Beebe auxiliary’s $125K donation shows community support

July 5, 2022

The Beebe Medical Auxiliary recently donated $125,000 to Beebe Medical Foundation to fund the new Siemens Sequoia Ultrasound Machine at Beebe’s new Specialty Surgical Hospital at the Rehoboth Health Campus.

As the foundation president, I am very grateful for the auxiliary. It is the oldest fundraising arm of Beebe Healthcare and it has more than 225 members of all genders from throughout our community. Since its founding, the auxiliary has donated over $5 million to Beebe out of proceeds from sales in its gift and thrift shops (Treasure Chest), special Beebe team member sales, craft sales and special events.

The auxiliary’s focus and purpose have always remained constant: to promote and advance the welfare of Beebe Healthcare and its patients by providing financial support to achieve its mission through volunteer-led fundraising activities. It supports Beebe Healthcare’s growth and celebrates the excellent care provided by Beebe team members by helping to purchase needed equipment, donating to special needs funds, supporting Beebe Oncology Services and participating in capital campaigns throughout the year.

Funds from the auxiliary also helped with Beebe’s expansion, including the new Rehoboth Health Campus featuring the Specialty Surgical Hospital that opened in May. This new facility on Route 24 features four operating rooms, 18 bays for pre- and post-operative care, and 24 private, short-stay inpatient rooms. It also houses imaging, laboratory and pharmacy services, as well as a new location for Beebe’s Rehoboth Walk-in Care Center.

The Beebe Medical Auxiliary is the most powerful example of community support for its local healthcare system that I have ever witnessed. Beebe Healthcare provides the community with excellent care, and the community, in return, cares for Beebe. Simple, yet amazing.

I am proud to be a part of this circle of gratitude. I join the auxiliary members in their support of Beebe by shopping in and donating to the Treasure Chest Thrift Shop in the Midway Shopping Center. I invite everyone living in or visiting our beautiful community to do the same.

As a community-based, not-for-profit healthcare system, Beebe Healthcare depends on the generous support of the community it serves. To make a gift to celebrate the excellent care you or a loved one has received, visit Beebe Medical Foundation at or call 302-644-2900. Want to share your story? Contact Amanda Neal at

Tom Protack is the president of Beebe Medical Foundation. 

Subscribe to the Daily Newsletter