Beebe Honors Dr. Anis and Sue Saliba with Portrait Unveil and Celebratory Naming
The Beebe Medical Foundation and Beebe Healthcare recently celebrated the naming of the Dr. Anis and Sue Saliba Family Waiting Room, located at the 2nd Floor Same Day Surgery above the West Entrance at Beebe Medical Center. Surrounded by members of the Saliba family, physicians, nurses, and many grateful patients who were cared for by Dr. Saliba, Beebe leadership unveiled a portrait and plaque commemorating Dr. Anis and Sue Saliba’s lifetime of generous giving.
Dr. Anis and Sue Saliba emigrated from Lebanon to the United States in the 1960s in search of the American Dream. Settling in Lewes in 1967, Dr. Saliba earned three board certifications (general surgery, thoracic surgery, and surgical critical care) and performed countless surgeries, while also providing patients with routine medical care. Perhaps his most enduring legacy was his selfless service to the indigent and uninsured people of Sussex County. Amazingly, over half of Dr. Saliba’s patients received “no charge” notations on their medical charts.
Mrs. Sue Saliba was a strong advocate for community health, helping Beebe develop protocols to recognize victims of domestic violence. She served on the board of Prevent Child Abuse Delaware and promoted women’s health as President of Delaware Medical Alliance.
In retirement, Dr. Saliba continues to serve on the Beebe Medical Center’s Board of Directors. Mrs. Saliba served as a trustee of Delaware Technical Community College. Judy Aliquo, President and CEO of Beebe Medical Foundation, thanks the Salibas for their lifetime of giving and establishing an endowment with the Beebe Medical Foundation and a scholarship at the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing.
“The Salibas’ loyal and strong generosity over so many years is amazing and inspirational,” said Judy Aliquo, President and CEO of Beebe Medical Foundation. “You have set a wonderful example for us all on how important it is to give back to others.”
“While we celebrate and reflect on the history of the Salibas’ giving over the years, the naming of this waiting area is also a celebration of the future,” added Thomas J. Protack, Vice President of Development for Beebe Medical Foundation. “The endowments established by the Salibas will contribute to the future of not only Beebe Healthcare, but of the nurses who will be educated and trained at the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing.”
Photo Caption (shown left to right): Judy Aliquo, President & CEO, Beebe Medical Foundation; Tom Protack, Vice President of Development, Beebe Medical Foundation; Sue Saliba; Dr. Anis Saliba; and Jeffrey Fried, FACHE, President & CEO, Beebe Healthcare.
Beebe Medical Foundation was established in 1989 with the sole mission to raise philanthropic support for Beebe Healthcare. The Foundation is located at 902 Savannah Road, Lewes, DE 19958. To learn more about how you can give, contact Beebe Medical Foundation at (302) 644-2900 or go to www.beebemedicalfoundation.org.
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 who live, work, and visit the communities we serve. The medical center in Lewes is a licensed 210-bed hospital with specialized service lines, including cardiac and vascular, surgical services, medical oncology/hematology and radiation oncology, women's health, and orthopaedic services. Outpatient facilities, conveniently located throughout Sussex County, provide primary care, walk-in care, lab, imaging, and physical rehabilitation services, in addition to Beebe’s home care services. For more information on services offered through Beebe, go to www.beebehealthcare.org. To find out how Beebe Healthcare is creating the next generation of care for the community, go to www.nextgenerationofcare.org.