Ridgewood, New Jersey, January 15, 2016 – The Oritani Bank Charitable Foundation of the Township of Washington donated $10,000 to the Valley Hospital Foundation in support of Valley Home Care’s Butterflies Program. This program provides comprehensive home care services that focus on comfort and relief of suffering for the child and support for their parents, siblings and extended family members.
Specifically, the Butterflies Program seeks to enhance the quality of life for the child throughout his or her illness, establish a collaborative link between all persons providing care to the child, facilitate pain control and symptom management, provide home-based care wherever possible, and evaluate services and implement measures, as needed, to maximize program effectiveness. The professional services range from nursing visits, physician consultations to clinical social worker for support and resources, rehabilitation therapists, and home health aides.
“This donation will help patients and families who are dealing with life limiting diagnosis” states Rose Marie Ranuro, RN, MSN, the Director of Clinical Services within Valley Home Care. “As we walk along this journey we can provide in home support with nursing, social worker, art therapy, and chaplain”.
“We are proud to support the Butterflies Program and Valley Hospital on its mission to bring comfort to suffering children,” said Kevin J. Lynch, President of the OritaniBank Charitable Foundation and Chairman, President and CEO of Oritani Bank. “Valley Hospital offers professional care and relief to children and their families in our community, who need our help” he continued.
Over the past 15 years, many children in the Butterflies Program have been diagnosed with cancer, including brain, bone, ovarian, soft tissue tumors and leukemia. With about the same frequency as cancer diagnoses, care has been provided to children with progressive neurological diseases, such as muscular dystrophy, and leukodystrophy. In addition, children with diagnoses of chromosomal disorders, cardiac disease, heart failure, and renal failure have been involved in the program.
Established in 1980 as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, the Valley Hospital Foundation raises funds that support the diverse programs and services of the Valley Health System. The Foundation accepts contributions in the form of: direct cash gifts and pledges, matching corporate gifts, planned gifts and naming opportunities. For more information on ways to donate, please contact Sandy Carapezza at 201-291-6300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Valley Hospital
The Valley Hospital, a 451-bed, acute care, not-for-profit hospital located in Ridgewood, NJ, is part of Valley Health System, which also includes Valley Home Care and Valley Medical Group. Valley is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions. These include 10 consecutive recognitions for service excellence by J.D. Power and Gold Seals of Approval from the Joint Commission in 12 clinical areas, including six for cancer care, more than any other hospital in the nation. Valley has also been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery. Valley has also been honored three times with “Magnet” designation – the nursing profession’s highest honor. Valley is a cardiovascular affiliate of The Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute. Key services include cardiology, oncology, women’s and children’s services, emergency care, orthopedics, and neurosciences.
For more information please visit www.ValleyHealth.com.
About OritaniBank Charitable Foundation:
Oritani Bank established the OritaniBank Charitable Foundation in 2007 to assist not-for-profit organizations that help to improve the quality of life for area residents, especially those members of its communities most in need. Since its inception, the Foundation has donated more than $5 million to local charitable organizations, primarily in support of education, health and human services, youth programs and affordable housing.
About Oritani Bank:
Oritani Bank is a 103-year-old community bank with more than $3 billion in assets, based in the Township of Washington, New Jersey. Oritani Bank is a publicly held company trading on the NASDAQ with the trading symbol “ORIT.” Oritani Bank offers a full line of deposit and loan services to both retail and commercial customers. For more information, call 888-ORITANI, or visit its website, www.oritani.com.
Photo: Valley Hospital Foundation Trustee Peter Marron, Michael A. DeBernardi, Executive VP, COO of Oritani Bank, Rose Marie Ranuro, RN, MSN, the Director of Clinical Services within Valley Home Care, and Valley Hospital Foundation Trustee Joseph Pfeiffer.