Thursday, May 11, 2017
Delaware recognized by Cribs for Kids At the Fifth National Cribs for Kids¨ Conference held in Pittsburgh, Delaware was recognized as the first state in the nation to be 100 percent certified in all of their hospitals for Infant Safe Sleeping by establishing a hospital infant safe sleep policy in partnership with Cribs for Kids. The award was presented to Marjorie L. Hershberger, MS,RN, BC, PNP-BC, CPNP by Judith A Bannon, Cribs for Kids¨ founder and Michael Goodstein, MD, fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP), Cribs for Kids medical director of research. This is a major milestone in the goal to reduce the number of unsafe infant sleeping deaths in Delaware, said Hershberger. Hershberger authored, designed and personally delivered a two hour long educational presentation to Pediatric and Maternity nursing staffs in every hospital throughout the state. She then coordinated the application process for all Delaware hospitals including all birthing hospitals to receive the Cribs for Kids National Certification. The National Cribs for Kids program provides accurate and consistent information to hospital personnel on infant safe sleeping and enables hospitals to implement and model infant safe sleep practices. Hospital staff then emphasize the importance of infant safe sleep to parents.

Trinity Logistics presents donation to Nanticoke Health Services On Thursday, May 4, Trinity Logistics presented their annual donation to Nanticoke Health Services with money raised from their spring wellness events, including various fundraisers held in-office, Big Pink Volleyball, and Heart and Sole 5K Run/Walk. This is the fun part for us, to be able to present a check to Nanticoke Health Services, said Greg Massey, Trinity Logistics Director of Agent Services. We appreciate them as a partner. Trinitys Wellness Campaign and Foundation efforts led to a total of $16,000 raised that will go towards the Intensive Care Units purchase of a cardiac monitoring system, as well as to the Cancer Center.

This was definitely a team effort, Massey added. We do appreciate that you are keeping this fundraising local, Nanticoke Health Services CEO Steve Rose said. We serve a very needy population and every little bit helps, so this is going to be huge for us. We cant thank you enough for all that you do, Rose told the Trinity employees as the check was presented.

Better Breathers Club Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will hold a Better Breathers Club on Monday, May 15 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Medical Staff Conference Room. This free support group is open to anyone affected by a chronic lung disease including relatives and caregivers. The Better Breathers Club offers a venue for participants to learn from guest speakers and educational materials, socialize with others affected by a chronic lung disease, and practice skills that will help them better manage their condition and improve their quality of life. The group meets the third Monday of each month. Refreshments will be provided and registration is required. For more information or to register, call 629-6611, ext. 1010.

Stroke Support Group Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will host a stroke support group on Tuesday, May 16 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., at the Seaford Library & Cultural Center. This free support group is designed for individuals who have survived a stroke as well as their families, friends, and caregivers. The two-hour support group meetings consist of guest speakers and breakaway sessions in which caregivers and stroke survivors meet in groups to discuss concerns, providing support and networking. Pre-registration is not required and refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Nanticoke Rehabilitation Services at 629-6224. To learn more about Nanticokes stroke program, visit