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Here’s how Del. hospitals focus on underserved communities

Noah Zucker Headlines, Health

TidalHealth Nanticoke purchased mobile medical vans to take healthcare services to hard-to-reach communities. Beebe Healthcare started a monkeypox vaccination program for the LGBTQ+ community at the beach. ChristianaCare created a new wellness and psychotherapy center for transgender patients. These are just a few of the initiatives highlighted in the Delaware Healthcare Association’s “Health Equity Report,” which details ways state hospitals …

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Delaware hospitals gave away $978M in FY 2020

Staff Writer Headlines, Health

  Delaware’s hospitals and health system provided nearly $978 million in community benefit spending during Fiscal Year 2020, according to a new report from the Delaware Healthcare Association. Community benefit spending includes charity care, bad debt, losses on government-sponsored health insurance and support for community programs. The figure was included in the Delaware Healthcare Association’s 2022 Community Benefits Report, a …

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No Delaware hospitals plan to lift mask mandates soon

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

    Delaware hospital still require face masks to work or visit there. The hospitals issued a press release Tuesday to remind the public as state school and court masking rules were lifted this week. “While COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are declining, protecting immunocompromised and severely ill patients from COVID-19 exposure continues to be a priority for Delaware hospitals,” said …

State COVID funds to provide bonuses for healthcare workers

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Delaware will give hospitals, longterm care and state facilities $75 million to pay worker bonuses.   Delaware will spend more than $75 million of federal COVID-19 relief funds for hospitals, long-term care centers and state operated facilities to provide hiring and retention bonuses to workers. The money is aimed at alleviating staffing shortages in the medical field by enabling providers …