February 26, 2019

On Monday, February 18, Penny Short, BSN, RN, COO/CNO at Nanticoke Health Services, met with two special girls, Sadie Harp, Little Miss Mid Sussex County, and Emerson Wright, Junior Miss Greater Millsboro, who collected crayons for pediatric patients at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital.

The girls got the idea from the Color Me a Rainbow Campaign that was started by a little girl named Ella. Ella was only 6 years old when she had to be hospitalized and realized during her stay that there were not enough crayons for all the children in the hospital. The girls wanted to make sure that this didn’t happen at Nanticoke, so they started their own crayon drive. Since October 2018, they have collected 183 boxes of crayons with the help of friends and family.

Nanticoke would like to thank these special girls and their families and friends for their dedication to Nanticoke’s mission to positively impact our communities’ quality of life through superior health service. To learn how you can help make a difference, visit

Caring For and Supporting a Healthier Community

The Nanticoke Health Foundation solely supports the mission of Nanticoke Health Services, which is to positively impact the communities’ quality of life through superior health service. The support and resources provided by the Foundation are invested in the hospital’s programs and services, technological advancements, community education, preventative care, new equipment and capital projects to better serve the community’s needs. The Nanticoke Health Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For more information, visit