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Ridgewood's Valley Hospital Foundation Receives $10K Donation

Valley Hospital Foundation Trustee Peter Marron, Michael A. DeBernardi,Executive VP, COO of Oritani Bank, Rose Marie Ranuro, RN, MSN, the Director of Clinical Services within Valley Home Care, and Valley Hospital Foundation Trustee Joseph Pfeiffer.
Valley Hospital Foundation Trustee Peter Marron, Michael A. DeBernardi,Executive VP, COO of Oritani Bank, Rose Marie Ranuro, RN, MSN, the Director of Clinical Services within Valley Home Care, and Valley Hospital Foundation Trustee Joseph Pfeiffer. Photo Credit: Valley Hospital

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- The Valley Hospital Foundation was awarded a $10,000 donation from the Oritani Bank Charitable Foundation on Sunday.

The funds will support Valley Home Care’s Butterflies Program, which program provides comprehensive home care services that focus on comfort and relief of suffering for the child and support for their parents, siblings and extended family members.

“This donation will help patients and families who are dealing with a life limiting diagnosis,” Rose Marie Ranuro, RN, MSN and Director of Clinical Services within Valley Home Care, said in a statement. “As we walk along this journey, we can provide in-home support with nursing, social workers, art therapy, and chaplains”.

The professional services range from nursing visits, physician consultations to clinical social workers for support and resources, rehabilitation therapists, and home health aides.

Over the past 15 years the Butterflies Program has provided care to children diagnosed with cancer, including brain, bone, ovarian, soft tissue tumors and leukemia. Care has also been provided to children with progressive neurological diseases, such as muscular dystrophy, and leukodystrophy as well as chromosomal disorders, cardiac disease, heart failure, and renal failure have been involved in the program.

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