Stories

This page features stories about Beebe Healthcare, Beebe Medical Foundation, our communities, and our patients.

Ray Shaffer

Ray Shaffer: My Granddaughter was My Motivation

A few years into retirement, I was just lumbering and laboring. After blood tests and a sample of bone marrow, the doctors...Read more

Lyndy Darwicki, left, takes time to celebrate the care provided to her mother-in-law, Dorothy, by Emergency Department Nurse Amber Bennett, right.

Technology is the backbone; Beebe team members are the heart

This article is about my 94-year-old mother-in-law, Dorothy, who passed away at Beebe in November. I am a Beebe Information...Read more

Ralph Williams.

Ralph Williams: Faith and Beebe Helped Me Beat Cancer

As the grandson of James Beebe, Ralph Williams joined the family legacy when he became a certified nurse anesthetist and...Read more

Michael Makowski

Michael's Story: Beebe’s Expertise Helped Me Live Free of Pain

Michael Makowski couldn’t sleep and he knew it was time to fix his ailing shoulder. The retired school teacher had already...Read more

Andrea and her family

Andrea's Story: Beebe Empowered Me to Have the Birth I Wanted

As a busy mom, Andrea Escamilla of Lewes understood what factors went into having a good experience as a labor and delivery...Read more

Mike and Mary Ellen South made a special visit to Beebe’s Emergency Department to thank Dr. Emily Massey, center, for her compassionate and excellent care.

Emergency Department Physician Takes Time to Listen

As a volunteer writer for Beebe Medical Foundation, I am usually writing a story about someone else expressing their praise...Read more

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Melissa Watts: Stronger Today Than Before Cancer

Melissa Watts of Millsboro remembers feeling terrified when she learned she had bone and breast cancer. “It was like I...Read more

John and Laura Epstein enjoy walking their dogs, Bella and Shiro, along the Lewes-Georgetown trail since his successful hip replacement surgery at Beebe.

John Epstein: Beebe Hip Replacement Surgery Put Me in Remission and Back on My Feet

John Epstein would be the first person to tell you not to feel sorry for him. He’s lived Hawaii, has three sons, a loving...Read more

Linda and John Kopf, with their daughters, Kaitlyn and Sarah, celebrate John’s excellent care provided by Dr. Erik Stancofski, right, and Beebe’s Same-Day Surgery Team.

John's Story: New Home Brings Fresh Outlook on Patient Care

“The No. 1 thing that attracted us to this area is the people,” said John Kopf, a recent transplant to Southern Delaware. “...Read more

Tom Volatile and Carol Dennis celebrate the excellent care Tom received from Dr. Edward Stephenson, left.

Tommy V's Story: Committed to Beebe for Life

In our house, Sunday is a day to relax, sleep in, and have a nice home-cooked breakfast. But this particular Sunday, when my...Read more

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