New Initiative to Help ChristianaCare Providers Get Ahead of Sepsis

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Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that occurs when the body has an extreme reaction to an infection. Like falling dominoes, sepsis triggers a rapid escalation of problems that can lead to tissue damage, organ failure and death if not treated in time. But diagnosing and treating sepsis can be challenging, in part because its symptoms […] The post New Initiative …

Uncovering a Piece of History

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A large painting of the old Riverside Hospital in Wilmington hangs behind the desk in Scott Rickards’ Avenue North office in the Contact Center. Also displayed, albeit in a much less conspicuous spot, is a small, framed photo of an older couple holding an infant – Rickards’ own grandparents cradling him as a baby. As […] The post Uncovering a …

Roundtable With State Officials Focuses on Women’s Health 

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To support the health of women and children in Delaware, ChristianaCare health professionals met with government officials and policymakers on Sept. 29 for a Women’s Health Roundtable.  Women’s health is a focus for Delaware’s General Assembly with two significant bills coming to vote during the 2023-24 legislative session. The bills center on maternal mental health […] The post Roundtable With …

‘Getting the Village Back Together’: ChristianaCare’s Plan for Reducing Breast Cancer Disparities in Delaware

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There’s a tried and proven pathway to reducing racial disparities in cancer in Delaware. It worked with colon cancer 10 years ago and should now be applied to the incidence of breast cancer in the state. That’s the recommendation of clinicians, program leaders and researchers from the ChristianaCare Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research […] The post ‘Getting the …

You Don’t Have to Be a Pro to Play Like One

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Most of us aren’t making a career out of playing on our recreation league pickleball team, swimming laps after work or racing in 5Ks on the weekends. But there is something that even the weekend warrior has in common with the professional athlete – a strong foundation is critical to overall health and success. It’s […] The post You Don’t …

Taylor Wood Honored With DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

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Taylor Wood, BSN, RN, of Wilmington Hospital, has received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Interested in a nursing career at ChristianaCare? Click here for more information. ChristianaCare DAISY Award recipients are nurses recognized for meeting and exceeding the needs and expectations of patients and families by displaying exceptional clinical skills, compassion, calm, respect and […] The post Taylor Wood …

Is Bariatric Surgery Right for Me?

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For people diagnosed with obesity and who struggle to reach a healthy weight through diet and exercise alone, bariatric (weight loss) surgery may significantly improve their health and quality of life. Obesity is recognized as a disease that can respond to treatment, not a condition that arises because someone lacks willpower. Bariatric surgery is minimally […] The post Is Bariatric …

Is Weight Loss Medication for Me?

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Losing weight may be difficult for people with obesity because of cues that take place within the body, which they cannot control without medication. Weight loss isn’t as simple as calories in versus calories out. Hormones in the brain and the gut “talk” back and forth to control hunger cues. Doctors treat obesity like other […] The post Is Weight …

Awards Celebrate High Enrollment in Cancer Research Clinical Trials

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This month, 19 physicians and nurses were recognized for excellence at the 2023 Cancer Clinical Research Trials Awards Ceremony at ChristianaCare’s Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute. “This annual event honors the extraordinary team at the Graham Cancer Center – physicians, research nurses and many others – who enroll and care for patients […] The post Awards Celebrate …

Jeanana Lloyd Appointed Vice President of Talent Development

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Jeanana Lloyd, MA, has been named vice president of talent development for ChristianaCare. In her new role, Lloyd and her team are responsible for the development and execution of the enterprise strategy for leadership development, performance management, succession planning and talent management programs. Since joining ChristianaCare in 2015 as a talent advisor, Lloyd has centered […] The post Jeanana Lloyd …