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best way to meet present and expanding                 The project site plan is being reviewed by the Town

community needs.                                       of Newport Planning Board. Construction, likely to

NLH leaders have chosen Dignard Architectural          begin by early fall, is expected to take 12 months,
of Bedford, NH and builder Fulcrum Associates of       after which the move will be made into the new
Amherst, NH for this project, based on the successful  building, and the current facility will be razed to
experience of these firms building hospitals and       create necessary parking space.

medical clinics throughout New Hampshire, Maine        Charitable gifts to offset costs will be vital to

and Massachusetts.                                     the success of Building for Health. “We are first

The new building is designed to accommodate            reaching out to foundations, local businesses and

{growth in number of patient visits and additional     major donors to our past capital projects,” says

health care providers. Similar to                      Karen Zurheide, NLH Vice President of Community

the main NLH campus in New                                 Relations and Development.
                                   The new Newport Health “We will also invite the broader
London, the Newport Health         Center is designed to
                                                           Newport and New London
Center currently offers a wide     be a “patient-centered
                                                           area communities to partner
range of medical services. In      medical home” in which with us in Building for Health.

addition to routine primary care,  to deliver optimal      Donations of every size will

these include pediatrics, women’s  medical care.           benefit residents of Newport

health care, mammography and                               and nearby communities and

X-ray, laboratory, EKGs, hearing                       will help maintain the overall financial strength of

screening, minor surgical procedures, sports           New London Hospital.” To proceed with construction

physicals, minor orthopaedic care, podiatry, mental    while fundraising efforts are underway, NLH has

health, rehabilitation, occupational health screening, arranged to borrow funds as needed.
and Department of Transportation physicals.

NLH expects that its affiliation with D-H will         All gifts to Building for Health will go directly
eventually allow more medical specialists to           toward building costs (unless designated by donors
provide services at the Newport Health Center.         for specific equipment or furnishings). Opportunities
Such convenient local access to care is
another important feature of the                                              for donors to name parts of the
medical home.                                                                            building will be available at
                                                                                                   many levels of giving.

                                                            Look for regular project updates
                                                                    in the months ahead.

                                                         For more information on Building for
                                                           Health, contact Karen Zurheide at

                                                       karen.zurheide@newlondonhospital.org
                                                                       or 603-526-5023.

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