Thursday, December 28, 2017
Nemours welcomes pediatrician Nemours is pleased to announce the addition of pediatrician Amudha Boopathi, MD, FAAP as a physician at Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Shipley St. in Seaford. Dr. Boopathi is a graduate of Volgograd State Medical University, Volgograd, Russia. Her post-graduate training includes a pediatric residency at UMDNJ/Cooper University Hospital, Camden, N.J. and a one year fellowship in pediatric hematology and oncology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio. Fluent in English and some Spanish, Dr. Boopathi joins Dr. Harry A. Lehman III and the staff at the Nemours Shipley clinic. With this addition, Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Shipley St. is now accepting new patients from birth to 18 years.

Helmet raffle benefits pediatric fund To kick off the 2017 NFL season on Sept. 7, the Nanticoke Health Foundation launched the Helmets for Healthcare raffle to benefit the Pegeen and Samantha Brown Pediatric Fund at Nanticoke Health Services. The fund was established in 2007 in memory of a mother and daughter who made a difference in the lives of others through their joy, genuineness, and love of children and is used to support initiatives in pediatric care throughout Nanticoke Health Services. The Helmets for Healthcare program was founded by local physician, Dr. Joseph Kim, and his wife, Nicole Evans. As the football season progressed, so did the Helmets for Healthcare raffle. This years raffle featured a Baltimore Ravens helmet autographed by their quarterback, Joe Flacco. Three special drawings were held throughout the raffle for chances to win tickets to Baltimore Ravens home games.

On Dec. 7, the winning ticket was drawn and the lucky winner is Tara Phillips, RN on SSU at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. The Nanticoke Health Foundation would like to thank everyone who participated in the fundraiser, which raised $880 for the Pegeen and Samantha Brown Pediatric Fund at Nanticoke Health Services.

Pediatric fund provides gifts for kids Roland Asselin, long-time volunteer at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, had a heart as big as the belly on his Santa Claus suit. Children were especially close to Rolands heart and every Christmas Roland would turn into Santa and visit the children on the Pediatric Unit delivering gifts. When Roland passed away, Frank and Linda Johnston established the Roland Asselin Pediatric Gift Fund. With money donated to the fund, gifts are purchased at Christmas and distributed to pediatric patients at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. On Tuesday, Dec. 19, Santa and his elves delivered a sleigh full of toys including store-bought items purchased through the Roland Asselin Pediatric Gift Fund and wooden gifts handmade by the Mason Dixon Woodworking Club. Mason Dixon Woodworking volunteers produce handmade wooden educational toys for underprivileged children for hundreds of Delmarva children every Christmas season and year round. The gifts provided by the Roland Asselin Pediatric Gift Fund and the Mason Dixon Woodworking Club were presented to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital through the Nanticoke Health Foundation.