Patients at Hackensack Meridian Health to benefit from $450,000 Gift from Town Title Agency

Hackensack, NJ - July 5, 2022 - Hackensack Meridian Health Foundation is pleased to announce a generous commitment of $450,000 from Town Title Agency, LLC, a longtime supporter and title insurance agency based in Paramus, in benefit of patients at Hackensack Meridian Health and Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health.

This is Town Title’s second commitment to Hackensack Meridian Health Foundation, bringing its total contribution to more than $700,000 over the last several years. The agency’s gift will provide for diabetes clinical support, pediatric cancer research and behavioral health and addiction needs. 

“For more than 10 years, Town Title Agency has been a valued and committed partner of Hackensack Meridian Health and Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health,” said Amy Glazer, executive director, Children’s Health, Hackensack Meridian Health Foundation. “The agency has held and attends events in support of our causes and has given so much to support our diabetes programs, pediatric cancer research and behavioral health and addiction programs. We are grateful for their continued partnership and incredible support.”

In the past, Town Title Agency’s giving has benefited the Inserra Diabetes Research Fund in honor of Lindsey Inserra and the Inserra family. Lindsey’s father, Larry Inserra, is chairman of Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation. The agency’s recent commitment in honor of the Inserra family and their efforts will focus on support of Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health’s pediatric and transition programs at the Inserra Diabetes Research Institute, located at Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center. The allocation of Town Title Agency’s support will be under the direction of Colette Knight, M.D., chair of The Inserra Family Diabetes Institute and director of the endocrinology division at Hackensack University Medical Center. Town Title Agency’s support will be transformative to many patients and their families through diabetes education, telehealth consultations to patients, better access to nutritionists to help manage disease and psychological support.  

Town Title Agency is also an early supporter of Tackle Kids Cancer,  a philanthropic initiative of Hackensack Meridian Health Foundation to raise critical funds for pediatric cancer research and programs at Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health Children’s Cancer Institute. Past gifts have helped Tackle Kids Cancer expand its research and clinical services, and Town Title’s recent commitment will provide further funding to Tackle Kids Cancer’s research programs at Hackensack Meridian Center for Discovery and Innovation in pediatric neuro-oncology research and immunotherapy treatments in pediatric cancer. Thanks, in part, to donors such as Town Title Agency, this program now has more than 100 clinical trials being provided to pediatric patients and new programs are currently in development for solid tumors and gene therapy.  

Lastly, Town Title Agency’s support will benefit behavioral health at Hackensack Meridian Carrier Clinic, which has provided much-needed substance use disorder treatment to northern New Jersey with the development of The Retreat & Recovery At Ramapo Valley, a division of Carrier Clinic, located in Mahwah, and Blake Recovery Center, located in Belle Meade. This facility has been developed with the backing of donors Caryl and Jimmy Kourgelis, and Town Title Agency’s giving is in honor of their support. The facility is currently open and offers services for intensive outpatient programming and outpatient programming. Phase 2 of the development of The Retreat & Recovery At Ramapo Valley will include a 48-bed inpatient detox and rehabilitation facility, providing state-of-the-art addiction treatment. Town Title Agency’s recent commitment will be directed toward enhancing The Retreat & Recovery At Ramapo Valley’s inpatient facility development. 

“Town Title is, and always has been, proud to support the life-saving work being done by Hackensack Meridian Health,” said Christopher Rotio, executive vice president at Town Title Agency, who is a longtime member of Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation’s Board of Trustees and a recently appointed member of the Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Corporation Board. “For a long time, the Town Title Agency name has been synonymous with helping people, and we are delighted to continue that tradition by renewing our commitment to the hospital. We would also like to congratulate CEO Bob Garrett for his leadership and vision throughout Hackensack Meridian Health, as well as Mark Sparta for his stewardship as president and chief hospital executive of Hackensack University Medical Center and president of the North Region at Hackensack Meridian Health, as they and their teams continue to provide exceptional care for the community.”

To learn more about Hackensack Meridian Health Foundation, visit 


Hackensack Meridian Health Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3), is the philanthropic division of Hackensack Meridian Health, a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the largest, most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care. The foundation oversees fundraising for the network’s three academic medical centers, two children’s hospitals and six community-based medical center foundations, as well as key initiatives, programs and services offered by Hackensack Meridian Health, including behavioral health, children’s health, Hackensack Meridian Health’s Center for Discovery & Innovation and Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine.  Hackensack Meridian Health Foundation is recognized as one of the top three nonprofit organizations in New Jersey in the NJBIZ Reader Rankings. Visit for more information.

Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit healthcare organization that is the largest, most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care.

Hackensack Meridian Health comprises 17 hospitals from Bergen to Ocean counties, which includes three academic medical centers – Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune and JFK University Medical Center in Edison; one university teaching hospital – Ocean University Medical Center in Brick; two children’s hospitals - Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in Hackensack, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune; eight community hospitals – Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, Old Bridge Medical Center in Old Bridge, Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair, Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, Pascack Valley Medical Center in Westwood, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, and Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin; a behavioral health hospital – Carrier Clinic in Belle Mead; and two rehabilitation hospitals - JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute in Edison and Johnson Rehabilitation Institute in Brick.

Additionally, the network has more than 500 patient care locations throughout the state which include ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living communities, ambulance services, lifesaving air medical transportation, fitness and wellness center, rehabilitation centers, urgent care centers and physician practice locations. Hackensack Meridian Health has more than 36,000 team members, and 7,000 physicians and is a distinguished leader in health care philanthropy, committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves.

The network’s notable distinctions include having more top-ranked hospitals than anyone in New Jersey, as recognized by U.S. News & World Report, 2021-22. Hackensack University Medical Center is the only hospital in New Jersey with the #1 adult and children’s hospital rankings.

John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center is New Jersey's best cancer center, as recognized by U.S. News & World Report, 2021-22.  This premier cancer center is also the largest and most comprehensive center dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, management, research, screenings, and preventive care as well as survivorship of patients with all types of cancers. John Theurer Cancer Center is part of Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center.

Additionally, the network partnered with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to ensure that patients have access to the highest quality, most individualized cancer care when and where they need it.

The Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, the first private medical school in New Jersey in more than 50 years, welcomed its first class of students in 2018 to its campus in Nutley and Clifton. The Hackensack Meridian Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI), housed in a fully renovated state-of-the-art facility, seeks to translate current innovations in science to improve clinical outcomes for patients with cancer, infectious diseases and other life-threatening and disabling conditions.

Hackensack Meridian Health is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, an interstate consortium of leading health systems, to focus on the sharing of best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies. To learn more, visit 


Town Title Agency is a full-service title insurance agency headquartered in Paramus, NJ. Founded in 2002, Town Title has grown to become a leader in the title search and settlement industry and has developed a reputation that is second to none. Over the past 20 years, Town Title has processed in excess of 23,000 title searches – and is still growing. Town Title Agency provides national title services in all 50 states, with direct licensure in New Jersey, New York and 13 others. It is an agent for Chicago Title Insurance Company, First American Title Insurance Company and Stewart Title Guaranty Company.

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