Beebe launches Covid-19 relief Fund

Mar 25, 2020

Many kind individuals and businesses have reached out and asked how to help Beebe Healthcare in this time of need.

Beebe Healthcare has launched a COVID-19 Relief Fund for monetary donations. We are also in need of items like personal protective equipment or other medical supplies to be used to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). These items will ensure our teams have the supplies they need in the future.

“Beebe is so grateful for the overwhelming response from our community to help us,” said Tom Protack, President, Beebe Medical Foundation. “At this time, the best way you can help us is to stay home, follow the state restrictions and the CDC’s recommendations. The other way you can help us directly, is by making a contribution to our special COVID-19 Relief Fund. Also, many businesses have offered supplies, space, and time.

“Again, we are grateful for the outpouring of support. If there was ever a time to consider donating to our community non-profit hospital, now is the time.”

Emergency funding will directly support the charitable mission of the Beebe Healthcare system. These funds will be used to help purchase medical equipment, supplies, and costs directly associated with patient care enabling our team members to continue to do what it takes to keep everyone safe. As the COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold, needs may increase or change. Members of the community looking to donate a monetary amount can visit www.beebehealthcare.org/covid19-relief.

Items needed if you are looking to donate:

·         N95 masks

·         Eye protectors

·         Surgical gloves

·         Regular masks

·         Alternative respirators that OSHA has given permission to use in healthcare settings during this historic pandemic.

There is a great demand for many of the items listed above. We will be ensuring that all donated items meet the proper safety standards to ensure the safety of our team members and patients. If you have questions about proper materials, please reach out to 302-645-3337 or email kblanch@beebehealthcare.org before donating or creating these materials. We will be sharing guidelines soon.

If you or someone you know has personal protective equipment and are interested in donating them to the healthcare professionals at Beebe Healthcare, or if you would like to make a gift to the COVID-19 relief fund, please use the information below to contact the coordinator of those areas.

Who to Contact to Donate:

Donations of items or food: Please contact Kim Blanch at kblanch@beebehealthcare.org or call 302-645-3337.

Monetary Donation: Please contact the Beebe Medical Foundation at 302-644-2900 or www.beebehealthcare.org/covid19-relief.

Remember to please stay home if you are sick and don't need medical care. If you have symptoms and feel you need COVID-19 testing, please call your provider, who will screen you and, if appropriate, will order a COVID-19 test for you at one of Beebe's car-based testing locations. If you don't have a doctor, you can call Beebe's COVID-19 Screening Center at 302-645-3200 or visit one of Beebe's Walk-in Centers, conveniently located throughout Sussex County.

We are families caring for families and neighbors caring for neighbors. We are all in this together, and we thank you again for your generosity.

Beebe Healthcare is a not-for-profit community healthcare system with a charitable mission to encourage healthy living, prevent illness, and restore optimal health for the people who live in, work in, and visit the communities we serve. Beebe Healthcare has three campuses: the Margaret H. Rollins Lewes Campus, which houses the medical center; the Rehoboth Beach Health Campus; and coming in 2020, the South Coastal Health Campus. Beebe Healthcare offers primary care as well as specialized services in the areas of cardiac and vascular, general surgery, robotic surgery, cancer treatment, women's health, and orthopaedics. Beebe also offers walk-in care, lab, imaging and physical rehabilitation services at several locations throughout Sussex County, in addition to a Home Care program and an adult activities center.

For more information about Beebe Healthcare, go to www.beebehealthcare.org. To find out how Beebe Healthcare is Creating the Next Generation of Care for the community, go to www.nextgenerationofcare.org.