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.
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.
Construction is moving forward at the new South Coastal Health Campus on Route 17 near Millville. The new campus will include a freestanding emergency department and second cancer center to serve the South Coastal community.
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 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.
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
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
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.
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.”
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.
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.