Beebe Medical Center Celebrated E. J. Monihan’s Four Decades of Service
Mr. Edward James Monihan, FACHE, Vice President of Construction Projects, will retire from Beebe Medical Center at the end of this year after a career that spans four decades of service. Over 175 friends, state and local officials (including representatives and members of the Congressional delegation), physicians and colleagues, both from Beebe Medical Center and the Volunteer Fire Service, paid tribute to Mr. Monihan at a dinner at the Rehoboth Beach Yacht and Country Club on Saturday, November 13.
Among his distinguished praises at the event was an official proclamation from the Sussex County Council to make November 13, 2004, “E. James Monihan Day.” Additionally, Beebe Medical Center President Jeffrey M. Fried presented Mr. Monihan with an engraved pewter tray. A video tribute chronicled Mr. Monihan’s 42 years of service to Beebe Medical Center, including his time as a pharmacist, as an instructor at the Beebe School of Nursing, as interim chief executive officer, Vice President, Administration/Chief Compliance Officer, and as his most extensive role as chief of construction projects.
“Jim Monihan has been a part of Beebe Medical Center for over half of its history. He has served as our "unofficial historian,"” remarked Jeffrey M. Fried, Beebe Medical Center president and CEO. “Mr. Monihan’s knowledge and understanding of Beebe will be irreplaceable, which is why we are fortunate that he will continue to be a part of the Beebe family.”
Mr. Monihan led over seven major expansion projects, including the Lynch and Rollins buildings; the clinical wing of the main campus on Savannah Road; and the development of the Millsboro Surgery Center, the Long Neck Health Center, the Millville Emergency Center, and the Beebe Health Campus on Route 24. Not only was his wife, Jan, a nurse at Beebe, his daughter Theresa worked in the pharmacy and as a unit clerk. His son, pathologist Dr. Michael Monihan, joined Beebe Medical Center’s medical staff last year to continue the Monihan healthcare tradition. Mr. Monihan will continue to consult on major construction projects, such as the hospital’s Emergency Department expansion.
Employees celebrated Mr. Monihan’s leadership and friendship at a reception on Tuesday, November 16, at the hospital.