MILTON — Bayhealth held a ribbon cutting ceremony July 10 to mark the grand opening of Bayhealth Total Care in Sussex County.
Bayhealth’s Emergency and Urgent Care Center, Total Care – Milton is the first of its kind hybrid-emergency and urgent care open 24/7 in Delaware.
This innovative approach eliminates the confusion for patients who are unsure whether their condition requires emergency or urgent care. The facility also houses walk-in lab services, as well as imaging, primary care, and specialty care physician offices.
"Bayhealth Total Care represents a significant milestone in our ongoing effort to improve access to quality healthcare in Delaware," said Bayhealth President and CEO Terry Murphy, FACHE.
"We’re committed to making your healthcare experience faster and easier, without asking you to choose between quality and convenience. That’s why we’ve created Bayhealth Total Care, home to many physician practices necessary to manage your family’s health under one roof."
Sussex County Council President Mike Vincent was also in attendance, and noted the work Bayhealth has done to provide high quality healthcare in an area that has seen continuous growth.
“All of us want to have excellent and convenient care close to home. With Bayhealth Total Care, our local communities now have access to emergency and urgent care services–on this side of Route 1–to get timely care when they need it most,” he said.
One of the key challenges that Bayhealth aims to address through this new facility is the physician shortage affecting the nation. By expanding access to care across the First State, Bayhealth is working towards bridging the gap between patient demand and available healthcare providers.
In addition, Bayhealth's Graduate Medical Education programs are currently training 73 resident physicians, further contributing to the future of healthcare in Delaware.
"We’ve been recruiting the best talent in medicine from across the country and bringing them to Delaware," said Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer and GME Designated Institutional Official Gary Siegelman, MD.
“Having physician residency programs not only strengthens the caliber of our health system but it furthers the ways we’re able to serve our community in our hospitals and practices – in fact, it equates to more than 15,000 patients annually receiving the care they need when they need it.”
The facility is equipped with state-of-the-art technology partially funded by generous donors and staffed by a team of highly skilled healthcare professionals, ensuring that patients receive the highest quality of care in a comfortable and convenient setting.
For a full list of services available visit Bayhealthtotalcare.org or call 302-725-3500.