Funding the Future

Seated, front: Lester Bornstein, Vice Chair, HFNJ. Standing, from left: Marsha Atkind, Executive Director and CEO, HFNJ; Stephen P. Zieniewicz, FACHE, President and CEO, SBMC; Christopher Freer, DO, Chair, Emergency Department, SBMC; Beth Levithan, PhD, Honorary Chair, HFNJ; Jay Blumenfeld, Assistant Treasurer, HFNJ; Amy Schechner, Chair, HFNJ; Lisa Block, Senior Program Officer, HFNJ. Note: This photo was taking pre-pandemic and before mask and social distancing requirements.


Emergency care is transformed, with the help of the healthcare foundation of New Jersey.

The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey (HFNJ), a longtime partner of Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC), has awarded the medical center a $1 million grant toward the 25,000-square-foot expansion of the Emergency Department. The HFNJ gift will be use d specifically to expand the size of the department’s observation unit to 22 beds and purchase movable clinical, patient monitoring and nursing equipment. The expansion will allow the Emergency Department to accommodate 130,000 visits per year.

“We are grateful to the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey for their continuous support and assistance with the transformation of the Saint Barnabas Medical Center campus and the expansion of our Emergency Department,” says Stephen P. Zieniewicz, FACHE, President and CEO, SBMC. “This transformation is part of the ongoing campus enhancements to address the evolving needs of our patients and community for the future.”


Out of abundance of caution and for your safety, Saint Barnabas Medical Center has canceled or reimagined all in-person events for 2020. The funds raised through these events remain critical. We are counting on your continued support of our critical care initiatives.

GOLF: Our nurses, physicians and staff exemplified courage and compassion when it was needed most. This year, we are asking our valued supporters of the 46th Annual Saint Barnabas Medical Center Golf Open and Friends of Saint Barnabas Golf Classic to support the Emergency Response Fund in honor of the frontline heroes who work here. To support, please visit

MIRACLE WALK: The 20th Annual Miracle Walk is now taking place virtually! Participants are being asked to walk 1 mile, from home, any time between Sunday, October 11, and Saturday, October 17. Since its inception, Miracle Walk has raised almost $6.5 million for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. To walk on behalf of our tiniest patients, register at

BREAST CANCER: Every two minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. In lieu of the Fashion for the Pink Crusade, we are asking our friends to support these women and their families by donating to the breast programs at Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center. Every donor will receive a link to an exclusive fashion presentation by Neiman Marcus. To make your gift, visit

We look forward to celebrating these events with you—in person—next year!

To learn more about events and how to support Saint Barnabas Medical Center, visit