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Klath Gift Funds Motorized Parallel Bars

Princeton HealthCare System Foundation Board Member Norman Klath and wife, Nancy Klath

Whenever longtime donors and area residents Norman and Nancy Klath see a need—whether at Princeton HealthCare System or in any other area of their lives—they find a way to meet it, usually surpassing everyone’s expectations along the way. It’s just who they are. 

It’s also the reason they recently made a donation to the Acute Rehabilitation Unit at the University Medical Center of Princeton (UMCP) to support the purchase of motorized parallel bars, which allow therapists the ability to adjust height and width to accommodate the needs of each patient.

As a recent patient of the Acute Rehab Unit, Mrs. Klath learned how patients would benefit from new equipment, which would also allow the Unit to remain in the forefront of the latest technology and cutting-edge techniques. The Klaths quickly responded by offering to purchase the bars.

Acute Rehab recently earned a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities International, the premier accrediting agency for rehabilitation programs nationwide. The certification, valid through May 2019, was awarded following a rigorous onsite survey in which every aspect of the Unit’s operation was evaluated. 

UMCP’s Acute Rehab Unit is one of only 10 inpatient hospital programs in New Jersey to hold accreditation by CARF International.

"We are thrilled to know our investment has in small part helped to make Acute Rehab the best of the best,” said Nancy Klath. “It’s so critical that a community have a strong hospital,” offered Norman Klath. “We’ve always been well taken care of here.”

Pictured above: Princeton HealthCare System Foundation Board Member Norman Klath and wife, Nancy Klath

Article as seen in Foundation News Fall/Winter 2017.