Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive health network, is pleased to announce a generous gift of $120,000 and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from SUEZ North America to support research and the network’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nadine Leslie, CEO of SUEZ North America, presented Robert C. Garrett, CEO, Hackensack Meridian Health with a gift of $100,000 and PPE to benefit the research team at Hackensack Meridian Health’s Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI) and an additional $20,000 to support Hackensack Meridian Palisades Medical Center’s COVID-19 Response Fund. The gift was made in memory of Joseph Simunovich, former co-chair of Hackensack Meridian Health Board of Trustees and Founding Chair of the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine. Mr. Simunovich also served on the Board of Directors for SUEZ North America.
“We are delighted to make this substantial donation to Hackensack Meridian Health in honor of our former colleague and great friend, Joe Simunovich,” said Nadine Leslie, CEO of SUEZ North America.
“We are excited to apply much of our donation today to the Center for Discovery and Innovation, which is so important in the fight against COVID-19 and in keeping our employees, customers and community healthy and safe.”