April 18, 2013

Nanticoke Health Services is pleased to announce it will be expanding services with the addition of Nanticoke Immediate Care to be located at 505 W Market Street in Georgetown.  Nanticoke Immediate Care will be a walk-in clinic open seven days a week, no appointment needed, providing care for minor illness and injury. Nanticoke Immediate Care is expected to open early July 2013.

“There is a great need health care providers in Sussex County,” said Steven Rose, President/CEO of Nanticoke Health Services.  “This new walk in clinic will not only bring additional health care providers to Georgetown but will also provide access to care without an appointment and will be open to the community evenings and weekends, making it easier for the people that work or have other commitments during the day to access the care they need.’

Nanticoke Immediate Care is a part of the Nanticoke Physician Network.  “Because it’s a part of the network, patients will have access to Nanticoke’s patient portal system allowing them to access information about their visit,” said Thomas Brown, Senior Vice President at Nanticoke and President of the Nanticoke Physician Network.  “And, for patients whose primary care physician is a member of the Nanticoke Physician Network, their doctor can easily see information on the care provided and any tests results completed during their visit to Nanticoke Immediate Care.  This allows for a continuum of care for patients.  Better communication means better care.”

Nanticoke Health Services features an award winning, full-service community hospital. Nanticoke Memorial Hospital is ranked number one in Delaware and among America’s Best 100 Hospitals for Critical Care, among the top 5% in the nation for Emergency Medicine for 2012 and 2013 by HealthGrades, Inc. Nanticoke has been named one of the Best 100 Places to Work in Healthcare by Becker’s Hospital Review for the second year in a row. Nanticoke Memorial Hospital holds a Level III trauma status and includes an expanding interventional cardiology program. Nanticoke is nationally accredited 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®. Nanticoke’s medical staff includes over 120 active and community affiliate physicians.