Evolution of nursing in Milford

When Milford Memorial Hospital opened in 1938, it was well prepared to provide quality nursing care to all who entered its doors. After all, its predecessor, Milford Emergency Hospital, began serving the community 17 years earlier with the first nurse training program, which entailed 18 months of courses and floor duty. Then in 1925, the […]

Brandywine Counseling Opens Location in Milford

by Terry Rogers    On Thursday, June 21, Brandywine Counseling and Community Services opened its fourth Delaware treatment center in Milford. The new center is located at 69 East Masten Circle behind County Bank.  “Today, we are here to celebrate growth and hope in our communities,” Lynn Fahey, Ph.D., CEO of Brandywine Counseling and Community […]

Bayhealth Staff Foster Children in Need

Being a foster parent, Bayhealth Information Technology Application Analyst III Amy Byron, MT(ASCP), has experienced the unexpectedness that sometimes comes with a child being placed in her home. While children are met with open arms, families aren’t always able to prepare for the additional family member. Understanding this, Byron began collecting backpacks and school supplies […]

Relay Hopes to Unmask A Cure

Milford’s Relay for Life was held Saturday, June 16, continuing the event’s tradition for over 20 years. The event honors the memory of those who have been lost to cancer, celebrates those who are fighting the battle as well as those who have won the battle. It also brings awareness to the work being done […]

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 […]

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