Beebe Healthcare opened a second comprehensive cancer center this week
The South Coastal cancer center blends the latest technological advances in cancer treatment with a team of Beebe’s oncologists, nurses, and technicians.
“This Health Campus and the South Coastal cancer center demonstrate Beebe Healthcare’s commitment to serving the entire county. We recognize that patient centered care cannot be delivered at a single location, and we need to bring advanced, quality care to the community,” said Dr. David A. Tam, CEO of Beebe Healthcare. “Beebe is bringing the Next Generation of Care to Sussex County and this brand new facility brings much needed services to our neighbors’ front door.”
The South Coastal cancer center will offer medical oncology, radiation oncology, and hematology and is located near Millville at 32750 Roxana Road, Frankford.
Patients in need of radiation treatment will have access to the high-tech equipment in the CT Sim room and linear accelerator for their treatments. The linear accelerator can rotate 360 degrees and also features advanced imaging that can capture any movement in the treatment area as patients move, making a precise treatment that could reduce the amount of radiation needed, a release stated.
The infusion center features a fireplace and 12 treatment areas that offer private, semi-private, or public seating that gives the patient the choice to decide where they want their treatment that day. As patients receive their infusions, a garden greets the patients’ view to the natural landscape and windows to allow natural light to fill the room.
“Beebe Healthcare Oncology Services now offers two locations in Sussex County.
The opening of the cancer center completes the grand opening of the South Coastal Health Campus, which features a freestanding emergency department that opened on May 5 with many of the same patient-focused features in mind. The Health Campus and all of its feature would not be possible without the generous philanthropic contributions of the community, which raised more than $45 million during the “I Believe in Beebe Campaign.”
A virtual ribbon cutting was held because of the COVID-19 pandemic. For a virtual tour and ribbon cutting video of the cancer center, watch the Beebe Healthcare Facebook page or visit beebehealthcare.org.
Beebe Healthcare is a not-for-profit community healthcare system Beebe 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, log on to beebehealthcare.org.