July 7th, 2009
Photo caption: from left, Dudley Smith, Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Co-Chair Capital Campaign Committee, Bruce King, NLH President & CEO, Bob Faircloth, Co-Chair, Capital Campaign Committee and NLH Trustee, and Bill Helm, Immediate Past President, Board of Trustees.
Thanks to you, New London Hospital has reached its Capital Campaign goal of $7.2 million, announced Bob Faircloth to a crowd of cheering supporters at a recognition event held recently at NLH.
Faircloth, Co-Chair of the Campaign and NLH Trustee, continued, In spite of the current economy, the generosity of the greater Lake Sunapee region has been overwhelming. We are touched by the more than 800 families, businesses, foundations and hospital employees who recognized the importance of a modern, top quality healthcare facility.
To celebrate the Campaign's success, all those who supported Building Towards the Future, the hospital's $21 million building and expansion project, were invited to a Hats Off celebration event. Bruce King, NLH President & CEO, thanked all those in attendance and said, The success of our campaign and project is a reflection of our community's long tradition of investing in our hospital.
We are grateful, King continued, for the vision and commitment of our Board of Trustees and to all hospital employees for their commitment, extraordinary effort and belief in the success of this project. Special thanks were offered to Bill Helm, past Chairman of the Board, for his energetic and enthusiastic leadership during the project planning.
Following King's remarks, Dudley Smith, current Chairman of the Board and co-chairman of the Capital Campaign, addressed the group. Jeff McDaniel, Senior Director of Development, added his thanks as well. This campaign, McDaniel said, was blessed from the start by the extraordinary leadership of Bruce King and Campaign Co-Chairs Bob Faircloth and Dudley Smith. Together, they created a spirit of participation and involvement that helped our community recognize its importance to the project's success. I am also grateful for the extraordinary efforts of the Capital Campaign Committee and my NLH colleagues.
An American Hospital Association proclamation that recognizes the achievement of NLH goals and the importance of the hospital's mission, was read.
Following the brief program, guests were invited to enjoy a buffet prepared by Jane Rastallis, owner of The Old Courthouse Restaurant in Newport and to enjoy the sounds of The Sunflower Quartet.
Among the attributes of the building project is the completion of a 46,000 square foot addition that resulted in new private patient rooms, and the reuniting of all services on the same campus.
The Campaign will remain open until July 31, 2009 for anyone wishing to donate to the building project.