The Joint Commission Recognizes Quality

Beebe Healthcare received The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval®  for:

The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. The American College of Surgeons Verification Review Committee verified our Trauma Center as a Level III, reflecting Beebe’s continual commitment to caring for those men and women who need emergency medical care due to serious accidents. 


Beebe Healthcare Recognized by Healthgrades 

Beebe Healthcare is proud to announce it has been recognized by Healthgrades as having high achievements in several areas of healthcare. Beebe Healthcare has achieved:
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2019 Joint Replacement Excellence Award
  • Five-Star recipient for Total Knee Replacement for 16 years in a row (2004-2019)
  • Five-Star recipient for Total Hip Replacement for three years in a row (2017-2019)
  • Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award for three years in a row (2017-2019)
  • Top 10 percent in the nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for three years in a row (2017-2019)
  • Five-Star recipient for treatment of Pneumonia for 14 years in a row (2006-2019)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Small Intestine Surgery

Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions. The complete Healthgrades Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at


Beebe Vein Center Earns Accreditation

Beebe Vein Center is accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in the area of Superficial Venous Treatment and Management. Learn more.


Beebe Cardiac Rehab & Ornish Lifestyle Medicine Programs Earn Accreditation

Beebe Healthcare has been awarded with Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation re-certification for 2019 through the Medicare-approved program, Dr. Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease® (Ornish Lifestyle Medicine™). Read more.


Beebe Named Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity Care Blue Distinction Maternity Care

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware has recognized Beebe Healthcare with a Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity Care designation as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated hospitals that show expertise in delivering improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community. Learn More.



Pulmonary Rehabilitation Certified by Industry Leader

Beebe Healthcare is proud to announce the certification of its pulmonary rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Beebe Healthcare was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care. Learn More.



Recognized by the American Heart Association with Mission: Lifeline® Bronze NSTEMI Award

Beebe Healthcare is proud to receive the Mission: Lifeline® NSTEMI Bronze Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. NSTEMI stands for Non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction. It is a type of heart attack accounting for about 30 percent of all heart attack cases. The American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program’s goal is to reduce system barriers to prompt treatment for heart attacks, beginning with the 9-1-1 call and continuing through hospital treatment. Beebe is the only healthcare system in Sussex County to recieve this distinction. Learn More.


Excellence in Stroke Care

Beebe Healthcare is proud to be recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association as a recipient of the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. Beebe has also been named to the Target: Stroke Honor Roll. As a recipient of these two distinctions, Beebe Healthcare is part of an elite group of hospitals recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for its commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations. Learn More.


Excellence in Heart Failure Care

For the sixth year in a row, Beebe Healthcare has received the Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation’s secondary prevention guidelines for patients with heart failure. Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure is a quality improvement program that helps hospital teams follow the most up-to-date, research-based standards with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing hospital readmissions for heart failure patients. Launched in 2005, numerous published studies have demonstrated the program’s success in achieving patient outcome improvements, including reductions in 30-day readmissions. Learn More.


Beebe Healthcare's Tunnell Cancer Center Receives Reaccreditation

Beebe Healthcare’s Tunnell Cancer Center has received reaccreditation by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification Program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The QOPI® Certification Program (QCP™) provides a three-year certification for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet nationally recognized standards for quality cancer care. This reaccreditation is an example of Beebe's dedication to quality care and the support of the Tunnell Cancer Center team. Learn More. 


Tunnell Cancer Center Earns National Recognition for Quality

Commission of Cancer

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons has granted a Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation to the Tunnell Cancer Center at Beebe. This is the fourth time that Tunnell Cancer Center has gained the coveted Commendation designation as part of the Certificate of Accreditation. Learn more.


Breast Health Program Granted Accreditation

Beebe Healthcare has been granted a three-year/Full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. The designation represents a renewal for Beebe Healthcare, which earned the accreditation in 2013 and was the first organization in Delaware to do so. Learn More.


Beebe is Baby Friendly

Beebe is proud to announce that it has earned the designation as a Baby-Friendly™ Hospital, reflecting its commitment to the optimal level of care for infant feeding and mother-and-infant bonding. Beebe Healthcare is the first organization in Delaware to earn this international designation, launched as part of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) in 1991 by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Learn More.


Safe Sleep Certification

Beebe Healthcare has been recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program as a “Gold Safe Sleep Champion,” the highest designation, for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program was created by Cribs for Kids®, a Pittsburgh-based organization dedicated to preventing infant, sleep-related deaths due to accidental suffocation. Beebe Healthcare, a Cribs for Kids® partner, also has been recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. Learn More.



NICHE Designated Site Since 2011 

Since 2011, Beebe has been designated as a NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) location. The vision of NICHE is for all patients 65 and over to be given sensitive and exemplary care. 


All Beebe Medical Group Primary Care Practices Earn National Recognition for Patient-Centered Care

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recently announced that all nine of the Beebe Medical Group Primary Care Practices of Southern Delaware have received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term, participative relationships.  The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that combines teamwork and information technology to improve care, improve patients’ experience of care and reduce costs. Learn More.


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