Bayhealth Cancer Institute: Cancer Center at Dover
Bayhealth was formed in January 1997 when Kent General, founded in 1927, and Milford Memorial, founded in 1938, merged to create a not-for-profit health care system dedicated improving the health status of all members of the Bayhealth community. Now central and southern Delaware’s largest healthcare system, Bayhealth is comprised of Kent General, Milford Memorial, Middletown Medical Center and numerous satellite facilities with more than 3,100 employees and 425 physicians. Nationally recognized as a leader in providing superior patient care, Bayhealth continues to improve services, expand programs and reach out to new communities. This commitment to excellence has been recognized both statewide and nationwide. Bayhealth is an affiliate of Penn Medicine for Heart and Vascular, Cancer and Orthopaedics. Bayhealth is also one of 140 hospitals and medical centers around the world to partner with Planetree, a non-profit organization and leader in providing patient-centered care to improve the mind, body and spirit. Both Kent General and Milford Memorial offer support groups for patients and families dealing with conditions such as cancer and diabetes. Educational programs provide classes and information on tobacco cessation, childbirth, infant care, early pregnancy and more. Both hospitals offers free weekly blood pressure and diabetes screenings and frequently provides free or low-cost screenings for breast, prostate, skin and colorectal cancers as well as stroke and osteoporosis assessments and health risk appraisals.
"The partnership between Bayhealth and the National Breast Cancer Foundation provides breast health resources to community members who would otherwise go without care. With the help of the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Bayhealth is able to offer free breast health education and breast imaging giving women the resources they need to care for themselves. This partnership helps us to fulfill Bayhealth's mission to improve the health status of all members of the communities within Bayhealth's service area."
Deborah Watson, Chief Operating Officer
793 S. Queen Street
Dover, Delaware 19901