Hackensack Meridian Health Foundation Again Recognized by the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy as High Performers
December 27, 2022
Hackensack Meridian Health Foundation is pleased to announce the receipt of a generous $100,000 gift from an anonymous private foundation to benefit behavioral health patients at Hackensack Meridian Retreat and Recovery At Ramapo Valley, a division of Hackensack Meridian Carrier Clinic, a nationally recognized leader in substance use disorder treatment and care.
The Retreat & Recovery at Ramapo Valley, located in Mahwah, was established in 2019 as a tremendous effort of community collaboration, including the inspired vision of foundation friends and benefactors Caryl and James Kourgelis.
“We are truly grateful for this much-needed support to benefit our critical programs at The Retreat & Recovery At Ramapo Valley,” said Michael Loch, director of development, Behavioral Health, Hackensack Meridian Health Foundation. “Philanthropy is crucial in providing our team and patients with what they need, especially as the mental health crisis continues to grow. The generous gifts we receive allow for a greater number of those in need to receive the best treatment they deserve, close to home.”
Funds will be used to support the important work of The Retreat & Recovery At Ramapo Valley’s treatment team and programs grounded in evidence-based practice, wellness and integrative medicine. The facility’s holistic care model provides every aspect of support and intervention necessary to address the whole person: mind, body and spirit.
“What a heartwarming gift,,” said Patricia Toole, president and chief hospital executive, Carrier Clinic. “Community support and philanthropy play a vital role in helping us achieve our maximum potential. The Retreat & Recovery At Ramapo Valley provides comprehensive clinical care designed to meet the specific needs of each patient, and we are so thankful.”
To learn more about Hackensack Meridian Health Foundation or how to support Behavioral Health, visit HackensackMeridianHealth.org/Give.