RAHWAY — The RWJ Rahway Foundation mourns the passing of Catherine “Kitty” Quadrel, who died on Aug. 5. A Life Member of the Foundation Board and with her family, Quadrel was a 2007 Guardian of the Rose recipient for her many years of dedication and outstanding philanthropic support to RWJ Rahway. The Nicholas and Catherine Quadrel Foundation donated nearly $500,000 to the hospital.
In 2007, when the new Nicholas Quadrel Healthy Heart Center was dedicated, a plaque in tribute to Mrs. Quadrel was unveiled. The inscription on the plaque read “dedicated with deepest gratitude to Catherine “Kitty” Quadrel for decades of unfaltering philanthropic support to The Nicholas Quadrel Healthy Heart Center and the construction of this new facility.”
Nick and Kitty Quadrel cut the ribbon at the opening of the first Healthy Heart Center at RWJ Rahway in 1988. This event marked the fruition of Nick and Kitty’s vision for this important community resource. In 1993, the center would be re-named the Nicholas Quadrel Healthy Heart Center, a fitting memorial to her late husband, a long-time hospital board member.
When learning of the passing of Mrs. Quadrel, Kirk Tice, RWJ Rahway President and CEO, said that Kitty Quadrel was a very special person who cared deeply for the hospital and shared generously so that thousands of heart attack survivors would receive life enhancing cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation.
The Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway Foundation is a not for profit hospital foundation whose mission is to raise funds for the support of RWJ Rahway, which was founded in 1917.
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