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Moynihans Join Distinguished Group of Campaign Leadership Donors


Since 1951, donors have led the way in helping to move Valley’s mission forward. This has included philanthropic support for The Valley Hospital in Paramus, an important project enthusiastically championed by longtime supporters of the hospital. Among these supporters are Dick and Lindsey Moynihan, residents of Bergen County for over fifty years and involved with The Valley Hospital since the early 1970s. The couple first came to know Valley through The Raymond E. Banta Valley Center, where Dick served as the Oakland representative to the Center’s Board of Trustees, and Lindsey as a volunteer. In the years that followed, both Dick and Lindsey have remained dedicated in service to the hospital. Dick has served on the Board of Trustees for the hospital, Valley Home Care, Valley Medical Group, Valley Health System, and today is an Honorary Trustee. Lindsey has served on The Foundation’s Board of Trustees, volunteered in the Hospital and for Spiritual Care, and remains an active member of The Auxiliary’s Franklin Lakes branch. “They never let you go. When you go off one board, or project, they find another to put you on,” Dick says with a laugh. While their work with the Hospital has kept them busy, they agree it has been well worth their time. “The mission of the hospital, and that it’s a not for profit, is very important to us,” Lindsey says. “The care that is given is second to none. Every single person that works there is dedicated. It’s different at Valley. There’s no place like it.”

Their fondness for the hospital has driven the couple’s many years of philanthropic support to The Valley Hospital Foundation where they are Lifetime Benefactors. Now the couple has committed a generous leadership gift to The Valley Hospital in Paramus, excited for the opportunity to be a part of Valley’s next chapter. “This is a hospital for the future. It will have all the things that are needed for tomorrow, and all the tomorrows to come. It’s an investment in the future of the health of northern New Jersey,” Dick explains. “That’s important for us, it’s for the people who are yet to come.” Totaling 72 Exam Rooms, the Emergency Department (ED) of the new hospital will contain three Adult Pods, a Pediatric Pod and Rapid Decision Pod.  The Moynihans will name an Adult Pod which will contain 15 Exam Rooms and two Nurse Stations. “The ED is often a person’s first introduction to the hospital. Our current ED functions so well and it’s very important to us that the ED at the new hospital is welcoming, reassuring and state-of-the-art,” Lindsey states. For these consummate Valley supporters, their gift will make a lasting impact and difference in the campaign. David Bohan, Vice President and Chief Development Officer at The Valley Hospital Foundation, agrees. “We treasure Dick and Lindsey’s legacy of friendship to Valley. Both have given of their time and expertise on so many Valley boards, and have been important philanthropic partners to the hospital. It seems only fitting to have their decades of service and support reflected in The Valley Hospital in Paramus, which will serve our community for decades to come.”