About Beebe Healthcare
Welcome to Beebe Healthcare
Beebe Healthcare serves the Sussex County community with a medical center located in beautiful, historic Lewes, Delaware, and outpatient locations in Georgetown, Millsboro, Milton, Millville, and Rehoboth Beach. Founded in 1916 by two physician brothers, Drs. James Beebe and Richard C. Beebe, the medical center in Lewes is a 210-licensed-bed, not-for-profit seaside community hospital. Beebe's specialized service lines include cardiac and vascular, surgical services, oncology, women's health, and orthopaedic services. Beebe offers an array of inpatient, outpatient, emergency, and diagnostic services.
Beebe's five satellite campuses offer imaging, physical rehabilitation, and lab services, as well as walk-in care centers. In addition, Beebe offers Beebe HealthyBack for non-surgical treatment of back and neck pain; Ornish Lifestyle Medicine and Cardiac Rehabilitation for treatment of heart disease; Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine; Diabetes Management & Medical Nutrition Therapy; and the Beebe Vein Center, where venous disease can be diagnosed and treated.
With a mission to serve the community, Beebe also offers many free screenings and outreach programs through its Population Health Department; services for the aging through Gull House Adult Activities Center; and advanced medical care for those who are recuperating at home through Beebe Home Care Services.
Beebe is also training the next generation of nurses through the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing, located behind the Medical Center in Lewes.
Beebe's Medical Staff has grown tremendously since the early 1990s. Employed physicians through Beebe Medical Group and our affiliated physicians on Beebe's Medical Staff now serve patients from Milford to Millville in specialties including cardiac surgery, dermatology, endocrinology, family practice, gastroenterology, internal medicine, otolaryngology, pediatric neurology, surgical oncology, and vascular services.
Beebe is proud to offer quality care, close to home for the residents and visitors of Sussex County.
Becoming Beebe Healthcare
In 2013, Beebe Medical Center changed its name to Beebe Healthcare, reflecting the expansive community health system that it has become.
“Beebe has been more than a stand-alone, acute-care hospital for many years,” says Jeffrey M. Fried, FACHE, President and CEO of Beebe Healthcare. “For decades, Beebe has provided outpatient services in many locations, besides the hospital in Lewes."
Beebe Home Care Services has provided care to people throughout southern Delaware since 1985. And our network of physicians serves patients in multiple locations.
Today, we have seven convenient locations throughout Sussex County where people can receive outpatient healthcare services, including our newest location in Georgetown.
In focus groups that took place in 2012, participants made clear that the term “medical center” did not describe the scope of services and geographic locations that Beebe provides. To better communicate with consumers, the decision was made to update our name while remaining true to our heritage.
“Changing our name is a major milestone in Beebe’s evolution,” says the Honorable William Swain Lee, former Chairman of the Beebe Healthcare Board. “Beebe’s growth into a healthcare system has occurred for years as we’ve taken proactive steps to expand and serve the community. In 1916, Beebe was a two-room hospital. It became a medical center as it grew and offered more medical services. Today, the name Beebe Healthcare signifies a community health system that provides sophisticated medical care across many sites.”
As the population in southern Delaware has grown, Beebe has expanded its services and the breadth of specialized care. A major addition to our continuum of care was open-heart surgery and interventional cardiology, which began in 2007, and, more recently, we added electrophysiology to correct heart arrhythmias. Today, most heart disease conditions can be treated locally at Beebe.
Since 2011, Beebe Healthcare has been a NICHE Designated Site, providing specialized geriatric care for our patients. The vision of NICHE is for all patients 65 and over to be given sensitive and exemplary care.
Our history of compassionate caring and advanced treatment for patients battling cancer at the Tunnell Cancer Center has earned respect and loyalty from our patients and their families. And, the aging population has benefited from award-winning orthopaedic services, including total hip and knee replacements and minimally invasive spinal surgery. For patients with heart disease, Beebe provides accredited cardiac rehabilitation services and we are proud to be the only provider of the Ornish Lifestyle Medicine program in Delaware.
Partnering with the Community
Beebe Healthcare remains an independent community health system with a vision of making Sussex County one of the healthiest counties in the nation. Beebe recognizes that it cannot achieve this goal on its own. Partnerships like the Healthier Sussex County initiative with Bayhealth and Nanticoke Health Services have been created to help coordinate health promotion and education.
Beebe Healthcare complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.