- Published on Tuesday, 04 February 2014 16:33
- Written by Super User
WILMINGTON, NC - The New Hanover Regional Medical Center Auxiliary, Inc received a $150,000 grant from the Cape Fear Memorial Foundation (CFMF) toward construction of the new SECU Family House at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
When families travel to Wilmington for medical care, many need a place to stay and rest while their loved one receives treatment. The SECU Family House at NHRMC, scheduled to open in fall 2014, will be a relaxing and peaceful place in which patients and families can rest, prepare meals and find the support of staff, volunteers and other guests while they are receiving care at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
“For more than 10 years, NHRMC Auxiliary, Inc. has been proud to own and operate the NHRMC Hospitality House. We are thrilled to partner with SECU to build a new Family House to serve more families in need whose loved ones are receiving medical treatment at NHRMC,” said Amy Watkinson, MPH, President of the NHRMC Auxiliary. “Receiving the $150,000 grant from the Cape Fear Memorial Foundation is truly exciting. By partnering with this well-established foundation, we will more easily be able to achieve our mutual goals of helping to meet the health and medical needs of our community.”
The State Employee's Credit Union (SECU) has pledged a $2 million challenge grant toward the construction of the new house, which will be located on Physician's Drive. The New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation is working to raise $2.1 million to match the grant. The CFMF grant will be used to meet the SECU challenge. All costs associated with the new SECU Family House at NHRMC will be paid for by donations and grants.
“SECU Family House at New Hanover Regional Medical Center is the third SECU Foundation-supported project of its kind in North Carolina. These projects demonstrate our members’ recognition of the great need for hospitality house services, helping thousands of traveling patients and guests from North Carolina and beyond find support, comfort and solace during difficult times,” said SECU Foundation Board Chair Jim Barber.
The SECU Family House is currently under construction and is expected to open in fall 2014. To learn more about the SECU Family House at NHRMC, visit www.nhrmc.org/HospitalityHouse.