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Beebe Healthcare’s 100th anniversary celebrations came to an end with a festive celebration for volunteers


It was an evening of celebration and the sharing of bittersweet memories as Beebe Healthcare’s 100th anniversary year of celebrations came to an end. More than 100 community and employee volunteers who had participated in the planning, organizing and running of so many events and festivities joined together for the final “Gratitude Event.”

Jeffrey M. Fried, President and CEO of Beebe Healthcare, Judy Aliquo, President and CEO of Beebe Medical Foundation, Tom Protack, Vice President of Development for Beebe Medical Foundation, and 100th anniversary event coordinator Leanne Silicato Prosser thanked everyone for their hard work and commitment to Beebe’s 2016 milestone. All looked forward to Beebe’s future expansion to meet the needs of the growing community. During the evening, attendees wrote down memories from throughout the year. These were collected in a basket. Here are some of their thoughts:


“Making friends and meeting fabulous people.” -- Mary Ellen Goslin

“Meeting Dean Ornish, Beebe Beach Bash and the Baywood Golf Classic.” -- Diane Henneberg


“Attending the Georgetown Returns Day Parade.” -- Marie Adams


“…The magical night of the Lewes Christmas Parade. Our beautiful float, all lit up and the reaction of the children and spectators, their joy and rousing cheers for Beebe.” -- Jan McCarty, Co-Chair of the 100th Anniversary Committee.


“…when the plaque (for the time capsule) was placed in front of Beebe.” -- Alex Moore, grandson of Beebe co-founder Richard Beebe


“Meeting so many wonderful folks.” -- Ellen Craft


“Watching the amazing interviews during the DVD project.” Kelly Griffin


A lasting memory of the year will be the tabletop colorful history book called Two Men with a Dream: The Story of Beebe Healthcare, and a lively and heartwarming film called Voices Behind the Dream: The Story of Beebe Healthcare, both available for purchase on the website BeebeStore.

The film will be premiered on Sunday, January 8, 2017, at the Milton Theatre.

The doors open at 2 p.m., with the screening to begin at 3 p.m. The premiere will include light refreshments and a cash bar. The event is free but since space is limited, reservations must be made by calling (302) 645-3468.

Caption 1: Beebe 100th anniversary steering committee members attending the Gratitude Event were, left to right: Back Row from left: Jeffrey M. Fried, FACHE (President and CEO, Beebe Healthcare), Jan McCarty (100th Anniversary Co-Chair), Jean Winstead (History Co-Chair), Patty Quercetti (100th Anniversary Assistant), Leanne Silicato Prosser (100th Anniversary Coordinator), Dan Mapes (Education Co-Chair), Frank Molino (Education Co-Chair), Jeannie Wallo (Team Member Engagement Co-Chair) and Mary Green (Community Engagement Co-Chair). Front Row from left: Benedette Cooper (Events Co-Chair), Eileen Clark (Events Co-Chair), Christine Moore (100th Anniversary Co-Chair), Lynn Wilkins (History Co-Chair), Judy Aliquo (President and CEO, Beebe Medical Foundation), Kelly Griffin (Director of Marketing and Communications) and Tara Simpson (Team Member Engagement Co-Chair). Committee Members Not Pictured: Thomas Protack (Vice President of Development, Beebe Medical Foundation), Nina Hazzard (Exhibit Co-Chair and Beebe Family Member), Dr. James Marvel (Cape Orthopedics and Beebe family member), Dennis Forney (Cape Gazette) and Ted Becker (Mayor of Lewes).

Caption 2 -0039 - Great supporters of Beebe's 100th Anniversary celebrate and share stories at the event (left to right): Vanessa MeGee, Dee Moore, Bob Moore and Terry McGee

Caption 3 - 0053 - Renee Weer, History Book Project Co-chair, Jan McCarty, 100th Anniversary Co-Chair, Leanne Silicato Prosser, 100th Anniversary Coordinator, Christine Moore, 100th Anniversary Co-Chair and Patty Quercetti, 100th Anniversary Assistant


Beebe Healthcare is a not-for-profit community healthcare system with a charitable mission to encourage healthy living, prevent illness, and restore optimal health for the people residing, working, or visiting in the communities we serve. It offers services throughout Southern Delaware for residents and visitors, including a 210-licensed-bed hospital, a cancer treatment center, and outpatient facilities providing walk-in care, lab, imaging, and physical rehabilitation services. For more information, please visit us online at Beebe Healthcare.