HackensackUMC Foundation Welcomes Director of Development Theresa Valentino to the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital

February 23, 2016


The Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation welcomes Theresa Valentino as director of Development of the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at HackensackUMC.

The Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation is pleased to welcome Theresa Valentino as director of Development of the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at HackensackUMC. Ms. Valentino will join the HackensackUMC Foundation to raise funds and awareness to support patients and programs at the Children’s Hospital.

“I am happy to welcome Theresa to our team,” said Jon M. Fitzgerald, executive vice president and chief development officer of the HackensackUMC Foundation. “Her expertise and her caring commitment will make a meaningful difference on behalf of our patients and their families.”

Ms. Valentino has an extensive background in the field of development. She has implemented and organized a wide variety of projects for healthcare, human services, education, and religious organizations.  She has raised more than $40 million on behalf of several nonprofits, including Chilton Hospital Foundation, Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation and Make-A-Wish Foundation. Prior to joining HackensackUMC, she served as chief development officer at the Somerset County YMCA.

“I am excited to join the team at HackensackUMC, which is regarded as the pre-eminent provider of healthcare services for children in the state,” said Ms. Valentino. “I am looking forward to sharing patient stories in order to educate potential donors of the true need and demonstrate the impact their generosity will have. Together, we can make a tremendous difference in the lives of children and their families.”

Ms. Valentino began her work with HackensackUMC on February 15.

Established in 1980 as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, the HackensackUMC Foundation raises funds that support the diverse programs and services at the medical center.  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 upcoming events or ways to donate, please call 551-996-3720 or visit HackensackUMCFoundation.org.

The Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation welcomes Theresa Valentino as director of Development of the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at HackensackUMC.

About Hackensack University Medical Center
HackensackUMC, a 775- bed nonprofit teaching and research hospital located in Bergen County, NJ, is the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in the state. Founded in 1888 as the county’s first hospital, it is the flagship hospital of Hackensack University Health Network, one of the largest health networks in the state comprised of 1,717 beds, more than 10,000 team members and 3,300 credentialed physicians. HackensackUMC was listed as the number one hospital in New Jersey in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015-16 Best Hospital rankings – maintaining its place atop the NJ rankings since the rating system was introduced. It was also named one of the top four New York Metro Area hospitals. HackensackUMC is the only hospital in New Jersey, New York and New England to be named one of Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals™ nine consecutive years, and receive the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ 13 years in a row. The medical center is one of the top 25 green hospitals in the country according to Practice Greenhealth, and received 24 Gold Seals of Approval™ by The Joint Commission – more than any other hospital in the country. It was the first hospital in New Jersey and second in the nation to become a Magnet® recognized hospital for nursing excellence; receiving its fifth consecutive designation in 2014. HackensackUMC has created an entire campus of award-winning care, including: the John Theurer Cancer Center; the Heart & Vascular Hospital; and the Sarkis and Siran Gabrellian Women’s and Children’s Pavilion, which houses the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital and Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital, which was designed with The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center and listed on the Green Guide’s list of Top 10 Green Hospitals in the U.S. HackensackUMC is the Hometown Hospital of the New York Giants and the New York Red Bulls and is Official Medical Services Provider to The Barclays PGA Golf Tournament. It remains committed to its community through fundraising and community events. To learn more, visit: www.HackensackUMC.org.