Hospital gets $30-MIL donation

June 16, 2008 12:35:35 PM PDT
A North Jersey Hospital will be getting what's believed to be the biggest donation ever to a hospital in the Garden State. A former steel worker-turned-real estate and investment leader has pledged to give $30 million to The Valley Hospital.

The hospital in Ridgewood, where donor David F. Bolger lives, is set to announce the gift this morning.

Bolger is president of Bolger & Co. Inc., which has real estate holdings throughout the country.

He's previously given to many charities and institutions, including gifts to Valley Hospital to expand its pediatric and adult emergency departments and to make it the first in the state with a high-tech portable CT scanner.

Valley says it will use the $30 million for improvements to its main campus.