Health
Thursday, January 12, 2017
 
Easterseals unveils new look Easterseals Delaware & Marylands Eastern Shore, one of the regions largest provider of disability services, has announced the public launch of a revitalized brand, including a new logo and a streamlined name. The rebrand is part of a national strategy to increase public awareness of the mission and scope of services with a more modern, bold look for the organization. Sometimes we feel like Easterseals is a best-kept secret. Often people are familiar with our name, but unaware of the amazing range of services we offer for people with disabilities and seniors, Kenan J. Sklenar, Easterseals president/CEO, said. This whole new look will help introduce Easterseals to a new generation of families who need our services and a new generation of donors and volunteers. Easterseals mission to provide cutting edge services to people with all types of disabilities and seniors will remain the focus of the organizations work. The brand renaissance was initiated by National Easterseals after extensive research was conducted by a leading, well-respected marketing firm. National surveys showed that while individuals over 50 are familiar with Easterseals, the organization ranks extremely low in awareness with individuals under age 50. To learn more about Easterseals, call 1-800-677-3800 or visit www.de.easterseals.com.

Bayhealth receives spiritual care award HealthCare Chaplaincy Network (HCCN) recently awarded its prestigious Excellence in Spiritual Care award to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital, Dover, and Bayhealth Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford.

The hospitals, which are part of central and southern Delawares largest health care system, are the first in the state to receive this distinction after meeting HCCNs proprietary national quality standards. The award signifies that the hospitals are committed to optimally addressing patients spiritual and religious needs. Bayhealth employs a full-time chaplain who manages the Pastoral Care Department, which includes one part-time chaplain, and coordinates the on-call chaplain and Pastoral Care Volunteer Programs. On-call clergy and lay pastoral care volunteers represent more than 40 congregations from Smyrna to Bridgeville. The Delaware hospitals join nine other hospitals and one hospice in five other states that have earned the award since June 2015; many other health care settings nationwide are undergoing the detailed review process.

Bariatric Support Group Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery will host a bariatric support group on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, in the Medical Staff Conference Room at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. This free support group is designed to provide education and support to patients before and after their bariatric weight loss surgery and is open to the public. Meetings consist of guest speakers and presentations to provide information about nutrition, supplements, exercise and behavior modifications. Patients and their spouses, family members or friends are welcome to attend. Registration is not required. For more information visit www.nanticokeweightloss.org or call 302-536-5395.