Medicare

Change to state retirees’ health insurance prompts angst

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

A change to the health insurance held by retirees of Delaware’s state government is causing an uproar. The state’s requirement that retirees and pensioners switch from original Medicare to a specially-tailored Medicare Advantage plan has led to charges that retirees will lose their doctors or be denied services that are currently covered. That’s not true, said Delaware Secretary of Human …

Delaware hospitals

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 …

From left, Emily McCullough, Carrie Waegale, Zoe Peters at this year's HOSA-Future Health Professionals International Leadership Conference, where 15 Delaware students finished in the top 10 in various competitions.

Delaware students make several Top 10 lists at healthcare conference

Jarek Rutz Delaware Live, Education, Headlines

Several First State students finished in the top 10 of events at the 45th annual HOSA Future Health Professionals International Leadership Conference in Nashville. The gathering of 10,500 students and advisors from across the world included more than 150 Delawareans competing in events such as ​​medical reading, epidemiology, sports medicine, community awareness, dental terminology and health education.  15 Delaware students …

Bayhealth to require vaccines for all staff

Terry Rogers Health

by Terry Rogers     Bayhealth is now requiring all employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine under new federal regulations As many hospitals began requiring all staff to be vaccinated for COVID-19, Bayhealth was one of the few healthcare systems who allowed their staff to either be vaccinated or submit to weekly tests under the recommended CDC guidelines. With a …