Beebe Medical Center VP Participates in Dover AFB Honorary Commander Program
Beebe Medical Center announces that Donna Streletzky, Vice President of Operations for Beebe Medical Center, was among more than 50 community leaders recently inducted into the 17th Annual Honorary Commander Program at Dover Air Force Base.
The program, which began in 1992, matches civic leaders with active-duty and Reserve military commanders. Its purpose is to facilitate and enhance the flow of information between the military and civilian communities and provide community leaders the opportunity to witness the mission of the 512th and 436th Airlift Wings at Dover AFB. Ms. Streletzky was matched with 709th Airlift Squadron commander, Col. Todd McCubbin. The 709th AS flies the C-5, the nation's largest aircraft.
"This program was initiated to extend a cross-flow of information and exchange of ideas between our military personnel and local civic leaders," Col. Steven Harrison, 436th Airlift Wing Commander, said at the recent induction ceremony.
"Although the community-at-large respects and appreciates the vital services provided by the men and women at the Dover Air Force Base, the Honorary Commander program allows for more direct interaction, leading to greater understanding and support," says Ms. Streletzky. "As Honorary Commander of the 512th Airlift Wing, 709th Airlift Squadron, I hope to continue the mission of the program by strengthening the bonds between the civilian and military communities."
Ms. Streletzky, who has more than 23 years of professional healthcare experience, joined Beebe Medical Center in 1992. She is responsible for 50 departments under seven directors that total approximately 387 full-time equivalent employees and $187 million in gross revenue. She has managed several major construction projects, and has initiated numerous new clinical services. Ms. Streletzky is a summa cum laude graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Speech Communication and Business, and with a Master of Public Administration in Health Care Management.
Military commanders are encouraged at the base to invite their civilian counterparts to unit functions, including awards ceremonies, commander's calls, change of commands and social functions, while honorary commanders invite their respective commander to interact with their profession.
Caption: Col. Todd McCubbin, 709th Airlift Squadron commander at Dover Air Force Base, shown here with Donna Streletzky, Vice President of Operations at Beebe Medical Center.
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