NHRMC and SECU representatives break ground for new SECU family house!

RALEIGH, NC (October 17, 2013) — Representatives from New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC), NHRMC Auxiliary, NHRMC Foundation and State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) gathered recently in Wilmington to celebrate the groundbreaking of SECU Family House at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.  Last December, SECU members via the SECU Foundation announced a $2 million challenge grant for construction of the new Family House to provide affordable accommodations for out-of-town patients and patient families in need of a place to stay while receiving treatment at NHRMC.  The new 24-guest room facility will help support the increasing needs of hospitality house services in the area.

“As our region’s only tertiary care and trauma center, we care for patients from a very large geographic region.  Often these patients and their families need a place to stay while receiving treatment and we have outgrown our current hospitality house facilities,” said Jack Barto, President and CEO of New Hanover Regional Medical Center.  “The new SECU Family House at NHRMC will provide a supportive and inviting respite for those families experiencing a medical emergency.”

“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 Family House services, helping thousands of traveling patients and guests from North Carolina and beyond find comfort and solace during difficult times,” added SECU Foundation Board Chair Jim Barber.

About SECU and the SECU Foundation
A not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by its members, SECU has been providing employees of the State of North Carolina and their families with consumer financial services for over 76 years.  With more than 1.8 million members, SECU provides services through 251 branch offices, 1,100 ATMs, 24/7 Contact Centers and a website,  The SECU Foundation, a 501c (3) charitable organization funded solely by the contributions of SECU members, promotes local community development in North Carolina primarily through high impact projects in the areas of housing, education, healthcare and human services.

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