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State moves to control hospital budgets to lower health costs

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

Delaware’s hospitals soon could be governed by a politically appointed state board charged with examining and approving hospital budgets and invested with the power to demand changes and punish those that don’t meet its guidelines. House Bill 350 would create the Diamond State Hospital Cost Review Board under the Department of Health and Social Services. It will try to keep …

The old Jennersville Hospital is becoming ChristianaCare's West Grove Campus. (ChristianaCare photo)

ChristianaCare’s Pa. ‘micro’ hospital to open in late ’24

Ken MammarellaBusiness, Headlines

Christiana Care plans to restore medical services in late 2024 to Jennersville Hospital, which has been closed since 2021. The Delaware-based system will open what Pennsylvania calls a micro hospital, with 10 emergency department beds, 10 inpatient beds and imaging services. The opening date is subject to change due to the significant work that will be required to renovate the West …

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ChristianaCare names breast center after Tatiana Copeland

Betsy PriceBusiness, 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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ChristianaCare to require staff vaccinations; only system so far to do it

Charles MegginsonBusiness, Headlines, Health

Christiana Care will require all employees to be vaccinated.   Delaware’s largest healthcare network has provided employees an ultimatum: be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be fired.  ChristianaCare, which is also the state’s largest private employer, operates hospitals in Newark, Wilmington and Elkton, Maryland, as well as smaller practices throughout Delaware and Pennsylvania.  The company will require all employees, residents, students, …