Valley Health System, which includes The Valley Hospital, Valley Medical Group, and Valley Home Care, is one of the most honored healthcare organizations in the New York Metropolitan area. Philanthropic support from our community has been a mainstay since the 1940s, assisting Valley in creating new programs, upgrading technologies, building new facilities, and advancing research. Donors like you help Valley achieve culture of excellence and innovation, while keeping a primary focus on the health and well-being of our community.
The Valley Hospital
The Valley Hospital is a fully accredited, acute-care, not-for-profit hospital serving more than 440,000 people in 32 towns in Bergen County and adjoining communities. As one of the busiest hospitals in New Jersey, Valley combines unparalleled clinical expertise with a patient experience that is second to none. To preserve and expand its impact in the region and to ensure that it can continue to meet the needs of future generations, Valley is building a new, state-of-the-art 372 single-bed hospital in Paramus, set to open in 2023.
Valley Home Care
Since 1987, Valley Home Care (VHC) has delivered high-quality, individualized healthcare services to our patients, right where they need it – at home. VHC is one of New Jersey’s largest home care agencies, serving more than 12,000 people in Bergen and Passaic counties each year, and has been recognized by Medicare as a home care agency leader, earning the highest rating of five stars for patient satisfaction.
Valley Medical Group
Valley Medical Group (VMG) is a physician-led and professionally-managed group practice dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the people we serve. With more than 300 physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners in nearly 30 specialties, VMG services more than 20 towns in northern New Jersey and southern New York State, as well as at The Valley Hospital and Valley’s outpatient facilities.
Areas of Support
A gift to The Valley Hospital Foundation can be directed to the area within Valley that means the most to you. Whether you support a particular program or direct your gift to the areas of greatest need, each contribution makes a significant impact in the work being done at Valley. Please consider the following opportunities:
Areas of Greatest Need
Support of areas of greatest need allows Valley to invest in infrastructure and provide programs and services that will have the greatest impact on our patients and their families. Unrestricted gifts are crucially important to address urgent and emerging issues and allow us to move our mission forward with flexibility and without delays.
The Valley Hospital in Paramus
With a focus on high-quality, compassionate family-centered care, The Valley Hospital in Paramus will feature 372 single-bed patient rooms, a vastly expanded emergency department, a central interventional platform to deliver the best, most coordinated and efficient patient care, and ample space dedicated to gardens, lawns, and walking paths to provide a beautiful, serene, and park-like setting for patients, families, and visitors. Gifts in support of The Valley Hospital in Paramus are part of our Serve. Care. Transform. The Next Chapter of The Valley Hospital campaign and will help bring this important project to fruition.
Every gift in support of The Valley Hospital in Paramus is meaningful, regardless of size. Naming opportunities for the new hospital start at $25,000. Learn more here.
Butterflies (Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care)
Valley Home Care’s Butterflies Program provides comprehensive home care services for infants and children who have been diagnosed with life-limiting or life-threatening illnesses, as well as support for parents, siblings and extended family members. The only comprehensive pediatric in-home program in northern New Jersey, Butterflies has been recognized by New Jersey League for Nursing and March of Dimes for dedication and commitment to quality care. Generous philanthropic support helps to cover operational costs and ensure that families in our region benefit from the program and its vital services
The Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care Program offers patients leading-edge cancer treatment combined with compassionate, focused attention close to home. We are committed to providing the highest quality healthcare in the seven most prevalent cancers - breast, thoracic, advanced gastrointestinal, genitourinary, gynecologic, neurologic and hematologic malignancies. Donor support of this award-winning and cutting-edge service line helps to invest in state-of-the-art technology, clinical trials, world-class research, and unique multi-disciplinary programming.
The Valley Heart and Vascular Institute offers exceptional, high-quality cardiovascular care, backed by the latest research and paired with a personalized patient experience. An alliance member of Cleveland Clinic's Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute, Valley’s cardiac program is an established leader attracting world-class providers of medical care in non-invasive cardiology, cardiac imaging, electrophysiology, heart failure, interventional cardiology, structural cardiac intervention and cardiac surgery. Philanthropy helps to support AI-related initiatives at Valley’s Snyder Center for Comprehensive Atrial Fibrillation, grow research efforts, and advance important clinical trials.
To immediately assist the continued efforts at the hospital to effectively deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Foundation established a COVID-19 Relief Fund in March 2020. Contributions to the fund help the hospital to meet rapidly changing needs and purchase equipment and supplies essential to COVID-19 patient care and hospital operations during the pandemic.
Gifts directed towards Emergency Services currently support the Emergency Department (ED) at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood. With specially trained providers offering a full range of emergency services, Valley’s ED had over 61,000 patient visits in 2021. Donor support strengthens educational initiatives for ED staff and provides funds for new technologies. The ED at The Valley Hospital in Paramus will significantly increase our ability to treat our community, growing from the current 39 patient rooms to 72 individual treatment rooms, and a dedicated pediatric area with 10 exam rooms.
Home Care Services
Support for Valley Home Care (VHC) benefits a wide-range of innovative programs and services for patients confined or medically restricted to their residences. Skilled nurses and clinicians work closely with physicians to develop individualized care plans for patients of all ages, offering a full range of services that include rehabilitation (physical, occupational, and speech therapy), infusion therapy, wound care, diabetes care, cardiac care, and palliative care. VHC’s high quality and accessible patient-centered care reduces medical costs and hospital stays and helps people live healthier more comfortable lives.
Valley’s exceptional team of hospice and palliative care specialists provide patients and their families with a compassionate and knowledgeable approach to end-of-life care. Gifts provide support to bereavement services for adults and children, with programs that include:
- Adult Bereavement: Services include grief correspondence and individual and group support.
- Journeys: The program offers art therapy and support groups for children dealing with the loss of a loved one or who have a loved one with a serious illness.
- End-of-Life Doulas: This program features specially trained volunteers, known as doulas, who help a patient and family plan for the very end of their illness.
Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
The Valley Hospital’s 15-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is designated by the State of New Jersey as a Level III nursery, a designation given to units capable of caring for high-risk mothers and very small or very sick newborn babies. Donor contributions support the department’s practice of Family Nurture Care and Family Support, a family-centered approach to enhance the standard of care for infants and families. Results show babies with both improved brain development and quality outcomes, and parents who demonstrated decreased stress and anxiety. Today The Valley Hospital is the only hospital in the Tristate area incorporating this care paradigm as a standard of care in the NICU.
Compassionate care is one of the hallmarks of care at Valley. Valley’s nurses provide invaluable service as they champion and promote the health of every patient who comes through our doors. Since 2003, The Valley Hospital has been a four-time recipient of the prestigious Magnet Designation for Nursing Excellence – the highest honor an organization can receive for professional nursing practice. Support for continued nursing education enables attendance at seminars, conferences, educational forums, and certification programs, allowing staff to stay up-to-date on critical medical advances, new technologies, quality improvements, current research and best practices within their field.
At Valley, a dedicated team of pediatric specialists is in place to champion the wellness of children and adolescents in our community. Areas of care and services available include pediatric critical care, endocrinology, pulmonary medicine, gastrointestinal diseases, and emergency care. Philanthropic support helps Valley to continue this comprehensive lifesaving and life-changing care to our region, and supports critical programs such as Healthy LifeWays and the Pediatric Endocrinology Program.
The Valley Hospital Fertility Center
Valley’s fertility doctors focus on individualized treatment plans to create families. At The Valley Hospital Fertility Center (VHFC), each person’s fertility journey is treated with care and compassion. Named a Nursing Center of Excellence by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Valley’s reproductive endocrinologists, embryologists, and nurses possess the medical expertise responsible for superior success rates. Donor funds will help to invest in critical equipment and techniques aiding in optimal embryo development, as well as support VHFC’s Reach For Hope, a program offering financial assistance for cancer patients pursuing IVF for fertility preservation.
Women For Health
Women For Health is a women’s donor group that pools philanthropic resources in order to maximize the impact of each annual grant. Since 2011, more than $1 million in grants have been distributed to different programs and services throughout Valley Health System, thereby assisting The Valley Hospital, Valley Home Care, and Valley Medical Group in providing the best possible healthcare.