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LRGHealthcare Capital Campaign Kick-Off at Franklin Regional Hospital: Franklin Savings Bank Presents Lead Gift

4/20/2012

Members of the LRGHealthcare Board of Trustees, Senior Management Team, and major donors from Twin Rivers’ communities assembled at Franklin Regional Hospital on Friday, April 20 to celebrate the regional kick-off of LRGHealthcare’s Strengthening the Community’s Well-Being Capital Campaign.

LRGHealthcare President & CEO Tom Clairmont explained that “the major focus of the Strengthening the Community’s Well-Being Capital Campaign is to raise the necessary funds, through philanthropic giving, to convert existing LRGH and FRH inpatient rooms to single patient rooms.”

Renovations will include private bathrooms and showers, family sleep sofas and state-of-the-art patient lift systems, providing the safest and easiest way to move a patient. Private rooms allow patients the opportunity to sleep better, heal faster and have private discussions with their family and health care providers. It is also crucial for infection control. In addition to private patient rooms, renovations include a new endoscopy suite at LRGH, updating medical imaging equipment at Franklin Regional Hospital and Lakes Region General Hospital, and expansion of the LRGH Emergency Department to accommodate the growing needs of the community.

LRGHealthcare Director of Community Relations & Volunteer Services Sandy Marshall announced the kick-off of the campaign in the greater Franklin area, and recognized and thanked Franklin Savings Bank for stepping up to the plate with a lead gift to the campaign. “We can always count on Franklin Savings Bank to support important community initiatives such as these crucial renovations to our healthcare system. FSB continues to raise the bar as a philanthropic leader in our community,” stated Marshall.

Jeff Savage, Franklin Savings Bank President & CEO added, “It is important for FSB to be a part of this Capital Campaign greatly because the Central NH community - our employees and customers - all benefit from the services of Franklin Regional Hospital and LRGHealthcare. We are proud to kick off the Community Campaign to assist with improvements for quality healthcare.”

In closing Clairmont said “Now we are reaching out to all in the communities our hospitals serve to ask for their support. We hope everyone will consider giving what they can to this important cause, allowing LRGHealthcare to continue to make upgrades to provide state-of-the-art healthcare services for many years to come.”

To date, $2.9 million has been committed to the Capital Campaign. The organization needs to raise a minimum of $4 million to begin the renovation project. For more information about the campaign, please visit www.lrgh.org.

LRGHealthcare is a not-for-profit healthcare charitable trust representing Lakes Region General Hospital, Franklin Regional Hospital, and affiliated medical providers. LRGHealthcare’s mission is to provide quality, compassionate care and to strengthen the well-being of our community.

Franklin Savings Bank, a mutual savings bank, has provided loan, deposit and investment services to Central New Hampshire since 1869. The Bank’s recent opening of a Mortgage and Commercial Lending Office on South River Road in Bedford is the most recent addition to eight full service offices in Franklin, Bristol, Boscawen, Tilton, New Hampton, Laconia and Gilford with all deposits insured up to the allowable limits by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Investment, insurance, and financial planning services are offered through Independence Financial Advisors, its wholly-owned subsidiary. Franklin Savings Bank can be reached at (603) 934-4445, toll free at (800) 372-4445, online at www.fsbnh.com, or on Facebook at facebook.com/franklinsavingsbank.

LRGHealthcare was proud to announce Franklin Savings Bank’s generous gift to their Strengthening the Community’s Well-Being Capital Campaign at Franklin Regional Hospital on Friday. The celebration also served as the campaign kick-off for the Twin Rivers region. From left to right: LRGHealthcare President & CEO Tom Clairmont; Campaign Co-chair Dr. Paul Racicot; LRGHealthcare Chairman of the Board of Trustees Stuart Trachy; LRGHealthcare Director of Community Relations & Volunteer Services Sandy Marshall; Franklin Mayor Ken Merrifield; and Franklin Savings Bank President & CEO Jeff Savage.

PHOTO: LRGHealthcare was proud to announce Franklin Savings Bank’s generous gift to their Strengthening the Community’s Well-Being Capital Campaign at Franklin Regional Hospital on Friday. The celebration also served as the campaign kick-off for the Twin Rivers region. From left to right: LRGHealthcare President & CEO Tom Clairmont; Campaign Co-chair Dr. Paul Racicot; LRGHealthcare Chairman of the Board of Trustees Stuart Trachy; LRGHealthcare Director of Community Relations & Volunteer Services Sandy Marshall; Franklin Mayor Ken Merrifield; and Franklin Savings Bank President & CEO Jeff Savage.

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