Menopause 101: What You Need to Know

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Menopause is the point in your life when you permanently stop having menstrual periods. After one year of having no periods, you have reached menopause. For a virtual menopausal consult with Dr. Helen McCullough, call 302-623-2580. In most cases, menopause happens around age 50. But everyone’s body has its own time line. You may stop […] The post Menopause 101: …

ChristianaCare CVCCC Hits Grand Slam With 4th Consecutive Beacon Award

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For the fourth consecutive time, ChristianaCare’s Cardiovascular Critical Care Complex (CVCCC) has earned a gold-level Beacon Award from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. The award recognizes the CVCCC’s caregiver-driven excellence to maintain optimal patient outcomes, support interprofessional involvement in the unit’s ongoing quality improvement work and create an environment where caregivers feel proud to serve. The […] The post ChristianaCare CVCCC …

Jaqueline Ortiz Honored for Increasing Patient Access to Interpreter Services

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Fifty-eight years ago, a young man from Argentina wound up in surgery at a California hospital after stomach pains turned out to be peritonitis, a potentially life-threatening inflammation of the membrane lining the abdominal wall. He was discharged to his wife’s care, with one problem — neither the man nor his wife had any idea […] The post Jaqueline Ortiz …

Medical Assistant Academy Prepares Employees for New Careers

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When Nyre Tilghman went back to school as part of a career change, she didn’t have to worry about how she would juggle her time in the classroom and at work. That’s because for Tilghman and the other participants in ChristianaCare’s Medical Assistant Academy, attending classes at Delaware Technical Community College was part of the […] The post Medical Assistant …

ChristianaCare Again Honored With Joy in Medicine Award

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For the second consecutive time, ChristianaCare has earned the Joy in Medicine™ recognition from the American Medical Association (AMA). ChristianaCare earned Gold Level recognition, the highest level of recognition in the Joy in Medicine™ Health System Recognition Program. One of only 10 health systems nationwide to achieve the Gold Level, the recognition underscores ChristianaCare’s demonstrated […] The post ChristianaCare Again …

5 Easy, Fun and Healthy Halloween Treats

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Halloween doesn’t have to be unhealthy. Create simple, spooky snacks with ingredients you already have on hand. You can feel good about indulging in these healthy treats sure to make children and adults smile. The post 5 Easy, Fun and Healthy Halloween Treats appeared first on ChristianaCare News.

Team Daisy Awards Celebrate Compassion and Extraordinary Care

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For providing exceptional care to patients and their families, two ChristianaCare teams — the Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) Unit and the Center for Reconstructive Plastic Surgery — have earned the DAISY Team Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Nominate a ChristianaCare nurse or team for the DAISY Award.  The DAISY Team Award recognizes teamwork and […] The post Team Daisy …

eBrightHealth ACO Improves Care, Reduces Health Care Spending by $9.5 Million

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The eBrightHealth Accountable Care Organization (ACO) reduced health care spending by approximately $9.5 million and earned a quality score of 86.7% in performance year 2022, according to recently released performance data by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. A market-based solution to fragmented and costly care, ACOs empower local physicians, hospitals and other providers […] The post eBrightHealth ACO …

Give Yourself a Boost!

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Fighting the flu, or preventing it from spreading to you or others, includes a simple, tactical plan. This plan should include adopting healthy habits and boosting your immune system. To help you thrive during the flu season and beyond, we’ve developed a list of tips, or “life hacks,” to help you draft a flu-fighting tactical […] The post Give Yourself …