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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
Every year, the Beebe Medical Foundation hosts the biggest party of the summer in partnership with the Cape May-Lewes Ferry on a docked ferry boat to raise funds for the Emergency Department. This year, the Beebe Beach Bash will be held on Saturday, June 3.
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.
Bobby Gulab, MD, Board Certified Internal Medicine physician and newly named Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Beebe Medical Group, Beebe’s employed physician group, is working with his team and Beebe’s leadership to plan for the future.
Lynn Amey came to Beebe in 1990 as the vascular lab coordinator. She arrived a few months prior to Dr. Mayer Katz, vascular surgeon, who set up the program at Beebe. At the time, there was no vascular program or lab at Beebe, so it had to be constructed from scratch.
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.”
Dr. Mayer Katz joined Beebe in 1990 to establish the vascular surgery program. In his nearly 30 years at Beebe, Dr. Katz has made a tremendous impact on the cardiac and vascular service line, on the medical field, and in the community.