Our Mission and Vision

For the team at Nanticoke Health Services (NHS), it is all about putting you at the center of all we do.


To positively impact our communities’ quality of life through superior health service.


To become a premier community healthcare provider and to be recognized regionally for excellence in patient service.

About NHS

Nanticoke Health Services includes Nanticoke Memorial Hospital (NMH) and the Nanticoke Physician Network (NPN). This comprehensive care system allows Nanticoke to provide patient-centered care and work proactively with strategic partners to implement best practices, reduce costs of care, and improve the health of the population it serves.

Nanticoke Health Services participates in the eBrightHealth Accountable Care Organization which includes several hospitals throughout Delaware along with many independent and employed primary care providers. Nanticoke Health Services also holds a leadership role in the development of the Delaware State Health Innovation Plan, working toward reducing costs of care and improve population health.

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital (NMH) is an award-winning non-profit community hospital providing comprehensive care for our community. NMH today includes a 99 bed inpatient unit, outpatient diagnostic and therapy services with several locations throughout the county, and a Level III trauma center. Additionally, NMH:

  • Is accredited by The Joint Commission.
  • Was the first hospital in Delaware to receive a 4-star rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which it continues to hold today.
  • Includes an award-winning and accredited primary stroke program and an award-winning interventional cardiology program.
  • Is an active member of the American Hospital Association and the Delaware Healthcare Association.
  • Has a Cancer Care Center that holds Accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
  • Includes over 180 healthcare providers practicing in over 38 different specialties.

The Nanticoke Physician Network includes a group of over 60 employed physicians and healthcare providers. Office locations can be found in Seaford, Laurel, Delmar, Bridgeville and Georgetown, Delaware as well as in Federalsburg, Maryland. In addition, this group operates four Immediate Care locations in Seaford, Laurel, Delmar and Georgetown.

Many of Nanticoke’s outpatient services are housed in the same locations as our employed physicians. These include the Nanticoke Health Pavilions in Seaford, Bridgeville, Georgetown and Laurel.