by Christina Crooks Bryan
Delaware Healthcare Association’s President & CEO Wayne Smith and Medical Society of Delaware’s Executive Director Mark Thompson collaborated on Op-Eds that were recently featured in the News Journal and the Delaware State News.
The articles send a reminder that Delaware hospitals and medical practices are safe, open and ready to care for urgent and non-urgent health care needs. Smith and Thompson also urge Delawareans not to delay medical care, which can lead to worsening health and, in some cases – such as untreated heart attack or stroke -- can result in death. Delaware hospitals and medical practices have taken extra precautions to ensure the safety of all patients seeking care at their facilities.
Now is also a good time to keep or make appointments for primary and preventative care. With the chance of a possible COVID-19 resurgence in the fall, there is no better time than now to check those important medical appointments off your list. However, if you are still worried about visiting a medical practice in-person, please call your medical provider to inquire about telemedicine services. Telehealth is an excellent option for seeking non-urgent medical care from the comfort of your own home.
Don’t delay seeking medical care. Delaware hospitals and medical practices are open, safe and ready to care for you.
To read the article featured in the News Journal, click here or visit: https://www.delawareonline.com/story/opinion/contributors/2020/06/02/delaware-your-hospitals-and-medical-providers-open-and-safe/5310908002/
To read the article featured in the Delaware State News, click here or visit: https://delawarestatenews.net/opinion/commentary/commentary-now-is-the-time-to-get-the-medical-care-you-need/
Christina Crooks Bryan is Director, Communications and Policy of the Delaware Healthcare Association.