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 Center in 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 Baltimore, MD.
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 practice.
“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