Celebrating the first “birthday” of the ChristianaCare’s Center for Women’s and Children’s Health, Michael Uffner, ChristianaCare Board of Advisors member, and his team at Delaware Subaru presented its annual, generous gift to ChristianaCare to support the Center for Women and Children’s Health.
The gift of $10,000 was part of the proceeds from the Wilmington dealership’s annual Subaru “Share the Love” campaign.
“It is especially meaningful to us to provide support this year,” said Uffner, president, chairman and CEO at Delaware Subaru and Auto Team Delaware.
“The incredible team at the Center for Women’s and Children’s Health opened this extraordinary new facility during the COVID-19 pandemic and did not miss a beat in caring for the newest members of our community and their families.”
ChristianaCare’s state-of-the-art Center for Women’s and Children’s Health opened in April 2020, welcoming caregivers, parents, partners and families across the Delaware region. In its first year, more than 6,000 babies were born at the Center.
“Most of all, the Center is more than bricks and mortar. It’s a wonderful space for families and staff, yet it’s the care we provide inside and for families that matters most,” said David Paul, M.D., chair of the Department of Pediatrics.
“Generous financial donations and moral support from partners like Delaware Subaru have been lights on our path. We share our heartfelt gratitude for their ongoing partnership.”
Over the past five years, Uffner and his team have given ChristianaCare more than $65,000 as part of their effort to “Share the Love,” which designates funds from every Subaru sold between November and January to select nonprofits.
“All health care workers have gone above and beyond during the pandemic,” Uffner said, “and nurses hold a special place among those heroes.”
The Center for Women’s and Children’s Health is an eight-story, approximately 400,000 square foot center with the most advanced care and amenities including new and expanded labor and delivery suites, expanded private rooms for mothers and families after delivery, a rooftop garden and separate admitting and discharge areas.
As with all first years, there are exciting new developments. Among the Center’s first year advances are:
- The launch of Pregnancy Care Coach, a free mobile app that works like a comprehensive virtual care coach for moms-to-be.
- Bidirectional texting to support convenient, timely communication among caregivers and patients.
- Personalized experiences including dining menus that allow for à la carte selections and more.
Christiana Hospital is the only delivering hospital in Delaware to offer a Level III NICU. The unit, fully equipped with advanced technology and expert neonatal specialists, averages over 1,100 admissions annually.