The New Newport Health Center Receives a $65,000 Boost

New London Hospital announces receipt of a $65,000 grant from Jane’s Trust of Boston. The grant supports the Building for Health project to build a new Newport Health Center, on track for completion in the fall of 2016. Together with prior donor commitments the gift brings the fundraising campaign total to over $800,000.

“We are very appreciative of this gift from Jane’s Trust,” said Bob Rex, Building for Health Campaign Chair. “This funding brings us closer to our goal of $2.2 million and helps ensure our success in enhancing healthcare services in Newport.”

Exterior framework for the $9 million rural health center is underway with steel beams in place for the west side of the building. In addition to continued support for primary care for all ages and rehabilitation services, the 28,600 square foot facility will provide expanded space for behavioral health, laboratory, radiology and women’s health along with a new on-site pharmacy and room for various new provider services from affiliate Dartmouth-Hitchcock. The current health center will remain open through construction to continue to care for the community uninterrupted.
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 1/12/16

Building for Health –Project Update
• Interior architectural plans are nearly finalized.
• Out un-wintry December weather has supported strong construction progress in recent weeks.
• Significant underground and drain work continues.
• Above-ground building is happening! – with the first steel beams up, at new front entrance and some for second floor. Floor and roof decking are also underway.

Visit the Photo Gallery at for the latest construction photos.

Building for Health – Fundraising Update

$798,000 of $2.2 million goal. A $65,000 grant from Jane’s Trust of Boston has moved us closer to our goal! That together with other new December commitments from staff, community members and businesses added $113,000 to last month’s total.