Beebe Healthcare offers hospital and community benefit program events that are of interest to those in Beebe's area of service.

Calendar

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Screenings

Breast Health Clinic
Tunnell Cancer Center offers free mammograms each month as part of its Sharing our Story, Saving our Sisters (SOS2) program. They are by appointment only and are offered to eligible women at Tunnell Cancer Center in the Beebe Health Campus on John J. Williams Highway in Rehoboth Beach. The appointments include the free mammogram, a clinical breast exam, and breast education. This program is funded with a grant from the Philadelphia Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

The appointments can be made by calling (302) 645-3169. They are required.

All women 18 years and older should have a clinical breast exam, and all women 40 years and older should have a yearly mammogram.

For more information, please contact Debbie Campbell, RN, the Cancer Screening Nurse Navigator at (302) 645-3169.

Prostate Screenings
Free prostate screenings are offered periodically to men who qualify. For more information or to schedule a screening, please contact Debbie Campbell, RN, the Cancer Screening Nurse Navigator at (302) 645-3169.

One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Early detection may be the key to saving men’s lives.

To learn more about prostate cancer, go to KnowYourStats.org/resources or UrologyHealth.org.   The Tunnell Cancer Center is located at 18947 John J. Williams Highway, Rehoboth Beach.  

Free Glucose Screenings 
Every Wednesday at three Locations
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Free, finger-stick glucose screenings. No appointments are necessary. The results of these screenings can indicate whether a patient needs to see a physician for evaluation for diabetes. These screenings are not intended for diabetes management.

Offered every Wednesday at three locations:

Beebe Lab Express: (302) 645-3568
Beebe Healthcare Medical Center, 1st Floor, East Entrance

Beebe Lab Express: (302) 645-3010 ext. 2444
The Beebe Health Campus, Route 24

Beebe Lab Express—Milton: (302) 684-8579

Calendar of Health Events

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Saturday, October 4: Frankford Health Fair with blood pressure, glucose, cholestorol, and bone density screenings: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Wednesday, October 8:  Sussex Tech Family Literacy Program with blood pressure, glucose, and cholesterol screenings:  6:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m., Phyllis Wheatley Middle School, 48 Church St., Bridgeville.

Saturday, October 11:  Parkinson's Symposium at Epworth United Methodist Church with blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, bone density and BMI screenings: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., 19285 Holland Glad Road, Rehoboth Beach.

Tuesday, October 14:  Nanticoke Indian Museum event with blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol screenings: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., 27073 John J. Williams Hwy. (Route 24), Millsboro.

Thursday, October 16: Cape Senior Center with blood pressure, glucose, cholestorol, and bone density screenings: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Rehoboth.

Saturday, October 18:  2014 Southern Delaware Heart Walk at Delaware Technical Community College with blood pressure screenings:  8 a.m. - 11 a.m., 21179 College Drive, Georgetown.

Seminars

Community Conversations: Planning for the End of Life
Topics include: 

Medicine and Ethics: Dr. Michael Salvatore, Director, Palliative Care Team, Beebe Healthcare

Talking With Your Family: Rev. Keith Goheen, BCC, Chaplain, Beebe Healthcare

Legal Documents In Layman's Terms: Deirdre McCartney, Esquire, Smith and McCartney, LLC

Wednedsay, October 8 at 9:30 a.m. at the South Coastal Library, 43 Kent Avenue, Bethany Beach
Wednesday, October 15 at 9:30 a.m. at the McCurry Confrence Room, Beebe Healthcare Medical Arts Building, 18947 John J. Williams Highway, Rehoboth Beach
Wednesday, October 22 at 9:30 a.m. at the Millsboro Town Hall, 322 Wilson Highway, Millsboro

Admission is FREE but space is limited; reservations are recommended by calling the Patient Experience Office (302) 645-3300 ext. 5367 or conversations@beebehealthcare.org

 

Upcoming Programs

Integrative Health at Beebe Healthcare offers programs, classes and information.

The “Quality of Life” Symposium will be presented on Saturday, October 11 at Epworth Methodist Church on Holland Glade Road by the Parkinson’s Education and Support Group of Sussex County with keynote speaker Dr. Harold G. Koenig, M.D. from Duke University. He will speak on “Religion, Spirituality and Health: Research and Applications.” (He will also speak at 7 p.m., October 10 during a free program at Cape Henlopen High School.)

In a session on Saturday, Cheyenne Luzader, MS, coordinator of Integrative Health at Beebe Healthcare, will also speak on “What Integrative Medicine Can Do For You.” For brochure and registration go to www.delmarvaparkinsonsalliance.org or call Dennis Leebel at (302) 644-3465.

Friday, September 26, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.:  Laughter Yoga with Michelle Buckler. Laughter Yoga is a social yoga developed in India by Dr. Madan Kataria in 1995.  Michelle Buckler will lead the group in random acts of spontaneous laughter, showing us how to release stress and find our joyful center. Michelle Buckler is a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader.

 

Support Groups

Beebe to host: PAIN LINX, an Education and Support Group focused on awareness, education, sharing and support for people with chronic pain. On Tuesday, Sept 23, from 3 - 4 p.m., Speaker Cheyenne Luzader, MS, Integrative Health at Beebe Healthcare, will give a presentation at Beebe Healthcare Medical Arts Building, 18947 John J Williams Highway (Route 24), McCurry Conference Room, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. For additional information, please contact Phil Mandel (302) 645-1543 or email: phil.mandel@gmail.com or Sherry McGoldrick (302) 448-1864 or email: energyfourhealing@gmail.com.

“Being Young With Cancer” Support Group
2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Tunnell Cancer Center, Rt. 24, Rehoboth Beach. Must call for an interview, (302) 645-3087

Caregivers' Support Group
Third Thursday of Each Month
A support group for caregivers of those with Alzheimer's disease and related diseases meets at The Gull House (Bay Mart Shopping Center, opposite Spring Lake, Rehoboth). For further information, please call Kathleen Graham Frey at (302) 226-2160.

Type 2 Diabetes Support Group
Come join a friendly group to discuss concerns about Type 2 Diabetes. The group meets the first Wednesday every other month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Diabetes Management Longneck Health Center in Millsboro. Upcoming dates are September 4 and November 6. For more information, call (302) 947-2500.

Diabetes Insulin Pump Support Group
If you wear an insulin pump or are interested in learning about wearing a pump, come join us. A support group provides an opportunity to meet others who also live with diabetes and share concerns. Beebe's Certified Diabetes Educators will be available to answer questions. The group meets the second Wednesday every other month from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Upcoming dates are September 11 and November 13. The group meets at the Diabetes Management Longneck Health Center in Millsboro. For further information, please call (302) 947-2500.

Mended Hearts Support Group
Third Tuesday of Each Month at 2 p.m.
A heart health support group for those who have heart disease, for those who have had heart related medical procedures (i.e., stents inserted via catherizations) and for those who have had open heart surgery (i.e., bypass surgery, valve replacements and heart transplants). Meetings, which are open to members as well as non-members, include discussion and presentations on heart health related topics for heart patients as well as their family and their caregivers. Meetings are held at the McCurry Conference Center in the Medical Arts Building, next to the Tunnell Cancer Center on Route 24. For additional information, call either John Marchetti at (302) 227-5251 or Joe Venerus at (302) 827-8125.

Parkinson's Disease Support Group
A Parkinson's Disease support group has formed to help those with PD, their caregivers, and anyone else who may be afflicted with body movement disorders. The group meets monthly at the McCurry Conference Center in the Medical Arts Building, behind the Tunnell Cancer Center on Route 24. For more information, call Dennis Leebel at (302) 644-3465.

Stroke Support Group
Fourth Thursday of Each Month at 5 p.m.
A stroke support group meets at Tunnell Cancer Center, 18947 John J. Williams Highway in Rehoboth Beach. The group provides support to stroke survivors, care partners, spouses, and friends. It provides education and resources to maximize participation in home and community. The instructor is Holly Sullivan, Speech/Language Pathologist at Beebe. Call (302) 645-3100, Ext. 2436 for more information.

Better Breathers Club
Third Wednesday of Each Month from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
A support group for those with pulmonary diseases. Information on pulmonary disease and treatments is presented by respiratory therapists, physicians, dietitians, and pharmacists. Attendees suggest topics to discuss. The group meets at the McCurry Conference Center in the Medical Arts Building at the Beebe Health Campus on John J. Williams Highway (Route24). For information, contact Andi Downs or Kathi Dayton at (302) 645-3298.

Classes

CPR
Beebe offers CPR, ACLS (advanced cardiac life support), and PALS (pediatric advanced life support) classes. For further information and to sign up, please call the Education Department at (302) 645-3248.

Diabetes
The Diabetes Management Department offers educational and management services for people with diabetes. Diabetes educational programs are offered three times each month for persons newly diagnosed and those who need a refresher course for managing their disease. A diabetes self-management education series is presented at various days and times on a rotating basis. Individual sessions are available for specific needs. A new insulin pump education program designed to help people with diabetes better manage their disease also is available. For information, call (302) 947-2500. 

Prenatal Breastfeeding
The Prenatal Breastfeeding class for expecting parents is held the first Wednesday of the month from 5 to 6 p.m. Participants must register for this free class. Call (302) 645-3726.