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Beebe to open medical offices, services in Rehoboth

Katie Tabeling
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Beebe Healthcare has announced plans to open a new medical office in a former Weis supermarket off Route 1 in Rehoboth Beach. | PHOTO COURTESY OF BEEBE HEALTHCARE

REHOBOTH BEACH — Beebe Healthcare has announced it will be opening a new location on Route 1 in Rehoboth Beach, signing a long-term lease in the Rehoboth Marketplace shopping center.

Beebe Healthcare has signed an agreement for a storefront at 19287 Miller Road occupied by Weis Markets, which closed in May 2022. It will mark Beebe Healthcare’s latest investment in the beach city after its Rehoboth Beach campus, which is less than 2 miles from the future office off Route 24.

“The project is still in the planning phase, but our plan is to convert the building into a mix of medical offices, population health services, and supply storage,” Beebe spokesman Ryan Marshall said. “The expansion, and this location specifically, aligns with our recently released five-year strategic plan that emphasizes access and a patient-centric experience.”

Beebe Healthcare is more than a century-old and is the largest health care system in southern Delaware, branching outside its main hospital in Lewes to Rehoboth Beach, Milton, Georgetown, Long Neck, Millsboro and Millville. The Rehoboth Beach zip code has 16,508 residents, according to Beebe’s 2022 Community Health Needs Assessments, which places it in fifth in terms of population compared to Millsboro, Seaford, Lewes, Georgetown and Milford.

Marshall added that the Rehoboth location will add “services and accessible care access points to our rapidly growing community in Sussex County,” although it is unclear at this time what services would be provided at the medical offices, or how many medical staff will work there.

A shopping market has anchored the Rehoboth Marketplace for years, as Food Lion held the spot until 2016. Weis Markets announced it would buy the location, in addition to three others in Sussex County and more in Maryland and Virginia. It closed last summer though.

“Beebe’s growth alongside our community has been focused on caring for the people who live, work, visit and seek care in our community as we have for more than 100 years,” Marshall added.

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