Expanding Services in Sussex
The Nemours Building, Sussex Campus, located directly across from Bayhealth Hospital and Outpatient Center, is nearing completion, with an anticipated opening in late fall.
Bayhealth will relocate several physician practices to the second and third floors of the building. Physician practices in the new building will include Women’s Care and Maternal-Fetal Medicine services, Bayhealth Urology, Otolaryngology (ENT), Endocrinology, Bariatrics, Primary Care, and Wound Care. The new facility will give the practices the additional space necessary to accept new patients.
Nemours Children’s Health System and Nemours SeniorCare will occupy the first floor of the facility and, at the time of opening, will offer pediatric primary care along with senior care services. The remainder of the Nemours pediatric specialty care services, including medical imaging and therapy services, will be available in April 2021. Nemours will offer on-site care for many specialties via their telemedicine platform until the full range of in-person services is available.
The café on the first floor, Kaisy’s Delights, will reopen in late fall as the facility opens for services.
Bayhealth continues to move forward with expansion plans throughout the southern region. The continued growth is part of the healthcare system’s strategic plan to ensure patients have access to the latest services and technologies close to home.
Bayhealth Hospital, Sussex Campus Addressing Growth
One year after opening its doors, Bayhealth Hospital, Sussex Campus saw an 8 percent growth in admissions and a 27 percent growth in observation cases, and often reached 100 percent occupancy between December 2019 and February 2020. Births increased by 30 percent over 2019.
As a result of the immediate growth, Bayhealth recently presented a Certificate of Public Review to the Delaware Health Resources Board requesting approval for the addition of up to 24 medical/surgical beds and five additional women’s services rooms, plus a C-section suite at the Bayhealth Hospital, Sussex Campus.
“After our move to the new Bayhealth Hospital, Sussex Campus, we saw significant growth in our number of inpatients and patients under observation. The additional beds will help address our current and future occupancy concerns, and the C-section suite will provide an added convenience for our laboring patients,” said Bayhealth Senior Vice President of Planning and Business Development John Van Gorp.
The proposed beds would be placed in the existing shelled space located on the fifth floor of the hospital. The five new Women’s Services rooms would expand into space on the third floor that is currently housing administrative offices. There is also shelled space adjacent to the women’s services unit that was designed for a C-section suite. Bayhealth is proposing to finish the space to be able to provide C-sections on the unit, instead of sending patients to the operating rooms on the second floor for the service.
Delaware Health Resources Board formed a subcommittee to review the COPR application.
Visit Bayhealth.org/Nemours-Sussex to learn more about the services offered at the Nemours Building, Sussex Campus.