Page 3 - NLH Friends Newsletter Spring 2014
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Keeping Your Community
                        Hospital Strong, Together

                            By now you have likely heard the news of New London Hospital’s recent financial difficulties.
                            We have been very open in our communication about this challenging situation, both internally
                            and with our communities.

                            Those who follow regional and national healthcare news understand that we are hardly alone.
                            It’s a tough “business” these days. And yet, what an important business—with a mission to help
                            us stay healthy, diagnose our symptoms, heal us when we are sick or suffering from disease, fix
                            us when we get hurt, strengthen us when we are weak, assist us in our final days, and more.

                            Here at NLH, we have an array of terrific resources with which we will weather this industry storm
                            and continue fulfilling our mission. We have a smart and engaged Board of Trustees, a dedicated
                            and hardworking team of 600 employees, and a new affiliation with Dartmouth-Hitchcock. With
                            these assets, we have created and put into action a financial improvement plan to return us to
                            a sustainable financial future.

                            And very importantly, we also have you—our patients, volunteers, donors and community members
                            who value the many local services we provide, who recognize what an important part of the fabric
                            of community life we are, who are working together with us to keep NLH and our Newport Health
                            Center strong.

                            With that in mind, the launch of our new theme of Community Wellness, Together is well-timed.
                            (Described on page 5 of this newsletter.) More than ever, NLH is together with you, working for
                            the health of you and your family and for that of thousands of others in our 15-town service
                            area. And we appreciate that you are together with us. Thank you for your support. We could
                            not succeed without you.

                            Bruce King
                            President and CEO, New London Hospital

Call for Hospital Days                      Come Fly With Us – 9th Annual Gala
Parade Entries
                                                                                                  The Friends of New
We need your help with Dancing Through                                                          London Hospital invite
the Decades! Recruit your friends,                                                           you to “Come Fly With Us”
family or co-workers to join you and                                                        at our 9th annual Gala
enter a float (which can be as simple                                                fundraising event on Saturday,
as a decorated pick-up truck), saddle                                      June 7 at Edmonds Aircraft Service, Parlin
a horse, decorate your bicycle, dress        Field Airport in Newport, NH. This uplifting evening will
up in an interesting costume, show           feature culinary delights by The Old Courthouse Restaurant,
off your musical talent, get together        one-of-a-kind experiences auctioned by Catherine Doherty
to walk, polish that antique automobile…     of Northern Stage, and Doo-wop era tunes by The Fontones
DO ANYTHING TO JOIN IN THE FUN!              (dancers welcome!). Please join the fun and help our
To sign up for the Parade or for             community hospital soar!
additional information, contact
Christina O’Halloran at 603-526-5526 or      General Boarding tickets are $125 and Hospital Supporter tickets   are $175 (which includes an additional $50 tax-deductible
Parade Entry Forms are available at          donation). Business sponsorships are still available.      For more information and to purchase tickets online visit
                                   , or call 603-526-5373.

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