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Members In The News

Health Care Commission Awards First Value-Based Payment Reform Mini-Grant to a Christiana Care Behavioral Health Pilot
November 15, 2018
 
As part of the State Innovation Model (SIM) initiative, the Delaware Health Care Commission has awarded the first value-based payment reform mini-grant to Christiana Care Health System to test a new reimbursement model that will also improve the coordination of patient care.
 
Christiana Care Health System’s CareLink Behavioral Health Medical Home Pilot was awarded $62,168 to test a reimbursement model to foster behavioral health integration within primary care practices focusing on a subset of AmeriHealth Medicaid members with chronic behavioral health conditions as a primary diagnosis.  

 
 

Delaware’s Limen House Honors Christiana Care Health System President and CEO Dr. Janice Nevin for Exceptional Efforts to Combat Addiction
November 12, 2018
 
For leading Christiana Care Health System in a comprehensive approach to preventing addiction and supporting recovery, Janice E. Nevin, M.D., MPH, Christiana Care Health System president and CEO, was recognized with the Amethyst Ball Humanitarian Award from Limen House on Nov. 10 at Greenville Country Club in Wilmington, Del.
“I am deeply grateful to receive this honor from the Limen House, which has served our state as a pioneer in addiction recovery,” said Dr. Nevin. “Christiana Care is fortunate to partner with the Limen House as we serve together to connect our neighbors with the support they need to break the cycle of addiction. When all other doors appear to be shut tight, a light shines here at the Limen House and the door is always open.” 
Established in 1969 and located in Wilmington, the Limen House is a sober living residence for people recovering from alcoholism and drug dependency.


 
Christiana Care Named to Healthgrades 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopaedic Surgery and 5 Other Specialities 
November 7, 2018
 
Christiana Care Health System is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery, Joint Replacement, Spine Surgery, Pulmonary Care, Gastrointestinal Care and General Surgery according to a national study by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at almost 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions, as well as tracking outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states and the District of Columbia.



Christiana Care ranked among nation’s best hospitals
August 15, 2018
 
U.S. News & World Report has named Christiana Care Health System a “Best Hospital” for high performance in a series of metrics.  Out of 4,500 hospitals, Christiana Care was one of just 29 to achieve the highest rating in every common condition or procedure.
It also ranked third among the 90-plus hospitals in the Philadelphia region.  Read more.....

 


American Heart Association Honors Saint Francis Hospital for Stroke Care
June 13, 2018
Saint Francis Hospital is being recognized with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines–Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for the second time. The award honors hospitals that implement a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations. 
 
The award is good news for Wilmington because it lets people know that Saint Francis, a local community hospital, can consistently provide a rapid response and proper care to patients experiencing stroke symptoms.



Nanticoke Among Nation's Top 2% For Achievements in Patient Safety & Experience
June 13, 2018
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital has once again been recognized for two distinctions in quality excellence: the Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ and the Healthgrades 2018 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™. This is the second year in a row that Nanticoke has received both of these awards.


Only 65 out of just over 4,500 hospitals evaluated for patient safety and patient experience excellence achieved both distinctions. This places Nanticoke Health Services within the top 2 percent of eligible hospitals in the nation to receive both awards and, once again, the only healthcare organization on the Delmarva Peninsula to receive both awards.

 

Christiana Care Earns 'Leader' Status in LGBTQ Health Care
March 30, 2018
For the seventh year in row, 
Christiana Care Health System’s
 Christiana and Wilmington hospitals have both been designated a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equalityreceiving a perfect score on the national Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational branch of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization.

 
Since 2011 Christiana Care’s hospitals have received recognition from HEI, with leader status designation since 2012. This year, Christiana and Wilmington hospitals were among a select group of 418 health care facilities in the nation to earn the designation.



Beebe Medical Group Announces Beebe Women ’s Healthcare – Bayside
January 23, 2018
Beebe Healthcare and Beebe Medical Group are proud to announce that Steven D. Berlin, MD, and Leo Eschbach, Jr., DO, will join Beebe Women’s Healthcare – Bayside.

Ann Marie Stafford, certified nurse midwife, will join Drs. Berlin and Eschbach in this practice, which will focus on women’s health at all ages, with a special emphasis on gynecologic surgery and the specific healthcare needs of the mature female population.
 
Beebe Healthcare is the first hospital in Delaware and on the Delmarva Peninsula – and one of only 15 in the United States – to be named a Center of Excellence in Women’s Health by the American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery (AIMIS). In addition, both Dr. Berlin and Dr. Eschbach have been recognized and accredited in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery by AIMIS.


Agreement Reached Between Bayhealth and AmeriHealth Caritas
January 8, 2018
AmeriHealth Caritas and Bayhealth are pleased to announce they have reached an agreement to ensure AmeriHealth Caritas members will continue to have in-network access to the quality care provided by Bayhealth hospitals, outpatient facilities and physicians. 

The agreement is binding and will be implemented through formal agreements to be completed in the coming days. There will be no disruption in care for patients in central and southern Delaware who are seeking care at Bayhealth. 



 

Bayhealth Hospitals Designated Primary Stroke Centers 

December 20, 2017
Bayhealth Milford Memorial recently earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus was also re-designated as a Primary Stroke Center. 

The Gold Seal of Approval and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations. The designation of Primary Stroke Center means both Bayhealth hospitals have met and seek to maintain The Joint Commission’s high standards in providing stroke care and are now certified for delivering the next generation of care to stroke patients.
 





Saint Francis Healthcare verified as level III Trauma Center
October 5, 2017
Saint Francis Healthcare has been verified as a Level III Trauma Center from the American College of Surgeons Verification Review Committee. The hospital is currently the only adult verified Level III Trauma Center in New Castle County, DE. This accomplishment recognizes the hospital’s commitment to providing the best quality of trauma care for all injured patients.
 
Saint Francis Healthcare has the shortest emergency room wait times in New Castle County and the largest private ambulance service in Delaware. The hospital is Joint Commission Stroke Certified and has been designated as receiving center for cardiac and stroke patients in New Castle County.




 

Beebe Healthcare Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Certified by Industry Leader
August 22, 2017
Beebe Healthcare was certified for its pulmonary rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Beebe Healthcare was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.
 
Cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular problems (e.g., heart attacks, coronary artery bypass graft surgery) and pulmonary problems (e.g., chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD], respiratory symptoms) recover faster and improve their quality of life. Both programs include exercise, education, counseling, and support for patients and their families.
 
Beebe Healthcare’s pulmonary rehabilitation program participated in an application process that requires extensive documentation of the program’s practices. AACVPR Program Certification is the only peer-review accreditation process designed to review individual programs for adherence to standards and guidelines developed and published by AACVPR and other professional societies. Each program is reviewed by the AACVPR Program Certification Committee and Certification is awarded by the AACVPR Board of Directors.
 
AACVPR-certified programs are recognized as leaders in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation because they offer the most advanced practices available. AACVPR Program Certification is valid for three years.
 
Beebe Healthcare also received the Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ for 2017. This award reflects the care Beebe’s multidisciplinary team of pulmonologists, respiratory therapists and others provide patients which lung and breathing problems, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
 

 

Sussex County EMS and Nanticoke Health Services receive American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS recognition award

August 22, 2017
Sussex County has some of the best urgent cardiac care in the nation.

Members of Sussex County Emergency Medical Services joined with representatives of Nanticoke Health Services on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, to announce that the organizations have earned the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Silver Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.

 

The designation is national recognition of how well a community can deliver its continuum of care, from first responders providing initial treatment to the patient receiving life-saving, timely care at a medical facility. Prehospital personnel are the first providers of care to patients suffering from cardiac emergencies, and the role EMS plays from the beginning is critical.

 



Nanticoke Health Services Most Wired for Third Year in a Row

July 2017
Nanticoke Health Services has been named a Most Wired® healthcare provider for the third year in a row. As a Most Wired® healthcare provider, Nanticoke uses a number of technology tools to improve communication and coordinate patient care.

“In 2015, Nanticoke first received the Most Wired designation. We were the first in Sussex and Kent counties to receive this designation. We are proud that we have been able to not only maintain this level of technology integration but continue to add to our capabilities including moving to one EMR for both our physician practices and the hospital,” said Steven Rose, RN, MN, President and CEO of Nanticoke Health Services. “Having received this recognition for the third year is just more evidence that Nanticoke continues to be a leader in patient care, quality and integration providing the very best services we can for our community. I could not be more proud of the team at Nanticoke.”
 

 


 

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