The Helping Angels Organization Raises Funds To Support Children In Speech Therapy At Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center

Members of The Helping Angels, a local non-profit professional women’s organization, recently made a generous $13,000 donation to support a voice technology program that will help children in Speech Therapy at Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center. The Helping Angels raised the funds by organizing a special black-tie gala in April at The Stony Hill Inn in Hackensack, NJ.

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Members of The Helping Angels and Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center's Physical Medicine Department during the check presentation.

Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center's licensed speech-language pathologists develop communication by improving speech, language, voice, social, feeding and swallowing skills to the children in our local communities. Thanks to The Helping Angels' donation, pathologists can now give a "voice" to children who lack the ability to communicate.

According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, about one in 12 (7.7 percent) American children between 3 and 17 has a disorder relating to voice, speech, language, or swallowing. Additionally, by first grade, nearly five percent of children have noticeable speech disorders (including stuttering and dysarthria — difficult articulation).

About The Helping Angels

The Helping Angels is a non-profit women's organization established in 1996. The organization was created to provide a wide range of community and charitable services to populations that have historically been underserved: women, children and the elderly. The Helping Angels are bound by a commitment to help these groups in our communities to survive and flourish. As new generations of women become professionals, the organization hopes to provide role models for women who face the challenges of being a professional in today's global environment.

About Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center

Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center is located at 7600 River Road in North Bergen, NJ, and it serves a population of 400,000 in Hudson and southern Bergen counties. The not-for-profit medical center is a part of the Hackensack Meridian Health System, and it features a 202-bed hospital and The Harborage, a 245-bed nursing home and rehabilitation center.

Palisades Medical Center is ranked as one of the top hospitals of its size in New Jersey by Inside Jersey magazine and Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. The New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) has honored Palisades Medical Center with its prestigious Community Outreach Award for its year-round commitment to educate residents, improve access to care, and reduce health disparities. Palisades Medical Center is the largest employer in its service area with more than 1,300 employees. It has been recognized as one of Modern Healthcare's Best Places to Work in Healthcare. For more information, please call (201) 854-5000 or visit palisadesmedical.org.