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Beebe Healthcare and Beebe Medical Foundation Honor Dr. Srihari Peri with the Philanthropy Award

Beebe Healthcare and Beebe Medical Foundation have recognized Srihari Peri, MD, Medical Director of the Tunnell Cancer Center, with the Philanthropy Award for his continued support of the Cancer Center and of the excellent care he provides his patients.

“Dr. Peri, since he has been with Beebe, has supported the Cancer Center personally with his own philanthropy, and has encouraged others to do so,” said Judy Aliquo, President and CEO of Beebe Medical Foundation. “Tunnell Cancer Center would never have grown from a three-person staff to a free-standing cancer center on Route 24 without the strong support of the community.  The Tunnell family has embraced the cancer center and continues to strongly support it. 

“The Beebe Medical Foundation has received the most grateful patient gifts in honor of Dr. Peri and his excellent and gentle care.   He is worthy to receive this award and is a great partner of the Foundation as we look to work together with him and the cancer team to plan for the future growth and expansion of the Tunnell Cancer Center.”

Judy Aliquo and Tom Protack, Vice President of Development for Beebe Medical Foundation, presented the award to Dr. Peri at the fifth annual New Provider Reception and Physician Awards dinner event.

Dr. Peri, a Board Certified hematologist and medical oncologist, joined Beebe Healthcare in 1991 as the organization’s first, full-time oncologist.  When Tunnell Cancer Center was created in 1995 through a $1 million donation from W. Robert Tunnell, Sr. and his wife Eolyne Tunnell, Dr. Peri was named its first Medical Director, and continues to hold that position.

Under Dr. Peri’s medical leadership, Tunnell Cancer Center became a center that provides multidisciplinary and comprehensive cancer care and treatment. The Center grew from a staff of five team members to nearly 100 team members today, including 11 oncologists, and from an area within the Medical Center in Lewes to the entire first floor of the Medical Arts Building at the Beebe Health Campus on John J. Williams Highway (Route 24) in Rehoboth Beach.  In June 2009, Tunnell Cancer Center was named a recipient of the 2008 Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award for Excellence.  Tunnell Cancer Center is one of only 95 cancer programs across the nation, and the only one in Delaware, to earn this prestigious award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.  The excellent patient care provided at Tunnell Cancer Center continues to be recognized. In the spring of 2015, the Commission on Cancer presented Tunnell Cancer Center with the 2014 Outstanding Achievement Award. Tunnell is one of only 75 U.S. healthcare facilities out of 588 CoC-accredited Comprehensive Community Centers to receive this award. Earlier in 2015, the Commission on Cancer also granted its Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation to Tunnell Cancer Center – for the fourth time in a row.

This past September, the Cancer Support Community Delaware, a statewide organization, honored Dr.  Peri with the 2016 Humanitarian of the Year Award for his humanitarian work in improving the quality of life and health for so many people.

In June 2016, Dr. Peri was named Honorary Chairman of the Baywood Golf Classic.

Caption: Dr. Srihari Peri was presented with the Beebe Medical Foundation’s Philanthropy award. Pictured here, left to right, are: Tom Protack, Vice President of Development for Beebe Medical Foundation; Dr. Srihari Peri; and Judy Aliquo, President and CEO of Beebe Medical Foundation.

 

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.  As a community-owned, not-for-profit healthcare system, Beebe continues to depend on the generous support of individuals, corporations, businesses, and private foundations. All gifts, large or small, to Beebe Healthcare, are tax deductible and are channeled through Beebe Medical Foundation.  Please consider making a gift today and share your amazing stories with our community. For more information or to make a donation, please go online to www.beebemedicalfoundation.org or contact the Beebe Medical Foundation at (302) 644-2900 or write to foundation@beebehealthcare.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 residing, working, or visiting in the communities we serve. It offers services throughout Southern Delaware including a 210-licensed-bed hospital, a cancer treatment center, and outpatient facilities at multiple sites providing walk-in care, lab, imaging, and physical rehab services.  For more information, please visit us online at www.beebehealthcare.org