First Delaware surgical hospital opening its doors to the community this May

DELAWARE – Beebe Healthcare’s new Specialty Surgical Hospital at the Rehoboth Health Campus is opening eyes and making history on Delmarva.

“This is great for our community, it’s actually the first surgical hospital in the state of Delaware,” Regina Newell, Director of Surgical Hospital, said.

On Monday, the heads of the hospital showed off what this space will bring to Sussex County.

“This facility will offer orthopedic surgery, geriatric surgery, and my special breast surgical oncology,” Matthew Richards, Breast Surgical Oncologist, said.

“By providing those services here that gives us more capacity back at the Margaret H. Rollins campus to continue to support those patients,” Mark Loukides, Vice President of Facilities, said.

And, while Beebe already has facilities in the state they said this one is unique.

“The difference is that the focus of everybody from facilities, from the nurses, to the doctors is on how to provide that care in a way that is designed really to take care of the patient¬† and to be perfectly frank to get the patient out sooner rather than later,” Dr. David Tam, CEO and President of Beebe Healthcare, said.

The four floors inside will house a plethora of resources, including an underground tunnel to transport medicine and imaging equipment. Rooms will also patients to get back on their feet in an open, comfortable way with the latest medical technology.

“We tried to create an environment that’s warm and welcoming,” Loukides said.

“We have actually all private rooms and a lot of amenities for our patients nice, warm, comforting rooms to reduce their anxiety, spacious bathrooms, large beds,” Newell said.

There will be a showing to the public of this facility this weekend in Sussex County, but there are not spots left to sign up.

Leaders also told us that the walk-in center across the street from this surgical hospital will be moving in, this will free up that old space to make an actual physical breast center.

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