Beebe Medical Center Seeks Volunteer Drivers to help in the event of an Emergency
"Beebe Medical Center is seeking people who are interested in being volunteer drivers in the event of a State of Emergency, such as the one that occurred last winter during the record snowstorms.
Drivers will help in getting hospital employees and medical staff between their homes and the hospital. Drivers will not be asked to transport patients. Last winter, as part of Beebe Medical Center's Emergency Driver Program, 14 people from the community and staff used their 4-wheel-drive vehicles to help get critical personnel to the hospital, which remained open and fully operational during the historic snowstorm. Per State law, only essential personnel are allowed to drive on public roads during a State of Emergency.
An informational meeting will take place at 5 p.m., Wednesday, November 17, at Beebe Medical Center on Savannah Road in Lewes. Those who are interested will need to bring a copy of their driver's license and insurance information. They also will have to sign a release to have several necessary background checks performed. Once documentation is in order, drivers will be able to receive a badge that will allow them to drive on public roads during a State of Emergency.
If you are interested in attending the meeting, please call Lee Halloran, Manager of Volunteer Services, at (302) 645-3531, and you will receive information on the location of the meeting. If you are unable to attend but would like to volunteer, please contact Lee Halloran or Ron Webster, Beebe Medical Center Security Director, at (302) 645-3300.
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