Philanthropist Hits 'Donation Milestone' with $40 Million to Valley Hospital

The hospital recently held a ceremony to thank Ridgewood resident David Bolger for his contributions over the years.

Valley Hospital recently acknowledged a local philanthropist for reaching a donation milestone. Former Real Estate Investment Firm President David Bolger has cumulatively donated $40 million to the Valley Health System, the hospital announced in a release last week.

According to the release, Bolger, who splits his time between residences in Ridgewood and Sarasota, Fla., has made the following major contributions to Valley:

  • 2013: $950,000 for the purchase of the O-arm Multi-Dimensional Surgical Imaging System
  • 2012: $1.6 million for the purchase of a -da Vinci Surgical System
  • 2011: $5.0 million in support for the Bolger Medical Arts Building (Dedicated 2013)
  • 2011: $500,000 for the purchase of portable digital X-Ray equipment
  • 2010: $300,000 for the purchase of two Mobile Intensive Care Units
  • 2008: $30 million toward the renewal of the hospital’s main campus
  • 2008: $450,000 for the purchase of a portable CT Scan
  • 2006: $500,000 for a new computer documentation system for the Emergency Department
  • 1999: $1.1 million toward the renovation and expansion of the Emergency Department and Pediatric Emergency Department, now known as the Bolger Emergency Department.

The hospital recognized and thanked Bolger at the Valley Hospital Foundation's Leadership Reception on May 8.

"Words cannot express how deeply appreciative we are of David’s extraordinary support," Valley CEO Audrey Meyers said in the release.

"We thank him for the impact his incredible generosity will have on the hundreds of thousands of patients that will be treated at the hospital for years to come.”

Citizen of America May 19, 2014 at 08:46 AM
Tune in to the Ridgewood Blog for more senseless Bolger-bashing
JAFO May 19, 2014 at 09:08 AM
The impact of these gifts cannot be measured. Amazingly generous. Thank you!


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