As Delaware’s largest private employer with nearly 10,500 employees, Christiana Care was a key focal point of a panel discussion at the Urban Land Institute Delaware Economic Development Summit April 24 at the Westin Wilmington hotel.
Patrick Grusenmeyer, Sc.D., FACHE, president of Christiana Care Health Initiatives and senior vice president of Cancer and Imaging Services at Christiana Care Health System, participated in the summit, which was organized by the Urban Land Institute Philadelphia, an independent non-profit that provides leadership in responsible land use and creating sustainable, thriving communities. Grusenmeyer was on a panel that also included: Alan Levin, director of the Delaware Economic Development Office; David Hastings, executive vice president and chief financial officer at INCYTE; and Thomas Horne, head of card operations for JPMorgan Chase. The keynote speaker and facilitator was former Pittsburgh Mayor Tom Murphy.
Attendees at the summit learned how corporations and organizations like Christiana Care are contributing to society and economic development.
“We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health when they are in our hospitals, and we also strive to keep our neighbors healthy as they live their lives,” Grusenmeyer said.