Wakefern Supports Deborah Heart and Lung Center with $1 Million Donation
By Grocery Headquarters Staff
As part of its ongoing commitment to supporting those served by the Deborah Heart and Lung Center, Wakefern Food Corp. presented a $1 million donation to the hospital at a special presentation ceremony earlier this week. This contribution will go directly towards patient aid to help provide cutting edge cardiac care to those who need it, regardless ability to pay for treatment. The hospital, located in Browns Mills, NJ, is one of just a handful of care facilities in the country that does not bill treatment, even when insurance falls short on costs, allowing patients and their families to focus on the healing process in a much less stressful environment. As a result, Deborah relies heavily on donations and partnerships with companies like Wakefern. “Wakefern is our biggest supporter," said Corinne Kashan, executive director of special events for the Deborah Hospital Foundation. “We don't allow financial stress to affect our patients, and this generous donation ensures that all people, especially those without health insurance, will continue to have access to quality care at Deborah.” Hospital representatives gathered with Wakefern executives at their corporate headquarters in Keasbey to discuss the rapidly changing, often uncertain health care landscape. Regardless of the ever changing environment, both institutions remain committed to the communities they serve. “Deborah is all about what matters most - family. At the heart of our business, we are a company made up of ‘families serving families’ and I think that’s why we’ve had this very long relationship with Deborah over the years. We are proud to share their vision and purpose and to play this small part in making a difference in the lives of those they serve,” said Wakefern President and COO Joe Sheridan.