September 29, 2017

Nanticoke Health Services has announced the recipients of the 13th Annual Nanticoke Tributes for Healthcare Leadership. The Nanticoke Tributes honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the provision and improvement of healthcare in the communities of western Sussex County. The awards will be presented at a dinner and reception on November 9, 2017 at the Heritage Shores Clubhouse in Bridgeville.

The Founders Award will be presented to Nancy Cook-Marsh. Mrs. Marsh is being recognized for her decades of dedication and commitment to Nanticoke Health Services. She was a long-serving member of the Nanticoke Health Services Auxiliary and past president, along with co-chairing the annual Dinner Auction and Winter Gala. She has served on several committees at Nanticoke and is a member of the Nanticoke Health Foundation Board of Directors. She has volunteered nearly 8000 hours at the hospital and on special projects.

The Charles C. Allen, Jr. Philanthropy Award is being awarded to the Trinity Foundation. The Trinity Foundation has a passion and commitment to raise money for many organizations with in the community, including Nanticoke Health Services. In March, Trinity holds their annual Big Pink Volleyball Tournament with the proceeds benefiting the Nanticoke Cancer Care Center. Then in April, they host their annual Heart & Sole 5k which has supported the Nanticoke’s Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Nanticoke Cardiac Rehabilitation Department and this year the proceeds benefitted Nanticoke’s ICU through the purchase of a noninvasive Hemodynamic Monitoring System. The Trinity Foundation has also been a supporter of Nanticoke’s annual dinner auction and golf tournament.

The Nanticoke Tributes also recognizes a new inductee into the Nanticoke Physicians Hall of Fame. This award recognizes and honors physicians who have served their communities with dedication and distinction. This year, Dr. James Palmer will be presented with the Physicians Hall of Fame Award.

The Nanticoke Tribute Awards will be presented at a dinner on November 9, 2017 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The event will be held at Heritage Shores in Bridgeville, DE. Sponsorship opportunities are available, and tickets are $125. For more information, visit or contact the Nanticoke Health Foundation at 302-536-5390.

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.