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Philanthropists Honored at Hospital Gala
Newport Hospital held its 2015 summer gala, “A Night in Provence,” at Ochre Court on the evening of July 9. More than 350 friends and supporters of the hospital gathered to honor the contributions of philanthropists Jay and Suzie Schochet while raising $471,000 to benefit hospital programs and improvements. Of the total raised, the live auction and fundraising blitz generated $141,200 towards the purchase of a new, state-of-the-art CT scanner.

“Thanks to the collective generosity of the community, a new CT scanner is now within reach,” said Peter Capodilupo, chair of the Newport Hospital Foundation board of trustees.

The event’s honorary co-chairs were Oatsie Charles and Happy van Beuren. The many corporate and individual sponsors included Presenting Sponsor The Schochet Companies, Jay and Suzie Schochet and Richard Henken, CEO; and Silver Sponsors Dorrance H. Hamilton, Michael and Pat Kidder, Judy Clagett McLennan, Newport Hospital Auxiliary, Jack and Linda Purdy, James and Virginia Purviance, Happy van Beuren and Diane B. Wilsey.

Matt Hamilton and Dorrance H. Hamilton “It was an honor and privilege to recognize the selfless contributions of time and treasure that Jay and Suzie Schochet have made to help make Newport Hospital what it is today,” said Crista F. Durand, president of Newport Hospital.

Newport Hospital was founded in 1873 and is known for its awardwinning birthing center and comprehensive rehabilitation division. It also holds Magnet designation for excellence in nursing care. The hospital became a partner in the Lifespan health system in 1997.

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