August 21, 2017

Nanticoke Health Services’ mission is to positively impact our community’s quality of life through superior health service – this includes giving back to local nonprofit organizations like Sussex Community Crisis Housing Services, Inc. (SCCHS) in Georgetown, Delaware.

On Wednesday, August 16, Nanticoke’s Medical Staff presented over 150 blankets to SCCHS. SCCHS provides safe temporary housing to the homeless while facilitating independence, housing stability and financial security. Donations of any kind are greatly appreciated. Items they are looking for include:

  • Towels and wash clothes
  • Twin bed sheets, blankets and pillows
  • Toiletries and personal items for men, women and children
  • Cleaning supplies and laundry soap
  • Paper towels, toilet paper and facial tissues
  • Kitchen supplies, cookware, utensils, bowls, storage containers
  • Coffee, tea, sugar and powdered drink mix
  • Office and school supplies

"It is our responsibility as physicians and community leaders to give back to the disadvantaged,” said Dr. Joseph Kim of the Nanticoke Physician Network. “Even the smallest of donations can provide a profound impact to people who need assistance."

To learn more about SCCHS or to arrange a donation, visit or call 302-856-2246.

Nanticoke Health Services includes Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, the Nanticoke Physician Network and the Nanticoke Health Foundation. Nanticoke Memorial Hospital was the first hospital on Delmarva to receive a 4-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and is the only hospital in Delaware and Maryland to be nationally recognized by Healthgrades with both the Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ and the Patient Safety Excellence Award™. Nanticoke holds a Level III Trauma Center certification, is nationally certified by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center, and is a Gold Plus Award performer according to the American Heart/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® program. Nanticoke’s Cancer Care Services holds Accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and is a member of the Association of Community Cancer Centers. Nanticoke’s medical staff includes over 160 health care providers practicing in 40 different specialties including the 45 providers employed within the Nanticoke Physician Network.