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Sussex Countian
  • Beebe announces name change, dedicates new Georgetown facility

  • To better represent its expansion to various communities in Sussex County – most recently to Georgetown – Beebe Medical Center has changed its name to Beebe Healthcare.
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    • COLLEGE PARK MEDICAL PAVILION
      21635 Biden Avenue, Georgetown

      > Beebe Imaging (302) 856-9729, Open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

      > Beebe Lab Express (302) 856-7781, Open Monda...
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      COLLEGE PARK MEDICAL PAVILION
      21635 Biden Avenue, Georgetown
      > Beebe Imaging (302) 856-9729, Open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
      > Beebe Lab Express (302) 856-7781, Open Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
      > Georgetown Walk-In Care (302) 856-9729, Open daily, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
      For more information, visit www.beebehealthcare.org.
  • To better represent its expansion to various communities in Sussex County – most recently to Georgetown – Beebe Medical Center has changed its name to Beebe Healthcare.
    “Our new name is more descriptive of the healthcare services that we provide throughout Sussex County, while remaining true to the Beebe heritage that we treasure,” said Jeffrey Fried, president and CEO of Beebe Healthcare. “Beebe has been more than a standalone, acute-care hospital for many years.”
    In addition to the hospital in Lewes, Beebe has various locations throughout the county, including the Rehoboth Health Campus on Del. Route 24 in Rehoboth Beach, walk-in clinics in Millville and Millsboro and the newest facility, the College Park Medical Pavilion in Georgetown, which was dedicated Oct. 29. Beebe also operates a network of private practice and employed physicians that take patients in multiple locations.
    “As Beebe has grown into a community health system, we outgrew our name,” Fried said. “In focus groups that took place a year ago throughout Sussex County, participants made it clear that the term ‘medical center’ did not describe the scope of Beebe’s services and geographic locations.”
    William Swain Lee, chairman of the board of directors for Beebe, said the name change is a major milestone in the healthcare provider’s evolution.
    “In 1916, Beebe was a two-room hospital. It became a medical center as it grew and offered more services,” Lee said. “I think Drs. James and Richard Beebe would be very proud today to see what has become of their original idea, and the evolution of a small hospital into an organization comprised of talented, caring and dedicated people that emphasizes both good health and good care.”
    The new 47,000-square-foot, two-story College Park Medical Pavilion is located across the street from Delaware Technical Community College and next to La Red Health Center, just off Del. Route 404.
    Beebe Healthcare is leasing the new facility from Onix Group of Kennett Square, Pa., the developer of the Shops of College Park. On the bottom floor, Beebe will offer various services, including laboratory, imaging, rehabilitation, primary care and a walk-in care center. The second floor of the facility will provide office space for private physician specialists.
    Sen. Brian Pettyjohn (R-Georgetown) said it’s about time there was a full-service medical facility in the county’s seat.
    “I’d like to someday see a hospital in Georgetown, but at least now in emergency situations, people can [go to the Medical Pavilion],” Pettyjohn said at the Oct. 29 dedication. “Nanticoke recently expanded its presence in Georgetown and now we’ve got Beebe. I’d like to see Georgetown become the medical hub of Sussex County.”

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