Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital Begins Capital Campaign
for Hospital Expansion
Fundraising Drive Will Enhance Emergency Department and Expand Rehabilitation and Physician Specialty Services
Colebrook, NH: Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital (UCVH) has set a capital campaign goal of $950,000 to enlarge and renovate the hospital as well as expand key services. The fundraising effort has already raised $510,000 toward that goal.
The capital campaign plans to raise an additional $440,000 to support the renovation that will more than double the size of the current hospital emergency department while providing enhanced services and space for the rehabilitation department and specialty physician medical services. It will also create more comfortable patient registration and waiting space. A groundbreaking ceremony was held in early October for the project and construction is currently underway.
“This is an exciting time at Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital,” said Odette Crawford, chair of the UCVH Philanthropy Committee. “Our hospital is important to the community. Through our capital campaign, we are making a commitment to the long-term success and sustainability of our community hospital. Our goal is to ensure that UCVH will continue to provide the highest-quality healthcare. We ask all members of our region to join us in that goal and contribute a gift to the capital campaign. Any gift, no matter the size, will help us achieve our fundraising goal and make a real difference for all residents of our area.”
The expansion and renovation project includes increasing the number of private rooms in the emergency department from two to six and adding a private trauma room. The rehabilitation department will add more spacious treatment bays and provide facilities that allow for adding new cardiac rehabilitation treatment. In addition, the number of exam rooms for specialty services will be increased. Overall, the project incorporates improved space design in all areas and eliminates wasted space and inconvenience for both staff and patients. All donations to the capital campaign will fund these renovations.
“Now is the right time to invest in our future,” said Scott Colby, president of UCVH. “Our capital campaign is critical for funding our much-needed renovation project, but it’s also an opportunity to meet the future health needs for our region as well as ensure an even higher level of care and service for our community. Everything we do at UCVH is for the benefit of the community and gifts from our community will help make your hospital and our community stronger.”
The UCVH capital campaign will run through summer 2017. The campaign will include direct mail requests to local residents and employees, a newspaper coupon soliciting donations, and community fundraising events. Naming opportunities are available for several portions of the renovations, and donations in memory of loved ones and friends are welcome. Local businesses will also be contacted to participate in the campaign. Donors are encouraged to check with their employers about any matching gift programs that may be available or ask employers to set up challenge grants to match all employee donations. All donors will be recognized on a Giving Wall at UCVH and in the 2017 annual report.
Anyone wishing to make a donation, at any giving level, is encouraged to send a gift to Capital Campaign 2017. Checks should be made payable to Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital and mailed to UCVH, 181 Corliss Lane, Colebrook, NH 03576. Attn: Patricia Vargas. You can also donate online at Ucvh.org. Look for the donate link on the homepage.
For more information about Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital and the capital campaign, please visit Ucvh.org or call 603-388-4292
Patricia Vargas, UCVH
For immediate release: November 1, 2016