Joshua Sheppard raised more than $9,000 for Saint Mark's Sean's Room.

8th grader raises $9k for Saint Mark’s mental health room 

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Health

An eighth-grader from Holy Angels School donated more than $9,000 to Saint Mark’s High School to support a lounge dedicated to mental health support. Over the course of eight months, Joshua Sheppard raised the money to donate to Sean’s Room, an extension of Sean’s House, a mental health center in Newark that serves 14- to 22-year-olds.  The room was opened …

Delaware's new hazard plan will be updated in 2028.

New 5-year disaster plan allows Delaware to get federal $$$

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Health

The First State has adopted a new five-year plan to protect residents from hazards and improve responses to disasters. Delaware’s 2023-2028 Hazard Mitigation Plan outlines risks and vulnerabilities faced by the state’s citizens, but also offers ideas and recommendations for protecting and improving resilience in the state.  The plans are updated every five years. By developing and adopting the plan, …

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

Health Impacts to pay teens, diversify health care workforce

Jarek Rutz Headlines, 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 …

The center will support military vets.

Home of the Brave breaks ground on vet center

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Health

A new community center providing support to transitioning military veterans broke ground this week in Milford.  The Home of the Brave Foundation, in partnership with Nally Ventures and Horizon Construction Services, hosted the ceremony Tuesday. The mission of the foundation is to reduce homelessness among military veterans. In addition to providing transitional housing, food, and security, it assists with employment, …

Capital unveiled its new community center Thursday, in partnership with Solid Rock Baptist Church.

Capital Community Center: food, clothes, internet, more

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Health

A partnership between a local church and Capital School District will bring social services and more to district families in Dover.  The Capital Community Center was officially opened Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.  Located at 109 North West Street in Dover,  the center will be open and accessible to all Capital School District families in need of services such as …

ChristianaCare Residents Pen the Must-Have Book in Emergency Room Care

Staff Writer Health, RSS-Health

ChristianaCare physicians, pharmacists and residents recently produced the 20th edition of an internationally renowned antibiotic guide that’s the most widely used such reference among emergency medicine physicians. The guide is the 9th edition to have been edited by ChristianaCare Associate Chief Academic Officer Brian Levine, M.D. The pocket-sized EMRA Antibiotic Guide is published every other […] The post ChristianaCare Residents …

ChristianaCare Recognized by ECRI for Patient Safety Efforts

Staff Writer Health, RSS-Health

ECRI has recognized ChristianaCare for ongoing efforts to improve patient safety through the development of notification systems and injury prevention programs. ECRI is an independent, nonprofit organization improving the safety, quality and cost effectiveness of care. Alerts Impact Award ChristianaCare was named a finalist for the 2023 Alerts Impact Award program, which acknowledges members of […] The post ChristianaCare Recognized …

ChristianaCare Earns Multiple Awards for High Quality Care for Stroke and Heart Attack

Staff Writer Health, Police & Fire, RSS-Health

ChristianaCare has received 11 awards for providing high-quality care in the treatment of stroke and heart disease from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The recognition demonstrates ChristianaCare’s commitment to following up-to-date, research-based guidelines, ultimately leading to more lives saved, shorter recovery times and fewer readmissions to the hospital. Every 40 seconds, someone in the […] The post ChristianaCare Earns …

Faithful Friends Animal Society unveiled its new headquarters Thursday.

Faithful Friends: 50% more pets saved in 4 years with new HQ

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Health

Faithful Friends Animal Society is hoping to have the capacity to save 25% more animals in the next two years with its new headquarters, its founder said after a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday. “When we started Faithful Friends [in 2000], publicly-funded shelters in Delaware had a 90 percent kill rate, and today, Delaware is one of just three no-kill states in …

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Use ChristianaCare’s Speakers Bureau to Find Health Experts for Your Next Event

Staff Writer Health, Police & Fire, RSS-Health

ChristianaCare has launched a new speakers bureau that makes it easier than ever for community and professional organizations to request health experts as guest speakers at an event or meeting. Click here to request a speaker or follow this short how-to video: “At ChristianaCare, our mission of service to the community includes a commitment to […] The post Use ChristianaCare’s …