-moderate income households within the greater …

Matt Meyer, Dr. Lauren Cooksey wedding

Delaware wedding: Matt Meyer, Lauren Cooksey marry in Rehoboth

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

New Castle Council’s highest ranking elected official married his girlfriend of two years Sunday night on the Rehoboth Bay waterfront. County Executive Matt Meyer and Dr. Lauren Cooksey said I do in an intimate ceremony before 90 guests at Rehoboth Beach Country Club. It is his first marriage and her second. Their romance and wedding seemed to largely fly below …

The old Jennersville Hospital is becoming ChristianaCare's West Grove Campus. (ChristianaCare photo)

ChristianaCare’s Pa. ‘micro’ hospital to open in late ’24

Ken MammarellaBusiness, Headlines

Christiana Care plans to restore medical services in late 2024 to Jennersville Hospital, which has been closed since 2021. The Delaware-based system will open what Pennsylvania calls a micro hospital, with 10 emergency department beds, 10 inpatient beds and imaging services. The opening date is subject to change due to the significant work that will be required to renovate the West …

Tim Letts, left, alongside Bill Sumiel after the kidney transplant surgery.

Former Uber driver: Giving rider kidney ‘easiest decision’

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Culture

An Uber driver wanted to give one last ride on the day before he was due to trade in his car. Tim Letts, an Army veteran who lived in Cape May, New Jersey, was matched with a request to take Bill Sumiel to his Salem, New Jersey, home from the Vascular Institute in Vineland, New Jersey. “I kind of knew …