Saint Francis Healthcare proudly announces the addition of Celeste E.
DeBaptiste, M.D., an OB/GYN physician. "Dr. DeBaptiste's employment is
another indicator of Saint Francis Healthcare's commitment to ensuring
Delawareans continue to have access to top quality women's health
services in a caring, compassionate environment," said Brian E. Dietz,
FACHE, president and chief executive officer.
Dr. DeBaptiste joins Dr. James Cosgrove, Dr. Nancy Petit, and Dr.
Richard Leader of the North Wilmington Women's Center, one of five Saint
Francis Healthcare women's health practices.
"I am proud to be joining a team of such highly skilled caregivers.
Together we are expanding and enhancing our capabilities at Saint
Francis. For example, by growing the physician staff, we are able to
expand our availability for our patients," said Dr. DeBaptiste.
Dr. DeBaptiste was most recently in private practice in West Chester,
PA. Her previous experience includes serving at Jefferson Health
System/Mainline Health and MedPartners Women's Health. In addition, she
was in private practice with Woman to Woman OB/GYN in Norfolk, VA.
Dr. DeBaptiste completed her internship and residency in Obstetrics and
Gynecology at the Reading Hospital and Medical Centerin Reading, PA.
She earned her Doctor of Medicine at Temple University School of
Medicine and B.A. of Natural Sciences from Johns Hopkins University in
She is board certified with the American Board of Obstetrics and
Gynecology and a member of the American College of Obstetrics and
Gynecology. Prior to joining Saint Francis Healthcare, she served as
chairperson of the Department of OB/GYN at Chester County Hospital.
Saint Francis Healthcare offers a full array of women's health care
services including OB/GYN services, childbirth and baby care classes,
private patient and delivery rooms, and a full-services gynecological
"I have been so warmly welcomed by everyone I've encountered, I already
feel like a longtime member of the Saint Francis family. It has been a
joy getting to know this wonderful staff," said Dr. DeBaptiste.
Saint Francis Healthcare's women's health care physicians are supported
by a cadre of nurse practitioners, radiologists, oncologists, lab
technicians, residents, labor and delivery nurses and other providers to
ensure patients receive optimum care throughout their lives.
For more information about Saint Francis Healthcare's women's health
services care team and capabilities, visit http://stfrancishealthcare.org/womens-health/.
Saint Francis Healthcare, a member of CHE Trinity Health,
operates Delaware's only Catholic hospital serving Wilmington and
Northern New Castle County since 1924. Services provided include the
Saint Francis Cardiovascular Services , 24-hour Emergency Services,
Ambulance Service, Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, the da Vinci™
Surgical System, Gastroenterology Services, Minimally Invasive Surgery
Center, Advanced Wound Center, Imaging Services, Sleep/Neurodiagnostics
Center, Home Care, Outpatient Physical Therapy, Comprehensive Women's
Health Services and three community outreach programs. Saint Francis
Healthcare is affiliated with the Saint Francis Foundation and Saint
Francis LIFE (Living Independently for Elders), a PACE (Program for
All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) model.
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