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Christian Health Gala Will Honor Community Leaders

Christian Health’s (CHCC) A Celebration of Excellence gala, which will be held on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at The Venetian in Garfield, will honor Hawthorne, Wayne, and Wyckoff first responders – police and volunteer fire departments, first-aid squad, and ambulance corps – along with current and former boards of trustees of CHCC and its Foundation.

2019 marks the 20th anniversary of the CHCC Foundation, and a wonderful opportunity to honor those who have and continue to inspire, lead, serve, and protect CHCC and the community-at-large.

“Our gratitude, respect, and admiration for the Hawthorne, Wayne, and Wyckoff first responders – past, present, and future – are constant. They are our everyday heroes and continue to inspire all of us at CHCC to selflessly serve, protect, and care for others with dignity, compassion, and honor,” said Douglas A. Struyk, CPA, LNHA, President and CEO of CHCC.

Since its inception in 1911, CHCC has continually expanded and enhanced its senior-life, mental-health, and short-term rehab services, programs, and residences based on community need with the vision and guidance of knowledgeable and dedicated trustees. Today, this board is aided in its efforts by the CHCC Foundation. Foundation trustees help educate the community about CHCC’s mission and seek support through financial gifts, volunteer efforts, and prayer.

“For decades, our boards of trustees, like our community first responders, have demonstrated tireless devotion to those we serve and to the community,” said Mr. Struyk. “Our trustees have made a tremendous impact on the strategic and expansive growth of CHCC and its many programs and services, always with a commitment to excellence.”

CHCC expresses gratitude for the steadfast generosity of its supporters. Major contributing event sponsors include Atlantic, Tomorrow’s Office; Columbia Bank Foundation; Kuiken Brothers; NJM Insurance Group; Patient Care Associates; Railroad Construction Company, Inc.; and Select Rehabilitation.

This year’s gala will feature a special tribute video and a musical performance by the NJHSA Chorale. For full event details, including ticket and sponsorship opportunities, visit or contact (201) 848-5799 or

About Christian Health

CHCC provides a broad continuum of high-quality, compassionate care, offering superior senior-life programs and residences, inpatient and outpatient short-term rehab, and extensive behavioral-health services. As a non-profit and Gold – Excellence in Quality Award-winning organization, we welcome all people and deliver Person- and Family-centered Care to our community based upon the Christian principles on which we were founded more than a century ago. For more information, visit