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Cogswell Benevolent Trust Awards $10,000 to LRGHealthcare’s Capital Campaign


The Trustees of the Cogswell Benevolent Trust, Manchester, New Hampshire recently granted $10,000 to LRGHealthcare to support the Strengthening the Community’s Well-Being Capital Campaign.

LRGHealthcare President & CEO Tom Clairmont explains 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 inpatient rooms at Lakes Region General Hospital and Franklin Regional Hospital to single patient rooms.”

Renovations will include private bathrooms and showers, 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 FRH and LRGH, and an expansion of the LRGH Emergency Department to accommodate the growing needs of the community.

“LRGHealthcare is extremely grateful to the Trustees of the Cogswell Benevolent Trust for their leadership-level gift and we are one step closer to reaching our goal of making these renovations a reality,” states LRGHealthcare President and CEO Tom Clairmont.

To date, $3.2 million has been committed to the Capital Campaign. The organization needs to raise a minimum of $4 million for these renovations.

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.

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