March 31st, 2016
Building for Health, New London Hospital's (NLH) project to completely rebuild its Newport Health Center, remains on track for completion in October 2016. In the meantime, service for patients at the current facility continues uninterrupted.
The exterior framework for the new 28,600 square foot triangular-shaped building is complete, with window and interior framing in progress. During the coming weeks, the project's construction team, managed by Fulcrum Associates, will focus on the interior with installation of electricity and sheet rock and completion of the floating slab foundation.
The total cost of the project is estimated at $9 million with $2.2 million to be raised in charitable contributions through a capital campaign. To date philanthropic gifts from individuals, local businesses and foundations total $892,000. "Every gift counts as we move closer to the building's completion," says Karen Zurheide, Vice President of Community Relations and Development. The campaign encourages gifts of all sizes whether one-time or in the form of pledges which may be paid over a period of up to five years. Both gifts and pledges can be made online through the website provided below.
With 75 percent greater space, the new medical center will ensure the continued availability at the Newport Health Center of quality primary care along with other service expansions and additions, including specialized services of some Dartmouth-Hitchcock providers.
Stay up to date on the new Newport Health Center's construction and fundraising progress by visiting www.newlondonhospital.org/buildingforhealth.