Beebe Healthcare Earns Top Score for ‘LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader’ Designation

July 25, 2022

Awarded by Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index

LEWES, Del. (April 12, 2022) – Beebe Healthcare is proud to announce it has again been designated an LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC).

This designation means Team Beebe received an evaluation of 100 for the “Leader” designation due to its patient-centered focus when it comes to providing inclusive and equitable care for LGBTQ+ patients, their families, and Beebe team members.

“I am proud of our team to be recognized with this designation about the inclusive care that we provide throughout the Beebe Healthcare system,” said David A. Tam, MD, MBA, CPHE, FACHE, President & CEO, Beebe Healthcare. “Providing equitable care to all of Sussex County is part of our mission, and something we will continue to build on as our community grows and becomes more diverse. We want to be your healthcare provider of choice because Sussex County is Our Specialty.”

Beebe providers welcome all members of the community and provide LGBTQ-centered services, such as trans-affirming gynecology, hormone therapy, and referrals. To learn more about these services and the partnerships Beebe has in the community, visit

This is the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 15th anniversary edition of the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI). The Index is the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey of healthcare facilities on policies and practices dedicated to the equitable treatment and inclusion of their LGBTQ+ patients, visitors, and employees.

A record 906 healthcare facilities actively participated in the 2022 HEI survey, and Beebe was one of 496 to earn the LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality “Leader” designation.

The HEI evaluates and scores healthcare facilities on detailed criteria falling under four central pillars:

  • Foundational Policies and Training in LGBTQ+
  • Patient-Centered Care
  • LGBTQ+ Patient Services and Support
  • Employee Benefits and Policies
  • Patient and Community Engagement.

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 Health Campus; and the South Coastal Health Campus. Beebe Healthcare offers primary care as well as specialized services in the areas of cardiovascular, oncology, orthopaedics, general surgery, robotic surgery and women’s health. Beebe also offers walk-in care, lab, imaging and physical rehabilitation services at several locations throughout Sussex County, in addition to a home health program and a comprehensive community health program.

For more information about Beebe Healthcare, visit