I Can’t Wait to See the First Graduating Class

Daniel E. Straus


A resident of Bergen County for 30 years, Daniel Straus has been a major presence in the New Jersey and national health care landscape his entire adult life and active in many philanthropic causes.

“The two areas of philanthropy closest to my heart are health care and education,” he admits. “Hackensack University Medical Center offers a unique opportunity to help both, with the creation of a new medical school.”

Daniel was attracted by the vision of a teaching hospital built essentially from scratch – “without the legacy problems and impediments that other institutions and schools often have” – which really provided for the development of the next generation of primary care physicians.


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  • So this gift was a simple decision to make; there was no equivocation, it was consistent with our approach to life.