Health
Thursday, May 14, 2015
 
Nanticoke to host Blood Drive
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will host two Blood Drive dates for the Blood Bank of Delmarva as part of the 2015 Summer Blood Challenge. The first drive will be Friday, May 22 and the second will be Friday, July 24. The drives will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m in the Medical Staff Conference Room.
To make an appointment, visit www.DelmarvaBlood.org or call 1-888-8-Blood-8.

Grief support group
Delaware Hospice will hold a six-week support group, Surviving the Loss of a Child, from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, May 26 - June 30, at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church in Milton. The group, which is open to parents or grandparents, is facilitated by Midge DiNatale, GC-C, bereavement counselor, who has lost a child of her own and is able to provide personal understanding. Each session will provide an opportunity for attendees to share their loss and learn ways to cope with grief. For registration or more information, contact DiNatale at 302-746-4740 or mdinatale@delawarehospice.org.

PRMC joins DHIN
While technology knows no bounds, the same could not always be said for medical test results. Until recently, Delaware residents being treated on Maryland's Eastern Shore did not have the benefit of having medical test results electronically delivered to their Delaware physicians and updated in the state's community health record, the Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN).
The recent addition of the Eastern Shore's largest hospital network - Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) based in Salisbury, Md. - to the system provides for an even more complete community health record for Delawareans.
When fully online later this year, laboratory, pathology and radiology test results as well as the transcription summaries of thousands of Delawareans who seek care at PRMC will be delivered and accessed through DHIN.
"The days of patients being asked to carry copies of their own records, or of medical practices needing to fax, scan or mail results is diminishing," said Dr. Jan Lee, CEO of DHIN.

"This is a very exciting moment for all of us. It is the deepest across-state-lines agreement we have developed to-date, and it will result in saved time and effort for medical professionals and better care for patients."
In addition to the flow of information, PRMC doctors and medical practices are being trained on how to use DHIN so they can not only update but have access to previous test results conducted by other hospitals and facilities, dating as far back as 2007.

Website for Safe Kids Delaware
Safe Kids Delaware announces the launch of its first website www.safekidsde.org. The website provides another tool for the volunteer organization to connect with children and families and educate them about the importance of childhood injury prevention.
Designed by Delaware 302, the website also features a gallery of pictures from Safe Kids events, an interactive calendar of events, the latest news from Safe Kids Worldwide and the latest news releases from Safe Kids Delaware.
The new website also features an online registration and payment system for special events and a system for online donations.

Special Olympics rappeling fundraiser
Nearly 80 adults from across the state will rappel 17 stories (222 feet) down the 300 Delaware Avenue building in Wilmington, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 14, during Over the Edge, a fundraiser for Special Olympics.
Each participant is required to raise a minimum of $1,100 in order to participate. "Edgers" include volunteers of the organization, family members, friends, and for the third consecutive year, a Special Olympics athlete.
The event is being streamed live on the Internet for the second consecutive year. In its four-year history, more than $470,000 has been raised for Special Olympics Delaware.
For more information, visit the Special Olympics Delaware Over the Edge website at www.sode.org.