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APD announces the public phase of a $4 million Capital Campaign

July 19, 2012—More than 150 people were present on Sunday, July 15, for the kick off of “building a new Day”, a $4 million capital campaign to help support a major renovation of Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital.  Despite very hot temperatures, many visitors who had taken a tour of the recently renovated Donald Faulkner Dickey Medical-Surgical Wing gathered under a tent to hear about the “public phase” of the fundraising campaign. (photos of the celebration)

“The Upper Valley Community has always been supportive of our efforts here at APD and we hope that we will see a groundswell of support for this very important transformation of the hospital.  We are very happy to report that we have already received $2.5 million toward our goal,” said Harry G. Dorman, III, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer.  “Individuals in the community, APD employees, our medical staff, our trustees, and area businesses have generously given, and today we are inviting everyone to do the same and be part of this project.”

Phase I of the renovation project is near completion.  The construction of the Donald Faulkner Dickey Medical-Surgical Wing began in September 2011. The project includes 15 private and two semi-private patient rooms, a palliative care family suite, and an inpatient rehabilitation gym, as well as technical improvements for monitoring each patient room. Phase II is slated to begin in the spring of 2013.  The second phase involves reconfiguring the radiology unit and upgrading pre- and post-operative areas. A new lobby will be created as well as a new registration area. Closer patient parking and a redesigned entrance will help patients enter the hospital and find their way.

"This project will bring our community hospital up to contemporary medical standards and help us provide a better patient experience," adds Dorman. “We hope that everyone in the community will consider supporting this project.  By improving APD now, we will successfully continue our mission of providing the highest standard of healthcare well into the future in a comfortable, efficient, healing environment.”

With community support, APD hopes to reach the “building a new Day” campaign goal by the end of this year. 

Visit http://www.alicepeckday.org/building_a_new_day/ to learn more about the campaign and how you can be part of the future of healthcare in our community. To discuss contributing to the campaign, please call the APD Office of Philanthropy and Community Relations at 603-448-7429.