Beebe continuing to plan for future with projects


The rapidly-changing landscape of the healthcare industry has created a need for changes in every avenue, from insurance to care to the very way that hospitals and doctor offices operate and conduct their business.

With a keen eye on the changes, Beebe has been changing some of their future plans.

“The future of healthcare includes more care being provided in convenient and efficient outpatient settings, and less care requiring an extended stay in a hospital,” said Jeffrey M. Fried, FACHE, president and CEO, Beebe Healthcare. 

One change is how Beebe will utilize the massive $10 million donation they received last year from the Ma-Ran Foundation. Fried explained that they will be using that money to make way for significant renovations on the Lewes campus, including the expansion of the West Lobby, additional parking and remodeling of patient rooms, rather than additional rooms. 

He also said there are no changes planned for the South Coastal Campus in Millville, which is expected to be done in 2020. That campus will include a freestanding emergency department with on-site imaging and a second location for Beebe’s cancer program, offering medical oncology, chemotherapy and radiation oncology.

It is refreshing to hear that the new facility is still on track, and that Beebe has an eye on the future. We need this.