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Community health libraries provide information hub for patients and families

Social workers, nutritionists, nurses and other members of the care team at Christiana Care make frequent use of the libraries' resources in helping to educate patients and their families, and even just to provide a quiet place for families to decompress.

It's National Library Week! Did you know that Christiana Care operates three community health libraries that are open to the public? Stop by this week to visit and see what we have to offer!

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Hundreds get moving at Dance Your Heart Out

More than 500 people attended Dance Your Heart Out 2014, March 20 at the Chase Center on the Riverfront.  This annual event sponsored by Christiana Care Health System combines screenings, education and fun to teach about the importance of exercise and a heart-healthy diet.

Tracey Hammond is on a journey toward reducing her risk of stroke and heart attack.

She took her first steps at Dance Your Heart Out, an annual event sponsored by Christiana Care that combines screenings, education and fun to bring home to women and men the importance of exercise and a heart-healthy diet.

“I have high blood pressure, and my doctor is on me to lose weight,” said Hammond, 50, of Wilmington. “My sister told me about Dance Your Heart Out, and I’m here to… read more »

Christiana Care CEO Robert J. Laskowski, M.D., announces retirement

Robert J. Laskowski, M.D., MBA

Robert J. Laskowski, M.D., MBA, today announced he will retire as president and chief executive officer of Christiana Care Health System in December of 2014 after 11 years of visionary leadership of one of the nation’s largest health care providers.

Nationally recognized as a leader in health care transformation, Dr. Laskowski has piloted a growth course that has firmly established the health system as a trusted and valued community health care resource with a national reputation for quality, safety and innovation.

Dr. Laskowski achieved this growth while remaining highly focused on Christiana Care’s mission of service as a not-for-profit health system. In 2013 alone, Christiana Care provided the community with $27.3 million in charity care. He also led the transformation of Christiana Care’s organizational culture through the… read more »

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Forensic Nurse Examiners honored with National Crime Victims’ Rights Service Award

The U.S. Department of Justice recognized Christiana Care Health System’s Forensic Nurse Examiner program for providing emergency care to thousands of crime victims and forensic expertise at trials across the country, during the National Crime Victims’ Rights Service Awards ceremony, Wed., April 9, in Washington, D.C.

The U.S. Department of Justice recognized Christiana Care Health System’s Forensic Nurse Examiner program for providing emergency care to thousands of crime victims and for providing forensic... read more »

Christiana Care named one of America’s 100 Great Hospitals

Best-in-class patient care is just one of the criteria cited by Becker's Hospital Review in including Christiana Care among its "100 Great Hospitals in America."

Becker’s Hospital Review has named Christiana Care Health System to its 2014 list of 100 Great Hospitals in America, a compilation of the “most prominent, forward-thinking and... read more »

First Lady of Oyo State, Nigeria, visits Christiana Care

First Lady Florence Ajimobi tours the Christiana Care Center for Translational Cancer Research.

Christiana Care internist Rey Agard, M.D., and cardiologist Kamar T. Adeleke, M.D., gave a tour of the Christiana Hospital campus to First Lady Florence Ajimobi, the wife... read more »

Christiana Care pioneers U.S. trial of absorbable scaffold for heart patients

Wasif Qureshi, M.D., and his surgical team perform an interventional procedure on a patient during the ABSORB III clinical trial. The surgeon manipulates the scaffold through the patient's blood vessels to open up the artery and increase blood flow. Unlike metal stents that have been used for many years, the Absorb device is created to dissolve, leaving space for increased blood flow.

Christiana Care Health System is one of a handful of institutions in the region to participate in ABSORB III, the first clinical trial in the United States... read more »

Staff step up for National Walking Day

Christiana Care President and CEO Robert J. Laskowski, M.D., MBA, joined hospital staff on walks along the Wellness Walking Trail at Christiana Hospital campus during National Walking Day.

Despite a gray, rainy morning, more than 100 Christiana Care employees took a stroll for National Walking Day.

Outreach team provides health insurance help in Spanish and Mandarin

Christiana Care's marketplace guides and their outreach partners at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute provide help with health insurance and access to care in Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.

With language expertise in Spanish and Mandarin, the Community Health Outreach and Education team at Christiana Care’s Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute is partnering... read more »

Delaware Health Sciences Alliance partners with Christiana Care in global research for women’s and children’s health

Representatives of Christiana Care, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College in India and the Delaware Health Sciences Alliance signed an agreement to collaborate in research and education efforts to advance maternal and child health worldwide.

Based on a research partnership between Christiana Care Health System and a major academic health center in India, the Delaware Health Sciences Alliance has agreed to collaborate... read more »

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