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

Former Uber driver: Giving rider kidney ‘easiest decision’

Jarek Rutz Headlines, 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 …

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24-hour pharmacies on way back to Delaware

Ken Mammarella Business, Headlines

Pharmacies trying to surmount national staffing shortages and burnout are buying robots to sort meds, using remote pharmacists, offering bonuses as high as $75,000 and changing how pharmacists are evaluated. They’re also cutting store hours. That’s why it appears that Delaware no longer has any 24-hour bricks-and-mortar retail pharmacies. For now. But there’s hope. Walgreens, the No. 2 pharmacy chain …

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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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Winter viruses & kids: Difficulty breathing? Seek help

Charles Megginson Headlines, Health

Delaware’s public health agency already has identified 4,274 lab-confirmed cases of influenza — significantly more than the entire 2021-2022 flu season. It’s confirmed 718 cases of RSV, and the state’s seven-day average for new COVID cases is 164, up from 106 a month ago.  Welcome to the tripledemic health officials have been warning about. All three viruses have similar systems: …

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ChristianaCare names breast center after Tatiana Copeland

Betsy Price Business, Headlines

    ChristianaCare has named its Breast Center The Tatiana Copeland Breast Center after a Wilmington philanthropist who was treated for cancer there. The naming of the center at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute reflects Tatiana and Gerret Copeland’s financial support, the healthcare system said in a press release. The couple gave a $1.2 million gift …

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Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – November 17, 2022

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community I-95’s Restore the Corridor work largely finished Wilmington City Councilwoman Linda Gray dead at 73 Delaware State Fair announces first summer concert performer Business Google to pay Delaware $4.3M in location tracking settlement Walmart agrees to $3.1B opioid settlement, $11.8M goes to DE Food & …

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ChristianaCare lifts COVID-19 visitation restrictions

Staff Writer Headlines, Health

ChristianaCare has lifted its COVID-19 visitation restrictions at its hospitals. The company’s mask mandate will remain in place. In a news release Wednesday, the health system said it will return to its pre-COVID visitation policy.  Effective immediately: Hospitalized patients may accept visitors between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. The number of visitors per patient is not restricted. Hospital visitors must …

The Community Education Building is located at 1200 N. French Street in Wilmington.

Community Education Building reintroduces itself with block party

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

A block party Saturday at the Community Education Building in downtown Wilmington will feature free food, entertainment and even free sports physicals. “This is our re-introduction to the community,” said Tamarra Morris, chief operating officer of the CEB. “A lot of people have no idea what we’re doing here in this building, so we want to make sure that we …

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ChristianaCare drops out of deal to buy Crozer Health

Staff Writer Headlines, Health

ChristianaCare’s plans to expand into the Philly area have blown up. The Wilmington health care system announced Thursday that it will not be buying Crozer Health from Prospect Medical Holdings Inc. The two systems had announced the signing of a letter of intent for ChristianaCare to acquire Crozer Health from Prospect on Feb. 11, 2022. Since then, a joint statement …

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Beebe Specialty Surgical Hospital in Rehoboth ready for first patient

Pam George Headlines, Health

  Damp, chilly weather couldn’t diminish the enthusiasm of the group that gathered Thursday in Beebe Healthcare’s new Specialty Surgical Hospital. Health care leaders, board members and caregivers were on hand to cut the ribbon on the $124 million, four-story hospital, located on the Rehoboth campus just off routes 1 and 24. The hospital will care for its first patient …