Hiran Ratnayake
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Media Advisory: ChristianaCare Brings New Access to Primary Care to Sussex County

Media events to be held Friday, Jan. 27, in Rehoboth and Laurel

In an effort to help address growing health care needs in southern Delaware, ChristianaCare is launching direct, local access to the state’s most dynamic health system in both eastern and western Sussex County.

Sussex County is federally designated as a Medically Underserved Area for primary care.

By 2025, Sussex County is projected to have approximately 256,000 residents. Nearly 77,000 – or 30% – of those will be 65 or older, far higher than the national figure of 17%.

Media are invited to learn more about ChristianaCare’s new offerings and how they are helping to address these challenges.

ChristianaCare at Rehoboth

Located in the former Pier 1 building, ChristianaCare at Rehoboth offers primary care for people ages 18 and older, and primary care with additional My65+ specialized services, including medicine management and nutritional guidance, for people who are 65 and older.

WHAT:          Media tours at ChristianaCare at Rehoboth

WHEN:         9:30 to 10 a.m., Friday, January 27


ChristianaCare at Rehoboth
18742 Coastal Highway
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

WHO:           David R. Trinkley, M.D.

ChristianaCare Mobile Health Services Van at Laurel Public Library

On the last Friday of each month, the ChristianaCare Mobile Health Services van, through a partnership with the Laurel Public Library, will provide same-day, easy-to-access services, such as COVID-19 vaccines and boosters, flu vaccines, blood pressure screenings and more.

WHAT:          Kickoff of monthly health events in Laurel, featuring ChristianaCare Mobile Health Services

WHEN:         11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, January 27.


Market Street Park
105 Delaware Ave.
Laurel, DE 19956

WHO:           Shannon E. Pan, M.D.

Media can contact ChristianaCare Senior Media Manager Hiran Ratnayake for more information at or (302) 299-3562.


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About ChristianaCare

Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, ChristianaCare is one of the country’s most dynamic health care organizations, centered on improving health outcomes, making high-quality care more accessible and lowering health care costs. ChristianaCare includes an extensive network of primary care and outpatient services, home health care, urgent care centers, three hospitals (1,430 beds), a freestanding emergency department, a Level I trauma center and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a comprehensive stroke center and regional centers of excellence in heart and vascular care, cancer care and women’s health. It also includes the pioneering Gene Editing Institute.

ChristianaCare is nationally recognized as a great place to work, rated by Forbes as the 2nd best health system for diversity and inclusion, and the 29th best health system to work for in the United States, and by IDG Computerworld as one of the nation’s Best Places to Work in IT. ChristianaCare is rated by Healthgrades as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals and continually ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek and other national quality ratings. ChristianaCare is a nonprofit teaching health system with more than 260 residents and fellows. With its groundbreaking Center for Virtual Health and a focus on population health and value-based care, ChristianaCare is shaping the future of health care.