Beebe Healthcare recently hosted U.S. Sen. Tom Carper on a visit to tour the new Specialty Surgical Hospital on the Rehoboth Health Campus off Route 24.
The surgical hospital opened May 16 for its first orthopaedic procedure, and the surgeons and clinical teams have been caring for patients as more and more surgeries are being scheduled.
“Thank you to Dr. Tam and his team at Beebe Healthcare for listening and responding to the healthcare needs of our communities,” said Carper. “The new outpatient surgical hospital will give Sussex County residents greater access to medical procedures at a new, top-notch facility.”
In addition to guests who have taken public and private tours, Gov. John Carney and Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester have also visited the facility.
“At Beebe, we’re so thankful for government support at all levels alongside the gratitude from the community that we have received since opening our Specialty Surgical Hospital,” said Dr. David A. Tam, Beebe Healthcare president and CEO. “By opening up operating room access and bed capacity, this hospital will transform surgical care in Sussex County.”
Prior to the tour, Carper joined Tam and other Beebe leaders for a conversation about the future of Sussex County healthcare.
The surgical hospital is equipped with the latest technologies to streamline operative care for patients with a wide range of medical needs, from bariatric and breast procedures to orthopaedic surgeries. The $124 million, four-story, state-of-the-art surgical hospital ensures patients with scheduled surgeries do not need to compete for services with more acutely sick patients and emergency patients at a general acute-care hospital. Surgeons will be able to perform both minimally invasive and robotically assisted surgeries at this new surgery hospital.
The facility 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 the new location for Beebe’s Rehoboth Walk-In Care Center.