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32 - CAPE GAZETTE - Tuesday, August 21 - Thursday, August 23, 2007 Beebe to present philanthropic, service awards Aug. 23 Reservations are still being taken to attend the Fourth Annual Beebe Medical Center Dinner & Ceremony from 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 23, at The Clubhouse at Baywood Greens. For reservations and information call the Beebe Medical Foundation at 644-2900. The four prestigious philan- thropic and service awards honor individuals who have made a sig- nificant difference to Beebe Medical Center and the quality of healthcare it brings to the commu- nity. This year's awardees are the Hon. Eugene D. Bookhammer; the Longwood Foundation; E. James Monihan, LFACHE; and Christine M. Strauss. Bookhammer is being recog- nized with the 2007 Lifetime Commitment Award. This award is given periodically to an indiVidual or family whose lifetime commitment has significant- ly advanced BOOKHAMMER the mission, values and goals of Beebe Medical Center and  Beebe Medical Foundation. Bookhammer, a Sussex County native who earned two Purple Hearts during World War II, in 1959 joined the Beebe Medical Center Board of Directors. He has supported the medical center through strategic involvement and fundraising efforts ever since. He served as chairman of the board for Beebe Medical Center from 1976 to 1981, and continues to serve as a board member. Today, he serves as chairman of the board oftbe Beebe Medical Foundation, During his present tenure as foundation board chair- man, more than $12.5 million was raised for the Vision 2005 Capital Campaigri, a record in Beebe Medical Center's 91-year history. Bookhammer attended Lewes High School with his closest friend, Dr. James Beebe Jr. He started a wholesale/retail lumber company and later became a land developer. He served as a state senator from 1962 to 1968. He served as lieutenant governor for the state of Delaware from 1969 to 1977, and was the only lieu- tenant governor to serve under two governors of different politi- cal parties. From 1976 to 1983, he was a member of the National Republican Committee. He has been a member of the Masonic Lodge and a potentate of the Shriners. The Longwood Foundation will be recognized this year with the John W. Rollins Award, presented to an established humanitarian and philanthropist. The Longwood Foundation, estab- lished in 1937 by Pierre S. du Pont, has given longstanding sup- port to Beebe Medical Center. Its support dates back more than 30 years. Most recently, the Longwood Foundation con- tributed $750,000 to help com- plete the Tunnell Cancer Center Campaign. It contributed $1 mil- lion to the Vision 2000 campaign, and $1 million for the Vision 2005 Campaign, making it Beebe's largest philanthropic donor. Longwood's support has .been vital for several of Beebe's. most important initiatives. The founda- tion has helped to build new facil- ities with improved accessibility and the freest equipment, such as the Tunnell Cancer Center. The foundation's support of the Vision 2005 campaign was integral to the expansion of Beebe's emergency department and the construction of the new critical care unit and surgical unit. These new facilities will add approximately 60 patient beds, as well as doubling the size of the emergency department. E. James Monihan, LFACHE, wilt be honored with the 2007 Robert W. Tunnell Award. This award is presented to a member of the Beebe Medical Center family who has direct- ly helped Beebe meet future healthcare chal- lenges and to ensure that it maintains its leadership in healthcare. Monihan came MONIHAN to Beebe Medical Center in 1962 as direc- tor of pharmacy services and has dedicated himself to serving patients, the hospital and the com- munity ever since. His work ethiC, sense of humor and ability to develop personal relationshiPS both inside and outside the med- ical center made him an invalu- able member of the Beebe team. Over the years, he served in many positions including assistant administrator; vice president, operations; vice president, profes- sional affairs; and interim CEO. He initiated the quality assurance program, started the medical cen- ter's corporate complianc e pro- .gram and managed the many con- struction and renovation projects over the years, to name just a few of his accomplishments. Outside the medical center he was very active in his professional organi- zation, the American College of Healthcare Executives, and was elected by his peers as the regent for the state of Delaware from Health Insurance Premiums too High? i Good News...Delaware's Largest Insurance Carrier has introduced a brand new series of affordable Individual Health Plans. Features Include: Hospitalization Prescription Medication -Several benefits not subject to a deductible Preventative Care Office visits for as low as $10 co-pay Lab Work 1990 to 1994. The volunteer fire service and emergency life-saving programs have been of special importance to Monihan, who for many years served as the chairman of the National Volunteer Fire Council. In 1999 he was the first recipient of the Mason G. Lankford Award from the Congressional Fire Service Institute, which recog- nizes a volunteer fireman for his years of service and duty to the community. He served in many leadership capacities with the Lewes Fire Department, and his knowledge of both hospital and volunteer fire-fighting issues earned him a position as the gov- ernor's appointee to the Delaware Emergency Medicine Service Advisory Council. Since his retirement on'Jan. 1, 2005, he continues to serve Beebe Medical Center as special consult- ant, bringing his experience to the. construction projects at both the Beebe Health Campus and at the main campus in Lewes. Christine M. Strauss will be recognized this year as the 2007 Norman B. Baylis awardee. The Norman B. Baylis Award is pre- sented to a distinguished commu- nity member, honoring that person for outstanding service to health- care and the broader community. Her first role was as chairperson of "the Beebe Medical Foundation's "'Best of the Beach" Art Auction a decade ago. While the art auction and dinner was already known for supporting both Beebe Medical Center and the Rehoboth Art League, it was her efforts that helped to make this event a highlight of the sum- mer social season. Strauss chaired "Best of the Beach" for eight years. From the very beginning of her tenure, she recruited peo- ple from the community to form an enlarged plan- STRAUSS ning commit- tee. She encouraged the physi- cians to become more involved, created a teen committee and sup- ported the establishment of a pre- gala party. Strauss has become well known for the vitality, creativity and ele- gance she has brought tO this pop- ular fundraising event, as well as to other community projects she has undertaken. She also has been actively involved in the Beebe Medical Foundation Thanksgiving Ball, which she has chaired this year and last. Her creative touch was evident at the Sussex County Land Trust Continued on page 33 Fit[ in wrinktes and deep folds on your face with Cosmetic fitters, Restylane" and Perlane'. Erase the years with no downtime. $100 off $100 off Resty[ane" Per(ane Expires 8/31/07 Bonnie Bum( ist M.D., P. Mon-Tue, Thur-Fri 8am-Spin .,. Wed 12-8pro & Sat 9a-12pm ]ser and Skin Care Ca({ Now- Free Consu{tations ' 302-537-6336 or 888-998-SKIN 118 Atlantic Ave., Ste. 201 Ocean View, DE 19970 lust east of Lord Baltimore Elem/