Taylor Bank has donated $25,000 in support of Eastern Shore Rural Health System Inc.’s new Eastville Community Health Center. 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 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.

In April 2017 Taylor Bank opened its first branch on the Eastern Shore of Virginia in Chincoteague, followed by a Loan Production Office in Onley. The Berlin, Maryland-based community bank was founded by Mr. Calvin B. Taylor in 1890. Today, with 11 banking locations throughout the eastern coastal area of the Delmarva Peninsula including Worcester County, Maryland, Sussex County, Delaware and Accomack County, Virginia, it offers a wide range of loan, deposit, and ancillary banking services through both physical and digital delivery channels.

The Taylor Bank donation will aid Rural Health in raising the funds needed for a Sentara Foundation matching grant of $250,000 awarded in December 2017. To date, $160,458 has been raised for the required match of funds.

The new Eastville center will open in fall 2019.