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During this time – A Message from Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation

Dear Friends,

It has been a difficult and unprecedented year for all of us. Our priority from the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic was to continue to provide quality care to patients while keeping our team members and community safe. Since the beginning of this challenging time, you have inspired us with your kindness and generosity. You stepped up to donate to our COVID-19 Response Fund, provide critical personal protective equipment (PPE), feed our health care heroes on the frontlines of this pandemic, and so much more. We are so very grateful for your ongoing support.

Our team members are still hard at work. We continue to care for COVID-19 patients, and scientists at Hackensack Meridian Center for Discovery and Innovation continue to develop cutting-edge therapies to treat this disease. From laboratory bench to clinical bedside, scientists, researchers, and physicians are joining in this effort to Stand Up to COVID.

As we approach the season of gratitude, we reflect on your unwavering dedication and remain moved by all we have achieved together. We want to keep doing our part by continuing to provide high-quality, compassionate care to our community while also pursuing innovative treatments, therapies, and solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic. We ask that you consider partnering with us as we continue to advance patient care, research, education, and treatment.

The work we have done and continue to would not be possible without your efforts. We again offer our deepest thanks to you all.

Our thoughts are with our community, and we wish you all safety and health this holiday season.

Best Regards,

Clare Q. Ward
Vice President, Development – Principal Gifts
Interim Executive Director, Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation

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Our Mission:

Our mission is to encourage community philanthropy and support exceptional patient care at Hackensack University Medical Center, advance medical education at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, and fund cutting-edge research at the Center for Discovery and Innovation.


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