Developing Philanthropic Support FOR BAYHEALTH MEDICAL EDUCATION
Bayhealth is driven to bring the nation’s best healthcare to our community. That’s why Bayhealth has committed to launching the only medical residency program in central and southern Delaware beginning in 2021. A high-quality residency program will enhance access to primary care and improve efforts to recruit new physicians in the future. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has approved Bayhealth’s Family Medicine and Internal Medicine Residency programs. With your support, Bayhealth can develop much needed state-of-the-art facilities to train central and southern Delaware’s next generation of physicians. BELOW: BAYHEALTH INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGIST ROBERTO SCAFFIDI, MD SET ASIDE TIME EACH DAY TO SPEAK WITH THIRD-YEAR MEDICAL STUDENT DIONANDRE KING DURING HIS ONE-MONTH CARDIOLOGY ROTATION.
OUR GOALS o collaborate with surrounding area T medical schools to develop a steady pipeline of medical students and residents that will provide care now and in the future o support the Bayhealth medical staff T in developing residency programs that further Bayhealth’s mission
To train residents and medical students though programs that benefit the community o provide state-of-the-art facilities T to train residents that will provide exceptional care for the community
Bayhealth Residency Programs With an identified need for more physicians in central and southern Delaware, Bayhealth is committed to training expert physicians to care for the community at every stage of life. Both the Family Medicine and Internal Medicine Residency Programs will focus on innovation to prepare physicians to meet the needs and challenges of the future. Bayhealth’s residents will develop skills in physician leadership to become the best possible advocates for their patients. Your donation to Bayhealth’s Residency Programs will facilitate a new generation of physicians that will provide expert care and thousands of additional patient care visits in your community each year.
TEACHING HOSPITALS TO BETTER SERVE YOU For a hospital to go from good to great requires a commitment to the highest caliber of teaching. We aspire to join the ranks of the most prestigious teaching hospitals in our nation. Bayhealth is also introducing clinical research to round out the learning environment and improve recruitment efforts. An obstacle to physician recruitment has been Bayhealth’s distance – more than 50 miles away from the nearest medical schools. Studies show that most physicians go into practice within a drive of an hour or less of their training location. A high-quality residency program will improve access to well-trained physicians to care for our community’s medical needs. Most importantly, attracting talented physicians to a teaching hospital is easier when that decision is based on one that delivers high-quality care.
As our population grows, the need for primary care and specialty physicians, especially in southern Delaware, continues to grow. Bayhealth’s Family Medicine and Internal Medicine Residency Programs will help not only bring talented new physicians to our community for residency training, but just as importantly, will support recruitment efforts. —S USAN CHINNICI, REHOBOTH BEACH
CARE IN NUMBERS Family Medicine Residency Program
Internal Medicine Residency Program
8 NEW RESIDENT PHYSICIANS
13 NEW RESIDENT PHYSICIANS
The program adds 8 new resident physicians each year
Adds 13 new resident physicians each year
3 YEARS OF PRACTICE
3 YEARS OF PRACTICE
Each resident physician will practice for 3 years
Each resident physician will practice for 3 years
24 RESIDENT PHYSICIANS
39 RESIDENT PHYSICIANS
When the program reaches full capacity, there will be 24 resident physicians providing care to the community
When the program reaches full capacity, there will be 39 resident physicians providing care to the community
30,000 CARE VISITS
20,000 CARE VISITS
This will add more than 30,000 patient care visits for the community each year
This will add more than 20,000 patient care visits for the community each year
CAPITAL EXPENDITURES Bayhealth is investing as much as $20 million into capital and program development costs to launch the residencies and medical student education initiatives. There will be ongoing costs associated with these programs. By supporting this effort, you are directly investing in the future of healthcare in Delaware.
BOARD MEETING ROOM
BRINTHA VASAGAR, MD, FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY PROGRAM DIRECTOR, IS DEDICATED TO MAKING PRIMARY CARE FOR ALL AGES ACCESSIBLE TO THE COMMUNITY.
BAYHEALTH FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY PRACTICE GOAL: To accommodate the increasing need for primary care in the community. This new Family Medicine practice will add more than 30,000 outpatient visits to our community each year. There is an urgent need for more primary care physicians in our area. Bayhealth’s Family Medicine Residency Program will help address that need by accepting new patients of all ages. It will be the first practice in the area to integrate mental health counseling and offer addiction treatment. They will provide obstetrics care for mothers and will deliver babies at both Kent and Sussex Campuses.
BAYHEALTH INTERNAL MEDICINE CONTINUITY CLINIC GOAL: To accommodate the increasing need for internists in the community. The new Bayhealth Internal Medicine continuity clinic will be located in Milford. The new practice building will add more than 20,000 patient visits per year to the communities in Kent and Sussex County, many of which do not have a primary care provider. The overall goal is to address the primary care physician shortage in central and southern Delaware by retaining at least 25 percent of the graduating resident physicians to provide continued care in Delaware. By choosing to support Bayhealth’s new Family Medicine Residency Practice and Internal Medicine Continuity Clinic, you will be directly supporting the residencies and adding thousands of much-needed patient care visits to our community each year.
NATIVE DELAWAREAN JOSEPH M. DEUTSCH, MD, INTERNAL MEDICINE RESIDENCY PROGRAM DIRECTOR, LOOKS FORWARD TO TRAINING PHYSICIANS AND ENCOURAGING THEM TO EMBRACE THE COMMUNITY.
UNDERGRADUATE MEDICAL STUDENTS To ensure the success of the residency program, Bayhealth has chosen to partner with numerous area medical schools to bring in third- and fourth-year medical students for clinical rotations. Following their rotations, we hope these students apply for the residency programs offered at Bayhealth. In 2019, Bayhealth became a formal teaching hospital by providing training to 11 third-year medical students. These students completed 11 core rotations, each lasting one month. Each day medical students participate in a morning lecture delivered by an experienced physician. A new cohort of medical students will join Bayhealth each summer. One Student’s Story In March, Physician Assistant student Kenneth Anderson received notification that his assigned clinical site was to be vacated due to COVID-19. The uncertainty of what would lie ahead was overwhelming. Everyone in the program faced the possibility that their last two core clinical rotations would be cancelled. Despite the efforts of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Georgia to place Kenneth, in the end he received the bad news that a rotation in Emergency Medicine was simply not available in Georgia or Alabama.
With the start of the final rotation rapidly approaching and no site available, Kenneth reached out to Terry Murphy, president and CEO of Bayhealth. In less than 24 hours Kenneth got the word that he would be working with Bayhealth’s Medical Director of Emergency Services Kelly Abbrescia, DO, and her team of expert emergency medicine providers.
Emergency medicine has always piqued my interest. As a Delaware native, I never thought I would get the chance to come back and serve my community or learn from some of the greatest emergency medicine physician assistants in the area. It was an experience I will never forget. —K ENNETH ANDERSON
SIMULATION LAB A modern high-tech simulation lab is being developed to train the medical students and residents. It will include the latest in computer simulation and robotics. This type of training provides the best hands-on experiences. Your contribution will directly impact the education of our community’s physicians of tomorrow. Bayhealth’s plans include a conference center with an auditorium, two classrooms and a board meeting room. The auditorium and classrooms will accommodate the growing number of medical students. Only in its second year, the number of medical students at Bayhealth has grown by nearly 40 percent. Your contribution to Bayhealth’s new academic facilities will foster learning and growth for new physicians in your community.
RESIDENT CALL ROOMS AND LOUNGES In addition to a new family practice, Bayhealth has identified a need for on-call rooms and a physician lounge for both our Kent and Sussex Campuses. These facilities will accommodate the growing number of residents as well as provide a rest area for the medical students. The call rooms will be used by the residents who are taking call and will provide the crucial rest needed to provide the best care possible for patients. By choosing to financially support the addition of these critical facilities, you will be directly helping to accommodate the growing number of physicians we will recruit to care for the community.
To learn more about how your support can help enhance access to primary care and improve efforts to recruit new future physicians, please contact the Bayhealth Foundation by visiting Bayhealth.org/Foundation or call us at 302-744-7015.