Beebe Healthcare is creating the next generation of care, starting with current construction to add needed cardiac and vascular space.
Construction, which was started late last year, is removing the former linear accelerator used when Beebe’s Oncology Services were at the Medical Center in downtown Lewes. By removing old equipment and renovating current space, Beebe is able to add new advanced treatment areas to the existing building, said Angel Aguilar, Director of Facilities at Beebe Healthcare.
“This is a really exciting project because we are being creative with space we already have,” Aguilar said. “We have worked with a great project team to be able to visualize how the construction can make alterations to our current floor plan to add space for advanced technology.”
The current construction is ongoing and will add new cardiac cath lab space, new electrophysiology lab space, and bring the first hybrid operating room to Lewes. In addition, exterior maintenance is being done and visitors may see scaffolding on the east side of the Medical Center.
These services will add to Beebe’s award-winning cardiac and vascular program. The Interventional Cardiology team was recognized by Healthgrades for being in the Top 10 percent in the nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures for two years in a row (2017-2018).
These projects and many of the projects at Beebe Healthcare are made possible by generous donations from the community through Beebe Medical Foundation. To find out more about donating visit www.beebemedicalfoundation.org or call (302) 644-2900.
The cardiac and vascular projects were started prior to the announcement of the $180 million expansion Beebe is planning at three locations in the community, including the creation of a 4-story patient wing to be named the Margaret H. Rollins Pavilion at the Lewes campus.
As the cardiac and vascular projects near completion in the next year, the construction of the patient wing will start and allow for improved ease of access for patients and visitors in the Medical Center, said Rick Schaffner, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Beebe.
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