February 28, 2013

pan style="font-family: Tahoma; ">Since 1897, Peninsula Regional Medical Center has been charged with a mission to provide the highest quality of care to everyone on the Delmarva Peninsula — Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. As part of that mission, PRMC has been providing a solid base of care in Sussex County for decades.  Through our PRMC-affiliated primary care physicians located throughout the county, the highest level specialty services provided at PRMC and our wellness screenings which occur all year round, Peninsula Regional Medical Center is very much a part of Delaware. This summer, Peninsula Regional will be taking another step toward bringing healthcare closer to home for the residents of Sussex County with the opening of the Delmarva Health Pavilion at Millsboro.

The 48,000-square-foot space will provide additional medical providers to see more patients and bring specialized physicians to the doors of a growing community that is currently medically underserved. It will house physicians who can diagnose health conditions early in order to provide preventive measures and opportunities for non-surgical interventions where appropriate. This preventative approach is part of a national healthcare trend in the United States; a model focused on the health of a population is where the health care system is heading.
For decades, Peninsula Regional has been working toward a population-based healthcare approach for the overall health and well-being of the people of the Delmarva Peninsula, and the creation of the Delmarva Health Pavilion at Millsboro is an essential part of that effort. Sussex County’s tremendous, rapid growth is a driving factor — the population is expected to grow by 8.6% over the next five years. Currently, there are more than 100,000 people within a 20-minute drive from the center of Millsboro. In addition, healthcare reform has allowed, or will soon allow, millions of Americans access to insurance and healthcare that may not have previously been available to them. Every day, 10,000 people turn 65 and join Medicare. By bringing a range of multi-disciplinary services close to home for Sussex County, Peninsula Regional is striving to meet the health needs of this population in a comprehensive, convenient manner. The Delmarva Health Pavilion at Millsboro will help residents to live longer, more productive lives, benefitting the entire community.  PRMC continually seeks to provide exceptional healthcare close to home. The advent of the Delmarva Health Pavilion helps to ensure that exceptional care will be available even closer to the homes of our Sussex County community members.  “The need for a wide range of healthcare services and chronic disease management is expected to significantly increase in the next half decade in Sussex County,” said PRMC President and CEO Peggy Naleppa. “We’re honored to partner with the local community and the physician specialists opening practices here, to provide those services now and well into the future.” With a solid foundation in population-based healthcare for all the communities it serves, Peninsula Regional Medical Center is poised to continue to meet the healthcare needs of residents on Delmarva for another 115 years. 
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