The Beebe Medical Foundation and Beebe Healthcare announced July 21 a gift of $10 million from the Ma-Ran Foundation to name the Margaret H. Rollins Pavilion on the Lewes Campus.
“The Rollins family’s gift is so inspirational. We are so honored that Peggy and Randall, their two daughters, Pam Rollins and Amy Rollins Kreisler, and their son, Tim Rollins, joined us today as we announce this historic gift for Beebe,” said Judy L. Aliquo, president and CEO, Beebe Medical Foundation. “This generous investment in Beebe could not have come at a better time, as we embark on the largest expansion plan in our history. Beebe Healthcare is a very special place. Every day, we hear countless stories from our patients and their families about the excellent care received with unprecedented compassion provided by our doctors, nurses and team members. We cannot thank the Rollins family enough as well as all of the donors who so generously year after year contribute to Beebe — our local, award-winning, not-for-profit community health care system in Sussex County.”
The $10 million gift will partially fund a four-story patient wing and pavilion on the Savannah Road campus that was recently announced as part of Beebe Healthcare’s proposed $180 million facilities and services expansion. This wing will extend the capacity for complex medical and surgical cases, add private rooms and create a dedicated new Women’s and Children’s Department on the second floor.
The Rollins family has supported Beebe for more than 30 years. In 2011, R. Randall Rollins and Margaret “Peggy” H. Rollins donated $3 million through their Ma-Ran Foundation toward the expansion and naming of Beebe Healthcare’s Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing, previously the Beebe School of Nursing. This project, completed in 2015, doubled the capacity of the school, and replaced the 50-year-old dormitory with a new three-story, 18,000-square-foot-building containing new, modern classrooms and clinical laboratories.