Beebe Medical Center is finally in Georgetown, and has also rebranded itself.
Hospital President Jeff Fried says for years, the hospital had been trying to establish a presence in Georgetown. That vision was finally realized this afternoon, as a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at its new Outpatient Service Center, the College Park Medical Pavilion. The building is on Biden Avenue, just off Route 404. It's across from Del Tech and next to La Red Health Center. Bill Lee, the Chairman of Beebe's Board of Directors, described the history, dating back to 1965, of Beebe's efforts to gain a foothold in the center of Sussex County.
During the ceremony, Fried announced that Beebe would be changing its name from Beebe Medical Center to Beebe Healthcare. He says the Board of Directors made the decision to change the name last year after hearing from focus groups that the term "medical center" doesn't describe the array of services and locations that Beebe makes available. Fried described how the hospital now has seven outpatient centers throughout the county, and how the name change reflects how Beebe is more than just a hospital on Savannah Road in downtown Lewes. Beebe is the latest healthcare provider to add a center in Georgetown, joining La Red and Nanticoke Health Services, which this summer opened up an Immediate Care Center on West Market Street.
The building offers express lab, imaging and rehab services, a primary care physician's office, and a walk-in care center. Paving and landscaping on the property was done by Melvin Joseph Construction.
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