Gift Given for Deborah Heart and Lung Center’s 98th Birthday

Deborah Hospital Foundation has announced a $1 million gift from Hilda Groth of Shrewsbury, NJ to Deborah100: The Campaign. The gift to the Foundation is in support of Deborah Heart and Lung Center, New Jersey’s only specialty cardiac, pulmonary, and vascular hospital, and was announced on the Hospital’s Annual Day of Giving which is celebrated on Deborah’s incorporation day, or “birthday.” This year Deborah was 98 years old.

The gift by Mrs. Groth to Deborah100 supports a $55 million multi-year initiative to add new patient floors at Deborah, all with private inpatient suites and upgrades to the latest technology. The project is scheduled for completion in 2022 to coincide with Deborah’s 100th Anniversary.

“I am honored to announce my family’s $1 million gift to Deborah Hospital Foundation on Deborah’s 98th birthday,” said Mrs. Groth. “We support Deborah as a demonstration of gratitude to an organization that feels like part of my family. It is one of many ways to stand behind an organization that has obligingly, helpfully, and so diligently cared for me, my family, my friends, and the greater community for so long. Like so many others whose lives have been saved at Deborah, we are indebted to them. We hope that even in these difficult and uncertain times others will support Deborah100: The Campaign.

Deborah President and CEO Joseph Chirichella noted: “The Groth family gift is especially significant to us, underscoring that our place at the forefront of ground-breaking medical care is greatly appreciated by our patients. This gift represents the sense of family, compassion and kindness that is also embedded in our founding mission ‘there is no price on life’. We deeply appreciate the long relationship we have had with the Groth family, and are thankful for their generosity that will further elevate care in the region.”

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