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cape Gazette HEALTH & FITNESS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15- THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2015 lS CELEBRATE EXCELLENT CARE A Century of II in In 1916, two brothers, Drs. James Beebe Sr. and Richard C. Beebe, shared a vision of bring- ing modern medicine to Sussex County. The Beebe brothers started the first private hospital in Delaware outside the City of Wilmington on Savannah Road in the City of Lewes. The hospital began as a small, four-room building with an op- erating room and two patient rooms large enough for three patients. In 1921, the Benjamin F. and Helen M. Shaw Building was built, which expanded Beebe Hospital to a 35-bed facility. The Beebe School of Nursing was founded on site this same year. During World War II, Beebe played a vital role in treating the war-wounded, including the sailors and merchant mariners whose ships had been torpe- doed off the coast by German submarines. Dr. James Beebe Jr., the first board-certified surgeon in Sussex County and son of one of the founders, developed the first cancer tumor registry in Delaware in 1950. For almost 100 years, Beebe Healthcare has served the community through the ongoing efforts of the Beebe family and thousands of health- care workers, doctors, nurses, volunteers and donors. As Beebe embarks upon its centennial year, many ex- citing projects and events are being planned to celebrate this milestone and the continued commitment to bring modern medicine to the community. For the last several months, more than 200 dedicated volunteers hands! have joined Beebe profession- als to document the history of Beebe, make plans to recognize valuable supporters, offer a lec- ture series, and join together with the community to celebrate Beebe's centennial and the next 100 years! One theme that has resounded over and over is the excellent compassion and care that patients have received. An- other theme has been Beebe's commitment to meeting the growing needs of southern Dela- SUBMITTED PHOTO DR. JAMES Beebe St., seated, and Dr. Richard Beebe who founded Beebe Hospital in 1916. Dealing with dark emotions of cancer The Cancer Support Com- munity Delaware will host Donna Strachan-Ledbetter from the Brandywine Pastoral Institute at 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 21. She will lead participants in exploring and accepting the dark emotions that accompany dealing with cancer. These emotions, such as anger, fear, sadness, anxiety and depression, may come up at the time ofacancer diagnosis, during treatment, getting back to work and resuming all aspects of ev- eryda life. To reserve a spot, call 302-645-9150 in advance. All pro- grams offered at Cancer Support Community are free of charge to people affected by cancer and their loved ones. The Sussex fa- cility is at 18947 John J. Williams Hwy., Suite 312, Rehoboth. For more information, go to www. ware. profit healthcare system, Beebe The 100th Anniversary cel- needs the community's invest- ebration will officially kick off merit to continue to meet the Wednesday, Sept. 30, from 5 needs of the community. until 7 p.m. in front of the his- Consider making a donation toric Shaw Building at the main today and ensure Beebe Health- campus in Lewes, with a Historic care will provide excellent and Marker Unveiling and Recep- compassionate care to the com- tion. All are invited to attend this munity for the next 100 years! once-in-a-lifetime event!Contributions can be made on- For more information about line at, mailed to the 100th Anniversary, visit www. 902 Savannah Road, Lewes, DE 19958, or taken over the phone at As a local community non-302-644-2900. Therapeutic Massage and Body Work with Marti Spiker L. M. T. Located at Olive Branch 14904 Coastal Hwy. Milton, DE 19968 to Better Coastal Home Care is dedicated to serving clients and their families by providing personalized, quality in home care supervised by a nurse. We provide exceptional Eldercare, Alzheimer's, Dementia and Hospice support. Coastal Home Care V Helping Families for 40 Years Licensed, Bonded and Insured Highly Selective Hiring V.No Contracts Family Owned 2 Hour Minimums for Care '- Nurse Consultation