The Maternity Unit at Beverly Hospital has been bursting at the seams with the joyous sounds of newborns and young families sharing their first precious moments together. With more than 2,300 births a year and a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, it is the busiest maternity service north of Boston.
As Beverly Hospital looks to the future, a key objective is to construct a new two-story pavilion for enhanced and expanded maternity services. The hospital is thrilled to be receiving a $150,000 gift from the Cabot Family Charitable Trust in support of that effort.
“Care for newborns and mothers is a top priority at Beverly Hospital,” said Philip Cormier, CEO. “We are so grateful to the Cabot Family Charitable Trust for offering this essential support. Our vision is for a modern, patient-centered maternity pavilion, providing the families of the North Shore with the very best care available right where they live and work.”
Godfrey Lowell Cabot founded the Cabot Family Charitable Trust in 1942 to establish an “instrument of giving for his descendants and to continue to promote the good works he started with his wife, Maria Moors Cabot.” Today his descendants serve as trustees who guide the generational giving focused on health, the environment, and arts and culture. Francis “Frank” Bradley, MD, is chair and a great grandson of Godfrey. He also has longstanding connections to both the North Shore and Beverly Hospital.
Frank was born in nearby Manchester, where he and wife, Adrienne, who is also a physician, raised their family. Frank remembers being a patient himself at Beverly Hospital as a teenager and has been grateful over the years for the hospital’s exceptional care of his daughters and parents. “Beverly Hospital is there for our whole community around the clock,” said Frank. “Whether it is for something as relatively minor as a broken bone or as life-threatening as a heart attack, our community hospital is prepared. My neighbors rely on it, and I trust it for my own family’s care. Having a strong community hospital is both a matter of critical practicality and a luxury we cannot take for granted.”
Reaching back to pay it forward
Thanks to a long North Shore legacy of philanthropic giving, Beverly Hospital has been able to continually invest in its people and facilities. The hospital has state-of-the-art equipment, innovative services and patient-centered programs. It routinely attracts the best and the brightest to its ranks as physicians, nurses and other specialists, ensuring patients have access to exceptional health care right in their home community.
Philanthropic investments from the community are needed to keep the bursting-at-the-seams maternity service prepared to welcome the next generation. The vision for the planned maternity pavilion is a 2-story building that will feature spacious, private and comfortable rooms where mothers can recuperate and families can experience the joy of bonding with their newborns. The pavilion will also feature new obstetrical operating rooms and birthing and newborn care facilities. The ongoing legacy of giving will provide quality care for our community’s tiniest future residents.
“A jewel in our community”
Part of the mission of the Cabot Family Charitable Trust is to ensure the healthy development of babies. The Cabot Family Charitable Trust gift is leading the way in community support of the new maternity pavilion. It will help meet widespread demand — consistently more than 100 percent of capacity — for Beverly Hospital’s top-notch maternity services. “I’ve been a lifelong consumer of health care and a longtime practitioner,” said Frank. “I’ve seen firsthand that Beverly Hospital is a jewel in our community. The Cabot Family Charitable Trust is pleased to support such a fine community hospital while advancing our mission on behalf of healthy babies.”