Beebe Emergency Department Services Increase by Ten Percent in Summer 2004
Beebe Medical Center’s Emergency Department in Lewes and Emergency Center in Millville both experienced increased volumes for summer 2004. Volumes were up over the 2003 Memorial Day to Labor Day season by approximately 10 percent in Lewes, with 15, 985 patient visits, and 7 percent in Millville, with 5,245 patient visits.
“Just as businesses in our beach resort community anticipate large crowds during the summer, Beebe Medical Center prepares to accommodate additional patients year over year. We marvel each year at how much busier we are from the previous year,” explains Fran Needham, R.N., Director of Emergency & Outpatient Services at Beebe Medical Center, “and we are prepared with additional staff.”
The Emergency Department team treated “everything under the sun” among its nearly 16,000 visitors in Lewes. Ear, nose, throat complaints, pediatric fever, sprains, lacerations, and adult viral illnesses comprised the majority of the patient visits in Millville. For the first time this year, Beebe Medical Center extended its Millville season from Memorial Day to September 27 (versus closing at the end of Labor Day weekend).