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ChristianaCare Expands Community Care Through New Mobile Health Services Vans Supported by Barclays

Services Available Throughout Delaware

(WILMINGTON, DE. – May 13, 2022) To create a new way to bring care to where people need it throughout Delaware, ChristianaCare rolled out two Mobile Health Services vans. The vans are supported by Barclays with a $1 million investment as part of its COVID-19 Community Aid Package.

“Meeting our neighbors where they are means we can reach people who may have difficulty accessing the care they need,” said Janice Nevin, M.D., MPH, president and CEO of ChristianaCare. “These vans are a key part of furthering ChristianaCare’s mission to make a positive impact on health in all the communities we serve. We are grateful for the support from Barclays for the generous donation that makes this innovative program possible.”

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Dr. Nevin and Denny Nealon, CEO of Barclays US Consumer Bank, along with other local leaders unveiled the vans outside of Neighborhood House in Wilmington’s Southbridge neighborhood, one of many underserved communities that will benefit from this service.

“Barclays is proud to support these mobile health vehicles as part of our COVID-19 Community Aid Package, which will help address some of the systemic issues resulting from the pandemic by making quality healthcare more accessible in our local communities where it is needed most,” said Nealon.

ChristianaCare expects to have 30,000 patient interactions through the vans over the first three years. Of those visits, 15,000 are expected to be for COVID-19 vaccinations. The Mobile Health Services vans will provide a variety of medical services including vaccinations, diabetic retinopathy screenings, OB-GYN services, sports physicals and behavioral health appointments.

Patients will experience hybrid care, both on wheels and via video. In addition to same-day medical services provided on the vans, patients will be able to connect with a care team via a virtual visit. Patients may also be referred to further in-person or virtual services following the appointment on the van.

“Getting care on a Mobile Health Services van is not a one-time event, but rather a chance to build a relationship that changes the course of an individual’s health and wellness,” said Sarah Schenck, M.D., FACP, medical director of Virtualist Medicine at ChristianaCare’s Center for Virtual Health.

An Innovative Solution to a Complex Problem

“We’ve learned a lot through the COVID-19 pandemic – and one of the most important learnings has been the urgent need to embed equity into everything we do,” Dr. Nevin said.

“Over the past two years, we’ve seen that people of color are less likely to be vaccinated and more likely to die from COVID-19. The reasons for these inequities are complex, but as health care professionals, we know how to approach complex problems and develop solutions. These vans are a part of that work. We know that transportation is one of the most common reasons that people aren’t able to access care. These specially equipped vehicles will allow us to bring care them.”

For more information on the Mobile Health Services vans, including where the vans will be located throughout the community, visit

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 (1,299 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.

About Barclays

Barclays US Consumer Bank is a leading co-branded credit card issuer and financial services partner in the United States that creates highly customized programs to drive customer loyalty and engagement for some of the country's most successful travel, entertainment, retail and affinity institutions. The bank offers co-branded credit cards, small business credit cards, installment loans, online savings accounts, and CDs. For more information, please visit

Barclays is a British universal bank. We are diversified by business, by different types of customer and client, and geography. Our businesses include consumer banking and payments operations around the world, as well as a top-tier, full service, global corporate and investment bank, all of which are supported by our service company which provides technology, operations and functional services across the Group. For further information about Barclays, please visit