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THIS IS WHY TRINITAS IS IN OUR WILLS!

“Without Trinitas, many would suffer agonizing pain and misery;  many would indeed lose their ability to make a living and provide for their families.” Grant Hobson explained, “A large city like Elizabeth and its surrounding areas need Trinitas to provide valuable healthcare for their diverse population. Trinitas provides quality healthcare for all regardless of color, creed, religion or the ability to pay for health  insurance. I truly believe giving to people in need is next to Godliness.” 

“I lost my father when I was 16.” Grant, now 81 years old, still thinks of his father often. “While he lived, my father was a kind and gen-erous man who cared deeply for those less fortunate. Additionally, my father-in-law was a well-known surgeon with a close affiliation to Trinitas. Through him I started to learn about the importance of the hospital to the community and I gained a similar respect for him as I had for my father. Knowing first-hand the kindness and  commitment that is shown to patients at Trinitas, the action of  giving to the Medical Center resonates very strongly with me. It is no surprise that my wife, who grew up in Elizabeth, shares my  sentiments and agrees that leaving Trinitas in our wills gives us the satisfaction of knowing that our fathers’ traditions will be  honored in perpetuity. This brings us a deep sense of contentment.” 

“My wife and I have no heirs so why not leave our legacy to an  organization that we know will provide an invaluable ongoing benefit to mankind? Rather than let the government, whom we do not know, take charge of our estate!”, Grant said with a chuckle. “I like knowing that when I am gone, the money that my wife and I earned over a lifetime of hard work will be put to good use for mankind by Trinitas!” 

God first, the other fellow second, myself last is a motto that Grant discovered as a child. It struck him profoundly and he has tried to live by it ever since. He strongly encourages others as well to  inquire into ways to leave Trinitas in their will. “For by giving to Trinitas,” he says, “you are giving to the other fellow and thereby ultimately giving to God.” 

Grant Hobson is a longtime volunteer at the Trinitas Comprehensive Cancer Center and a trustee on the Trinitas Health Foundation Board. Grant and his wife have left Trinitas in their wills. 

To make a legacy gift or if you have any questions, please contact Nadine Brechner or Bidisa Rai at 908-994-8249 or by email at NBrechner@Trinitas.org or BRai@Trinitas.

BACK TO SCHOOL 

Back to school time is here! Friend of Trinitas Lucila Roberts  donated boxes and boxes of school supplies for our pediatric  behavioral health patients. We thank Lucila for giving our patients all the tools and supplies they need to be successful in the  classroom this year! Receiving the donation are Program  Directors Mike and Andy.

2020 GOLF CLASSIC RAISES $213K 

More than 140 golfers gathered at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club in Bedminster for the annual Trinitas Golf Classic. While things looked a little different this year, the socially distanced event was complete with golf contests, a raffle drawing, golfer prizes and great company. While our golfers were out enjoying the gorgeous weather, 10 spa guests had a day of pampering at Skin Deep Salon and Spa in New Providence. Above: Tom Frayne and Donald Van Biert of County Glass & Metal Installers with Trinitas President  & CEO Gary Horan and VP of Marketing and EDGE Publisher Doug Harris. For more  information on the 2021 event contact Kim Boyer at kboyer@trinitas.org or (908) 994-8249.  

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ED PROJECT ON SCHEDULE AND ON BUDGET 

The Williamson Street campus is busy with active construction and renovation in and around our Emergency Department. We’re in the middle of an $18 million project that will almost double the depart-ment’s size and capacity, create a dedicated diagnostic imaging suite, and feature areas for pediatric, geriatric and behavioral health patients. The result will be a bigger, better emergency department and improved patient comfort, privacy, and satisfaction. 

Construction is now complete on the imaging suite. Completion of the new ED waiting room and surgical sub-waiting room is expected very soon. Throughout April, ED operations will move from existing areas to these newly-built areas as Phase 1 reaches completion.

Phase 2 will be the construction of the ICU expansion, and creation of geriatric, behavioral health, and fast track/pediatric areas. By December, Phase 3 will begin on the cosmetic renovation to the existing ED. August 2017 is the projected date of completion.

Support of our donors has helped bring the vision of this major project to reality. Thanks to generous individuals, companies, foundations, and Trinitas physicians and staff, we are well past the halfway mark to our multi-million dollar goal. 

Why not join our donor family in supporting our Emergency Department expansion and renovation that will help us continue to bring superior healthcare to our community. Please contact Nadine Brechner at nbrechner@trinitas.org or Rob Eccles at reccles@trinitas.org, or call the Trinitas Health Foundation directly at 908 994-8249. 

GATHER WITH US  FOR OUR ANNUAL GALA! 

You can be part of a night to remember!  Join enthusiastic supporters of Trinitas at the Trinitas Health Foundation’s 2016 Gala on Thursday, May 12. The theme of this year’s event Rising to the Challenge.

Mortimer Gershman, benefactor of the Health Foundation and long-time member of the Foundation Board, will be posthumously honored with the Foundation’s Celebrating Philanthropy Award. His wife, Jacqueline, will accept his award.

The excitement of the Gala returns for a fifth year to The Venetian in Garfield, New Jersey, where the breath-taking ambiance of the venue is rivaled only by the extraordinary food, drink and socializing. The Infernos Band, the area’s premier live performance group, will perform music throughout the evening. The dynamic group boasts Richie Rosato, former lead singer of The Duprees, and Kenny Simmons, former member of The Commodores.  

During a full cocktail hour, guests can meet and mingle as they view a distinctive array of extremely desirable items up for bid at the Silent Auction including trips and one-of-a-kind experiences. Take your chance on a 50/50 raffle, another way you can contribute funds that will benefit Trinitas patients.

For information about attending the Gala or opportunities for sponsorship, contact Laura Ciraco at lciraco@trinitas.org or call 908 994-8249 or go to www.trinitasrmc.org/foundation.htm and click on the Gala invite. 

WINGS OVER TRINITAS 

The United Adventure Bear program, a community outreach program of United Airlines, winged its way to Trinitas and the Trinitas Comprehensive Cancer Center to distribute the plush bears to Trinitas patients.  Complete with their own Passports, the bears brought smiles to patients like Jose Velasco as United employees Estella Ventura and Christopher Bowers presented him with a bear that brightened his day. The Trinitas Health Foundation hosted the visit of United employees and shared information about Trinitas’ strengths as a community hospital boasting 10 Centers of Excellence.   

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TOUCHDOWN!

New York Giants greats joined guests at the Foundation’s annual Tailgate with Trinitas fundraiser in November.  From left, Ottis “OJ” Anderson, MVP of Super Bowl XXV; Gary S. Horan, President and CEO of Trinitas Regional Medical Center; former Defensive End Eric Dorsey who started in Super Bowl XXV; former Nose Tackle Bill Neill; Wide Receiver Stephen Baker, “The Touchdown Maker,” also of the Super Bowl XXV team; Nadine Brechner, Chief Development Officer and Vice President of Trinitas Health Foundation, and Bart Oates, All-Pro Center and veteran of three Super Bowls. The indoor tailgate raised $39,000 to benefit patients at Trinitas.

OUR DONOR WALL RECOGNIZES GENEROSITY OF SUPPORTERS

Generous donors are vital to the success of Trinitas Regional Medical Center.  The Trinitas Health Foundation greatly appreciates every contribution we receive.  To recognize our valued supporters, a Donor Wall is now located in the main lobby of the Williamson Street Campus.

It features a central video screen that illustrates the Proud Past and Promising Future of Trinitas. The display offers a historical perspective of our three predecessor hospitals and documents our evolution into the proud institution we know today. 

The Donor Wall also features plaques that list the people, organizations, and foundations whose support was so meaningful in 2014.  This Donor list will be updated annually. Separate plaques also recognize our Cornerstone Club members and Endowments, individual donors to our Annual Fund and Events, foundations providing Grants, and physician supporters.  In 2016, the Donor Wall will also include a plaque to recognize donors to our Emergency Department Capital Campaign. 

If you’d like to be included on our Donor Wall, contact Rob Eccles, Director of Major Gifts, at reccles@trinitas.org or (908) 994-8249. Don’t miss this opportunity to make your proud support of Trinitas Regional Medical Center known to everyone who enters our lobby!

YOU’RE INVITED!  

Join enthusiastic support-ers of Trinitas at the 2016 Gala on Thursday, May 12. The Gala returns to The Venetian in Garfield where the breath-taking ambiance of the venue is rivaled only by the extraordinary food and drink. The Infernos Band returns for the third year as entertainment. During a full cocktail hour, guests can meet and mingle, bid on extremely desirable Silent Auction items including trips and one-of-a-kind experiences, and take their chances on the 50/50 raffle, all while helping to raise funds for Trinitas. 

For information about the Gala or opportunities for sponsorship, contact Laura Ciraco at Lciraco@trini-tas.org, or (908) 994-8249, or go to www.trinitasrmc.org/foundation.htm and click on the Gala invite. 

SALUTE TO VETS

Thanks to funding support from the Thomas Glasser Foundation, Inc., Trinitas offers enhanced patient care and other services to veterans.  The Palliative Care Department and the Hospital Elder Life Program direct veterans to education programs and services they can use. Pictured, Elizabeth resident and World War II veteran, 91-year-old Oran Bryant who served from 1943 – 1946 as a radio operator on a B-29 in China and Burma, received his “We Honor Veterans” certificate in recognition of his service and sacrifice.  

 

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SPORTING CLAYS  TOURNAMENT  AND MUCH MORE   

For the better part of a decade, the Annual Andrew H. Campbell Memorial Sporting Clays Tournament has been a winning fundraiser for the Trinitas Health Foundation, and it gets better year after year. You can a part of the eighth year of this multi-faceted event that takes place on Thursday, June 16 at Hudson Farm Club in  Andover, a woodland gem set in the rolling hills of Sussex County in beautiful northwest New Jersey. For outdoorsy types, clay shooting and nature photography have natural appeal. If being indoors is more to your liking, you can be pampered and rejuvenated in a relaxing spa experience at Salon International in nearby Sparta. The day includes a delicious Pig Roast Luncheon. Whatever your interest, this event fits the bill while raising money for the Trinitas Palliative Care Department. If any of these activities sound like your kind of day, contact the Trinitas Health Foundation at (908) 994-8249 or Laura Ciraco at lciraco@trinitas.org or register online at https://events.hud-sonfarmnj.com/trinitas/. The gift of tickets purchased for this event might earn you high points with your Dad or Grad!

 

ARE YOU UP TO THE CHALLENGE? 

If you have visited the main campus of Trinitas Regional Medical Center lately, you’ve probably noticed the construction happening in and around our Emergency Department. We are currently in the middle of an $18.7 million expansion and renovation of our ED, almost doubling its size and capacity and improving patient comfort, privacy and satisfaction.

In April we completed Phase I of the project, which included constructing brand new waiting areas and a dedicated advanced imaging suite. We are now well into Phase II, which includes brand new geriatric, behavioral health, fast track and pediatric areas. In December Phase III will commence, providing a beautiful cosmetic renovation to the rest of the department. With the project progressing on time and on budget, we are very happy to say we are on track to unveil a brand new ED in 2017.

We recently received some very exciting news about the campaign: The JC Kellogg Foundation has awarded us a $4 million challenge grant, meaning that all gifts over the next three years will be matched dollar-for-dollar until we finish the campaign! This is a wonderful time to support this very important project and double the value of your gift.

Please accept the challenge and make a gift today! Your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the JC Kellogg Foundation, and will help us create a bigger, better and state-of-the-art ED for all of our patients!

To make a gift to the Emergency Department Capital Campaign, please contact Nadine Brechner at nbrechner@trinitas.org or Rob Eccles at reccles@trinitas.org or call the Foundation office at (908) 994-8249

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TRINITAS HEALTH FOUNDATION RECEIVES $17,500 FROM  BANK OF AMERICA!   

Trinitas Health Foundation received a $17,500 grant from Bank of America to support the Health Careers Exploration Program, a constructive and aspirational after school and summer initiative that mentors students on achievable career options, teaches them the importance of voluntarism and motivates them to stay in school. By offering career guidance and hands-on career exploration opportunities, the program has unlocked valuable economic opportunities for thousands of students from the greater Union County region, almost all of whom are from Elizabeth and from low-income families.

Trinitas currently employs 83 program alumni and has employed several hundred alumni throughout the program’s history. With at least 8 MDs, 67 nurses, and a number of dentists, pharmacists and successful alumni in every type of healthcare and non-healthcare program proves that having faith in inner city students and giving them the right tools will help them to rise above the obstacles that many of them face.

ARE YOU UP TO THE CHALLENGE? 

Trinitas Regional Medical Center is in the midst of a Capital Campaign to raise $18.7 Million to expand our Emergency Department and dramatically improve its ability to manage extremely high patient volume and acuity levels. Our plan will nearly double the number of patient beds, provide immediate access to advanced diagnostic equipment and create environmen-tally appropriate units for pediatric, elderly, behavioral health and non-emergent patients. With this expansion progressing on time and on budget, we are very happy to say we are on track to unveil a brand new ED in 2017. 

We recently received some very exciting news about the campaign: The JC Kellogg Foundation has awarded us a $4 million challenge grant, meaning that all gifts over the next three years will be matched dollar-for-dollar until we reach $4 million! This is a wonderful time to support the patients of Trinitas and double the value of your gift.

Please join us and make a gift today! Your gift will be matched by the JC Kellogg Foundation, and will help us create a BIGGER, BETTER, STATE-OF-THE-ART Emergency Department for all of our patients! To make a gift to the Emergency Department Capital Campaign, please contact Nadine Brechner at nbrechner@trinitas.org or Rob Eccles at reccles@trinitas.org or call the foundation office at (908) 994-8249.

A NIGHT OF JAZZ TO REMEMBER… 

If cool jazz is your groove, join Trinitas Health Foundation’s Jazz Celebration featuring David Sanborn on Thursday, November 17th. Enjoy a light buffet supper at NJPAC followed by the concert at 8 pm.  Orchestra seating, advance parking, and a memento of the evening are included.  What a cool, sweet treat of an evening! Contact Nadine Brechner (908) 994-8249 or by email at nbrechner@trinitas.org if you’d like to purchase a ticket(s) or discuss sponsorship opportunities.  

 

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NEVER SKIP A BEAT 

The John Taylor Babbitt Foundation generously awarded Trinitas$5,171 to help support the cost of one defibrillator monitor for the new Emergency Department’s ICU Step-Up unit.  At age 16, John Taylor Babbitt was a three-sport athlete, a dedicated student, and an active member of his Chatham, N.J., church youth ministry. He was “larger than life,” says his father, David. While playing basketball at church one evening in 2006, John Taylor died of sudden cardiac arrest, the result of an undiagnosed genetic disorder. Since then, David and his wife, JoAnne Taylor Babbitt, have championed greater access to automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, which can help someone’s heart re-establish an effective rhythm after a heart attack.

Pictured above: John Taylor Babbitt Foundation Board Members toured the Trinitas Emergency Department in August. Left to right: Marion Joyce, Nadine Brechner (Trinitas Health Foundation), David Babbitt, JoAnne Babbitt, and Andrew Babbitt.

ARE YOU UP TO THE CHALLENGE? 

Trinitas Regional Medical Center is in the midst of a Capital Campaign to raise $18.7 million to expand our Emergency Department and dramatically improve its ability to manage extremely high patient volume and acuity levels. Our plan will nearly double the number of patient beds, provide immediate access to advanced diagnostic equipment and create environmen-tally appropriate areas for pediatric, elderly, behavioral health and non-emergent patients. With this expansion progressing on time and on budget, we are very happy to say we are on track to unveil a brand new ED in 2017. 

We recently received some very exciting news about the campaign: The JC Kellogg Foundation has awarded us a $4 million challenge grant, meaning that all gifts over the next three years will be matched dollar-for-dollar until we reach $4 million! This is a wonderful time to support the patients of Trinitas and DOUBLE the value of your gift.

Please join us and make a gift today! Your gift will be matched by the JC Kellogg Foundation, and will help us create a BIGGER, BETTER, STATE-OF-THE-ART Emergency Department for all of our patients! To make a gift to the Emergency Department Capital Campaign, please contact Nadine Brechner at nbrech-ner@trinitas.org or Rob Eccles at reccles@trinitas.org or call the foundation office at (908) 994-8249.

A NIGHT OF JAZZ TO REMEMBER… 

If cool jazz is your groove, join Trinitas Health Foundation’s Jazz Celebration featuring David Sanborn on Thursday, November 17th.  Enjoy a light buffet supper at NJPAC followed by the concert at 8 pm.  Orchestra seating, advance parking, and a memento of the evening are included.  What a cool, sweet treat of an evening! Contact Ryan Hubler (908) 994-8101 or by email at rhubler@trinitas.org if you’d like to purchase a ticket(s) or discuss sponsorship opportunities.  

 

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ELIZABETHTOWN GAS REPRESENTATIVES ADDED  HOLIDAY HAPPINESS AND JOY TO BROTHER BONAVENTURE  RESIDENTS

Thank you to the representatives from Elizabethtown Gas who visited the residents at Brother Bonaventure Long Term Care Facility recently. They personally delivered blankets and holiday cards to every resident, sang holiday songs along with them, and even helped celebrate a birthday! Not only did everyone love the warm and cozy blankets but many new friendships were made!

TAILGATE WITH TRINITAS RAISES OVER $31,000 

On Sunday, December 3, 2017, guests gathered at Shacka-maxon Country Club in Scotch Plains to watch the New York Giants take on the Oakland Raiders. NY Giants greats Ottis Anderson, Stephen Baker and Bill Neill delighted Trinitas supporters. While the Giants did not walk away with a win, Trinitas took home a win by raising over $31,000 in net proceeds!  Thank you to everyone who supported this year’s Tailgate with Trinitas event; you are the real MVPs! Pictured above is Stephen Baker “The Touchdown Maker” and Lisa Liss, Trinitas Director of Volunteers having fun together.

SAVE THE DATE AND JOIN US FOR TRINITAS HEALTH FOUNDATION’S 2018 ANNUAL GALA

This year the event will be held on Thursday, May 10th at The Venetian in Garfield, New Jersey. Join us for a fun-filled night with dinner and dancing to music performed by The Infernos. You’ll also have a chance to win some amazing prizes by participating in our raffle drawing, tricky tray, and silent & live auction. 

Please join us as we present the Healthcare Foundation of NJ with the Humanitarian Award and Allscripts with the Celebrating Philanthropy Award. Both organizations are very worthy of recognition.

Can’t join us but still want to support Trinitas? Contact the Foundation to learn about the many different sponsorship opportunities available, our online advertisement journal and other ways you can participate by donating items to our tricky tray and silent/live auction.

For more information contact Kim Boyer, Director of Fundraising Events, at (908) 994-8249 or kboyer@trinitas.org.

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Trinitas Regional Medical Center Dialysis Employees

#GIVINGTUESDAY

Trinitas Regional Medical Center saves lives EVERY SINGLE DAY and on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, our Trinitas family raised more than $29,000 for #GivingTuesday. Thank you to all of our LIFESAVERS who donated this #GivingTuesday to benefit our behavioral health patients. We are so thankful for our generous employees, board members, and friends who are all helping us provide life-saving care to everyone who needs us. We appreciate YOU!

 

Renovated Classroom

PEACE OF MIND CAMPAIGN

Renovations to our Behavioral Health facilities are underway thanks to a very successful $4.6 million Peace of Mind Campaign. While patient rooms, group rooms, and hallways are being transformed into bright and cheerful spaces, we need to fill them with the right furniture and equipment for our patients! Help us fulfill their wish list by making a gift at www.trinitasrmc.org/POM

$ 50 Educational and media resources such as workbooks, books,

Renovated Bedroom

videos, bibles

 

$100 Chairs for group activity rooms

$250 Tablet/iPad for job training, educational games, and stress management apps

$500 Table for group rooms

$1,000 Wheelchair/medical transport chair for non-ambulatory or bed-bound patients

$3,000 Specialized behavioral health hospital beds

Bart Oates (Former New York Giants Player), Stephen Baker (Former New York Giants Player), and Gary S. Horan (President & CEO, Trinitas Regional Medical Center) with Mr. Horan’s daughter and grandchildren.

TAILGATE WITH TRINITAS

On Sunday, November 24, more than 80 guests gathered at Galloping Hill Caterers in Union to watch the New York Giants take on the Chicago Bears. They cheered on the Giants and although the Giants didn’t take home a win, Trinitas did! You helped us raise over $35,000 in net proceeds!

The afternoon also included football trivia, box pools, and raffle fun. Thank you to everyone who supported this year’s Tailgate with Trinitas event; you are the real MVPs! And a special thank you to our event chairs; Mitch Grossman and Jean McAllister.

Save the Date!

20TH ANNIVERSARY GALA

Thursday, May 14, 2020

The Venetian – Garfield, NJ

For more information on events, please contact Kim Boyer, Director of Operations at (908) 994-8249 or kboyer@trinitas.org.

 

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ELIZABETHTOWN GAS REPRESENTATIVES ADDED  HOLIDAY HAPPINESS AND JOY TO BROTHER BONAVENTURE  RESIDENTS

Thank you to the representatives from Elizabethtown Gas who visited the residents at Brother Bonaventure Long Term Care Facility recently. They personally delivered blankets and holiday cards to every resident, sang holiday songs along with them, and even helped celebrate a birthday! Not only did everyone love the warm and cozy blankets but many new friendships were made!

 

 

TAILGATE WITH TRINITAS RAISES OVER $31,000 

On Sunday, December 3, 2017 guests gathered at Shacka-maxon Country Club in Scotch Plains to watch the New York Giants take on the Oakland Raiders. NY Giants greats Ottis Anderson, Stephen Baker and Bill Neill delighted Trinitas supporters. While the Giants did not walk away with a win, Trinitas took home a win by raising over $31,000 in net proceeds!  Thank you to everyone who supported this year’s Tailgate with Trinitas event; you are the real MVPs! Pictured above is Stephen Baker “The Touchdown Maker” and Lisa Liss, Trinitas Director of Volunteers having fun together.

 

SAVE THE DATE AND JOIN US FOR TRINITAS HEALTH FOUNDATION’S 2018 ANNUAL GALA

This year the event will be held on Thursday, May 10th at The Venetian in Garfield, New Jersey. Join us for a fun-filled night with 

dinner and dancing to music performed by The Infernos. You’ll also have a chance to win some amazing prizes by participating in our raffle drawing, tricky tray, and silent & live auction.

Please join us as we present the Healthcare Foundation of NJ with the Humanitarian Award and Allscripts with the Celebrating Philanthropy Award. Both organizations are very worthy of recognition.

Can’t join us but still want to support Trinitas? Contact the Foundation to learn about the many different sponsorship opportunities available, our online advertisement journal and other ways you can participate by donating items to our tricky tray and silent/live auction.

For more information contact Kim Boyer, Director of Fundraising Events, at (908) 994-8249 or kboyer@trinitas.org.

 

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CORNERSTONE CLUB LUNCHEON

Over 20 people gathered at the recent Cornerstone Club Luncheon to listen to a lecture on Trinitas’ outstanding Behavioral Health program and the upcoming renovations to our inpatient and Psych Emergency Department facilities. 

The Cornerstone Club honors individuals who express their commitment to the future of healthcare by making planned or endowment gifts to the Trinitas Health Foundation. For more information about our Cornerstone Club, please contact Bidisa Rai at  (908) 994-8249 or brai@trinitas.org.

TEENS FOR TEENS HELPING TRINITAS

Members of Teens for Teens of Union County recently donated $26,000 to provide new furnishings for patient rooms for the teens that live at New Point Specialty, the adolescent psychiatry program at Trinitas Regional Medical Center. 

The donation was presented in the form of a check at Trinitas’ 12th Annual Academic Awards Program in June. The New Point Specialty is a 15-bed behavioral residential treatment program for adolescents ages 14 to 18.

The Teens for Teens volunteer organization was formed in 2013 when founder Mitchell Kelly (a high school sophomore at the time) and a few of his friends decided to make a difference in their own community, specifically with teens who were less fortunate. Each year, they hold a Gala reception with a silent auction and teen performances to raise money for various causes. “It was lovely for them to choose Trinitas this year,” said Nadine Brechner, chief development officer and vice president of the Trinitas Health Foundation. “They are a very ambitious and generous bunch.”

COMEDY NIGHT WITH RITA RUDNER

Get ready to laugh until it hurts! Join us on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway, NJ for a Comedy Night featuring comedian RITA RUDNER. 

Rita Rudner is not simply one of America’s top comedians — she’s also a New York Times best-selling author, award-winning television personality, screenwriter, playwright, Broadway dancer, and actress. A house-filling favorite in Las Vegas, where she’s been performing for 14 years, Rudner is beloved for her witty one-liners, which have helped make hers the longest-running solo show in Vegas history — she’s sold more than a million tickets over the course of 2,000+ shows. Now’s your chance to catch this consummate comedian live!

Not only can you catch Rita Rudner Live, but you will also have the chance to stay after the show for dessert and a meet & greet with the comedian herself. Purchase Gold Circle or Orchestra tickets for this special offer. 

Can’t join us but still want to show your support? There are different sponsorship opportunities available, all including your name in the event program.

For ticket information, to register and/or support the event, visit http://trinitasrmc.org/comedy or contact Kim Boyer at kboyer@trinitas.org or (908) 994-8249.

 

MINETTE’S ANGELS

The recently received $8,300 grant from Minette’s Angels will support the cost of items needed for our breast cancer patients who are undergoing treatment at our breast center.  Grant funds will be used for lymphedema sleeves and gloves, wigs and mastectomy bras and prostheses for our breast cancer patients who are uninsured or underinsured. We anticipate the grant funds will cover the cost of 20 lymphedema sleeves and gloves, 10 wigs, 10 mastectomy bras, and 5 prostheses.  The grant has already helped two patients!

 

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ANOTHER HIT ON THE LINKS! 

Trinitas Health Foundation hosted yet another successful Annual Golf Classic & Spa Day at Echo Lake Country Club in Westfield, New Jersey.  The event raised over $180,000 in net proceeds! Over 120 golfers enjoyed a gorgeous day on the links. The day was complete with golf contests, raffle drawings and great company. While our golfers were out enjoying their day, our 25 spa guests enjoyed a pampering at Skin Deep Salon and Spa. All of the women received expert services and came to the evening’s festivities feeling refreshed! The evening concluded with cocktails, dinner, raffle prize giveaways and a silent auction where many lucky winners went home with some fantastic prizes. Thank you to all of our supporters! Please save the date for next year’s event on Monday, September 24, 2018. Pictured from left to right: Dr. John D’Angelo, John Richel, Dr. Richard Mackessy, Vic Richel.

 

ELIZABETHTOWN GAS MAKES A GENEROUS GIFT 

Gary S. Horan, President & CEO of Trinitas, thanked Tina Earley (center), Manager of Government and Community Affairs at Elizabethtown Gas,

along with Nadine Brechner, Chief Development Officer and Vice President of the Trinitas Health Foundation. Elizabethtown Gas awarded Trinitas a $25,000 grant for Proud Past, Promising Future: The Campaign to Expand Trinitas Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Department (ED). Thanks to Elizabethtown Gas for their generosity and continued support! 

 

INVESTORS FOUNDATION, INC. DONATES $50,000 FOR THE GARY S. HORAN EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

Thanks to Investors Foundation, Inc. for their generous gift of$50,000 to Proud Past, Promising Future: The Campaign to Expand Trinitas Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Department. Carmen Rivera (center), Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager at Investors Bank in Elizabeth, presented the check to Nadine Brechner (left), Chief Development Officer and Vice President of the Trinitas Health Foundation and Joanne McGann (right), Director of Major Gifts also from the Foundation. The overall goal of this project was to not only make the delivery of emergency care more efficient, but also more personal at Trinitas. 

 

THE TRINITAS CHARITABLE GIFT ANNUITY 

Would you like to provide for the future of Trinitas Regional Medical Center while ensuring that you or a loved one will receive a guaranteed income for life? A Trinitas Charitable Gift Annuity might be right for you! Benefits include: Earn as much as 10% interest* while supporting Trinitas Regional Medical Center; Receive fixed payments for life and help save lives; cure patients and keep people healthy; No trust administration and no set up costs to the donor; Receive an income tax deduction for a portion of your gift; Leave a legacy and assure the future vitality of Trinitas Regional Medical Center; and automatic inclusion in our Cornerstone Club – a legacy society.

Call Nadine Brechner or Joanne McGann today at (908) 994-8249 for additional information or to set up a meeting to discuss your gift to Trinitas.

 

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ANDREW H. CAMPBELL MEMORIAL SPORTING CLAYS TOURNAMENT 

Friends and family members of the Campbell family joined together with other Trinitas philanthropists on Thursday, June 22nd at the Hudson Farm Club in Andover, NJ, for a day of sport, remembrance, and charity. Held annually in memory of Andrew H. Campbell, a longtime supporter and board chairman of Trinitas, this year’s shoot netted over $48,000.  

When Mr. Campbell passed away, the Campbell family felt the best way to honor his memory was to establish an endowment in his name that would continue his legacy for the cause he loved the most—the people of Trinitas Regional Medical Center and the communities they serve. The Andrew H. Campbell Memorial Endowment benefits the Trinitas Cancer Center, the Trinitas Pallia-tive Care Program and the Trinitas Nursing Scholarship Program. Funds raised for the Endowment at the AHC Memorial Sporting Clays Tournament directly support these important programs.

If you would like additional information about this or starting your own endowment to remember a loved one, please contact Nadine Brechner or Joanne McGann at 908-994-8249.

 

BANK OF AMERICA MAKES 

$20,000 DONATION!

The Trinitas Health Foundation received a $20,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. The grant will support the Health Careers Exploration Program, a constructive and aspirational after-school and summer initiative that mentors students on achievable career options, teaching them the importance of volunteerism and motivating them to stay in school. The program includes: Summer Nursing Bootcamp, Medical Mentorships, Trinitas Teen Volunteer Program and Career Track & Certification Program. By offering career guidance and hands-on career exploration opportunities, our program has unlocked valuable economic opportunities for thousands of students from the greater Union County region, almost all of whom are from Elizabeth and from low-income families. Special thank you to Bank of America for its continued support and partnership. Summer Nursing Camp is a six-week program for Union County high school students contemplating a nursing career. This program has grown significantly and now serves 72 to 75 students per year. Last year a Bank of America representative came in and spoke with the students regarding finance topics.

THE PROVIDENT BANK FOUNDATION ASSISTS MEDICAL TRAINING AT TRINITAS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER 

Members of The Provident Bank Foundation team, along with a representative from Provident Bank, were on hand at Trinitas Regional Medical Center recently to present a check in the amount of $24,000 to purchase a “SimMan” Advanced Life Support Mannequin. The life-like mannequin simulates human functions and responses, and serves as a bridge between classroom learning and clinical experiences for emergency medical technicians (EMTs), firefighters and paramedics undergoing training at Trinitas.  With the addition of this equipment, Trinitas expects to train up to 530 students annually. Joseph McTernan (second from left), Senior Director/Community & Clinical Services at Trinitas, gratefully accepted the check from (left to right) Karen McMullen, Board member-The Provident Bank Foundation; Jane Kurek, Executive Director, The Provident Bank Foundation; and Michael Kahn, VP/Market Manager, Provident Bank.

 

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TRINITAS HEALTH FOUNDATION HONORS HEALTHCARE HEROES 

Hundreds of Trinitas friends and donors danced the night away at the Champions of Care Gala on Thursday, May 4th at The Venetian in Garfield, NJ. This beautiful black tie event honored Connie Dwyer with the Humanitarian Award and Quest Diagnostics with the Celebrating Philanthropy Award, and raised over $400,000 to benefit the patients of Trinitas! Join us next year! Please contact Joanne McGann at (908) 994-8249 for information about Trinitas fundraising events. Photo to left: From left to right: Bob Dwyer, Catherine Flynn, Esq. (Chair, Trinitas Health Foundation Board of Directors), Nadine Brechner (Chief Development Officer), Honoree Connie Dwyer (Founder, Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation), Gary Horan (President & CEO, Trinitas Health & RMC), Victor Richel (Chairman, Trinitas Health & RMC Board). Photo to Right: The Quest Diagnostics Team posed with Trinitas’ very own Stephen Bonventre, Trustee (Trinitas Health Foundation), Catherine Flynn, Nadine Brechner, and Gary Horan. To the right of Horan, Stuart Paul, General Manager for the East Region of Quest Diagnostics was the Gala award recipient!

 

IT’S “GAME ON” AT THE JUNE 2017 CLAY SHOOT

The 9th Annual Andrew H. Campbell Memorial Sporting Clays Tournament will take place on Thursday, June 22 at Hudson Farm Club in Andover, NJ. This annual event is a partnership between the family and friends of Andrew H. Campbell and the Trinitas Health Foundation.

“Since Andrew H. Campbell’s death in 2007, his family has chosen to continue his dedication to Trinitas by establishing the Andrew H. Campbell Memorial Endowment in his memory,” explains Nadine Brechner, Chief Development Officer, Trinitas Health Foundation. “As former chairman of the Board of Elizabeth General Medical Center and later chairman of Trinitas Health and Hospital, Andy Campbell played an integral role in the merger that created Trinitas. He later  worked tirelessly to set the direction for Trinitas that now serves more than 400,000 patients each year.”

The Clay Shoot welcomes both experienced and inexperienced shooters.  For those who don’t wish to participate in the traditional shooting experience, a guided nature photo “shoot” option is available as well.  The event will conclude with a fantastic pig roast and an awards presentation. Proceeds will benefit the Trinitas Nursing Scholarship Program.  

For further information about this event, contact Nadine Brechner or Joanne McGann at Trinitas Health Foundation, (908) 994-8249.

 

WE’RE ALMOST THERE! 

If you have visited us lately, you know that big things are happening at Trinitas! We are in the home stretch of an $18.7 million state-of-the-art expansion and renovation of our Emergency Department, which will decrease wait times and increase patient safety, comfort and satisfaction. This expansion—which will also create special areas for children, seniors and behavioral health patients—will be completed in August 2017.

We have raised almost $16 million to date. We are very proud to say that Trinitas board members, physicians, leadership and staff have come together and donated over $2.5 million to this important project, showing their commitment to providing the highest level of care to all the patients we serve. 

Would you like to be a part of all the excitement? To find out how you can help the patients of Trinitas and have your gift matched dollar-for-dollar by the JC Kellogg Foundation, please call Nadine Brechner or Rob Eccles at the Trinitas Health Foundation at (908) 994-8249.

TRINITAS IN THE WINNERS CIRCLE 

On February 25, 2017 hundreds of Trinitas supporters joined us at the Meadowlands Racetrack for Trinitas Health Foundation’s 13th Annual Evening at the Races. Attendees enjoyed a great night of action for an important cause, by joining us in the Winners Circle to benefit the patients of Trinitas Regional Medical Center! For information about attending or sponsoring upcoming events please call Joanne McGann at (908) 994-8249. Pictured above, Gary S. Horan, FACHE, President & CEO of Trinitas RMC (center), took in the race with wife Arlene Horan (left) and Chris & Karen Horan.

SNYDER FOUNDATION LEAVES  LASTING IMPRESSION    

Representatives from the Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder Foundation (left) visited Trinitas Regional Medical Center to get a firsthand look at the Emergency Department’s (ED) amazing transformation. Top on their list was a tour of the ED’s new Diagnostic Imaging Unit, since their generous grant helped pay for the unit’s technologically advanced 128 Slice CT Scan. This state-of-the-art equipment allows physicians to diagnose and treat patients far more quickly than ever before. The trustees pictured left stand proudly by their plaque in the Diagnostic Unit, which commemorates their beloved trustee Phyllis Snyder and honors the Snyder Foundation for their generous contribution.

 

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WE’RE ALMOST THERE! 

If you have visited us lately, you know that big things are happening at Trinitas! We are in the home stretch of an $18.7 million state-of-the-art expansion and renovation of our Emergency Department, which will decrease wait times and increase patient safety, comfort and satisfaction. This expansion—which will also create special areas for children, seniors and behavioral health patients—will be completed in August 2017.

We have raised almost $16 million to date. We are very proud to say that Trinitas board members, physicians, leadership and staff have come together and donated over $2.5 million to this important project, showing their commitment to providing the highest level of care to all the patients we serve. 

Would you like to be a part of all the excitement? To find out how you can help the patients of Trinitas and have your gift matched dollar-for-dollar by the JC Kellogg Foundation, please call Nadine Brechner or Rob Eccles at the Trinitas Health Foundation at (908) 994-8249.

TRINITAS IN THE  WINNERS CIRCLE 

On February 25, 2017 hundreds of Trinitas supporters joined us at the Meadowlands Racetrack for Trinitas Health Foundation’s 13th Annual Evening at the Races. Attendees enjoyed a great night of action for an important cause, by joining us in the Winners Circle to benefit the patients of Trinitas Regional Medical Center! For information about attending or sponsoring upcoming events please call Joanne McGann at (908) 994-8249. Pictured above, Gary S. Horan, FACHE, President & CEO of Trinitas RMC (center), took in the race with wife Arlene Horan (left) and Chris & Karen Horan.

SNYDER FOUNDATION LEAVES LASTING IMPRESSION    

Representatives from the Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder Foundation (left) visited Trinitas Regional Medical Center to get a firsthand look at the Emergency Department’s (ED) amazing transformation. Top on their list was a tour of the ED’s new Diagnostic Imaging Unit, since their generous grant helped pay for the unit’s technologically advanced 128 Slice CT Scan. This state-of-the-art equipment allows physicians to diagnose and treat patients far more quickly than ever before. The trustees pictured left stand proudly by their plaque in the Diagnostic Unit, which commemorates their beloved trustee Phyllis Snyder and honors the Snyder Foundation for their generous contribution.

 

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A LADY IN RED 

Trinitas Health Foundation held its Red Dress raffle drawing for an elegant full-length gown from the Aidan Mattox Occasion Shop at Bloomingdale’s in Short Hills. Terry Finamore, Stroke Program Coordinator, drew the winning ticket and Barbara Baglin of the Trinitas Pharmacy Department was the lucky winner. Nadine Brechner, Vice President of the Trinitas Health Foundation, reports that $1,360 was raised from the raffle. This donation will support the cardiac area in the new Emergency Department. A big thank you to Bloomingdale’s and Aidan Mattox of Short Hills Mall for this glamorous donation!

 

MONEY WELL SPENT 

Union County Savings Bank made a special donation of $100,000 to the expansion of the Trinitas Emergency Department. No stranger to giving, Union County Savings is one of the leading companies in Union County that continues to give support and uplift the community through its charitable efforts. From left to right; Nadine Brechner, VP of the Trinitas Health Foundation, poses with Dr. John Donahue, retired Trinitas surgeon and Trustee of the Union County Savings Bank Board, Mr. Don Sims, President and CEO of Union County Savings Bank, and Gary S. Horan, President & CEO of Trinitas RMC.

 

TOUCHDOWN FOR TRINITAS! 

Trinitas Health Foundation’s 3rd Annual Tailgate with Trinitas event was held on Sunday, December 4th. The event featured five past prominent players, Harry Carson, Stephen Baker, Charles Way, Bart Oates, and Bill Neill, each of whom were on-hand to revel in the festivities. With endless amounts of “tailgate” food, as well as beer and wine, the event has become part of the Trinitas Health Foundation’s fabric. We hope you can join in on the action next year! Pictured from left to right President & CEO of Trinitas, Gary Horan, Hall of Famer Harry Carson,  Bill Neill, Irv Brechner, Charles Way, VP of Trinitas Human Resources, Glenn Nacion, and Stephen Baker.  

 

SAVE THE DATE! Trinitas Gala honoring Connie Dwyer on May 4th at the Venetian! Call Nadine at 908-994-8249 for more details!