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The Valley Hospital Auxiliary


Upcoming Spring Events

The Valley Hospital Kitchens & More Tour on May 20, 2015: A Great Success 

More than 500 guests enjoyed visiting eight homes in Allendale, Franklin Lakes, Mahwah, Ramsey, Ridgewood, and Wyckoff where they enjoyed seeing the work of wonderful designers and tasty bites prepared by local chefs. Thanks go to our presenting sponsor, Doherty Enterprises and their three restaurants:  Applebee’s, The Shannon Rose, and Spuntino, and our Corporate Benefactors and Patrons:  Home Supply, Inserra Supermarkets, Inc., Reno Appliances, TD Bank, and Wilson Horticultural Group.  Thanks also to our media sponsors, (201) Magazine and The Ridgewood News for promoting our event.
 Pictured is part of the Kitchens & More committee at one of the homes.  Seated left to right:  Elaine Heimberger, Auxiliary president, Ann Swist, co-chair, Kitchens & More, Sandy Carapezza, Director of Development, The Valley Hospital Foundation.  Standing left to right:  Dana Van Voorhis, Diana Frankel, Gabrielle Winnert, Carol Gillespie, Nancy Davidson, and Kay Yeomans.  The committee also consisted of Lorraine Augustine, Charlotte Byrne, Marge Dabakian, Bob Davidson, Carole FitzPatrick, Stan Heimberger, Lee Jenkins, Linda Leeder, Jackie McSwiggan, Janis Strauss, Sarah Strauss, co-chair, Kitchens & More, , Joyce Srednicki, and Cathy Teitel.

43rd Annual Valley Hospital Auxiliary Golf Outing




43rd Annual Golf Outing Committee


The Valley Hospital Auxiliary’s 43rd Annual Golf Outing at the Ridgewood Country Club includes lunch, 18 holes of golf on a championship course, contests, cocktails, dinner, awards, a silent auction and cork raffle. The committee is hard at work making sure everything is just right!  Seated left to right:  Elaine Heimberger, Kathy Hayes and Margaret Scancarello, co-chairs, and Libby Wexler.  Standing left to right:  Pauline Azzolini, Sandy Carapezza, Maria Mediago, Anastasios Kozaitis, Jackie McSwiggan, Dar Lynn Stokes, and Ann Swist.


 The Valley Hospital Auxiliary's  $1.5 million Pledge is to
The Valley Hospital Breast Surgery Program at the Luckow Pavilion and
Valley Home Care's Butterflies Program 

luckowThe Breast Surgery Program at the Luckow Pavilion is under the direction of Dr. Laura Klein.  Dr. Klein specializes in benign and malignant diseases of the breast and oncoplastics, which combines breast preservation surgery with reconstructive technique to offer patients a better cosmetic outcome. The Auxiliary’s pledge will include adding dedicated mammography and ultrasound suites.  More capacity to serve women in our community will be possible with state-of-the-art equipment staffed by expert professionals. 
butterfliesInfants and children diagnosed with life-limiting or life-threatening illnesses need special care that can be provided in their home where they can be most comfortable.  Valley Home Care’s Butterflies Program provides comprehensive home care services that focus on comfort and relief for the suffering child and support for their parents, siblings, and extended family members.  The Auxiliary’s pledge to the Butterflies Program is in the form of an endowment. Income earned from the endowment makes it possible for the program to continue for many years to come.  It is a gift that keeps on giving.
The Auxiliary’s mission is three-fold: Serving as community liaison for the hospital, raising funds, and assisting the hospital through a variety of traditional and non-traditional volunteer services.

Please consider a donation to support the Auxiliary’s $1.5 million pledge - Donate here

Fall/Winter Fundraisers

Annual Valley Ball  


Left to right, Tracy Autera, Valley Ball Committee chair and Jen Errico, Ridgewood Branch Chair, present a check for $120,000 to  Valley Hospital Auxiliary President, Elaine Heimberger and Audrey Meyers, President and CEO of The Valley Hospital and Valley Health System.  This check is from proceeds of the Valley Ball held on November 14, 2014 at the Rockleigh Country Club.  The check goes toward the Auxiliary’s $1.5 million pledge to the Breast Surgery Program at the Luckow Pavilion in Paramus and to Valley Home Care’s Butterflies Program, a pediatric palliative care and hospice program.

valley ball aux 2014 
On November 14, 2014, the annual Valley Ball was held at the Rockleigh Country Club, Rockleigh, NJ. The Valley Ball committee comprised of members of the Ridgewood Branch, did a terrific job and raised approximately $120,000 towards the Auxiliary’s $1.5 million pledge.  It was a beautiful event attended by well over 300 people.  Seated left to right are Audrey Meyers, President and CEO of The Valley Hospital and Valley Health System, and committee members Stephanie Hughes, Charlotte Byrne, Jennifer Errico, Gabrielle Winnert, Tracy Autera, and Heather Scaturo.  Standing left to right are Kathy Entwistle, Lee Jenkins, Sandy Carapezza, Frances Ekblom, and Marie Bicks.
Please consider a donation to support the Auxiliary’s $1.5 million pledge - Donate here

Evening of Elegant Shopping at Hartgers Jewelers

The Auxiliary’s Evening of Elegant Shopping held on November 20, 2014 at Hartgers Jewelers in Wyckoff, NJ, raised approximately $16,000 for the Auxiliary through raffle purchases and a $2,000 donation from Hartgers for sales during the event.  The Hartgers family generously donated three fabulous raffle prizes. Hartgers sponsored the entire event from the invitations to the hors d’oeuvres and refreshments.  Standing left to right are Bob Hartgers, Kathy Hayes, event co-chair, Bobby Hartgers, Elaine Heimberger, event co-chair and President, the Valley Hospital Auxiliary, Carol Gillespie, event co-chair, Dave Hartgers, Jack Hartgers, and Gregg Hartgers.
Please consider a donation to support the Auxiliary’s $1.5 million pledge - Donate here

 25th Annual Tree of Light Ceremony & Reception

Held on December 7, 2014 in the main lobby of The Valley Hospital, the Auxiliary’s 25th annual Tree of Light ceremony attracted nearly 200 people.  The evening included members of the Ridgewood High School Carolers, Voices & String Ensemble who performed holiday music. To date, around $14,000 has been raised; 555 lights, 77 stars and 111 pool lights were sold. 

TOL 2014 lighting

Pictured left to right are Anastasios Kozaitis, President, The Valley Hospital Foundation, George Kozaitis, who illuminated the tree, Mary Seminara, Tree of Light Committee chair, Elaine Heimberger, President, the Valley Hospital Auxiliary, and Peter Diestel, Chief Operating Officer at The Valley Hospital.

TOL committee 2014 

The hard-working Tree of Light committee included, standing left to right: Elaine Arezzo, Nora McAvey, Mary Seminara, Lori James, and Judy Smith.  Seated left to right: Barbara Arty, Pauline Azzolini, and Catherine Grasso.  Missing from photo are Isabel Reddy, Joan Murdock and Bobbie Roshon.  The committee collected all donations, sent acknowledgements to donors, and compiled the Memory Book on display in the main lobby of the hospital.

Please consider a donation to support the Auxiliary’s $1.5 million pledge - Donate here

 Community Relations

 Auxiliary Cares Delivers Good Cheer to Patients
On December 2,3, and 4, 2014, volunteers from the Allendale, Fair Lawn, and Franklin Lakes branches delivered gifts on behalf of Auxiliary Cares to patients and children hospitalized during the holiday season. Adults received cell phone/eyeglass cases, children received coloring books, crayons, and boo boo packs, and mothers of newborns received tiny spoons.  Auxiliary Cares has become an annual tradition –Auxiliary members love to participate and patients love the thoughtful gifts. 
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Thank you to Jill Rousseau, Vice President, Community Relations, for organizing the event these past two years! This year, Auxiliary Cares volunteers are: Fair Lawn Branch, left to right, Dar Lynn Stokes and Vicki Dicker; Allendale Branch, left to right,  Maureen Bergan, Jackie McSwiggan, Lisa Glattman, AnneMarie Bell and Terri Shedler and Franklin Lakes Branch,  left to right, Enza Rossi and Heidi Fink
Please consider a donation to support the Auxiliary’s $1.5 million pledge - Donate here

Decorating Kurth Cottage Café for the Holidays

 aux decorating 

Members of the Wyckoff and Saddle River Valley branches decorated Kurth Cottage Café for the holidays on December 4.  Pictured are Auxiliary volunteers Jill Rousseau, Wyckoff Branch chair and VP, Community Relations, Althea Gardner, Wyckoff, and Judy DiDonato, Saddle River Valley.  Other volunteers were Lori James and Judy Smith, Wyckoff, and Sue Wortmann, Saddle River Valley. Kurth Café is a unique restaurant staffed by The Valley Hospital Auxiliary and Valley Dining. Come find a moment's respite in our Café with its scrumptious, homemade food and warm hospitality. The Café offers a varied menu and take-out orders are welcomed.
Please consider a donation to support the Auxiliary’s $1.5 million pledge - Donate here

Hola! Membership Fiesta


On September 29, the Valley Hospital Auxiliary and the Valley Hospital
Foundation hosted a "Membership Fiesta" at Blue Moon Mexican Café in
Wyckoff.  Ann Marie Leichman, RN, vice president Patient Care Services and
Chief Nursing Officer, The Valley Hospital, was guest of honor.  Entrance
fee was to bring one potential new member.  The response was great -- we
were filled to capacity and plans are underway to hold a similar event in
spring 2015. 

 Auxiliary Celebrates 70 Years of Service to The Valley Hospital

Purchase a Personalized Paver!

Purchase a personalized paver in the Valley Hospital Auxiliary’s Friendship Garden outside the Phillips Wing of the Hospital. Purchasing a paver is a thoughtful way to create a lasting tribute.
• Celebrate births, anniversaries
• Recognize special achievements, staff members, volunteer service
• Pay tribute to a loved one

To purchase a paver, please complete the form (click here). We accept checks made payable to the Valley Hospital Auxiliary, or American Express, MasterCard or Visa. If you have any questions, please call The Valley Hospital Volunteer Office at 201-447-8135.

Your tax deductible donation will benefit the Valley Hospital Auxiliary's $1.5 million pledge to the Breast Surgery Program at the Luckow Pavilion, which will include dedicated mammography and ultrasound suites; and Valley Home Care's Butterflies Program, a palliative care and hospice program for children.

Please consider a donation to support the Auxiliary’s $1.5 million pledge 
– Donate here 
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