Multiplying Good has selected ChristianaCare to receive a One in a Million Award for community service during the pandemic and for the many ways that the health system supports community-building to help underserved areas of Wilmington, Delaware, get healthier. Multiplying Good is a national organization promoting positive change and recognizing extraordinary service to the community.

“We are grateful to Multiplying Good for this a wonderful honor,” said Drew Fennell, chief communications and experience officer for ChristianaCare. “The One in a Million Award recognizes the love and excellence our caregivers demonstrate daily in serving our patients and our community, both before the COVID-19 pandemic and every day since its onset.”

ChristianaCare has partnered with barbershops and salons in Wilmington, Delaware, to help underserved neighborhoods prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The award recognizes ChristianaCare’s many community partnerships which include the REACH Riverside Development Corporation and its revitalization initiative in the Wilmington Riverside Community, and the health system’s ongoing commitment to the City of Wilmington summer program Play Streets! which provides safe places for children to play and for parents to access health care resources.

In addition, ChristianaCare launched a Community Investment Fund giving nearly $2 million to 32 local organizations to build the community’s collective capacity to address social, behavioral and environmental factors that impact health. To make a positive impact on health in the community, ChristianaCare awarded eight local organizations grants through the Harrington Value Institute Community Partnership Fund.

Multiplying Good cited ChristianaCare’s pandemic response as going “above and beyond to support the community. Just a few of their efforts included providing safety kits to barbershops and salons in underserved neighborhoods, creating a program to help businesses open safely, testing thousands of Delawareans at multiple tests sites set up across the county, and helping the Little Sisters of the Poor in the midst of the pandemic.”