Christiana Care's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery provided new shoes, socks and foot exams for free to nearly 100 people — many of them homeless — at the... read more »
Ten years ago, the Christiana Care Cancer Program made a transformational leap forward in the delivery of quality, value-driven cancer care and services to our community. In only a decade, Christiana Care has established the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute as a national leader in comprehensive, multidisciplinary cancer treatment, services and research.
“What we do isn’t just a job to us; it is our vocation,” said Bank of America endowed and founding Medical Director Nicholas J. Petrelli, M.D. “We celebrate the lives and the experience of the many who have come to us for care and treatment, but our focus is on the greater challenge — ending the specter of cancer.”
The work of a decade has made an impact in numbers and lives. Cancer mortality rates in Delaware are falling at twice the national average. Before the Graham Cancer Center opened,… read more »
More than 250 people attended the 8th annual Latinas Fuertes Y Saludables — Latinas: Strong and Healthy — a life-affirming program for Hispanic women who are empowered with education about healthy living and encouraged to share their knowledge with others, Oct. 26 at Bayard Middle School in Wilmington, Del. This Spanish language event is sponsored by Christiana Care and partner agencies including Arsht Cannon Foundation, AstraZeneca, the Delaware Breast Coalition, Westside Family Healthcare, Henrietta Johnson Medical Center, Delaware’s Division of Public Health, Latin American Community Center, American Cancer Society, Nemours, St. Francis Healthcare and the Susan G. Komen Philadelphia Affiliate.
Spanish-speaking Christiana Care outreach workers, volunteers and staff, assisted by medical interpreters, arranged screenings for blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure and cancer assessment… read more »
by Robert J. Laskowski, M.D., MBA, president and CEO of Christiana Care Health System
With some in Washington promising to speak out against implementation of the Affordable Care Act until they “can no longer stand,” it might be a useful reality check to visit an emergency room in any town or city across America.
There, you will find thousands of Americans each day who really cannot stand. It is not just because an injury, illness or disease has put them on their backs.
Too often, it is because an eminently treatable ailment has been allowed to turn into something much worse — for the simple reason that the patient doesn’t have health insurance and couldn’t afford to see a doctor until things became so bad that the emergency room was their only option.
In the continuing cacophony of criticism around so-called Obamacare, this crucial fact keeps being lost: Our health care system remains badly broken, and in the absence of… read more »
Christiana Care was host to 100 Men Reading on Nov. 6, an annual event in which men from the community and local organizations visit schools to read... read more »
For the fifth consecutive year, the Glasgow Medical Center’s Ambulatory Surgery Center earned the 2012/2013 Apex Quality Award for Excellence.
Reality television brought hoarding into the public lexicon, but as participants learned during a day-long symposium co-sponsored by Christiana Care Health System, treating this complex disorder is... read more »
Christiana Care is the data center and a community-based research site in a multi-center, $20 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to support the growth... read more »
Christiana Care earned the 2013/2014 Consumer Choice Award as the top hospital in Delaware by the National Research Corporation (NRC), a health care performance measurement company. The... read more »
Christiana Care Health System earned a coveted spot on this year’s InformationWeek 500 — a list of the top technology innovators in the U.S. This is the... read more »