Affinity Federal Credit Union pledges $50,000 to new Saint Peter’s center for clinical training

September 7, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.: The Affinity Federal Credit Union Foundation has pledged $50,000 over three years in support of the Simulation Center for Inter-Professional Learning at Saint Peter’s University Hospital.  The donation will be used to advance programming at Saint Peter’s new state-of-the-art simulation center. Shown presenting a check for the funds are Dr. Lauretta A. Farrell, executive director, The Affinity Federal Credit Union Foundation; Stephanie L. Medianka, grants manager, Saint Peter’s Foundation; James S. Choma, chief development officer and executive director, Saint Peter’s Foundation; Leslie D. Hirsch, interim CEO and president, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, and John T. Fenton, president and CEO, Affinity Federal Credit Union. The “Sim” Center will encompass an Institute for Bedside Medicine, an Institute for Technical Simulation, and a medical library for healthcare providers and patients.  The goal of the Sim Center is to promote the development of a multidisciplinary approach to patient care.  It will be structured to meet the educational needs of all healthcare staff (medical students, residents, attending physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, pharmacists, social workers, and others).  Because of the support of organizations such as The Affinity Federal Credit Union Foundation, the Simulation Center for Inter-Professional Learning at Saint Peter’s University Hospital will become a resource for Saint Peter’s staff to reach the highest levels of expertise in patient care. The Sim Center will open in the fall of this year.

About The Affinity Federal Credit Union Foundation
The Affinity Federal Credit Union Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Affinity Federal Credit Union and its members. Together, we leverage our contributions to make impactful investments in local, grassroots charitable organizations, with a special focus on improving the financial lives of our members, friends and neighbors in the communities where we live, work, worship and attend school. Along with our volunteer efforts, together we are working to "Create Something Better." For more information, please follow us on Facebook (AffinityGives) and Twitter (@AffinityFCU).

About Saint Peter’s Healthcare System
Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Inc., parent company of the Saint Peter’s healthcare delivery system, is comprised of Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a 478-bed acute-care teaching hospital; Saint Peter’s Foundation, the fundraising arm of the hospital, and Saint Peter’s Health and Management Services Corp., which oversees the system’s outpatient facilities including the CARES Surgicenter and the New Brunswick Cardiac Cath Lab. Saint Peter’s is sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen. For more information about Saint Peter’s Healthcare System visit or call 732-745-8600

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