January 9, 2019

Nanticoke’s Healing Harvest inpatient food closet will continue with their goal of standing in the gap for food insecure patients thanks to a Community Action Grant from the Gannett Foundation. On Tuesday, December 18, Thomas M. Donovan, Regional President of the Gannett East Newspaper Group, presented a check to Nanticoke Health Foundation Executive Director, Renee’ Morris, in the amount of $5000.

Patients who are admitted to the hospital are often very sick. If they do not have food when they are discharged home, it makes it difficult for them to continue their recovery process. While many community food assistance programs already exist, it may take a patient who is recovering from a hospital stay a little time to connect to these resources. That’s where the Healing Harvest food closet steps in to help.

For more information about the Healing Harvest Program or for information on how you can support the program, visit

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 180 health care providers practicing in 38 different specialties including the 60 providers employed within the Nanticoke Physician Network.