Beebe Healthcare Investing In The Future!

Beebe Healthcare’s main campus on Savannah Road, Lewes, has seen numerous additions and upgrades over the past few decades.
RON MACARTHUR PHOTO in the Cape Gazette.

Strong History

Beebe Heathcare has strong roots in Sussex County, beginning with Beebe Hospital on Savannah Road in Lewes. This healthcare system has grown from a small community hospital founded in 1916 to a modern healthcare system that provides services and helps people lead and maintain healthy lifestyles.

New Leadership During a Challenging Time

Did you know that Dr. David Tam, FACHE, President and CEO, Beebe Healthcare started in March 2020? He started his new role early to better help with the COVID-19 response. Do you recall how challenging healthcare was in 2020? Of course you do! Despite starting during a very challenging time, Dr. Tam has demonstrated that he is a strong leader.

If you have not met Dr. Tam yet, please make a point to seek him out. He’s out and about in the community and a tremendous asset to the health system he serves. We are extraordinarily lucky to have him here in our back yard.

Investing in the Sussex County Community

I had the privilege of joining Dr. Tam for a Chamber Breakfast Meeting last month and I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Beebe has hired almost 60 new providers since March 2020!

“We are focused on Sussex County, and only Sussex County. Our vision is to have a great community health system with a need to serve every part of the county”

Beebe Healthcare President and CEO Dr. David Tam during a May 11 presentation to Sussex County Council as quoted in the Cape Gazette

In addition to the new providers, Beebe Healthcare has shown it’s focus on the future of healthcare in Sussex County. Other recent investments in the future of Beebe Healthcare include:

  • Investment in innovations. Beebe has added a hybrid operating room, cardiac testing lab, and Globus – a robotic surgery system.
  • Investment in people. Beebe Healthcare has recruited and hired quality healthcare providers, including Dr. Diana Dickson-Witmer serving the Beebe Center for Breast Health.
  • Investment in new facilities. Beebe Healthcare is constructing new facilities, including the Rehoboth Specialty Surgical Hospital and the South Coastal Health Campus near Millville.

Strong Future

The future of Beebe is onward and upward and with Dr. Tam at the helm, I have no doubt they will succeed. For more information on Dr. Tam and Beebe Healthcare, visit

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About Christine Davis

Christine grew up in northeastern Pennsylvania in a small town called Pittston, which is located between Wilkes-Barre and Scranton. Upon graduation, she enlisted in the United States Air Force, where she proudly served for eight + years at a variety of bases throughout the world, including Holland, Korea, and New Mexico. While in the Air Force, Christine spent most of her time working in the civil engineering career field where she thoroughly enjoyed meeting and working with such a diverse group of people with varying backgrounds and experiences, and learned so much from each of them. Christine’s last assignment in the Air Force was at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, and that’s when she discovered the Delaware beaches. Growing up in PA, her family spent time at the Jersey shore. But once she moved to MD, she became one of those many drivers making the trek across the Chesapeake Bay Friday afternoon to visit the Delaware beaches for the weekend. Upon Christine’s separation from the Air Force, she spent a small amount of time working in Washington, D.C., but it didn’t take long before she was drawn to the quiet, slow pace of Lewes and Rehoboth Beach, “the nation’s summer capital”. Christine moved to Rehoboth Beach in 1999 and finished her degree in Business at Delaware Tech. At the time she was working for a large physician organization when a friend recommended that she become a REALTOR because she loved helping people and loved looking at homes. She was reluctant for quite a while because Christine didn’t think of herself as a salesperson. But after much urging by her friend, Christine decided to get her real estate license in 2003 and has not looked back since. Christine still doesn’t think of herself as a salesperson, but rather a facilitator between buyer and seller, working toward a common goal. Christine aims to make the process as smooth and fun as possible but also educates the buyer and seller along the way so they can make the best decision possible. Christine now lives in Lewes and although she misses the mountains of PA, she thoroughly enjoys spending as much time as possible at the beach, especially Cape Henlopen State Park. Christine’s philosophy in life is that it’s too short. Never spend so much time making a living that you forget how to live.

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