Fisher Island Campaign for L+M Emergency Department Renovation




July 30, 2022

Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, in New London, is an integral provider of health care services for Fishers Island. Through its partnership with the Island Health Project, the Fishers Island Fire Department, and Sea Stretcher, L+M is the primary destination for emergencies and critical care needs for the Island’s year-round and summer residents.

Following its affiliation with Yale New Haven Health in 2017, L+M identified the expansion of the Emergency Department as a unique opportunity to address both immediate clinical, infrastructure, and long-term planning needs at the Hospital. This is the largest project undertaken at L+M in its 110-year history and the first major renovation in 27 years. The Emergency Department project will position the hospital well into the future.

The expansion of the Emergency Department will entail nearly doubling the number of treatment rooms to 57, having all the treatment rooms be enclosed and private, and adding a pediatric unit, a psychiatric unit, and isolation facilities.  It also involves expanding and improving the waiting room area and upgrading all equipment.

The Fishers Island Campaign for L+M Emergency Department is targeting $5M to help with the enhancements of the facilities, which have not been upgraded since 1995 when Fishers Island donors led a major effort to improve the facilities at that time. The Fishers Island community has the opportunity once again to make sure that this important project happens, and is the best that it can be.

We are happy to announce that the Crisp family has spearheaded this effort with a $2M matching grant to seed our collective efforts. If we reach the $5 million target, the FI community will have the naming rights to the Emergency Department.

We believe that is a very important cause for the health and sustainability of the Fishers Island population, and we hope you will support this campaign.

Tracy and Jim Rutherfurd, Chairs

Click on this image to find the brochure for The Fishers Island Campaign for L+M Emergency Department

For more information contact:
Tracy & Jim Rutherfurd, Fishers Island Campaign Chairs
(914) 482 -7292;

Christine Meola Vice President, Development
(860) 300-9740;

Fisher Island Campaign for L+M Emergency Department Renovation Committee

Tracy and Jim Rutherfurd, Chairs

Jane and Ace Ahrens
Diane and Jim Baker
Heather and David Burnham
Leslie and Kevin Coleman
Missy and Peter Crisp
Catherine and Jeff Edwards
Robin and Brad Gibbs
Kathy and John Harris
Wendy and Ted Henderson
Kathy and Ged Parsons
Susie and Bob Parsons
Isabel and Scott Phillips
Anne and Edmund Redd
Kandi Sanger
Margaret and Glenn Solomon
Emily and Lupo Talamo
Ann and John von Stade
Erik and Casey Waldin
Kelley and Donald Young

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