Beebe Medical Center Recognizes and Congratulates WSFS Bank for earning a 2013 Jefferson Award

Beebe Medical Center congratulates WSFS Bank for being honored with a 2013 Jefferson Award for Public Service. The Bank was presented with the award in the category of “Outstanding Service by a Major Company” at the recent inaugural luncheon “Salute to Service in Delaware” that celebrated community volunteerism. The luncheon took place in Wilmington. A total of eight Jefferson Awards were presented, representing eight categories.

Beebe Medical Center was selected as one of the five finalists for the 2013 Jefferson Award in the same category as WSFS Bank because of Beebe’s community outreach programs in Sussex County that include free health screenings, free mammograms, health education, chronic disease management, and other disease prevention efforts.

With a vision of “Making Sussex County one of the healthiest counties in the nation,” Beebe Medical Center also has teamed up with other hospitals and healthcare providers in Sussex County to form Healthier Sussex County, an initiative to improve the health of those living and working in the county. The collaborative efforts within Healthier Sussex County have included: diabetes education, screening, and management; breast cancer education and screening; and helping people obtain the health resources that they need.

WSFS, the oldest locally managed banking and trust company headquartered in Delaware, was recognized for the community service performed by the organization and by its employees throughout the state. All employees are allowed time off for community service efforts and have actively planned and participated in many volunteer efforts.

“We congratulate WSFS and its employees for receiving the Jefferson Award and for being recognized for the work they do to improve the quality of life in Delaware,” said Jeffrey M. Fried, FACHE, President and CEO of Beebe Medical Center. “We also are honored to have been nominated. We believe that we must all work together if we are to alleviate the health disparities that exist in our state and to improve the overall quality of life for those who live and work in Delaware.”

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