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.
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.
It may be vacation time for many area visitors, however plans for the new freestanding Emergency Department at Beebe’s planned South Coastal Health Campus are moving along during the busy summer months.
The way people receive healthcare services is changing rapidly across the country, and Beebe has been changing how it cares for this community, too. Since the peak in hospital admissions reached early last year, Beebe has successfully reduced the number of people who need to stay in the hospital, through its efforts to broaden and elevate its outpatient care, and keep people healthy.
During the planning process for creating a second location for our cancer center, the design team created life-size mock-ups of rooms to allow Tunnell Cancer Center Executive Director Barry Hamp and the team to see what a room might look like and to have the ability to focus on what is best for the patient—right down to where to place coat hooks. Check out the tour below!
There’s more to building a new emergency department, like the one planned for Route 17 near Millville, than just putting shovels in the ground. Much more.
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.
Beebe Medical Foundation hosted the fourth annual Beach Bash on June 2 to benefit Beebe Healthcare’s Emergency Department. This year’s event raised $140,000—the greatest amount recorded in the Beach Bash’s four year history.
One of the most enjoyable ways to raise money for our not-for-profit healthcare system is by accepting donations from those who have received excellent care here at Beebe. Sometimes, they are giving to recognize care they received, other times they give in honor or memory of a loved one. The latter was the case with our recent meeting and donation from the Caggiano family.
Beebe Medical Foundation and the Schell Brothers unveiled the largest single donation ever made for the Beebe Beach Bash.
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.
Thomas Draper had two passions – serving the Delmarva community and his family. Draper, a Milford native, was killed while bicycling (possibly his third passion) in 2017. However, his work lives on in WBOC and in the continued passion for the community that his family displays daily.
Kurt E. Wehberg, MD, a board-certified and fellowship-trained cardiothoracic surgeon, is joining Beebe Healthcare this July as Co-Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, the Chief of Robotics, and Vice President of Clinical Innovation.
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.
It was the middle of the night when Warren Baker awoke to an itch on his leg. As he itched it, he felt what he thought was a tick. He instinctively held the tick in place and headed to the bathroom to remove it. When he got to the bathroom and inspected his leg, he found it wasn’t a tick, but it was more of a small lump under the skin.
John & Sharon Kennedy: South Coastal Residents Share Excitement for Planned South Coastal Health Campus [VIDEO]
John and Sharon Kennedy of Ocean View were excited to learn Beebe Healthcare would be building a South Coastal health campus just south of them.
When Liz Zehner first walked through the halls of Beebe, she immediately felt a sense of community. “People waved and said hello,” Liz recalls. “I could feel everyone was like a family.”