Health
Thursday, April 28, 2016
 
Dr. Gorgui joins Nanticoke The Nanticoke Physician Network welcomes Khalil F. Gorgui, MD to its active medical staff. Dr. Gorgui practices at Nanticoke Primary Care, Delmar, located at 8 E. Grove St., in Delmar. He also serves as the medical director of the Nanticoke Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center located within Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Dr. Gorgui is board certified in internal medicine and wound care and has been a senior member of the medical staff at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital since 1995. He completed his residency at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, N.J., an affiliate with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is credentialed in wound care management and hyperbaric medicine, having received extensive training through Comprehensive Healthcare Solutions in Naperville, Ill.

Bereavement support group The Cancer Support Community and Delaware Hospice are collaborating to offer a monthly bereavement group to focus on issues of loss that continue beyond the early stages of grief. The Next Step meets in the Sussex facility of the Cancer Support Community in Rehoboth on the first Monday of each month at 9 a.m. The next meeting is Monday, May 2. The Sussex facility is located at 18947 John J. Williams Hwy., Ste. 312, Rehoboth. The facilitator of The Next Step is Midge DiNatale, GC-C of Delaware Hospice. Call 645-9150 to reserve your spot in The Next Step. All programs at the Cancer Support Community are offered at no charge to participants.

Breastfeeding support group On Wednesday, May 4 at 10 a.m., Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will hold The Mom's Circle, a free breastfeeding support group, in the Nursing Conference Room. The Mom's Circle is a safe place for moms to come for support, advice and friendship from both experienced nursing moms and new moms. This group meets the first Wednesday of each month and registration is not required. Activities will include:
  • Interaction with other nursing moms & babies to promote confidence
  • Mom-to-mom conversations

  • Opportunities to share parenting advice & information
  • Assistance with breastfeeding issues or concerns provided by internationally board-certified lactation consultant
  • New topics each meeting geared toward the group, such as the first two weeks, night feedings, and returning to work
For more information, contact Jacalyn Bradley, Nanticoke's lactation consultant, at 629-6611, ext. 2234.

Diabetes Education Program Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will hold a four-session diabetes educational program, The Diabetes Connection, on May 11, 18, 25, and June 1 from 5-7 p.m. The cost of the program may be reimbursable by insurance. As a person with diabetes, Nanticoke Health Services can be part of your healthcare team to help teach you the self-care skills needed to keep you on track. Our four-session diabetic program includes weekly education sessions in a group setting. One family member or significant other is welcome to attend. Pre-registration is required. To register and to obtain more information, contact Nanticoke Memorial Hospital's Diabetes Education Department at 629-6611, ext. 2446.

E-Racing the Blues South fun walk The third annual E-Racing the Blues South fun walk to benefit the Mental Health Association in Delaware will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, in Rehoboth Beach. The event will begin at the Boardwalk Bandstand and continue to Rehoboth Avenue to Grove Park where there will be exhibitors sharing their story about mental health and suicide prevention. Each participant will be given a prize ticket after visiting each exhibitor which can later be turned in for an opportunity to win prizes donated by area merchants. Participant registration is $10 and can be done online at www.eracingtheblues.org. All funds raised stay in Kent and Sussex counties. For more information, call 800-287-6423.