Newport Hospital Campaign

Dear community friends,

Christa DurandOn Wednesday, August 14, 2019, Newport Hospital celebrated the expansion and renovation of our Emergency Department (ED) – and the naming of the unit as the John A. and Hope H. van Beuren Emergency Department – during a ribbon-cutting ceremony that was attended by more than 100 people, including hospital leaders, community supporters and the philanthropic family whose van Beuren Charitable Foundation has been an extraordinary partner in the project.

With the support of many through the Beyond the Building campaign, we met and surpassed our $12.5 million fundraising goal, and thereby fully funding the project through philanthropy. Thank you for helping to realize this milestone achievement.

Our new ED, has grown from 17 to 29 beds, and we have increased the overall footprint to over 20,000sq. ft. with a capacity to server 40,000+ patients annually. We now have a state of the art, patient inspired environment of care, that can best meet the growing and evolving healthcare needs of Newport County. Key innovations include a dedicated Behavioral Health Pod, a dedicated Clinical Decision Unit for observation of patients, Results Lounge, and a tripling of the Triage Space, while ensuring the advancement and excellence of care. The entire Emergency Department expansion, main entrance, lounges and waiting areas, incorporate evidence-based design features, which support and advance excellence in healthcare delivery and the comfort and well-being of patients and their loved ones.

NoreyPlease join us in thanking the ED’s leadership, Dr. Anthony Napoli and Lisa Lima Tessier, and the entire staff, for the excellence of care they provide, day in and day out.

We would like to extend our gratitude and acknowledge the exemplary leadership of the Newport Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees, the Beyond the Building Campaign Committee, and our Corporators. And to every member of the community who donated to this lifesaving and life-changing campaign, thank you for being a part of Newport Hospital’s family.

On behalf of all of us at Newport Hospital and Newport Hospital Foundation, thank you for helping to realize our new Emergency Department, in service to the people of Newport County, and beyond.


Durand Signature

Crista F. Durand, President
Newport Hospital


Norey Dotterer Cullen, Chair
Newport Hospital Foundation