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Bringing Advanced Surgical Technology to Our Community

For more than a century, Beebe has been singularly focused on the health and well-being of our community, and we are proud to deliver on this commitment once again with the opening of our Specialty Surgical Hospital on our Abessinio Health Campus this May. This new and state-of-the-art hospital is purpose-built to deliver the best short-stay surgical care and patient experience available in Sussex County.

The facility features four operating rooms, 18 bays for pre- and post-operative care, and 24 private, short-stay inpatient rooms. It also houses imaging, laboratory, and pharmacy services, as well as a new location for our Rehoboth Walk-In Care Center.

January 2022

In January 2022, exterior construction was complete as more of the focused shifted indoors of the Specialty Surgical Hospital. With less than three months until the open house and five months away from opening, finishing touches were needed across the floors of the hospital to put on a dazzling display for community members.

July 2021

The exterior is completed and work begins to complete the interior.

January 2021

The structure begins taking shape.

June 2020

Beebe holds socially distanced Topping Out ceremony as last steel is completed at Specialty Surgical Hospital project.

The crane lifts the beam.
Dr. David Tam signs the beam.
Tom Protack of Beebe Medical Foundation signs the beam.

December 2019

Cement has been poured and additional site preparations have been made for the anticipated start of placing steel for the building structure in February.

Specialty Surgical Hospital Site Progress June 2019. Photo courtesy of Sussex County Drones and Tony Petralia.

June 2019

Construction is moving forward at the Rehoboth Health Campus! Beebe recently announced that the street name was approved by the state. The street running from Warrington Road to the Specialty Surgical Hospital and then connecting to the existing campus buildings will be known as Healthy Way. The Specialty Surgical Hospital will be 19161 Healthy Way – a nod to Beebe’s founding in 1916!

May 2019

Beebe Healthcare held a groundbreaking ceremony at the future home of its Specialty Surgical Hospital at the Rehoboth Health Campus on Wednesday, May 15. The $124 million, four-story, state-of-the-art surgery center will allow patients with scheduled surgeries to not compete for services with more acutely sick patients and emergency patients of a general acute-care hospital.

It will be the home for the Center for Robotic Surgery, and future home of the Women’s Health Labor & Delivery floor, where expectant families can continue to deliver babies in a family-centered, dedicated environment. It is expected to open in 2022.

Shown during ceremonial groundbreaking scoop left to right are:
Dr. Wilson Choy, orthopaedic surgeon with Premier Bone & Joint Care; Dr. Katrin Arnolds, OB/GYN with Beebe Women’s Healthcare – Plantations; Terry and Vanessa Megee, Co-Chairs of the Beebe Medical Foundation’s “I Believe in Beebe” campaign; Dave Herbert, Chair, Beebe Board of Directors; Rick Schaffner, Interim CEO, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer; Mike and Kelli Meoli, Co-Chairs of the “I Believe in Beebe” campaign; Judy Aliquo, President and CEO, Beebe Medical Foundation; and Keith Goheen, Chaplain.

Beebe Healthcare Imaging team members during the ceremony
Beebe Babies: Vanessa Megee, Alison Houck, and Addie Baich
Addie and mom Alexa Baich
Beebe’s Marketing & Communications team
Dr. Linda and Dr. Wilson Choy during the event
Mike and Kelli Meoli, co-chairs of the “I Believe in Beebe” fundraising campaign speak about the future plans for Beebe.
Dr. Katrin Arnolds, OB/GYN and certified robotics surgeon, speaks at the event near Rehoboth.
Rick Schaffner, Interim CEO, Executive Vice President/COO, speaks during the event.
Terry and Vanessa Megee, co-chairs of the “I Believe in Beebe” fundraising campaign.
The crowd during the groundbreaking ceremony May 15.