The First 2014 “Beebe Baby” Born January 1 in the Women’s Health Pavilion at Beebe Healthcare

Noel Elizabeth Ford, weighing 8 lbs, 4 oz., was born at Beebe Healthcare Tuesday, January 1 at 4:30 a.m. – establishing her as the first “Beebe Baby” for the year 2014.

Her parents, Long Neck residents Kevin and Renea Ford, were thrilled. Noel Elizabeth is their fourth child. She was born in the medical center in Lewes. 

Since Noel Elizabeth was the first baby, Women’s Health Pavilion staff members presented her and mom with a gift basket. It included a collection of items that the department staff purchased, as well as a $100 gift certificate from the Beebe Medical Center Auxiliary. This continues the Auxiliary’s tradition of supporting the Mothers and Babies  Services of Beebe which began with the formation of the Auxiliary in 1936. The Women’s Pavilion was funded by the Auxiliary with a $500,000 gift as part of the Vision 2000 campaign. The Auxiliary is the oldest fund raising organization supporting Beebe.  

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 center, and outpatient facilities at multiple sites providing lab, imaging, physical rehab services and walk-in care. For more information, please visit us online at

Caption: Kevin and Renea Ford with their baby Noel Elizabeth, the first ‘Beebe Baby’ of 2014.