Dr. Katie Johnson Honored for Philanthropy by Beebe Medical Foundation
Katie Johnson, DO, was honored with Beebe Medical Foundation’s 2019 Philanthropy Award during the annual Beebe Medical Staff New Provider Reception on Oct. 3 at the Fairfield Inn & Suites on Route 1.
The Philanthropy Award is presented each year to a member of the Beebe Medical Staff who embodies the spirit of giving and who has been recognized by a grateful patient through the Celebrate Excellent Care program. During the evening event, Beebe also celebrated the 61 providers on staff who were named “Top Docs” by Delaware Today, along with honoring the new providers who joined the medical staff this past year.
Dr. Johnson is the Medical Director of Palliative Care at Beebe Healthcare. She has also contributed to the I Believe in Beebe Campaign and is a 1916 Club member, which is a group of donors who have given at least $1,916 annually through Beebe Medical Foundation.
“Dr. Johnson sets an example with her compassionate care and extraordinary commitment to the community,” said Judy Aliquo, President & CEO, Beebe Medical Foundation. “She is a Beebe Believer. She is a proud member of the 1916 Club and has contributed generously to the I Believe in Beebe Campaign. Her work makes an impact on family lives throughout Sussex County.”
As Medical Director of the Palliative Care team, Dr. Johnson and her team focuses on connecting patients and families with resources so that the highest quality of life is achieved while preparing for the future.
Dr. Johnson and Kiernan Quay, NP, recently highlighted their work during the Post-Acute Care eBrite state forum. The team identified high-risk patients and worked on engaging and educating primary care physicians about the outpatient and palliative care clinic resources in Sussex County.
“I am so lucky to be able to work at Beebe and provide palliative care services to our hospital and our community,” Dr. Johnson said. “It is rare now to belong to a small community hospital and the Beebe Medical Foundation is proof that giving can go a long way. Philanthropy is an important part of our family, and we are proud members of the Foundation’s 1916 Club and other fundraising efforts. I look forward to continuing our partnership and am humbled by this award.”
To learn more about Beebe Healthcare’s Advanced Illness Planning or how to get a patient referred, call 302-645-3150.
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 in, work in, and visit the communities we serve. Beebe Healthcare has three campuses: the Margaret H. Rollins Lewes Campus, which houses the medical center; the Rehoboth Beach Health Campus; and coming in 2020, the South Coastal Health Campus. Beebe Healthcare offers primary care as well as specialized services in the areas of cardiac and vascular, general surgery, robotic surgery, cancer treatment, women's health, and orthopaedics. Beebe also offers walk-in care, lab, imaging and physical rehabilitation services at several locations throughout Sussex County, in addition to a Home Care program and an adult activities center.
For more information about Beebe Healthcare, 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.
Caption: Judy Aliquo, President & CEO, Beebe Medical Foundation, awards Katie Johnson, DO, Medical Director of Palliative Care, the 2019 Philanthropy award as Tom Protack, Vice President, Beebe Medical Foundation, looks on Thursday, Oct. 3 at the Fairfield Inn & Suites on Route 1.