b'4 CONCORD HOSPITAL TRUSTFor Concord Hospital and Concord Hospital Trust, 2021 was a year of .The Trust also created a Regional Council,In addition, long-time Trust supporters comprised of local volunteers who areConcord Imaging Center and NH ambassadors for the hospitals. They planDistributors designated an increase in local events, raise funds and ensure thattheir gifts to support services in Laconia gifts are used as donors intend. and Franklin.The communities have always beenThis issue of Your Trust describes many very generous in supporting those twoways Concord Hospital Trust and its hospitals and we are hoping they willgenerous supporters have responded to continue their generosity, said Concordthe growing need for services for patients Hospital Chief Advancement O\x1dcerand the providers who care for them.Pamela Puleo. Without their support,Beloved Concord elementary we cant rebuild and provide theschool teacher Theresa comprehensive care we hope to provideDowning, who died last year, cared for for the region. generations of children in her classroom, The most obvious and far-reachingTo that end, fundraising events are beingthen surprisingly left more than example was the Hospitals decision toheld to support programs and services in$1 million for the Hospital Trust in her preserve local health care in the Lakesthe region. Trust supporters also are ableestate to continue caring for future and Three Rivers Regions by purchasingto designate their gifts directed to supportgenerations. ailing LRGHealthcare and establishingLaconia or Franklin. Retired Drs. Caroline and WalterConcord Hospital - Laconia and ConcordDueger, who have devoted their Hospital - Franklin. lives to providing health care in Concord Concord Hospital Trust quickly expandedand around the world, added gift its work to support the hospitals, theirannuities to their Hospital Trust support providers and their patients. It namedand an endowment for pediatrics Senior Philanthropy O\x1dcer Marci DeCarliand cardiology. as Community A\x1e airs Director for bothMichael and Barbara Ruedig,hospitals to oversee fundraising andlong-time Hospital supporters other activities. Donations for the acquired hospitalsand fund-raisers, are leading the Trusts immediately began to grow, includingcampaign to support the Cardiovascular major gifts to replace an outdatedInstitute because of Michaels own telephone system, provide ultra-soundexcellent cardiac care and their desire to technology for advanced breast biopsies,expand that care in the community. upgrade endoscopy technology and expand employee wellness programs.'