The History of Support
North Country Hospital has provided quality healthcare services to our service area since 1919. From its beginning, charitable giving has been an essential part of our growth and the well-being of our community.
Community support is very important to North Country Hospital to maintain the latest technology, quality facilities and services that have made NCH a leader in rural healthcare for a two-county area in the Northeast Kingdom.
Over the years, generous gifts and bequests through annual giving, capital campaigns, special events and planned giving have helped to support the critical mission of North Country Hospital.
Please join us in our mission: “quality patient care is our greatest commitment, employees are our greatest asset, excellent patient experience is our greatest accomplishment, and the health of the community is our greatest responsibility.”
Ways to Give
There are many ways you can support North Country Hospital through philanthropy. Oftentimes patients and family members are so grateful for the excellent care they receive. Here are several ways your gift — regardless of the size, can make a difference.
Your gift will make a difference – North Country Hospital is about neighbors caring for neighbors since 1919. You can make an unrestricted gift, which can support our patient care initiatives, allowing our neediest patients help, other critical needs specified by our board development committee, or specify a particular program or service that is important to you.
Annual Giving allows us to garner support from the community for needs specified by the board of trustees and its development committee. Solicitation may occur more than once a year, through our direct mail program or personal contact. Examples of our annual giving program include yearend giving and our doctor’s day/caregiver mailing in support of the highest quality of care provided to our patients.
Donations of Stock
Donations of appreciated securities (stock that you purchased at least one year ago that has gone up in value) is a win-win for the donor and North Country Hospital. Not only do you receive the charitable deduction for the current value of the stock on your tax return, you also avoid paying capital gains on the increased value. Publicly-traded stock can be transferred quickly and conveniently from any U.S. investment firm. Please call the development office (802) 334-4186 for transfer instructions.
Monthly Giving Program
Monthly giving is a convenient way to spread your donation over the entire year, saving the cost and time of writing and mailing checks. It lets you budget your generosity throughout the year – and you receive a single, cumulative tax receipt at year-end. You may choose to have funds withdrawn regularly from your bank account or from your credit card. It’s easy, and you may update or cancel the arrangement at any time. For as little as $10 a month, you can sign up for our monthly giving program. Please call the development office to sign up.
Employee Giving Through Payroll Deduction
North Country Hospital employees may designate a portion of their paycheck for charitable giving, either back to NCH programs or in support of other local organizations. Employees, please call the development office at ext. 186 for info on how you can be a part of employee giving. This program allows you to make a larger annual gift than you may have thought possible.
Tribute or Memorial Gifts
Making a tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor special people, remember a milestone or celebrate someone’s life. Through a donation to North Country Hospital, you can honor or pay tribute to those you care most about. The development office acknowledges all contributions with a letter and promptly notifies the family of the deceased or the person being honored (without sharing the amount contributed). Tributes may be made by sending a gift to the Development Office, North Country Hospital, 189 Prouty Drive, Newport, VT 05855. Checks may be made out to North Country Hospital.