Together We Can, the Campaign for Exeter Hospital is a $4 million initiative that builds on the best of what we do and creates the best vision of what Exeter Hospital can be for the New Hampshire Seacoast. This comprehensive campaign will drive our continued clinical leadership, innovative spirit and transformative potential.
Together we Can: Build a new home for our Center for Cancer Care.
$3 million campaign goal
There is a growing need for cancer care in our community, and as our comprehensive and innovative oncology services have expanded, the Center has outgrown its existing space. Currently, the radiation oncology and medical oncology services are physically separated, and the addition of 7,000 new square feet will create a more cohesive space to join them together with a joint reception area. The renovations will increase the number of infusion bays while enhancing the patient experience, providing larger, more modern and comfortable treatment areas with views to outdoor gardens. Patient exam rooms and employee work spaces will also be enlarged to meet patient comfort and care needs.
Additional space is being created for the Center’s renowned Multidisciplinary Clinics. The Clinics streamline the evaluation and planning process when a patient is diagnosed with cancer by pulling together a team of experts specialized in a specific cancer type to meet with the patient and their family in one day.
The expansion will create a larger space for Multidisciplinary Clinics to be held for breast, thoracic/lung, gastrointestinal, head and neck, and prostate/genitourinary cancers.
Learn more about Center for Cancer Care Expansion Project
Together we Can: Raise the bar for community-based inpatient pediatric care.
$500,000 campaign goal
Last year Exeter Hospital brought world-class care to our community’s children with the introduction of the MassGeneral for Children at Exeter Hospital Pediatric Hospitalist Program. Exeter Hospital now has a MassGeneral for Children pediatrician onsite 24/7 to assess and treat children in the Emergency Department (ED), newborns in the Family Center, and patients in the inpatient pediatric unit. The $500,000 fundraising goal for pediatric care will help us sustain this critical program, purchase innovative medical technology, update exam room equipment and support the infrastructure for this new uniquely integrated model of pediatric care.
Together we Can: Increase access to mental health care services.
$250,000 campaign goal
Demand for mental health and addiction treatment services has increased significantly, even before the onset of the current pandemic. We have invested in 24/7 emergency mental health services in our Emergency Department (ED) in partnership with Seacoast Mental Health Center. Our $250,000 goal for mental health services will help underwrite the resources needed to treat behavioral health issuesin a timely, effective and compassionate way, as well as further partnerships between primary medical care practices, mental health care specialists and important community allies.
Together we Can: Support the Susan Burns-Tisdale Excellence Award.
$250,000 campaign goal
Philanthropists Bill and Mary Schleyer recently established an annual financial award, which will be presented to Exeter Hospital employees who best exemplify qualities of empathy, integrity, professionalism and teamwork while providing care and services to patients. Bill Schleyer has served on the Board of Trustees of Exeter Hospital for many years, and is past chair. Our fundraising goal of $250,000 will help grow and sustain this meaningful recognition award.
The award is named after Susan Burns-Tisdale, MPH, RN a dedicated nurse leader at Exeter Hospital who passed away on July 25, 2020. Susan served as Senior Vice President for Clinical Operations atExeter Health Resources and Chief Nursing Officer atExeter Hospital, leading the hospital in 2013 to achieve Magnet® designation, the highest nursing honor awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center followed by re-designation in 2018. Susan’s career was characterized by an unwavering dedication to patient care and an extraordinary commitment to the inclusion of diverse perspectives.