Get to Know: Sue McCauley, Director of Patient Care
“I’ve been a nurse for many years and in oncology for 20 years. All of the skills I have learned over the course of my career have brought me here to Beebe Healthcare,” said Sue McCauley, MSN, RN, Director of Patient Care for Beebe Oncology Services. “I look forward to serving the organization and serving our patients.”
Sue McCauley came to Delaware from Massachusetts where she worked in a variety of roles, including nursing and leadership.
“I’ve worked at both community centers and academic institutions. I am excited to bring those experiences here to Beebe and continue to improve and grow.”
Beebe operates two cancer centers – Tunnell Cancer Center in Rehoboth Beach and the South Coastal Cancer Center near Millville. These centers boast advanced cancer treatment in a comfortable atmosphere, close to home.
“While we have two amazing centers, we think of it as one business – one organization. Each center operates in the same fashion with the same degree of empathy and care for our patients,” Sue said.
Beebe’s oncology program features clinical coordinators, who are there from the first diagnosis through treatment as a go-to person for patients to bring questions and concerns to. The clinical coordinators support them even before they walk through the doors.
Beebe’s Nurse Navigators, specializing in breast cancer care, are also there for patients and offer them information throughout their cancer journey.
“Our team provides more than clinical support to our patients. We offer a variety of resources and services, including social services through our social work team, financial support, nutrition counseling, and after-treatment support,” Sue said.
Sue has a master’s degree in nursing leadership and management. She came to Beebe because she was looking to grow her experience as an oncology nurse leader.
“When the pandemic hit, I was commuting three hours to two locations for my job. I realized that I needed to be home more and with my family,” Sue said. “I knew I wanted to stay on the East Coast because my grown children live in Massachusetts. My husband and I wanted to be able to get back if needed. My adult daughter is living with us as she graduated college during the pandemic and is still looking to launch her career. We found Beebe and fell in love with the team and the community here.”
Sue looks forward to being able to explore Delaware and the Mid-Atlantic region.
“Sussex County is a great place to live so far and once things open up more, we look forward to enjoying the local favorites, from restaurants to beaches and travel,” Sue said.