By far one of the most prominent beneficiaries of Snyder philanthropy has been the Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center. This medical institution, located in Plainfield, NJ, is part of the Solaris Health System and serves the vital healthcare needs of Union County community patrons.
The Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center has received more then $8.8 million in funding from the Snyder Foundation to date, in support of expanding its growing spectrum of essential facilities and services needed to improve the availability and quality of medical care in the community at large.
The Foundation’s generous donations to Muhlenberg, with the very first made in 1986, culminated in the financing of one of its greatest accomplishments to date – the establishment and dedication of its new and improved Harold B. & Dorothy A. Snyder Schools or Nursing, Medical Imaging and Therapeutic Sciences in 2006. Previously, the school enrolled approximately 350 students annually, but with the dedication of the new building funded by an $8-million Snyder Foundation grant, the enrollment capacity jumped to 500 students per year.
Snyder’s financial support was especially critical in the development and opening of the Audrey A. Snyder Single Parent Program and Family Residence, dedicated in 2006 under the Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder Schools of Nursing umbrella. Intended to support the needs and ease the challenges of single parents who study nursing, the school and residential facilities offer the environment and tools students need to improve their odds for professional success and opportunities to build a better life for themselves and their children.
With Snyder’s financial assistance over the last two decades, the Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center was also able to introduce a multitude of novel, cutting-edge, state-of-the-art medical equipment, technologies, and techniques, considerably improving the accessibility and quality of medical practices and services for those seeking treatment.