NEWPORT, R.I. \u2014 During the unprecedented health crisis that has turned our state, the country and world on its end, dozens of Aquidneck Island businesses, individuals and community groups have rallied around Newport Hospital, making significant in-kind donations to frontline workers and staff.\nFrom breakfast pastries and coffee, to custom masks, hearty lunches, restaurant prepared dinners and special treats, the community\u2019s outpouring of generosity has been on full display since March and continues daily.\n\u201cIt is nothing short of amazing to witness the incredible ways our neighbors are supporting the staff of their hospital \u2013 Newport Hospital truly belongs to the community,\u201d said Crista F. Durand, president of Newport Hospital. \u201cAll of us have been deeply affected by this pandemic, including those who have set aside their own challenges to make a difference for others. I know none of us will ever forget these acts of kindness\u201d\nJust a few examples among the more than 1,000 meals (and counting) gifted to Newport Hospital staff are doughnuts from Liberty Donuts, artisan sandwiches by The Red Parrot, dinners from Midtown Oyster Bar and Fluke Newport, some 200 boxes of Girl Scout cookies, and 1,800 specialty dessert cups.\n\u201cWhat the selfless gestures bestowed upon our caregivers and staff\u00a0\u00a0have meant to all of us is something I don\u2019t think could ever be expressed with words,\u201d said Pam McLaughlin, Newport Hospital\u2019s director of patient experience. \u201cWe exist to care for our community, and it is our community that cares for us.\u201d\nGenerous in-kind donors to Newport Hospital include:\n\n\n\n\nA1 Pizza\nAnastasia\nBedJet\nBagel Boys\n\n\nBodhi Spa\nCRU Caf\u00e9\nDomino\u2019s Pizza\nDunkin\u2019 Donuts\n\n\nFeeding the Front Line\nFluke Newport\nFrench Confection\nGirl Scouts\n\n\nGuittard Chocolate Co.\nHollywood Pizza\nHungry Monkey\nIYRS School of Technology & Trades\n\n\nJoe\u2019s American Bistro\nKing Arthur Flour\nKitchen Companion Catering\nLe\u00a0Bec\u00a0Sucre\u2019\n\n\nLiberty Donuts\nLobster Bar\nLois Vaughn Music\nMa\u2019s Donuts\n\n\nMcDonald\u2019s\nMcGrath Clambakes and Catering\nMetropolitan Wealth Management\nMidtown Oyster Bar\n\n\nNewport Creamery\nNewport Dental Associates\nNikolas Pizza\nNorey\u2019s\n\n\nPapa Gino\u2019s\/D\u2019Angelo\nPick Pocket Deli\nScratch Kitchen\nSlim Possible\n\n\nSt. Michael\u2019s School\nSurf Club\nThe Black Pearl\nThe Clarke Family\n\n\nThe JAN Companies\nThe Landing Restaurant\nThe Red Parrot\nZelda\u2019s Newport\n\n\n\n\u00a0\nAbout Newport Hospital\nNewport Hospital was founded in 1873 and is Newport County\u2019s only acute care hospital. Located on Powel Avenue in Newport, it is a community hospital with a broad spectrum of health services, including an emergency department, an award-winning birthing center, a behavioral health unit, orthopedic and surgical services, a renowned rehabilitation division, and a full array of outpatient services.\nNewport Hospital holds Magnet designation for excellence in nursing care, and carries the prestigious Baby Friendly designation from the World Health Organization and UNICEF. The hospital became a partner in the Lifespan health system in 1997.