As good as an emergency department trip could be

April 27, 2021

My wife and I were prepping to leave our home in Lewes Feb. 15, to make the drive back to Baltimore for the upcoming week. We had arranged for a contractor to stop by that morning to look at a few projects for us.

When the contractor arrived at the front door, I was upstairs. With a hearty, “Come in!” I headed down the steps and our 1-year-old puppy, Murphy, who was excitedly barking, launched himself right beside me. In an instant, everything went wrong. Our legs became tangled, and I fell down the stairs, landing on my nose and forehead on the ceramic tile.

I was able to stand up, but my wife Maggie and I agreed that I should go to the emergency department, so she drove me to Beebe. I was incredibly pleased with everything I experienced at Beebe from the moment I arrived. Every single person was as professional and friendly as they could be. I was immediately taken back for treatment, and I truly did receive excellent care.  
The staff was compassionate and capable, and I was relieved when the MRI result came back with no major damage. My entire episode at Beebe was, in the scheme of things, pretty quick. I was treated and released, and my wife came back to get me. We made it home to Baltimore without major delay, and I just wanted to write to say a big “Thank you” to everyone who helped me that day. This was my first experience with Beebe, and it could not have been a better one.
I’m now pretty much healed, and Murphy and I have an agreement that we do not share the stairs anymore. I’m glad to know, however, that excellent care is right here when we need it! Thank you, Beebe!

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

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