Delaware Subaru supports healthy beginnings for babies with gift to Christiana Care

Christiana Care Health System Trustee Michael Uffner and his team at Delaware Subaru delivered a generous $16,000 gift to Christiana Care with proceeds from his dealership’s “Share the Love” campaign to support the special needs of babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and their parents.

“Delaware Subaru is so pleased to support the excellent, high-quality care that Christiana Care provides for babies and their families,” said Michael Uffner, president, chairman and CEO at Delaware Subaru and Auto Team Delaware. “It’s a special way we can contribute to the future of our community.”

The gift marks the third year that Uffner and his team have chosen Christiana Care as a recipient for “Share the Love,” which designates funds from every Subaru sold between November and January to select nonprofits.

“We are grateful for the generosity of Delaware Subaru in supporting the needs of Delaware’s youngest patients and their families during such a critical time in their lives,” said David A. Paul, M.D., chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Christiana Care and clinical leader of the Women and Children’s Service Line.

Christiana Hospital is the only delivering hospital in the state to offer a Level III NICU. The unit, fully equipped with advanced technology and expert neonatal specialists, averages 1,200 admissions a year. Subaru’s philanthropy comes as Christiana Care enhances its Women and Children’s services and builds a state-of-the-art facility at Christiana Hospital, opening in 2020.