Delaware Academy of Medicine
Delaware Academy of Medicine
|Location||1925 Lovering Ave., Wilmington, Delaware|
|Area||1.1 acres (0.45 ha)|
|Architect||Cornelius,Charles O.; Holden Mclaughlin and Assoc.|
|NRHP Reference #||03000240|
|Added to NRHP||April 17, 2003|
The Delaware Academy of Medicine is a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1930. Its mission is "To enhance the well being of the community through education and the promotion of public health". It is now located at 4765 Ogletown-Stanton Rd. (Route 4) in Newark, Delaware.
Governed by a Board of Directors, the Academy is the premiere resource for health information in Delaware. Academy staff work to combine print digital and Internet resources with knowledge and insight gained from over 75 years of experience in managing medical information. Academy services help save time and effort in finding the health information. The Academy provides a broad range of information and educational services to the public and to medical and dental professionals who are members of the Academy.
The Academy offers a range of services to the general public including: consumer health libraries in all three counties of Delaware, book and literature search services, public health information forums, a range of "members only" services, student financial aid, and various training programs.
Contract librarians can be selected and hired to work directly in hospitals and other medical institutions around Delaware through the Academy's Circuit Riding Medical Librarian Program. Since 1961, the Academy has also provided financial aid to medical students. The Academy also created and runs the Tel-Med program. TEL-MED is a free automated telephone system of recorded health messages.
But today, the Delaware Academy of Medicine serves the general public directly as well. It makes its health information resources accessible to everyone in many ways, including professional reference librarian service, the Gail P. Gill Consumer Health Library of popular medical books, and the GoLocal health information service. Through a partnership with the Division of Public Health, it provides consumer health information services at public libraries in New Castle County at the Bear Public Library, Kent County at the Dover Public Library and Sussex County at the Lewes Public Library. More information about the consumer health program can be found at Delaware Health Source website. It also holds lectures and seminars to educate the public on important health topics; such as the newly created mini-med school.
The academy's first building, located at 1925 Lovering Avenue in Wilmington, is an historic bank building (originally built in 1815 as the second building of the Bank of Delaware), which was moved to its present location by preservationists in 1931-2 to prevent its demolition, and with the intent of providing a home for the academy. It served the academy until 2006, when it moved to the campus of Christiania Health Care in Newark.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
- "NRHP nomination for Delaware Academy of Medicine" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-10-05.