The brand new Newport Health Center opened its doors for business on October 14th. Building for Health, is a $9-million project including a $2.2-million fundraising campaign.
New London Hospital President and CEO, Bruce King said at the inception the project, “It is time to provide Newport area patients and staff with a modern medical facility, where we can continue to provide high quality health care that meets the current and future needs of the community.” The resulting health center now provides 28,000 square feet of specially designed space, over 75% more than the facility it replaced. In 2015 the health center facilitated over 21,000 annual patient visits for primary care for all ages, women’s health, in addition to laboratory, radiology and rehabilitation visits. It includes an on site pharmacy and a community room for public use. Also, with the increased space will come room to grow.
Even though the new facility is functioning, there remains the completion of several exterior projects including the demolition of the old building, the installation of large tanks to hold parking lot rainwater run off, the completion of parking lot paving over the site of the old structure then the completion of the canopy over the main entrance.
The center plans for a November 29th ribbon cutting and Grand Opening. The New London Hospital is still seeking donations for the project. If you have an interest in giving or have questions contact Karen Zurheide the Vice President of Community Relations & Development at 603-526-5373.