Sussex Countians will soon have another location available to them for outpatient services. Beebe Medical Center plans to build the South Coastal Health Campus, a new outpatient facility to be located in Millville, on 20 acres south of the intersection of routes 17 and 26. County council approved a conditional use application for the center at its Aug. 12 meeting.


Sussex Countians will soon have another location available to them for outpatient services. Beebe Medical Center plans to build the South Coastal Health Campus, a new outpatient facility to be located in Millville, on 20 acres south of the intersection of routes 17 and 26. County council approved a conditional use application for the center at its Aug. 12 meeting.

Beebe has an outpatient center on Route 24, surgery center and the Tunnell Cancer Center.

“We’re taking the Beebe Health campus on Route 24 and emulating the same concept where over time we can add more services for the community,” said Donna Streletzky, vice president of operations and project leader for the South Coastal Health Campus.

She said they had originally purchased land near Route 26 in Clarksville, but found this to be a better location and should finalize the deal this week. Streletzky said they wanted to guarantee enough land for possible expansion in the next 10-20 years. The property could support three buildings down the road.

The center will be a one-story, 30,000 square foot facility with the capacity to add a second and third floor. They plan to phase in over time a larger diagnostic imaging department. Services offered at other centers will be in one location, including physical, speech, occupational and aqua therapies. In the imaging department, they’ll expand ultrasound, magnetic resonance and CT scan services.

The center will also expand Beebe’s capacity and hours of operation and emergency services; Streletzky said Beebe has six rooms now and wants to expand to 10. They will continue to offer walk-in primary care.

According to Streletzky, Beebe still needs approval from the state, the Town of Millville and final approval from the county.

“We’re optimistic we could commence [construction] by next summer,” Streletzky said.