The Full Treatment
World-class health and medical care is available throughout Delaware.
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Beebe Medical Center
424 Savannah Road, Lewes, 645-3300
Beebe Medical Center is a not-for-profit hospital, specializing in cardiovascular and oncology care, women’s health and orthopedics.
The hospital was founded in 1916 by Drs. James Beebe and Richard C. Beebe. The hospital, licensed for 210 beds, recently opened a new wing that includes a spacious, 37-bed emergency department that’s twice its former size, a 20-bed, critical care unit on the second floor, a 42-bed inpatient suite on the third floor, and a high-tech helipad perched in the air above the rooftop.
Beebe participates in many community events, and the Community Health Department provides cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure and other free screenings. Support programs are offered for patients with diabetes, cancer and other diseases. Beebe’s Department of Integrative Health offers relaxation and life-enhancement programs to help people cope with stress and improve overall health.
Christiana Care Health System
Christiana Care Health System is one of the region’s largest health-care providers, serving Delaware and neighboring areas in Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. A not-for-profit teaching hospital, Christiana Care is recognized as a regional center for excellence in cardiology, cancer and women’s health services, as well as for its Level-I trauma care and Level-3 neonatal intensive care (both highest capability).
Christiana Hospital is the only Level-I trauma center between Philadelphia and Baltimore. Christiana Care includes two hospitals with 1,100 patient beds, a home health-care service, preventive medicine, rehabilitation services, a network of primary care physicians and an extensive range of outpatient services.
With more than 10,000 employees, Christiana Care is the largest private employer in Delaware and the 10th largest in the Philadelphia region. In 2007 Christiana Care had more than $1.5 billion in total patient revenue and provided the community with $35.7 million of free care and medicine.
The suburban campus includes Christiana Hospital (907 beds), the Center for Heart & Vascular Health, the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, the Breast Center and Christiana Surgicenter.
The Wilmington campus includes Wilmington Hospital (241 beds), Wilmington Hospital Health Center, the Center for Advanced Joint Replacement, the Center for Rehabilitation and the Roxana Cannon Arsht Surgicenter.
Throughout Delaware, Christiana Care operates 16 school-based health centers, Home Health & Community Services—Visiting Nurse Association and two Alzheimer’s day programs.
In New Castle County, Christiana Care operates the Eugene du Pont Preventive Medicine & Rehabilitation Institute, 17 primary care centers (including two in New Jersey), nine Physical Therapy PLUS sites (including two in Kent County) and 10 imaging services locations (including one in Kent County).
Individual hospitals are described below. Find more information at www.christianacare.org.
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, 733-1000
The 907-bed Christiana Hospital runs a Level-I trauma center, as well as a heart health center that offers the latest techniques for heart- and vascular-disease prevention. HealthGrades, which provides quality-care ratings, named Christiana Care the best in cardiac services. The hospital’s Women’s and Children’s Health Services is one of the country’s busiest maternity sites, with more than 7,200 babies born every year.
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark
Christiana Care’s Helen F. Graham Cancer Center centralizes a vast array of outpatient services under one roof, making cancer care more convenient and effective. Located on the Christiana Hospital campus, the center features unique multidisciplinary medical services that include teams of specialists who work to create the most appropriate and effective treatment plan. In addition, the center offers cancer research clinical trial opportunities and provides patients and their loved ones a full complement of support services.
Eugene du Pont Preventive Medicine and Rehabilitation Institute
3506 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, 661-3000
Christiana Care’s Eugene du Pont Preventive Medicine and Rehabilitation Institute offers a full range of programs designed to promote health, prevent disease and minimize disability. Medical professionals on staff teach the skills for a lifetime of healthy living. This location offers nutrition and fitness assessments and counseling, diabetes support and education services, weight management programs, psychology services, mind-body classes, alternative medicine therapies, smoking cessation and stress reduction programs.
501 W. 14th St.
Wilmington Hospital’s Health Center is the main provider of outpatient services to the city of Wilmington, with more than 66,000 patients a year.
The hospital also runs a rehabilitation facility and a joint-replacement center, a full selection of behavioral health and psychiatric services, speech and hearing services, an eye center and a sleep disorders center. The hospital offers 24-hour emergency medical care, including a special unit for psychiatric emergencies.
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