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Bayhealth Exceeds $3 Million in Commitments for GME Programs

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 | Bayhealth Foundation

Bayhealth is pleased to announce it has reached $3.5 million in philanthropic commitments for its Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs.

“We’re thrilled about this significant milestone, and we’re grateful to all our generous donors who have made contributions and commitments to our GME program. But there’s still much more to be raised to meet our goal,” said Bayhealth Foundation President Lindsay Rhodenbaugh.

One way Bayhealth supports its overall mission to strengthen the health of our community, one life at a time is by improving access to care. And Bayhealth’s GME programs are helping provide better access to healthcare for all central and southern Delawareans.

“On behalf of our physician residents, program directors and other leaders, and everyone else involved with GME, thank you to all who have donated and pledged to support us as we learn and work together to care for our community,” said Bayhealth Colorectal and General Surgeon and GME Chair Assar Rather, MD.

The donors who have made commitments or contributions to Bayhealth’s GME programs consist of families, individuals, foundations, and businesses. They also include those working with Bayhealth to further the organization’s efforts to provide better access to healthcare for all who need it. Anchor Health Properties and Wohlsen Construction are two such donors.

Anchor Health Properties and Bayhealth first partnered together on the development of the Nemours Sussex Medical Office Building. Currently, they’re working together on several initiatives in Southern Delaware.

“At Anchor, we don’t just build buildings – we form long-term, mutually beneficial relationships as a true healthcare real estate advisor and our partnership with Bayhealth reflects that commitment,” said Anchor Health Properties Executive Vice President, Strategy & Development Katie Jacoby. “We are working hand-in-hand toward the advancement of delivering high-quality healthcare services through innovative real estate solutions.”

“We were particularly interested in the GME program at Bayhealth as it supports the health system’s mission as well as invests in future accessibility to high-quality healthcare services, bringing additional physicians to the local community,” continued Jacoby. “Our employees, friends and families use the healthcare facilities we build, manage and own. So as we support Bayhealth’s GME program, we invest in the larger community to create a sense of place, provide convenient access to healthcare services and strengthen our neighborhoods.”

Wohlsen Construction and Bayhealth have also partnered on past projects and are about to begin another one in Southern Delaware.

“Wohlsen and Bayhealth have partnered together in years past and we are very much looking forward to reconnecting with Bayhealth once again,” said Wohlsen Construction Senior Vice President Michael Berardi. “Wohlsen Construction is steadfast in its commitment to serve as an active participant in the development of Kent and Sussex Counties. Our decision to support Bayhealth and its GME program is an important step to ensure expertly trained physicians and essential healthcare services are available to serve the future needs of these growing communities.”

Visit BayhealthGME.org to learn more about Bayhealth’s GME program. If you would like to make a donation to support Bayhealth’s GME program, visit Bayhealth.org/Foundation or call 302-744-7015.