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The Valley Hospital Foundation Honors Leaders in Philanthropy


David Bohan, Vice President & Chief Development Officer of the Valley Hospital Foundation, Charley Shotmeyer, and Audrey Meyers, President and CEO of Valley Health System


On Wednesday, April 3rd at 6:30pm, the Valley Hospital Foundation hosted its 18th Annual Leadership Reception at The Indian Trail Club in Franklin Lakes. More than 100 leadership donors and guests were in attendance.

Audrey Meyers, President and CEO of Valley Health System, welcomed guests and thanked them for their support. “We had a wonderful start to our efforts to raise support for the New Valley Hospital in Paramus. To date, we have raised over fifty-two million dollars.” Audrey continued, “If not for many of the people in this room, this remarkable early progress could not be made.”

Audrey provided guests with an update on the progress being made with The “New” Valley Hospital. The comprehensive health and wellness facililty in Paramus will be conveniently located to serve the community, will be built with single-patient rooms, and will include an explansive amount of green space. “The New Valley Hospital will allow Valley to continue providing exceptional healthcare with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, while strengthening our community and helping people and families live healthier lives,” Audrey explained.

David Bohan, Vice President & Chief Development Officer of the Valley Hospital Foundation, discussed the extraordinary donor support towards the construction of The New Valley Hospital in Paramus, and expressed his gratitude for their early contributions. “Your response has been outstanding, and demonstrates the significance that this project will have in providing our community with quality healthcare for generations to come,” Bohan stated.

In appreciation for each of their leadership gifts, recognition awards were presented to the following:

•    Members of The Valley Hospital Medical Staff represented by Rakesh Sharma, M.D, David Montgomery, M.D., Steven Waxenbaum, M.D., and Ahmad Chaudhry, M.D.
•    Charley Shotmeyer
•    Valley Emergency Room Associates, P.A. represented by George Becker, III, M.D. and Marc Dreier, M.D.
•    Janet Hunt
•    Martha and Peter Marron
•    Lya and Joseph Pfeifer