January 18th, 2016
New London Hospital announces receipt of a $65,000 grant from Jane's Trust of Boston. The grant supports the Building for Health project to build a new Newport Health Center, on track for completion in the fall of 2016. Together with prior donor commitments the gift brings the fundraising campaign total to over $800,000.
"We are very appreciative of this gift from Jane's Trust," said Bob Rex, Building for Health Campaign Chair. "This funding brings us closer to our goal of $2.2 million and helps ensure our success in enhancing healthcare services in Newport."
Exterior framework for the $9 million rural health center is underway with steel beams in place for the west side of the building. In addition to continued support for primary care for all ages and rehabilitation services, the 28,600 square foot facility will provide expanded space for behavioral health, laboratory, radiology and women's health along with a new on-site pharmacy and room for various new provider services from affiliate Dartmouth-Hitchcock. The current health center will remain open through construction to continue to care for the community uninterrupted.
To contribute to the campaign or for more information about the project please call 603-526-5373 or visit www.newlondonhospital.org/buildingforhealth.