DHP Share Honey Smacks Linked to Salmonella

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Mbandaka infections. The outbreak is being linked to Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Cereals. Seventy-three people from 31 states, including 24 who have been hospitalized, have reported […]

Lehr receives esteemed DAISY Award

Bayhealth Milford Memorial Emergency and Trauma Services Registered Nurse Eric Lehr has worked in healthcare for nearly eight years, all of which have been at Bayhealth. In that time Lehr has come to fully understand the importance of mentoring others. It’s his work with a novice nurse that led Lehr to receive the acclaimed DAISY […]

Raising money for cancer survivors

Established in 2012, the Bayhealth Cancer Institute’s Survivorship Program supports cancer patients as they transition from cancer treatment to cancer survivorship. A nurse navigator, in collaboration with the patient’s oncologist, reviews an individual plan to address follow-up care and help reduce anxiety and specific patient concerns following their treatment. Runway of Hope — an annual […]

Digital Footprints Secure Infant Identity

Bayhealth recently began using a new and innovative infant safety system developed by CertaScan Technologies at both of its hospitals. The proprietary system captures and stores high-resolution digital newborn footprints, which can be used for precise identification in situations like abduction, a lost baby or a natural disaster. The infant safety system, which uses LiveScan […]

Nurses Play Critical Community Role

Communities around the country celebrated National Hospital and Nurses Week this month, highlighting the important role hospitals and health systems have in their local communities. Nurses play a critical part of local health systems from being an integral component of daily care to promoting better health in their neighborhoods. Local nurse Adrianne Shane believes that […]

After beating cancer, Vickie is more alive

Cancer patient Vicki Hawkins is now is recovery from Stage IV Double-Hit Lymphoma Healthwaves Newsletter | Spring 2018 For the past decade, Vickie Hawkins has been creating greeting cards in the craft room of her Magnolia home. She says the activity allows her to express and share the love and gratitude that naturally fill her […]

One mom’s tips for taking care of yourself

While we may observe Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 13 with flowers or a special dinner, most moms will also be taking care of their families that day, just as they do every other day. Loretta Edmondson, MD, a physician with Bayhealth Primary Care, Milford — Airport Road, is personally aware that mothers’ lives are […]

Celebrating Milford’s past with an eye on the future

Bayhealth Milford Memorial begins its final year of operations with the start of 2018. The new Bayhealth Hospital, Sussex Campus will soon replace the aging Clarke Avenue facility. As we look at the history of Milford Memorial Hospital, we are reminded that over the past century the basic needs of our community remain the same […]

Warning signs of eating disorders in teens

Eating disorders are complex medical and psychiatric illnesses that anyone would have difficulty managing. In a time where dieting is a societal norm, it’s important to educate children and teens on the importance of healthy eating. The good news is Bayhealth offers nutritional resources at local schools through the Wellness Centers. Bayhealth Wellness Centers provide […]

DE Hospice Celebrates 10 Years

By Jennifer Saienni Delaware Hospice celebrated its 10th Anniversary of welcoming patients to the Delaware Hospice Center on Monday, April 9th. Over 6,300 patients and families have been served at the Delaware Hospice Center in just 10 years! Serving as a home away from home option for patients of all ages, the Center provides short-term […]

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