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.”
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.
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.
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
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 Healthcare is creating the next generation of care, starting with current construction to add needed cardiac and vascular space.
The historical significance of the Lewes campus – founded in 1916 by physician brothers Dr. James Beebe and Dr. Richard C. Beebe – is not lost on anyone, including the leaders of Beebe Healthcare today.
Find out more about the Specialty Surgical Hospital planned for the Beebe Health Campus near Rehoboth Beach.
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.
The 2017 Beebe Ball, hosted by Beebe Medical Foundation, raised more than $170,000 for Beebe’s Cardiac & Vascular Services. This annual event brings the community and the medical providers together to enjoy an evening of celebration and fundraising for healthcare services.
Lewes residents Victor and Lacy Letonoff decided to leave a legacy of love—an enduring legacy—to Beebe Healthcare by making a planned gift and providing support through their will. Ensuring that their local, not-for-profit healthcare system will continue to thrive and offer quality care to the community for generations to come is important to them.
Judy Aliquo, President & CEO of Beebe Medical Foundation, reflects on the changes and growth seen in our area, particularly reflected at Beebe Healthcare.
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.
Beebe team members know that to have the best work environment and provide the best patient experience, it all starts with love.
For years, Elinor Boyce had ongoing heart issues. Eventually, she needed to have surgery. She had a heart ablation and continued to work to manage her congestive heart failure. When Beebe Healthcare launched the Ornish Lifestyle Medicine program, Elinor knew she wanted to participate.
Ringing in the New Year on the second floor Women’s Health wing is always an exciting time. This year was no different as Beebe’s labor and delivery teams watched the clock to see who the first baby of the New Year would be.
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.
When you ask Dr. Leo Eschbach, board certified obstetrics and gynecology physician, what he loves about his job, his answer is easy – the people and the community.
Erik Stancofski, MD, was always fascinated by the human body and even as a child in Beirut, Lebanon, thought he would like to go into medicine. Following his college and medical school education, he accepted a residency at St. Agnes in the Baltimore area. While working at St. Agnes, he and his wife traveled to the Lewes and Rehoboth Beach area and fell in love with the beach and the community.