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The Valley Hospital Auxiliary

 

Auxiliary Completes $1.5 Million Pledge to The Valley Hospital and Announces a New $1.5 Million Pledge

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The Auxiliary presents the last payment of their $1.5 million pledge to Valley Medical Group’s Breast Surgery Program at the Luckow Pavilion and to Valley Home Care’s Butterflies endowment. Left to right:  Scott Schroeder, Chairman, The Valley Hospital Foundation, Mary Ann West, RN, Butterflies Program Management, Nancy Davidson, Past President, The Valley Hospital Auxiliary, Audrey Meyers, President and CEO Valley Health System, Elaine Heimberger, President, The Valley Hospital Auxiliary, Kathleen Hayes, Past President, The Valley Hospital Auxiliary, and Anastasios Kozaitis, President, The Valley Hospital Foundation.
The Auxiliary’s new pledge is again $1.5 million, of which $1.4 million will fund The Valley Hospital’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Program.  Valley seeks to meet the needs of families that would benefit from outpatient assessment and treatment for mental health problems that interfere with normal development, school, social and home life. $100,000 will go towards Valley Home Care’s Butterflies endowment; Butterflies is an in-home palliative and hospice care program that helps families care for their children with serious, progressive, life-threatening conditions. Since its founding in 1944, the Auxiliary has raised more than $17 million for The Valley Hospital.

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


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The Valley Hospital Auxiliary Completes a Great Year

Local Students Win $25,000 in Auxiliary Scholarships

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For more than 70 years, the Valley Hospital Auxiliary has been serving as a community liaison for The Valley Hospital. In addition to providing financial support and volunteer service to the hospital, the Auxiliary has been awarding scholarships to accomplished high school graduates and college students who plan to pursue health-related careers. This year, 23 students received $25,000 in scholarships—11 from local high schools and 12 from students who re-applied for scholarships while in college. Members of the Valley Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Committee were Valley Hospital Auxiliary President, Elaine Heimberger, Vice President of Community Relations, Jill Rousseau, Marge Dabakian, Phyllis Quinn, Jena Glicini, Anne Russo, Isabel Reddy, Magda Karpati, Maria Digiovine, and Scholarship Committee Chair, Gabrielle Winnert.

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

 Auxiliary Welcomes Guest Speaker Lee Woodruff to Annual Luncheon

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Lee Woodruff, best-selling author and contributor to CBS News This Morning, spoke to more than 150 Auxiliary members and friends about “Resilience—Overcoming Life’s Obstacles". Left to right are Lee Woodruff, Audrey Meyers President and CEO The Valley Hospital and Valley Health System, Elaine Heimberger, Auxiliary President, and Megan Fraser, VP, Communications and Marketing, The Valley Hospital. The luncheon was held at the Indian Trail Club, Franklin Lakes, NJ, and included installation of new officers.

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


43rd Annual Auxiliary Golf Outing – June 1, 2015, Ridgewood Country Club

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The annual Valley Hospital Auxiliary Golf Outing attracted 141 players on a rainy day. Golfers also supported the Auxiliary by purchasing 50/50 raffles, Mulligans, Pink Balls, and participating in a silent auction and cork raffle.
 

Golf  Outing Committee

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Seated left to right:  Tina Hayes, Kathy Hayes, co-chair, Elaine Heimberger, Auxiliary president, Margaret Scancarello, co-chair, Terri Belluci.  Standing left to right: Dar Lynn Stokes, Heather Scaturo, Diana Frankel, Jackie McSwiggan, Pauline Azzolini, Ann Swist and Sandy Carapezza, Director, Development, The Valley Hospital Foundation.  Missing from photo:  Linda Barba, Anastasios Kozaitis, President, The Valley Hospital Foundation, Maria Mediago, VP, Facilities Management, The Valley Hospital, and Janis Ing Strauss.

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


 

 The Valley Hospital Auxiliary's 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.

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 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.

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


2014-2015 Fall/Winter Fundraisers

Annual Valley Ball  

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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.
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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

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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. 

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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.

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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

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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

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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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