MILFORD – The beginning of 2017 marked the 20th anniversary since Kent General Hospital and Milford Memorial Hospital merged to become the health system we know today as Bayhealth. From expanding services such as the Bayhealth Emergency Center, Smyrna to building a new health campus in southern Delaware, it’s been an exciting 20 years.
As the health system celebrates this 20-year anniversary and its successes, they look forward to evolving with a new organizational naming system that will further unite Bayhealth. The naming system, along with the formal name of the new health campus, was announced today.
The health system will continue as Bayhealth with the biggest differences being the names of the hospitals, some outpatient and Bayhealth Medical Group physician practice locations. The grounds around the Kent campus will be known as Bayhealth Kent Campus with the hospital known as Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus. The new health campus being built along Route 1 in Milford will be known as Bayhealth Sussex Campus, with the onsite hospital called Bayhealth Hospital, Sussex Campus. Bayhealth Milford Memorial will continue with the same name until the opening of the Bayhealth Hospital, Sussex Campus in early 2019.
“The use of Bayhealth Campuses and Bayhealth Hospitals is important because it reflects the fact that Bayhealth is a system that brings more than a hospital to our communities,” said Bayhealth President and CEO Terry Murphy, FACHE. “We bring comprehensive ambulatory, diagnostic and outpatient care as well. We are proud of the legacies that Kent General and Milford Memorial have provided for our communities both before and after the merger.”
Patients and visitors to Bayhealth will begin seeing changes over time to reflect the new naming structure. This may include updated language on signage, correspondence and marketing materials, and the names of some Bayhealth Medical Group physician offices.
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