About Us

Family owned and Operated since 1955

Who We Are?

Our History

When you pull up to Beechwood, you know this is not your typical Rehabilitation or Skilled Nursing Facility. Located in historic New London, Beechwood started as a majestic mansion built in 1898 by the Newcombe family. Mr. Newcombe was a shipbuilder, who also owned a general store. In 1954, the mansion was purchased and converted into a small nursing home, originally housing up to 45 residents.

In 1979, William G. White was hired as Administrator, and eventually purchased the business. A modern addition was built with careful attention to detail, ensuring that the design would blend in and complement the original building. However it was also designed to provide state of the art medical care to short term patients in a unique and stunning setting. The original building houses the Administration, Offices, Dining, Recreation, Meditation, Hospitality Suite and Personal Care Salon. The new building consists of two floors of resident rooms, accommodating up to 60 people, as well as our 3,100 square foot fully equipped Rehab Treatment and Training Center.

Family Involvement

The White Family is very involved in the running of Beechwood. William G. White continues as the CEO. Mr. White's son, Bill is now the President/ Administrator, and his wife, Jodi, is the Admissions Director. You may meet Bill, his wife, and the third generation who are very fond of gardening on the weekends. Or on a College break you may see granddaughter Emily answering telephones and doing clerical work. It is truly a family business and the White Family will treat your loved ones like family.

Our Team

  Medical Staff

  • Medical Director: Lauren Doherty, MD
  • Ingrid Feder, MD
  • PA: Gary Haynes
  • Physiatrist: Joseph Peters, MD
  • Wound Specialist: Srinivasulu Conjeevaram, MD


Care Coordination Team

  • CEO: William G. White
  • President/Administrator: William E. White
  • Director of Nurses: Lynn Welge, RN