Bayhealth celebrated the grand opening of its mobile care unit, Health on the Move, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by a day of health screenings at the Delaware State Fair.
Made possible by generous grants from Longwood Foundation and Welfare Foundation, this innovative healthcare solution aims to address the needs of underserved and hard-to-reach communities throughout the state.
The mobile care unit, designed and built from the ground up, is equipped with a private examination room, bathroom and two hearing screening booths. This fully functional medical facility will offer a range of health screenings, vaccinations and educational resources to the communities it serves. The unit’s exterior also features an extendable awning, providing much-needed shade during outdoor events and activities.
“Bayhealth’s mission is to strengthen the health of our community one life at a time, and sometimes caring for the health of our community goes beyond the walls of our outpatient centers and hospitals,” said Rosi Wurster, DNP, RN, MPH, NEA-BC, CEN, Bayhealth chief nurse executive. “We know that preventative care is imperative; things like blood pressure checks, cancer screenings, vaccinations and more keep our communities healthy and out of the hospital.”
Gov. John Carney and Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long, RN, PhD, both stopped by for the ribbon-cutting event at the fair.
“Good healthcare is a basic necessity, but today far too many barriers get in the way, from long drives to appointments to lack of providers. Bayhealth’s Mobile Care Unit meets people where they are – literally – to provide information, screening and resources to empower folks to make decisions about their physical and emotional health. This is the type of innovative healthcare service our state needs,” said Hall-Long. “I was thrilled to see this new mobile health hub on the move at the Delaware State Fair, and I look forward to seeing the impact in Delaware’s southern and rural communities.”
Bayhealth’s investment in this cutting-edge unit demonstrates its dedication to serving the communities where its employees live and work. The mobile care unit will primarily focus on providing healthcare services to residents of Sussex and Kent counties, ensuring that quality care is accessible to all.
Source : Cape Gazette