Photo: Freeholder John Mitchell; John Cosgrove, Foundation at BRMC Chairman; Don Landzettel; and Joseph Orlando, BRMC President and Chairman of the Board of Directors. Credit BRMC
The Foundation at Bergen Regional Medical Center dedicated the newly renovated BRMC chapel to Donald Landzettel, a former foundation chairman and current foundation trustee during the recent official reopening of the chapel ceremony.
The newly renovated multi-faith chapel serves as a spiritual center for the hospital's many long-term care residents who call BRMC their home. The chapel renovation was possible through the fundraising efforts of the BRMC Foundation and generous donations from staff and community members.
The new chapel has several features to welcome patients, residents, friends, family, visitors and staff of all faiths. A sliding panel behind the altar reveals symbols of each of the major faiths observed by the hospital's patients and residents. In addition to the sliding panels, the symbols from various religions adorn the walls. The ceiling is decorated with a painting of a blue sky with clouds.
"You just look up and you know that your hope and your help and your healing comes from God," Bishop Charles Singletary said as part of the dedication.
“Spiritual guidance helps our patients and residents tend to their emotional wellbeing and continue to practice the faith that is an integral part of their lives,” said Bergen Regional Medical Center President Joseph Orlando.
“We’d like to thank everyone who donated their time, talents, money, goods and services to help us rebuild the hospital’s chapel,” said Foundation President John Cosgrove. “With so many people who consider BRMC their home, we needed to make sure to provide all our residents and patients with an environment where their religious and spiritual needs can be attended.”
"Whenever the volunteers ask me if I want to go to the Chapel I always say yes and go. For me it is the most important thing.I like parties and other activities. But I always attend all chapel services first" - JB
Donations can be made online
or sent to:
The Foundation at
Bergen Regional Medical Center
230 East Ridgewood Ave.
Paramus, NJ 07652
Contact the Foundation:
John Cosgrove - Chairman
Nasar Mahmud - Vice Chairman
Richard Colloca - Treasurer
Don Landzettel - Assistant Treasurer
Gitelle Seer - Secretary
Laura Genovese Behrmann
Rabbi Neal I. Borovitz
Jeffrey Carney, Esq.
Serge Dumay, MD
Lucille Joel, EdD
Nicholas Laganella II
Nancy Mueller, MD