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.
As healthcare evolves, so too does the way people have surgery. Gone are the days when a person schedules surgery and is in the hospital for several days before going home. More and more surgeries are being done and the patient is going home the next day – or even the same day. Beebe Healthcare leaders have been watching this and are responding by planning to build a $124 million Specialty Surgical Hospital at the Rehoboth Beach Health Campus.
Beebe Medical Foundation is the philanthropic arm – raising funds for Beebe Healthcare through generous community support. Judy Aliquo, President & CEO of Beebe Medical Foundation talked with Jeffrey Hawtof, MD, about why she believes in Beebe. “My husband and I have had a house in the area for years, so even before I came to work here at the Foundation, I was familiar with Beebe,” said Judy. “We had our first experiences in Beebe’s Emergency Department and always experienced great care. I knew even then that Beebe would be an organization I could work for because it was easy to see how amazing the team was here and still is today!”
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.
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.”
Beebe’s expansion design team worked with the team at Wilmot Sanz, the architecture and interior design firm chosen for Beebe’s South Coastal Health Campus. Kristen Delgandio, Vice President at Wilmot Sanz, led Beebe’s design team through discussions in determining its interior design selections with the ultimate focus of improving patient experience and staff satisfaction.
Beebe’s South Coastal Health Campus, which will include both an Emergency Department and Cancer Center, recently received state approval from the Delaware Health Resources Board (HRB) of their certificates of public review (CPR) application.
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
The Jean & Joan Fund, supported by the Jean & Joan Charity Golf Classic, donates funds for the purchase of patient transport vans for Beebe Healthcare’s Tunnell Cancer Center. Its mission is to raise funds for equipment and patient services at the cancer center located in
After receiving excellent care at Beebe Healthcare’s Margaret H. Rollins Lewes Campus during an episode of chest pain, Louis Melton, who lives in the Millville area, knew he wanted to give back. Most importantly, he wanted to spread the word about Beebe to his friends and community members.
Since 1921, Beebe has been committed to training future nurses at what is now the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Healthcare. The school is the only nursing school in the state located on the same grounds as a hospital, which allows students at the school to not only get detailed instruction in classes and simulation labs, it also provides hands-on training on units at the medical center.
“It was several years ago and I remember sitting on the couch and looking at my toes,” recalls Sal Curci. “I had been noticing they were sore, but at that moment I saw they were gray.”
Beebe’s Population Health teams work in the community to keep patients healthier When Kim Blanch stepped into the role of Community Services Manager for Beebe’s Population Health Department, she already knew a lot about the vision of the department.
Surgical teams are undergoing meticulous training on the new da Vinci Xi Surgical System at Beebe’s Center for Robotic Surgery.
Beebe Healthcare has been a part of the Lewes area community for more than 100 years. Since the founding of the healthcare system, the physicians and care providers with Beebe have aimed to provide the highest quality, reliable care for our patients and community. With the launch of Beebe Healthcare’s Center for Robotic Surgery, leaders are paving the way for the future, with advanced technology and well-trained, experienced team members who are now providing robotically assisted cardiothoracic surgery options.
Dr. Karen Smith Coleman first learned about Beebe when she was helping provide coverage for long-time Beebe endocrinologist Dr. Mansour Saberi.
Emergency Department physicians often see patients at their worst moments on their worst days. They arrive with injuries, illnesses, and often they are in a life-threatening situation.
Playing football is a rough sport – and not for the faint of heart. But for Jack Dennis, a 17 year-old, 6-foot, 6-inch athlete, who recently moved to the Delmarva area from Baltimore, Maryland, it is his passion. Jack has played football as well as lacrosse and basketball since he was six. He is a driven and committed athlete, in addition to being an honor roll student who hopes to play sports in college.