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 …

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More safe havens likely for surrendering babies

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

(Photo by Jill Sauve on Unsplash) A bill to allow families to safely surrender babies at Delaware’s police stations received only positive comments at a Senate Health & Social Services hearing Wednesday. SB 161 expands the safe haven concept from hospitals, and the idea came from nurses at ChristianaCare, according to Sen. Marie Pinkney, the bill’s primary sponsor. “Abandonment of a baby is …