Thursday, April 13, 2017
Nanticoke recognized for patient safety Nanticoke Health Services has been recognized for two distinctions in quality excellence from Healthgrades: the Healthgrades 2017 Patient Safety Excellence AwardÂȘ and the Healthgrades 2017 Outstanding Patient Experience AwardÂȘ. Healthgrades is the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Nanticoke Health Services is the only hospital in Delaware and Maryland to receive both awards. Only 95 out of the 3,000 hospitals evaluated for patient safety and patient experience excellence achieved both distinctions. Nanticoke Memorial Hospital is the only hospital on the Delmarva Peninsula to receive both awards, placing Nanticoke among only 3% of hospitals nationally to receive both awards. This distinction recognizes Nanticoke Memorial Hospital for excellent performance in safeguarding patients from serious, potentially preventable complications, as well as providing a positive experience for patients during their hospital stays.

Be Strong class offered Cancer Support Community DE and Nanticoke Cancer Care Center will offer Be Strong, a gentle conditioning class to help you regain strength and feel more energized, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 18 at the Nanticoke Cancer Care Center, Seaford, in the Resource Library. Jo Allegro-Smith, BS, MS, will lead you through a strengthening program using stretchable bands. Refreshments will be provided. Please register at 645-9150 in advance to reserve your spot in this free workshop. Peninsula Home Care at Nanticoke (PHCN) is pleased to announce the addition of Dawn Casey and Ashley Ball to its Seaford team.

Dawn Casey, RN, BSN has joined the Seaford office as a clinical manager of process improvement. Dawn brings 25 years of health care experience. Some of her previous work experience includes case manager, certified rehabilitation registered nurse, disease management nurse, nursing supervisor and home care. Dawn received her bachelors of nursing at Southern New Hampshire University. She resides in Blades. Ashley Ball joins the PHCN Seaford office as an account manager with four years of experience in the home health care industry. A graduate of Towson University, Ashley resides in Berlin, Md.

Parkinsons Support Group Nanticoke Health Services, in conjunction with CHEER and Care DE and the Manor House, will hold a free Parkinsons education and support group on Thursday, April 20 from 9:30 to 11 a.m., at the Manor House in Seaford. This support group is open to the public. Participating in education/support groups is essential for coping with an illness such as Parkinsons Disease (PD) or other disorders that impair bodily movement. This support group is not only helpful for the individual diagnosed with PD, but also for caregivers, friends and family. Group members welcome guest speakers on a variety of subjects related to PD and provide support to each other through other small group discussions. Tara Trout, LPN, Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, co-facilitates the group with Kathy Landis, caregiver resource coordinator at CHEER in Sussex County. For more info, call 629-6611, ext. 3838.