Ballin for Blood planned for January 27

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Bayhealth is teaming up with Blood Bank of Delmarva (BBD) and Delaware State University (DSU) Athletics to host the third annual Ballin’ for Blood Drive on Thursday, Feb. 1. The blood drive is scheduled from 1-6 p.m. on Bayhealth Court in Memorial Hall Gym on the main DSU campus, 1200 N. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Bayhealth will be cheering …

Bayhealth surgeon dies suddenly in Florida

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Dr. Trinity Pilkington, a popular Bayhealth orthopedic surgeon, passed away last week while attending a conference in Florida. Pilkington was 49 years old. “In a solemn moment for the medical community and the residents of Milford, DE, we mourn the passing of the esteemed orthopedic surgery specialist, Dr. Trinity Pilkington,” a statement released after his death read. “At the age …

Bayhealth Medical Staff Donates Plaque in Memory of Delaware’s First Licensed Physician Assistant

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Members of the Bayhealth Medical Staff gathered to present a memorial plaque to honor Steve Ruggles, PA-C. Ruggles was the first physician assistant credentialed at Bayhealth – he passed away in April 2023. He spent most of his career working alongside physicians T. Noble Jarrell III, MD, Brian M. Benson, Jr., MD, Christopher Giles, MD, Michael G. Sweeney, MD and …

Bayhealth Welcomes Primary Care Physician

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In carrying out our mission to strengthen the health of our community, Bayhealth is expanding primary care availability for central and southern Delawareans who need it. Lauren Parmer, DO, is the newest family medicine physician at Bayhealth Primary Care, Milford, joining Jonathan Simon, MD; Matthew Reetz, DO; and Saranya Biswas, MD, in the practice. Dr. Parmer is now accepting primary care patients of …

Patients Informed About Potential Impact of DMS Data Breach

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DMS Health Technologies (DMS), a vendor that performs remote diagnostic imaging for Bayhealth and other healthcare institutions, was recently involved in a data breach that may have affected the information of individuals, including Bayhealth patients. Data that may have been compromised in the breach included date of service and exam type. In addition, publicly available information such as name and …

Bayhealth Takes Health on the Move Offering Free Services to the Community

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Bayhealth team members and clinical staff took health on the move, bringing free services to community members. Several local community members took advantage of free flu vaccinations, blood pressure checks, and cancer education at the Blue Hen Corporate Center on Nov. 14. Bayhealth Nursing Professional Development Practitioner and Scrub In Podcast co-host Tyler Coty, MSN, RN, CCRN, offered community members …

Long-time Delaware Internist Dr. Thomas Kelly Joins Bayhealth

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Bayhealth is proud to welcome Internal Medicine Physician Thomas F. Kelly, MD, MPH, BSN, who previously served as a physician and medical director with the State of Delaware and founded and operated a private practice in Sussex County, to the team at Bayhealth Total Care in Milton. Dr. Kelly joins Family Medicine Physician Bryan Villar, MD, and Family Nurse Practitioner Nicole Steinberg, …

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RSV, COVID, a cold or the flu?

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As the weather turns colder, thoughts turn to what has always been known as cold and flu season. Sniffles, aches, cough and a general feeling of malaise are signs that you may be coming down with something. After coming out of a pandemic, however, those symptoms are harder to ignore than they were pre-COVID as people now realize how easy …

Bayhealth goes pink for breast cancer awareness

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As Breast Cancer Awareness month comes to an end, Bayhealth is proud of their efforts in promoting early detection, better treatment options and continuing education about the disease. According to the Komen Foundation, about 240,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in women and about 2,100 in men. About 42,000 women and 500 men in the United States die each …

Houston couple weight loss helps them regain healthier life thanks to Bayhealth

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For one couple, gaining support from Bayhealth, and each other, in losing weight made for a life-changing experience. Dawn McDonnell had been looking into surgical weight loss, also called bariatric surgery, then convinced her husband, Leon, to join her in the process. A year and a half ago they began Bayhealth’s Bariatric Program, a nationally accredited program which helped guide …