William J. Holloway Program honored for leadership in public health

For its history of service and innovation, Christiana Care’s William J. Holloway Community Program has won the Executive Director’s Public Health Recognition Award from the Delaware Academy of Medicine/Delaware Public Health Association.

Joni Miller, RN, project coordinator, and patient Josh Sheets at the Holloway Community Program’s Kent Wellness Center location.

Susan Szabo, M.D., medical director of the program, and Arlene Bincsik, MS, RN, CCRC, ACRN, program director, accepted the award on the program’s behalf at a ceremony on May 7.

The long-running HIV program continues to expand its mission to care for people with HIV and hepatitis C, leveraging partnerships and educating the community about prevention.

The multidiscliplinary program is a trusted community partner, working closely with the Delaware Division of Public Health, the Delaware HIV Consortium, Westside Family Health, Brandywine Counseling, Beautiful Gate Outreach Center and other organizations to provide comprehensive care that routinely exceeds national benchmarks.

Previously known as the Christiana Care HIV Program, the program changed its name in 2018 to honor the late William J. Holloway, M.D., founder and director of the infectious disease laboratory of Christiana Care and the driving force behind establishing a program focused on patients with HIV.

The Holloway Community Program is the only site in Delaware designated as a Ryan White center, part of a federal program for receiving and distributing antiretroviral medications that help people with HIV to manage their disease. The program often is the sole source of treatment for patients without insurance.

Learn more about the program.