Mohapatra Family Gift Supports Valley’s New Electrophysiology Services in Paramus
Surya and Mohrannie (Valli) Mohapatra always told their children, “If you have $100, make sure $10 goes to help the people in your community.”
That sense of philanthropy and passion for their community has led the Mohapatra family, decades-long residents of Saddle River, New Jersey, to generously contribute to the Serve. Care. Transform. campaign in support of The Valley Hospital in Paramus.
Surya and Valli’s leadership gift, provided through the Mohapatra Family Foundation, holds special meaning for the couple.
“Medicine is local, and medicine is personal,” Surya said. “The Valley Hospital has always been the go-to hospital, and Valley Medical Group has been the go-to medical group for all of my family members. I’m thankful to everyone at Valley who has really taken care of my family.”
As the former Chairman, President, and CEO of Quest Diagnostics, Surya has served in the healthcare industry for 35 years and seen firsthand the important role healthcare plays locally. He served in leadership roles in London and Cleveland prior to settling in Bergen County and started his career as a research scientist, studying areas of medicine such as oximetry and non-invasive cardiovascular monitoring.
Surya is a strong advocate for healthcare quality, access, and advancements in technology. He has a keen interest in cardiac care, non-invasive patient monitoring, and diagnostic imaging and testing.
These interests inspired Surya, who joined The Valley Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees in 2022, and Valli, a trained nurse, to support the advanced capabilities of the new hospital. The new hospital’s electrophysiology procedure room – a versatile space with leading-edge technology to care for patients with advanced cardiovascular needs – will be named in recognition of their generous gift.
“I’ve always been fascinated by the heart, and some of my own work has been in cardiovascular dynamics,” Surya said. “Heart disease remains the number one cause of death in adults in this country and in the world. Anything we can do to reduce morbidity and mortality in heart disease is important to us and will help a lot of patients.”
The new hospital in Paramus, Surya says, will bring Valley’s high-quality, patient-centric care to new levels, and the Mohapatras are proud to support Valley’s next chapter.
“If we can continue to make our local hospital even stronger and more advanced, our whole community will benefit,” Surya says. “That’s why we chose to support Valley.”