Beebe Medical Center Opens Dedicated Inpatient Oncology Unit
With the demand growing for Beebe Medical Center's oncology services, the hospital has opened a dedicated inpatient oncology unit on the fifth floor of the hospital on Savannah Road in Lewes.
The newly renovated unit has seven private rooms and cares for patients who have had cancer surgery or who are being treated for cancer while they are hospitalized. The unit is staffed by specially trained and certified nurses.
During the recent open house for the unit, original artwork from the national, traveling Lilly Oncology on Canvas exhibit was displayed. The unit will display original work by patients and caregivers affiliated to Beebe Medical Center.
Beebe Medical Center has a long history of treating cancer patients. In 1966, Beebe Medical Center's cancer program received accreditation by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons, and has been accredited continuously.
Today, Beebe Medical Center's Tunnell Cancer Center, located on John J. Williams Highway in Rehoboth Beach, offers patients the latest in chemotherapy and radiation treatment, as well as screenings, education materials and dietary counseling, support groups and outreach programs. It offers eligible patients the opportunity to take part in clinical trials through its affiliation with the Delaware/Christiana Care Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP).
Beebe Medical Center has an active surgical cancer program at the hospital with a Medical Staff that includes a fellowship-trained surgical oncologist and other specialized surgeons who perform cancer surgeries.
Caption: Beebe Medical Center employees Andrew Brittingham and Gladys Ross check out the new oncology unit during the recent open house. Gladys points out one of the pieces of artwork that is part of the national traveling Lilly Oncology on Canvas exhibit. Photo Credit: Scott Nathan.
Caption: General surgeon Clara Higgins, DO, enjoys chatting with a Beebe Medical Center team member while she visited the new oncology unit during the open house. Dr. Higgins performs many operations on patients with cancer. Photo Credit: Scott Nathan
Beebe Medical Center is a not-for-profit community medical center with a charitable mission to encourage healthy living, prevent illness, and restore optimal health with the people residing, working, or visiting in the communities we serve. For more information, please visit us online at www.beebemed.org