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Meredith Village Savings Bank announces $150,000 lead gift to LRGHealthcare capital campaign

5/1/2012

Members of the Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB) and LRGHealthcare community assembled at the bank’s main office in Meredith on Monday, May 14 to celebrate MVSB’s lead gift to LRGHealthcare’s Strengthening the Community’s Well-Being Capital Campaign.

“At MVSB, we’re big supporters of the community,” explained Sam Laverack, president and CEO of MVSB. “And part of a community is to have a solid, well-run hospital. LRGHealthcare has been a pillar in this community throughout the bank’s existence; they have provided for our customers’ and employees’ well-being from day one. We are always proud to support efforts to strengthen our community’s well-being, especially through improvements in quality healthcare.”

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 to the hospital 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.

In closing, Clairmont added “All of us at LRGHealthcare are grateful to Meredith Village Savings Bank for this tremendous gift to our campaign. MVSB always goes above and beyond to support various community initiatives. Countless patients will benefit from this support and we hope it will inspire others in the community to consider giving what they can to this important cause.”

To date, $2.9 million has been committed to the Capital Campaign. The organization needs to raise a minimum of $4 million for these renovations. For more information about the campaign, please visit http://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.

Meredith Village Savings Bank, founded in 1869, is an independent mutual savings bank with 11 offices serving individuals, families, businesses and municipalities in the Lakes Region and the Plymouth area. The bank and its employees are inspired by MVSB’s core values: respect, integrity, teamwork, excellence, and stewardship. These values are intrinsic to every decision made at the bank and are illustrated by the high priority they place on trust, quality service, and commitment to community support. MVSB strives to make the communities it serves a better place to work and live. More information can be found at www.mvsb.com.

Photo caption:  Stuart Trachy (left), chairman of the board of trustees for LRGHealthcare, Sam Laverack (second from left), president and CEO of Meredith Village Savings Bank, Suzanne Stiles (center), senior vice president of administrative and support services at LRGHealthcare, Tom Clairmont (second from right), president and CEO of LRGHealthcare, and Peter Russell (right), vice chairman of the board of trustees for LRGHealthcare, gather at MVSB’s main office in Meredith to celebrate the bank’s lead gift to LRGHealthcare’s Strengthening the Community Capital Campaign.

Photo caption: Stuart Trachy (left), chairman of the board of trustees for LRGHealthcare, Sam Laverack (second from left), president and CEO of Meredith Village Savings Bank, Suzanne Stiles (center), senior vice president of administrative and support services at LRGHealthcare, Tom Clairmont (second from right), president and CEO of LRGHealthcare, and Peter Russell (right), vice chairman of the board of trustees for LRGHealthcare, gather at MVSB’s main office in Meredith to celebrate the bank’s lead gift to LRGHealthcare’s Strengthening the Community Capital Campaign.

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