Beebe Medical Center Celebrates National Hospital Week May 11 - 17, 2003
Beebe Medical Center joins hospitals throughout the United States from May 11 - 17, 2003 to celebrate the power of caring and its impact on communities. “Bringing the Power of Care to the Community” is the American Hospital Association’s theme for this year’s celebration. Beebe’s own theme for this week is “A History of Caring” - to highlight its role as the longest-established not-for-profit hospital in Sussex County, founded in 1916. During this week, Beebe celebrates employees who have shaped its history, and Beebe management will present each team member with a gift of appreciation.
“Beebe Medical Center is privileged to serve as the primary community healthcare provider for Sussex County residents and visitors,” explains Jeffrey M. Fried, President of Beebe Medical Center. “This service is only possible through the spirit of caring our diverse, highly skilled and compassionate employees demonstrate around the clock, every day of the year. I thank each team member and physician for this important contribution to our community.”
Amazing advancements are happening in healthcare today, all made possible by the people behind the technology. Beebe also invites members of the community to thank healthcare professionals who keep them healthy and provide care for in times of need.
Did you know Beebe Medical Center …
-is the oldest hospital in Delaware outside of New Castle County, founded in 1916
-is a not-for-profit organization and all revenue generated is invested back into medical services that benefit the community
-employs over 1,345 team members
-has over 170 physicians on its active staff in more than 40 specialties
-has a 22-member Board of Directors who donate their time to help provide direction to Beebe Medical Center in the interest of the community
-is helped by more than 215 community volunteers who contributed 43,851 hours during 2002
-will be opening its outpatient care center, Beebe Health Campus, on Route 24 in fall 2003 to expand its outpatient capabilities for area residents
-has an Auxiliary that pledged $500,000 to the hospital’s Vision 2005 capital campaign for the Women’s Imaging Center at the Beebe Health Campus
-performed over 2,550 healthcare screenings to the community in 2002 for blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, osteoporosis, skin and prostate cancer
-provides free Focus On Health seminars each month on varying healthcare topics of interest
-quantifies its customer service through the national firm Press, Ganey Associates - and Beebe patients’ customer satisfaction surveys ranked the hospital’s services in the 93rd percentile on average across all areas compared with nearly 600 hospitals throughout the nation