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People on the Move: Dec. 15

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People on the Move is a rundown of recent hirings, promotions, appointments and other notable movements by professionals in the state. If you’re interested in submitting an entry, please contact news@delawarebusinesstimes.com.

Beebe Healthcare Center for Breast Health has been re-accredited from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).

Programs that the NAPBC accredits follow a model for organizing and managing a breast center to facilitate multidisciplinary, integrated, comprehensive breast cancer services.

Beebe Healthcare Center for Breast Health | PHOTO COURTESY OF BEEBE

Beebe’s most recent accreditation aligned with new quality standards and requirements established by NAPBC. The Center was one of just six across the country selected to participate in a pilot, with data analysis and a site visit conducted in line with the newly established standards.

Beebe has the only NAPBC-accredited Breast Program in Delaware. A quality program of the American College of Surgeons, the NAPBC is a consortium of professional organizations from across the U.S. focused on breast health and dedicated to improving quality outcomes for patients. NAPBC evaluates a breast center’s leadership, scope of clinical services, research engagement, community outreach efforts, professional education pursuits, and quality improvement data.

Accreditation is granted only to those breast programs committed to providing the highest quality, outcomes-based care for patients and who have met and maintained the accreditation standards.

“Our re-accreditation affirms Beebe’s commitment to maintaining and increasing excellence in the delivery of comprehensive, patient centered, multidisciplinary care for those diagnosed with or at risk for breast cancer,” Diana Dickson-Witmer, MD, FACS, a board-certified surgeon who leads the Center for Breast Health said.


Beebe Healthcare also announced the addition of Jimmy Chua, MD, to the hospital’s medical staff. He is recognized as an award-winning infectious disease specialist, trained to treat various complex clinical conditions.

Jimmy Chua | PHOTO COURTESY OF BEEBE

Dr. Chua treats all forms of surgical infection, along with complicated skin and soft tissue infections, HIV infection, sexually transmitted diseases, pneumonia, endocarditis, osteomyelitis, meningitis, sepsis, viral hepatitis, and other infections related to the liver. He also addresses all forms of infection related to viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites. Dr. Chua is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the American Association of the Study of Liver Diseases.

Additionally, the ACP presented Dr. Chua its Laureate Award, an honor presented to senior physicians with acknowledged excellence and peer approval in the field of internal medicine. Dr. Chua also served as a faculty member at the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences and at the WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine.

“My motto in practice is to do my best with God’s guidance, to help each patient manage and overcome their medical condition,” Dr. Chua said. “I am grateful for the opportunity to practice medicine at Beebe, which allows me to live in close proximity to my family.”

Dr. Chua earned his medical degree from the University of Santo Tomas, which is recognized as the oldest university in Asia. After practicing in Manila, he relocated to Marshfield, Wisconsin to pursue internal medicine residency training at the Marshfield Clinic. His clinical training concluded at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, where he completed infectious disease and clinical microbiology fellowships.

In his free time, Dr. Chua enjoys swimming, traveling with his family, taking care of his aquarium, harvesting his vegetable garden, listening to audiobooks, and playing chess. He speaks English, Tagalog, Mandarin, Taiwanese, and Spanish.

Lauren Parmer | PHOTO COURTESY OF BAYHEALTH


Bayhealth named Lauren Parmer, DO, the family medicine physician at Bayhealth Primary Care, Milford.

“Naturally as our communities grow so does the need for primary care, and we’re thrilled to welcome a new family medicine physician to our team,” Bayhealth Vice President, Physician Services and Clinical Integration Lawrence Ward, MD, MPH, FACP, said. “Dr. Parmer is highly experienced in providing personable and thorough care to families and individuals in every stage of life. We know she’ll be an asset to our community members.”

Dr. Parmer earned her Doctorate of osteopathy medical degree from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, West Virginia. She completed an internship and residency in family medicine at St. Luke’s Warren Hospital in Phillipsburg, New Jersey.

Prior to joining Bayhealth, Dr. Parmer worked as a family medicine doctor for almost 10 years in Pasadena, Maryland. She was named Best Primary Care Doctor by the Pasadena Voice in 2019 and named a Top Doctor in Primary Care by Chesapeake Magazine in 2020.


Morris Nichols announced the addition of 12 lawyers admitted to practice in Delaware.

“We extend our heartfelt congratulations to this cohort of emerging attorneys on reaching this significant milestone in their professional journeys,” IP litigation partner and Morris Nichols recruiting committee chair Michael Flynn said. “I’m pleased to welcome them as they join the Delaware bar.”

Morris Nichols associates admitted:

Alternative Entity Counseling/Commercial Transactions:

  • Ryan Myers

Bankruptcy & Restructuring:

  • Avery J. Meng
  • Austin Park
  • Casey Sawyer
  • Erin L. Williamson

Corporate & Commercial Litigation:

  • Kirk Andersen
  • Sara Carnahan
  • Louis F. Masi
  • Jacob M. Perrone
  • Phillip Reytan

Corporate Counseling:

  • Apoorva R. Gokare
  • Staats C. Smith

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