Director’s Message: Much to Look Forward to In 2024!

As we begin a milestone year, I am thrilled to share some exciting news and upcoming events.

Our founder, Robert Zufall, MD (“Dr. Bob”), celebrates his 100th birthday on June 3. More than 30 years ago, Dr. Bob and his late wife, Kathryn, established a modest, one-room clinic in the basement of a Dover church that evolved into the robust, multi-site health system that is today Zufall Health. He continues to serve on the health center’s Board of Directors.

Throughout this special year, we are planning many events to share more of the Zufall story with you. Stay tuned for invitations to friendraisers, art shows, and our annual Be Well Benefit. These gatherings provide excellent opportunities to connect, celebrate, and learn more about our mission.

We also encourage you to schedule a private tour at any Zufall office. With the recent completion of our new West Orange building and dental facilities coming to Somerville and Plainsboro, there is much to see and explore. We are also making progress on a standalone school-based health center in Franklin Township in Somerset County.

As we grow, we continue efforts to expand our Zufall Health Foundation Board of Trustees. Please reach out if you are a good fit for service. Later in this issue, you’ll read about our newest member, internal medicine physician Katharine Palla, DO, and her inspiration for joining Zufall.

Above all, we express our heartfelt gratitude to YOU for your unwavering support of our patients. Your contributions make a meaningful impact on the lives we touch.

Be Well!

Shade Cronan