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Union Bank Supports New Birthing Center at LRH

August 24, 2015

Littleton, NH - The Littleton Regional Healthcare Charitable Foundation accepted a generous donation of $15,000 from the officers, directors and employees of Union Bank recently. The funds will support the Foundation's capital campaign, "Delivery Our Future". The campaign began last October to raise money for a major expansion and renovations to the current birthing center at Littleton Regional Healthcare.

Union Bank officers
From right Christopher Knapp, Joel Bourassa, Schuyler Sweet, Warren West, CEO at LRH, David Silverman, President of Union Bank, and Christine Sheley were present when a check was presented to Warren West, CEO of LRH. Missing from the photo is Board member, Stan Fillion.

The LRH birthing suite was designed to accommodate 200 births per year. It offers three rooms where moms can deliver their babies. Over the past few years several hospitals in northern New Hampshire closed their obstetrical departments, leaving LRH as one of the few that still offer these services. The number of deliveries continues to rise. The new birthing suite will be named in honor of Dr. John Sauter, Obstetrician/Gynecologist who has been on the medical staff at LRH for 36 years and has delivered more than 6,000 babies, with 4,500 at LRH. The new suite will be called, "The Sauter Birthing Suite."

Warren West, CEO at LRH, and Gail Clark, Director of Marketing and Community Relations made a presentation to members of the Northern New Hampshire Advisory Board in July. David Silverman, President of Union Bank and members of the Board agreed to make the $15,000 donation in support of the new birthing suite.

"As stewards of the communities we serve, Union Bank is pleased to support the fundraising efforts of non-profit organizations that serve the needs of so many," states David Silverman, President of Union Bank. "Littleton Regional Healthcare is a perfect example of an organization that serves the needs of others through charity and reduced cost healthcare, transportation for those who do not have access to their appointments, community healthcare education, and scholarships for young students who wish to continue their education in healthcare," adds Silverman.

The Littleton Regional Healthcare Charitable Foundation was established in 2002. Its mission is, "to create community and regional charitable support for Littleton Regional Healthcare and programs and services that promote the health and well being of the communities it serves." "The birthing center is just one area that the Foundation has supported since its inception. Monies have been raised to expand and renovate the Oncology/Hematology and Infusion Center. A permanent endowment fund, The Century Fund, was established in 2007 when LRH celebrated its 100th anniversary. This endowment allows the Foundation to support the needs of many hospital and community initiatives." according to Warren West, CEO of LRH. The generosity of so many individuals and businesses in the community has made much of what we have done possible, and we are extremely grateful for that."

The Littleton Regional Healthcare Charitable Foundation is a tax-exempt charitable organization. The Foundation is separate from Littleton Regional Healthcare. Donations may be sent to the LRH Charitable Foundation at 600 St. Johnsbury Road, Littleton, NH 03561. If you would like to learn more about how you can support the LRHCF, please call (603) 444-9304, or visit littletonregionalhealthcare.org.

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