Eastville Capital Campaign – Built By the Community, For the Community
Our campaign has received a boost with a $250,000 Sentara Foundation matching grant! Help us make the match! See below for how to contribute. Donations of $1000 or more will be listed on a recognition board in the waiting room. Community clubs and churches donating $500 or more will be recognized in a special community groups display.
Rural Health is replacing the aging Bayview and Franktown Community Health Centers with a new medical and dental facility conveniently located on Route 13 in Eastville. The total cost of the new center is an estimated $9.5 million. Work to gain access to the site from Route 13 has started. Groundbreaking to follow in June 2018. The new center is anticipated to open in fall 2019.
The new facility will have more than 24,000 square feet compared to the 13,700 square feet that the current Bayview and Franktown have combined. By consolidating the two centers we will be able to offer a state-of-the-art facility that will provide potential expanded hours to include 10-hour days and Saturday hours, digital x-ray, expanded lab services and hours, potential telemedicine and additional providers and staff. Digital x-ray is currently not at either facility. Additionally, the current Franktown has dental services, but Bayview does not, so the new center will allow residents in the southern part of Northampton County increased access to dental care.
Finally, the new center will assist in recruitment of health care providers to our community, a plus given the Shore is recognized by the federal government as a region with a shortage of medical and dental providers.
For more information or to find out how you can help build the new center contact Amy G. Bull, APR at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 757-414-0400, ext. 1122. To download a pledge card, click this link: ECHC Pledge Form or donate online by clicking the button below.