Christian Health Care Center’s “A Celebration Of Excellence” Raises Record-breaking Funds

Honorees Garry and Raeann Dykhouse and Kuiken Brothers Company Inc. presented with the David F. Bolger Award for Service and Leadership

Christian Health Care Center (CHCC) in Wyckoff honored Garry and Raeann Dykhouse and Kuiken Brothers Company Inc. for their legacy of service, leadership, and commitment to our communities. “A Celebration of Excellence” was held on Thursday,October 16, at The Terrace at Biagio’s in Paramus. Four hundred and 20 people attended the event, including Wyckoff Mayor Douglas J. Christie and Elizabeth Randall, former Bergen County Freeholder and New Jersey State Insurance Commissioner and current Commissioner of the Bergen County Improvement Authority. The event raised a record-breaking total of more than $260,000 forCHCC’s 2014 Annual Fund, which will be used to make extensive renovations to Heritage Manor West Nursing Home.

Garry and Raeann Dykhouse have devoted most of their lives to serving the community.  Giving back to others is very important to both of them. In addition to their commitment and leadership at CHCC, together they have served as volunteers for the Wyckoff Volunteer Ambulance Corps and American Red Cross National Disaster Response Program.

Kuiken Brothers Company Inc. has been an active supporter of several volunteer groups and non-profit organizations, including CHCC, always putting the community’s needs first. Following Hurricane Sandy in 2012, staff at all locations worked quickly to deliver supplies throughout the region, all the while trying to recover from the storm themselves.

“Christian Health Care Center was so pleased to present the David F. Bolger Award for Service and Leadership to these extraordinary honorees this year,” said Douglas A. Struyk, CPA, LNHA, CHCC President and CEO. “A Celebration of Excellence gathered friends and community members to recognize and celebrate the contributions that our honorees have made to our community and the legacy of giving that they have created.”

Cynthia and David Visbeen and Bernie M. Flynn, President & CEO, NJM Insurance Group, served as event co-chairs and attended the event. A special tribute video was presented to showcase the honorees’ community service and leadership. To view the special tribute video and more photos from “A Celebration of Excellence,” visit CHCC is still accepting gifts in honor of Garry and Raeann Dykhouse and Kuiken Brothers. To make a special tribute gift, visit A special note will be sent to the honorees acknowledging your gift.

About Christian Health Care Center:

CHCC provides a broad continuum of high-quality, compassionate care, offering superior senior-life, short-term rehab, and mental-health services. As a non-profit organization, we deliver care to our community based upon the Christian principles on which we were founded more than a century ago.

For more information, visit  (201) 848-5200.

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