Loretta Ostroski, Director of Patient Care Services, loves her job at Beebe and the community. As a Delaware native, Loretta is proud of the care provided at Beebe and proud of the team she considers family.
BEEBE MEDICAL FOUNDATION raises money to help fulfill Beebe Healthcare’s mission to encourage healthy living and prevent illness, and to restore optimal health to the people who live in, work in, and visit our community.
By Judy Aliquo, CFRE, President and CEO Beebe Medical Foundation It is terrific to celebrate amazing people, especially nurses. On May 7, the Beebe Medical Foundation honored an incredible leader and colleague, Karen Pickard, with our first Nursing Philanthropy Award. Karen is the Administrator to the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing.
Many of us remember when hearing that a friend was in the hospital and we thought, “What a shame.” Hospital admission was a serious matter. The next generation reacted to the same news with, “Is it serious?”
Recently, Beebe Physical Rehabilitation Services opened a new location – the Physical Rehabilitation Center at Lighthouse Plaza. This new space features a multi-purpose room for seminars and events, private therapy rooms for lymphedema management, speech pathology, and physical therapy. In addition, occupational therapy patients can work on their skills in a kitchenette setting.
Beebe Healthcare broke ground on its planned South Coastal Health Campus which will include a freestanding Emergency Department and second cancer center on Route 17 in Millville on November 1. On an unseasonable warm fall afternoon, many Beebe team members, local community members, and supporters gathered for this celebratory moment to show their support for this significant forward progression.
Beebe leaders, team members, and supporters gathered near Millville on November 1 on the site which will be the future home of Beebe’s South Coastal Health Campus! This new campus on Route 17 will include a freestanding emergency department and a second location for Beebe’s comprehensive cancer center.
When Kristen Rahn, Nurse Manager of Radiation Oncology, started at Beebe 19 years ago, the Tunnell Cancer Center on Route 24 near Rehoboth Beach had not been built yet. “We were seeing our oncology patients at the Lewes Campus and I remember we had such high volumes that we were scheduling patients from 6:30 a.m. all the way through to 10 p.m.,” Kristen recalls. “When we were able to build the Tunnell Cancer Center, it really allowed us to provide the type of patient care we wanted to provide – during normal business hours.”
Thinking of giving to Beebe Healthcare this holiday season? One of the most popular ways to give to is an IRA charitable rollover. This is a wonderful way to planning your giving for those with a traditional IRA who are 70 ½ years and older and must now take a Required Minimum Distribution from their IRA.
By: Thomas J. Protack, Vice President, Beebe Medical Foundation November 21, 2018 When I was young, sometimes I expressed disappointment with the overall results of my birthday or Christmas presents. My parents would often say, “it is better to give than receive.” As I have grown older, I do agree it is better to give than receive, but I must admit I still enjoy receiving thoughtful gifts around the holidays or my birthday.
The Beebe Medical Foundation and Beebe Healthcare proudly announced the I Believe in Beebe Campaign on October 29 with $29 million raised to date—an historic investment from the community for their healthcare system of choice in Sussex County. The goal set for the I Believe in Beebe Campaign is $34 million dollars. These funds will be used to support Beebe’s multifaceted expansion projects,
Beebe Hospitalist Dr. Katie Johnson (Allen) and her husband Bennett Allen recently joined the Beebe Medical Foundation’s 1916 Club and are proud supporters of the I Believe in Beebe Campaign. They made their five year gift pledge in memory of Katie’s mom, Tami
Beebe Healthcare’s Lewes campus is evolving so stay up-to-date on what you’ll see in the future. As the signs of spring begin to brighten Lewes, so too does the transformation of Beebe Healthcare’s Margaret H. Rollins Lewes Campus. The swift demolition of the white medical office buildings on the corner of Savannah Road and Fourth Street in February is one of the most noticeable steps toward Beebe’s renovation of the campus.
With the end of February approaching, New Year’s resolutions are already just a memory for many. Among the most popular resolutions are commitments to health and wellness – to get back into an exercise routine, to eat better, and the like. Beebe’s Integrative Health and Population Health teams are here to support and empower our community members, no matter where they are in their wellness journey.
Beebe Wound Healing has a new podiatrist on its team – Sandeep Khehra, DPM. Dr. Khehra is working with patients who have ongoing wound issues. She has a special interest in diabetic foot wounds, which can often be the hardest to heal. “I am excited to work with the team here at Beebe Wound Healing because there are many innovative treatments that we are using now to better heal injuries,” Dr. Khehra said.
“It is amazing to me that Beebe is able to bring such innovative technology to the community,” says Charley Senick as he reflects on the surgery he had at Beebe’s Center for Robotic Surgery. The surgery, which removed one-third of Charley’s lung, was performed by Kurt Wehberg, MD, board certified and fellowship trained cardiothoracic surgeon with Beebe Cardiothoracic Surgery. Dr Wehberg is also Chief of Robotics and Vice President of Clinical Innovation at Beebe.
When Jamie Dickerson was in nursing school, she was visiting her grandfather at Beebe’s Lewes Campus. She noticed the kindness and compassion shown by all the Beebe team members her family interacted with during that time, so when she finished nursing school, Beebe was the first place she applied.
Winston Churchill famously said, “You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.” This message is at the crux of who we are as humans. It speaks to the community mindedness that we have as humans – even when some of those old traditions of giving back may seem to have disappeared. At Beebe Healthcare, we are fortunate to have volunteers who help us in many facets of what we do. From the surgery center to sitting with patients at the Margaret H. Rollins Lewes Campus to selling crafts and managing the Beebe Treasure Chest Thrift Store – our volunteers are the heart and soul of Beebe.
Vascular surgeon Sean Ryan, MD, began his career with Beebe Healthcare three years ago, joining the esteemed Dr. Mayer Katz at his practice, Beebe Vascular. Dr. Ryan says he was drawn to vascular surgery because of its complexity and the opportunity to develop long-term relationships with his patients, who are often grateful to reclaim a sense of normalcy.
Andrew Dahlke, MD, a radiologist and president-elect for the Medical Society of Delaware, has been working with Beebe Healthcare for 20 years and in that time he has seen the passion that goes into improving patient care.