Nanticoke Health Pavilion dedication/open house set for Nov. 13

PAVILION sign up at site

Nanticoke Health Services’ Nanticoke Health Pavilion is nearing completion. A dedication ceremony/open house is scheduled for Nov. 13.

SEAFORD – A month or two ahead of schedule, Nanticoke Health Services will christen its new Health Pavilion Seaford on Friday, Nov. 13 with a dedication and open house.

On the dais for the 2 p.m. dedication ceremony: Nanticoke Health Services President/CEO Steve Rose, Gov. Jack Markell and Delaware’s Congressional delegation: U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, U.S. Sen. Chris Coons and U.S. Rep. John Carney.

The public open house will run from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Nanticoke Health Pavilion Seaford – a two-story, 33,000-square foot addition to the Mears Health Campus – will house primary care and specialty physicians from the Nanticoke Physician Network along with Immediate Care, Diagnostic Imaging, Walk-In Lab and Outpatient Rehabilitation services.

Also housed in the new building is Abbott’s Express, a subsidiary of Abbott’s on Broad Creek which will have a kiosk open during business hours offering grab-and-go menu items.

Monday, Nov 9 is targeted as the first operational date, with relocation of some of the network’s physicians in the first of several stages.

By mid-December all of the physicians that will be relocating should be in the pavilion.

“Most of the physician services from the Nanticoke Network that are in the Seaford area will be locating there,” said Sharon Harrington, Nanticoke Health Services’ Director of Marketing/Business Development.

The health pavilion will provide centralized services, all under one roof.

“It gives the patients greater access and it is more efficient operations,” said Tom Brown, president of the Nanticoke Physician Network and Senior Vice President of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. “And also it creates better communication and better overall care among the providers for the patients. They will all be working together in virtually the same office.”

“Everything is kind of in one place. It is more convenient for patients,” said Ms. Harrington. “It makes it easier for doctors to talk to one another. They see each other day.”

The ceremonial groundbreaking was held in September 2014 for the health pavilion, which has an approximate $7.5 million cost. It initially was scheduled to be operational in January 2016.

News Editor Glenn Rolfe can be reached at grolfe@newszap.com

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