Generosity of Our Neighbors Supports Health in Our Communities

ChristianaCare President and CEO Janice Nevin, M.D., MPH, recently celebrated the giving spirt of community members whose generosity provides vital assistance to our mission of serving our neighbors as expert, caring partners in health.

In recognizing the philanthropic efforts of community partners and individual donors, Nevin said their tireless efforts make it possible for ChristianaCare patients to receive the best care, in the best place at the best time.

The Union Hospital Ladies Auxiliary raised funds for the Family Birth Center, which opened in December, redesigned and upgraded to improve the labor and delivery experience of families in Cecil County and surrounding communities.

“Every year, we provide exceptional care to thousands of people,” Nevin said. “Your support and generosity help strengthen ChristianaCare’s financial stability, ensuring we can continue in our mission to take care of people now and for many, many years to come.”

Among the giving highlights:

  • The ChristianaCare Junior Board donated more than $600,000 in the past year, including $85,000 from the group’s annual fundraiser, JB Cause which benefited the Pediatric Care Center.
  • The Union Hospital Ladies Auxiliary raised more than $120,000 dollars for community-focused projects like the renovation of the Family Birth Center, renovation of the Breast Health Center and new behavioral health efforts.
  • The Friends of Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute held a 5K last fall at Bellevue State Park that brought out 330 runners and walkers to raise funds for the purchase of Neoprobes, a needed resource in the early detection and treatment of breast cancer.
  • The Cecil County Board of Education donated more than $10,000 to the Union Hospital Breast Health Center.
  • The inaugural Wilmington Hospital Stroke and Brain Injury Rehab Golf Tournament at Patriots Glen National Golf Club raised over $28,000 in honor of former patient Kayden Browne.
  • A grant from the Edna G. Kynett Memorial Foundation expanded the Food Is Medicine program to ensure pregnant patients and their families have nine months of high-quality groceries and the ability to prepare healthy food critical for a healthy pregnancy.

“At its core, philanthropy is about love and upholding a commitment to strengthen the world around us. Giving to ChristianaCare means you believe in building healthier, stronger communities,” Nevin said. “There are many challenges in health care these days, but we never forget the value of the partnerships we have with our community, our caregivers and our patients.”