Friday, June 16, 2017
#HIPAA Matters seminar

HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability Act) set the first national standards for protecting patients' personal health information. While HIPAA seems like a simple concept, a quick search on the Internet shows pages of questions. What is considered protected health information under HIPAA? Who must comply with HIPAA? What is the difference between consent and authorization? What's the difference between CE (Covered Entities) and BA (Business Associates)?
That is why SecureNetMD has assembled a panel of national experts in HIPAA and cybersecurity for the #HIPAAMatters seminar on Wednesday, June 21 from 5 to 9 p.m., at the Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites in Rehoboth.
The free seminar is open to anyone in healthcare. Included with participation is a free HIPAA Risk Assessment, a digital HIPAA Awareness kit and poster, a catered dinner and a networking cocktail party. Participants should leave with actionable tips that can be implemented immediately and a HIPAA Awareness training certificate of completion. Seating is limited.
For more information and to sign up, visit

Journaling For Wellness workshop

On Tuesday, June 20 at 5 p.m., Cancer Support Community DE and Nanticoke Cancer Care Center will collaborate to offer Journaling For Wellness. This free workshop will be held in the Resource Library, Nanticoke Cancer Care Center, 701 Middleford Rd., Seaford.
Journaling is one way that cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers can care for themselves. Writing down thoughts gives you an opportunity to work out your feelings and emotions, which may help you relax and find reasons to be happier and more hopeful about the future. Join Mariann Wolskee, LCSW and learn how journaling can promote wellness.
Refreshments will be provided. Register at 645-9150 in advance to reserve your spot.

Multicultural Health Fair is July 8

The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is pleased to announce the next ÁVIDA! Multicultural Screening and Health Fair will take place at the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club in Seaford on Saturday, July 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This trilingual program, in partnership with the Mexican Consulate of Philadelphia, is free and will offer health screenings, information about healthy living, community programs, prizes, giveaways and additional resources to the public.
ÁVIDA! is a multicultural event focused on breast cancer screening, treatment, and survivorship. It began in 2011 as a bilingual (Spanish/English) educational event that has grown to include all backgrounds and ethnicities, and offers programs to women, men, and children. The Seaford forum will feature blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, BMI and bone density screenings provided by Beebe Healthcare. Families are welcome. The program will also offer free lunch, free water ice donated by Rita's Water Ice, and children's activities.
'The Seaford ÁVIDA! is vitally important to members of our community of all ages and backgrounds. These screenings can be lifesaving. And, we are proud to partner with the Mexican Consulate to provide passport, consular identification card and birth certificate services,' said Migdalia Garduno, bilingual outreach and screening coordinator.
For more information, contact Garduno at 302-778-1102, ext. 1016.

CHF Support Group

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will hold a Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) support group on Thursday, June 22 from noon to 2 p.m., in the Nursing Conference Room at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. This free support group is designed for individuals who have congestive heart failure as well as their families and caregivers.

This month's meeting will feature a presentation by Donna DeLuca, MS, RD, LDN, clinical dietitian at Nanticoke. Attendees are encouraged to bring their medications to receive a free pharmacy consultation. A light lunch will be provided.
For more information or to RSVP, call Tamara Donohoe at 629-6611, ext. 2428. Parkinson's Support Group
Nanticoke Health Services, in conjunction with CHEER and Care DE and the Manor House, will hold a Parkinson's education and support group on Thursday, June 15 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Manor House in Seaford. The support group is free and open to the public.
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 at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, co-facilitates the group with Kathy Landis, caregiver resource coordinator at CHEER in Sussex County. For more information, contact Tara at 629-6611, ext. 3838.

Lymphedema Support Group

Nanticoke Rehabilitation Services hosts lymphedema support groups on the third Thursday of each month at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center from 1:30 to 3 p.m. The next meeting is Thursday, June 15.
This free support group is open to anyone affected by lymphedema including patients, caregivers, and relatives. Meetings will consist of a lecture by health care professionals and medical equipment providers followed by refreshments and an open question and answer session or discussion among participants. Registration is required, contact Robert Donati, PT, CLT at 629-6224 for more information or to register.

Bariatric support group

Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery hosts bariatric support groups the first Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and the fourth Monday of each month from 6 to 7 p.m., in the Medical Staff Conference Room at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Meetings will be held in June on Monday, June 26.
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.
Support group meetings consist of guest speakers and presentations to provide useful 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 about this support group or other services provided by Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery, visit or call 536-5395.

Safe Sitter Class

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will host a Safe Sitter¨ class on Saturday, June 24 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Nursing Conference Room. These classes are open to pre-teens and teenagers between 11 and 13 years of age who are interested in learning child care essentials and safety.
The Safe Sitter¨ course is designed to train pre-teens and teenagers how to be safe baby/child sitters. Components include infant/child development and care, safety, injury prevention, first aid, accident management, emergency protocol, rescue breathing and choking management. The lessons are filled with fun activities and role-playing exercises.
The cost for the Safe Sitter¨ class is $35 per student, which includes the class and all materials needed. Pre-registration is required.
To register or for more information, contact Nanticoke's Maternal Child Health Clinical Educator at 629-6611, ext. 2540.