Sugar River Bank Pledges Support for the New Newport Health Center

New London, NH – New London Hospital (NLH) announces that Sugar River Bank (SRB) has made a $25,000 pledge to support Building for Health, NLH’s project to rebuild its Newport (NH) Health Center. This support, approved by SRB’s Board of Trustees, was formally announced by SRB’s President and CEO, Mark Pitkin who said, “We are committed to the community and strongly believe that the construction of a new health center is a critical part of sustaining the health and vitality of our town and its residents.” In recognition of this gift, the new building’s café will be named by SRB.
Additional donor naming opportunities are available for contributions of $5,000 or more. Donor commitments to the project to date exceed $670,000, with $350,000 of this amount pledged from the Roy Malool Family Foundation. The balance is from 100% commitments from NLH Trustees and senior staff and employees of the Newport Health Center; several Newport businesses and organizations; and a growing number of individual donors.
Construction is on track with completion expected by fall of 2016. The current health center will remain open through construction to continue to care for the community uninterrupted.
To review naming opportunities, to contribute to the campaign or for more information about the project please call 603.526.5373 or visit

Construction and Fundraising Update – Week of 12/7/15

Building for Health – Construction Update
• Completed work on restoring the end wall to Mary’s Little Lamb Consignment Shop which was previously attached to the bowling alley.
• Forms and rebar* are in the ground on the new project site and concrete for the foundation has started.
• The parking lot has been re-paved and lined for patient parking, staff and handicapped access. The front entrance to the parking area has been defined with lines and modular concrete barriers (aka jersey barriers).
*Rebar (short for reinforcing bar), also known as reinforcing steel is a steel bar or mesh of steel wires used as a tension device in reinforced concrete and reinforced masonry structures to strengthen and hold the concrete in tension.

Building for Health – Fundraising Update

We have raised $690,000 towards our $2.2 million goal.