Robotic Surgery Offers Maximum Benefit With Minimal Downtime

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Looking back, there’s only one thing Elizabeth Garvin would change about her minimally invasive hernia repair surgery at ChristianaCare’s Hernia Center. “I would have done it sooner,” said Garvin, who underwent an abdominal wall reconstruction on Jan. 13 after living with two hernias that developed after her colon ruptured in 2020. Her surgeon, Peter Santoro, […] The post Robotic Surgery …

Saying ‘Thank You’ for Lifesaving Stroke Care

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One year after she arrived comatose by helicopter after a blood vessel ruptured in her brain, Gretchen Dejter walked without assistance into Christiana Hospital to personally thank the people who saved her life. She wrapped caregivers in tight hugs, smiling as she wiped away tears. With each embrace, she pressed a small keepsake into each […] The post Saying ‘Thank …

This year's national conference was in Orlando, Florida, and Smyrna High students won big. (Photo courtesy of Educators Rising)

The Return of Camp Scrubs

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For 12-year-old Michael Bilski, Camp Scrubs at Union Hospital really lived up to its name. He and his fellow campers helped paint inspirational messages on the windows above the High Street walkway, then took turns delivering lunch trays to patient rooms. After practicing their surgical skills by slicing into oranges with an electric scalpel and […] The post The Return …

ChristianaCare Expands Health Literacy Partnership Through Support From Highmark Health

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ChristianaCare has received an $80,000 grant from Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware to support the Health Literacy Council of Delaware. Funded through Highmark’s BluePrints for the Community program, the grant will be used to fund education and awareness for clinicians and other caregivers on best practices in making health care information much easier for […] The post ChristianaCare Expands …

Information Security Officer Anahi Santiago Receives Prestigious Routhy Award

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ChristianaCare Chief Information Security Officer Anahi Santiago, EMBA, CISM, has been recognized with the Routhy Award, which honors one cybersecurity professional each year who delivers a profound impact within health care and the information security profession. Health-ISAC awards the Routhy. The organization is a global, member-driven non-profit that offers health care stakeholders a trusted community and […] The post Information Security …

Cilantro-Lime Pork and Poblano Kebabs with Grilled Corn

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Everything tastes better on a stick and these delicious pork kebabs are no exception! Lean, tender cubes of pork get plenty of flavor from a tangy cilantro-lime marinade. Meat and accompanying vegetables are threaded onto skewers, brushed with more marinade and quickly cooked over the grill. Pair with sweet and smoky grilled corn on the […] The post Cilantro-Lime Pork …

ChristianaCare Residents Pen the Must-Have Book in Emergency Room Care

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ChristianaCare physicians, pharmacists and residents recently produced the 20th edition of an internationally renowned antibiotic guide that’s the most widely used such reference among emergency medicine physicians. The guide is the 9th edition to have been edited by ChristianaCare Associate Chief Academic Officer Brian Levine, M.D. The pocket-sized EMRA Antibiotic Guide is published every other […] The post ChristianaCare Residents …

ChristianaCare Recognized by ECRI for Patient Safety Efforts

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ECRI has recognized ChristianaCare for ongoing efforts to improve patient safety through the development of notification systems and injury prevention programs. ECRI is an independent, nonprofit organization improving the safety, quality and cost effectiveness of care. Alerts Impact Award ChristianaCare was named a finalist for the 2023 Alerts Impact Award program, which acknowledges members of […] The post ChristianaCare Recognized …

ChristianaCare Earns Multiple Awards for High Quality Care for Stroke and Heart Attack

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ChristianaCare has received 11 awards for providing high-quality care in the treatment of stroke and heart disease from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The recognition demonstrates ChristianaCare’s commitment to following up-to-date, research-based guidelines, ultimately leading to more lives saved, shorter recovery times and fewer readmissions to the hospital. Every 40 seconds, someone in the […] The post ChristianaCare Earns …

Use ChristianaCare’s Speakers Bureau to Find Health Experts for Your Next Event

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ChristianaCare has launched a new speakers bureau that makes it easier than ever for community and professional organizations to request health experts as guest speakers at an event or meeting. Click here to request a speaker or follow this short how-to video: “At ChristianaCare, our mission of service to the community includes a commitment to […] The post Use ChristianaCare’s …