Stories

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

Muffy Brown and Dr. Palekar

Mafalda “Muffy” Brown Celebrates 90th Birthday, Enters Dr. Palekar’s ‘90’s Club’

Turning 90 is a reason to celebrate, and for Mafalda Brown, she enjoyed two celebrations. Mafalda – named for an Italian...Read more

Michelle Schaffner with Nina and Don

Nothing but Admiration for Everyone at Beebe

Michelle Schaffner is a registered nurse (RN) who recently underwent a knee replacement procedure at Beebe Healthcare...Read more

James and Sandy Coyle enjoy quiet time at home.

Lewes Retiree: Lung Cancer Screening Saved My Life

James Coyle was healthy when, about two years ago, his family doctor suggested that he get tested for lung cancer. Because...Read more

Joe and Linda Komorowski celebrate excellent care with Dr. Mayer Katz, center.

Our Health is Impacted by the Choices we Make

It was a beautiful night in October 2017 when Joe and Linda Komorowski left their new home in Millsboro to join friends for...Read more

Celebrating excellent care are (l-r) Judy Aliquo, Beebe Medical Foundation president and CEO; Christopher Steele, director of respiratory, neurology and sleep services; Steve Dayton; pulmonary tech Kathi Dayton; and grateful patient Maureen Meloche and he

Thank You Kathi, My Forever Friend

“I have always had great experiences at Beebe,” said Maureen Meloche. “There have been quite a few, from heart problems to...Read more

Celebrating Excellent Cardiac Care are (l-r) Moira Quint, office coordinator; David Nelson and Bill McManus; Dawn Snyder, RN-ICU; Dr. M. Ray Kuretu, cardiothoracic surgeon; and Brian McCarthy, PA-C.

Bill's Story: The Best Hospital Experience I've Ever Had

Bill McManus’ story starts several years ago with a diagnosis of atrial fibrillation. “My brother was first in our family to...Read more

Celebrating Excellent Care with Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Wilson Choy, left, are grateful patient Pat Trunzo and his wife Nancy Trunzo.

Two Smiley Faces & Two Happy Knees

When Pat Trunzo and his wife Nancy moved to Lewes from East Hampton, Long Island, in 2013, one of the first questions they...Read more

Kathy Plumley of Frankford, center, celebrates Dr. Harry Anagnostakos and his excellent care for her colonscopy along with team members from Beebe Gastroenterology Associates (l-r) Sean Mayhew, Dee Thiess, Donna Pennypacker, Melody McCleaf, and Georgetta

Kathy's Story: Not Just Another Calendar Appointment

“You need a colonoscopy,” is something few patients want to hear from their doctor, but that’s exactly what Katherine...Read more

Angela Wilson, center, holds baby Avery, surrounded by eldest daughter, Aubrey, husband Jon, and mom Cheryl Jankowski.

Angela’s Story: Determined to have a Beebe Baby

Rehoboth Beach native Angela (Jankowski) Wilson always expected she would have her babies at Beebe. However, after her first...Read more

Dinah Reath had a heart attack while teaching an aquatic exercise class. Now, after two stents and Cardiac Rehab, Dinah is excited to share her knowledge as a volunteer cardiac coach.

Dinah Reath: I Wasn't At Risk for a Heart Attack, but I Still Had One

I didn’t have any risk factors for a heart attack, but there I was, in the pool, having a heart attack,” recalls Dinah Reath...Read more

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