How are the hospitals in Coastal Delaware?

People often ask me about the quality of hospitals and medical care here in Coastal Delaware. So many of our newcomers are planning to make this their permanent residence when they retire, it’s a common concern. As we age, access to top doctors and state-of-the-art facilities is important. We are very lucky here to have some of the area’s best hospitals:

Beebe Medical Center:

The main campus of Beebe Medical Center is located in the heart of Lewes. There is an expanded Cardiac & Vascular Care wing that opened in 2009 in Lewes. The Cancer Care Center is located on Rt. 24 next to an Outpatient facility that serves the growing population between Lewes and Millsboro, DE. The Beebe Orthopaedic Care Center has ranked in the top 5% of all hospitals in the nation!

Beebe Medical Center also offers specialized service in Women’s Health. Walk-in Care facilities are now opening in convenient locations like the K-Mart on Route 1 in Rehoboth Beach.

Beebe Medical Center provides emergency medical care through its Emergency Department at the main campus in Lewes, as well as at the Emergency Medical Center that operates in the summer season in Millville. As a Level III trauma center, the Emergency Department has the capability to initially manage the majority of injured patients, and it has transfer agreements with higher-level centers of care. Beebe Medical Center also is connected to a statewide Trauma Network that includes ground and air ambulance equipment, personnel, and paramedics, as well as medical centers, that can be accessed through the 911 telephone number. For more information, click here

Bayhealth Medical Center:

Bayhealth encompasses Kent General Hospital in Dover as well as Milford Memorial Hospital and related health centers throughout both Kent and Sussex Counties. Bayhealth Home Care has been ranked in the top 25% in the nation. Bayhealth Home Care services help patients in all three Delaware counties recover from illness or injury in their own homes. The staff includes nurses and therapists who provide nursing services; physical, occupational and speech therapy. Bayhealth has recently expanded its Outpatient facilities into the communities it serves as far south as Milton.

Bayhealth services include Cardiovascular, Oncology, Orthopedics & Rehabilitation, Pediatrics, SleepCare Centers, Surgical Services and many more. For more information about Bayhealth Medical Center, click here.

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital:

Nanticoke is a full-service community hospital and an award-winning, long-term care facility.  It has been the #1 ranked ER in Delaware for heart emergencies, a comprehensive cancer center with advanced radiation oncology technology and the only Delaware health care facility to have an outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation program certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. The hospital’s staff of physicians offers over 35 different specialties. For more information click here.

Not only do we have these and other superior local medical facilities, we also have access to –

Christiana Hospital ( just to our north in Wilmington, Delaware.
A I DuPont Hospital ( for children is also located in Wilmington, a short trip up Route 1.
In addition, we are in the middle of the Mid-Atlantic Region with easy access to some of the nation’s best medical facilities in the country. Whether it the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, Sloan Kettering in New York, Johns Hopkins in Baltimore or a host of major hospitals and treatment centers within a two hour driving distance – your health is in good hands in Coastal Delaware.