Plaque Installed at Beebe Medical Center in Honor of Robert L. Klingel MD
Beebe Medical Center has paid tribute to former physician Robert L. Klingel, MD, who passed away September 14, 1997, by installing a plaque to acknowledge his contributions to the growth of Beebe Medical Center, and to acknowledge his commitment to his patients and the community. The plaque is located in Beebe Medical Center's Hall of Honors
Dr. Klingel was a member of the Beebe Medical Center Medical Staff for more than 40 years. He was a general practitioner, and in the 1950s was one of only three physicians who served coastal Delaware.
Dr. Klingel, born in Illinois, attended the medical school at St. Louis University. He served as a captain in the U.S. Army during World War II. Initially, he was stationed in San Francisco and attended the 1945 conference on the establishment of the United Nations. In 1945, he was transferred to Fort Miles in Lewes and served as the medical officer. After the War, he established a practice in Rehoboth Beach and became affiliated with Beebe Hospital. He was active in the community and in 1961 and 1962 he served as President of the Rehoboth School Board.
Dr. Klingel also contributed to the growth of the Beebe School of Nursing, which today looks forward to expanding its size and offerings. He served as the school physician until his death. He also taught at the school. Beebe School of Nursing, established in 1921, is the only hospital-based nursing program in Delaware, and is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.
Caption: A plaque was installed in the Beebe Medical Center Hall of Honor for Robert L. Klingel, MD. Those attending were, left to right: Harriett Magee, Dr. Klingel's nurse for 38 years; Kathy Hill, daughter; Mike Klingel, son; Jeff Fried, MHA, FACHE, President and CEO of Beebe Medical Center; Connie Bushey, MEd, BSN, RN, Director, Beebe School of Nursing; Nina Beebe Hazzard, MS, RN, Curriculum Coordinator for Beebe School of Nursing.
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