Victor D. Wortmann Recognized for 12 Years of Service to Valley Hospital Foundation
As Victor D. Wortmann prepared to call to order his final meeting as Chairman of The Valley Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees in June, he reflected on his five-year term as Chairman and 12 years of service to the Foundation.
Vic looks back on his time on the board – during a pivotal period in Valley’s history – as one of the most rewarding experiences of his life.
“I have lived in Bergen County all of my life, and I have seen what Valley has done for our community since the 1950s,” he said. “It has been an honor for me to serve on the Foundation Board and contribute to the great work Valley is doing, now and in the future.”
Vic joined the Board in 2011 after retirement from his founding leadership role with Englewood-based construction firm VRH Corp. He brought to the Foundation Board his sharp business acumen, collaborative nature, and a strong commitment to his community.
Vic led the Board of Trustees through the $125 million Serve. Care. Transform. campaign to write the next chapter of the organization’s history with the upcoming opening of The Valley Hospital in Paramus. During Vic’s tenure as Chairman, the Foundation raised more than $115 million to support construction of the new hospital and enhance existing programs and services at Valley Health System.
“The new hospital in Paramus is what I’m most proud of,” Vic said, tipping his hat to the hospital’s administration, staff, and project partners for their careful planning and execution efforts. “Beyond great care, exceptional technology, and state-of-the-art facilities, the new hospital location will allow more patients to be able to conveniently access care at Valley.”
Vic and his wife, Sue, have supported Valley through their generous dedication of time, talent, and their own personal philanthropy for many years. Lifetime Benefactors and Legacy Society members, the Wortmanns were among the first to commit their support to The Valley Hospital in Paramus, with a generous $1 million leadership gift. Sue is also a founding member of Women For Health and has been a member of the Saddle River Auxiliary for nearly three decades.
“Vic’s dedication to The Valley Hospital Foundation and the future of Valley is second to none,” said David J. Bohan, Vice President and Chief Development Officer of The Valley Hospital Foundation. “We are grateful to Vic for his leadership, tireless efforts, and support to date, and we look forward to our continued friendship with Vic and Sue for many years to come.”
Prior to his role as Chairman, Vic served as the Board’s Vice Chairman from 2013 to 2018 and collaborated on multiple board committees. He also joined the President’s Council in 2008.
Though Vic’s Board service has come to an end, he looks forward to continuing to support his local hospital and celebrating The Valley Hospital in Paramus when it welcomes patients in spring 2024.
“This is our home, and Valley is where we’re going to go when we need care,” Vic says. “We are excited to see what’s to come.”