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Anonymous Donation of $2 Million Made To Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital

Jul 27, 2022 07:31PM ● By Virginia Dean
The largest gift in the 90-year history of Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital has been graciously accepted, thanks to an anonymous donor. The $2 million unrestricted bequest is a recognition that “great teams and great outcomes are built slowly, one person at a time,” according to Marisa Devlin, APDMH board of trustees’ vice chair and chair of APDMH Development Committee.

“As we continue to strengthen APD’s connection to the community through the execution of our strategic plan, we are so grateful that this donor has joined us in supporting that mission,” says Marisa.

APD’s board of trustees completed a strategic plan in 2019, according to APD’s website. Goals of the plan include preserving and strengthening APD’s unique culture of caring; positively impacting the social determinants of health; expanding and diversifying its clinical services; and ensuring the longer viability of APD.

The anonymous donor cites years of wonderful care received at APD and excitement for its future strategic plans as the inspiration for the multimillion-dollar donation.

As a nonprofit community hospital, the philanthropic support of donors continues to provide the Upper Valley with exceptional care, according to APDMH President and CEO Sue Mooney, MD, MS, FACOG.

Known for its highly personalized and high-quality care, APD is the community hospital of the Upper Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire. Founded in 1932 and a member of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health system since 2016, APD was one of only three hospitals in New Hampshire to receive a fifth star from CMS for its patient quality in 2021.

“I am so grateful to this donor for their generous gift, and the board and senior leadership team are committed to being responsible stewards of these resources,” says Marisa Devlin.

APD was founded via an estate gift from Mrs. Alice Peck Day. Its mission is to improve the health and well-being of the immediate community. It is a 24-bed critical access hospital located in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Although it began nearly 100 years ago as a small cottage hospital, it has since become a larger community hospital that provides such standard hospital services as primary care, women’s care, independent living, and assisted living, in addition to more specialized services as orthopedics, rehabilitative care, and neurosurgery. It serves roughly 20 communities in Vermont and New Hampshire and is affiliated with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, also located in Lebanon. APD employs approximately 500 individuals throughout the Upper Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire. It had an annual operating budget of $77.2 million for the year ending June 30, 2021, according to a recent filing with bondholders.

The donor was apparently a longtime friend and gift-giver of the Lebanon hospital, according to local sources.

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