CareOne CEO Daniel E. Straus Received The Spirit Of Healing Award At Holy Name Medical Center’s 2016 Annual Founders Ball

Posted on: December 12, 2016

Daniel E. Straus was presented with the Spirit of Healing Award at Holy Name Medical Center’s Annual Founders Ball, which raised a record-setting $1 million.

Fort Lee, NJ —The Holy Name Medical Center Foundation hosted the 2016 Founders Ball at The Pierre Hotel in New York, NY, on December 3rd, to benefit Holy Name Medical Center’s programs and services. More than 700 friends, benefactors, dignitaries and physicians attended the annual event, which raised over $1 million – the largest event in the Center’s history, both in attendance and financial support. During the evening’s tribute, Daniel E. Straus, President & CEO of CareOne, LLC was presented with the Spirit of Healing Award.



The 2016 Founders Ball was chaired by Angelica Berrie, Ilan Kaufthal, and Elizabeth Straus. Angelica Berrie, President of The Russell Berrie Foundation, was the recipient of the 2015 Spirit of Healing Award. Ilan Kaufthal is Chairman of East Wind Advisors and Elizabeth Straus, Daniel E. Straus’ daughter, is Executive Vice President, CareOne, LLC.

Steve Adubato, PhD, Emmy Award-winning Anchor Thirteen/WNET (PBS) and NJTV (PBS), served as Master of Ceremonies. The event also featured a musical performance by Max Weinberg, famed drummer of The E Street Band and Max and Friends, and his band.

“Holy Name and CareOne have a common mission – to provide the community with the highest quality healthcare,” said Michael Maron, President & CEO, Holy Name Medical Center. “We thank Daniel E. Straus, a visionary entrepreneur, philanthropist and supporter of the Medical Center for helping to make this year’s gala a record-setting event.”

“It’s particularly meaningful to be honored at this year’s Founders Ball, as CareOne and Holy Name Medical Center are long-time partners in providing quality patient-centric care,” said Daniel E. Straus, Chairman and CEO, CareOne, LLC. “Working together enables both institutions to enhance our services and improve patient outcomes. I look forward to continuing this important partnership.”

For 30 years, The Holy Name Medical Center Foundation has helped raise millions of dollars for new state-of-the-art medical facilities including The BirthPlace, The Sister Patricia Lynch Regional Cancer Center, The George Pitkin, MD Emergency Care Center and The George and Amy Newman Cardiac Diagnostic Center. “In celebration of 30 years of philanthropy, we are deeply grateful for the generous support of our donors, which significantly helps Holy Name Medical Center provide the best medical care to our community,” said Celeste A. Oranchak, VP, Development and Executive Director of the Holy Name Medical Center Foundation.

The event was made possible by a number of major sponsors, including The Russell Berrie Foundation, CareOne, LLC, and the Alfiero and Lucia Palestroni Foundation.

All proceeds from the Annual Founders Ball benefit Holy Name Medical Center programs and services. To learn more about the Holy Name Medical Center Foundation, call 201-833-3187 or visit

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About Daniel E. Straus

Daniel E. Straus has built a reputation as one of the most successful health care and real estate developers in the Northeast.  Mr. Straus rose to prominence in the 1980’s and 1990’s as the successful President and CEO of The Multicare Companies, a NYSE traded corporation that grew from three health care properties, to a healthcare empire that spanned to several states in the U.S. with over 170 locations.  The company was notably sold to a large health care operator in a highly publicized healthcare real estate transaction in the late 1990’s.

Through CareOne, which Mr. Straus formed in the late 90’s, he has developed, operated and managed more inpatient health care properties in the New York metropolitan area than any other operator.  With his visionary approach to redefining healthcare, his company has become the market share leader for senior living and inpatient rehabilitation in the Northeast.  Over 100,000 older adults have been cared for throughout the CareOne family of senior living and rehabilitation centers.  Mr. Straus and his company have developed over $1 billion in real estate properties and transactions in the past 15 years.  His portfolio of senior living properties is regarded in the industry as the standard for design and programming and has garnered national attention and awards for architectural and design elements.

Mr. Straus operates one of the largest institutional pharmacy businesses in this country, serving the needs of over 60,000 patients throughout nine states. In addition, he has founded and built InnovaCare Health, one of the largest Medicare Advantage health plans in the United States and currently serves as its Chairman of the Board and controlling shareholder. Mr. Straus also operated Aveta Health, the dominant physician practice company in Southern California, which was sold to United Healthcare in 2012.

Mr. Straus has also been as dedicated and committed to philanthropy as he has been to his business, supporting several charitable causes through his own foundation and through charitable foundations he has created in his businesses.  Through his philanthropy over the years, he has been involved with many charitable endeavors benefitting many organizations in New York City and the metropolitan area.

About The Holy Name Medical Center Foundation

Since 1986, The Holy Name Medical Center Foundation encourages the philanthropic support of Holy Name Medical Center by raising awareness of the Medical Center’s capabilities and inviting the community to invest in a rewarding process that is making a positive difference in the health and well-being of our community. The Foundation ensures that HNMC facilities and technology are state-of-the-art, and that programs and services continue to meet the diverse needs of our community for generations to come.

The Holy Name Medical Center Foundation and its staff are committed to increasing the generous support needed to carry out the mission of Holy Name Medical Center and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, the Medical Center’s founding sponsor.

About Holy Name Medical Center
Holy Name Medical Center is a fully accredited, not-for-profit healthcare facility based in Teaneck, New Jersey. Founded and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace in 1925, the comprehensive 361-bed medical center offers leading-edge medical practice and technology administered in an environment rooted in a tradition of compassion and respect for every patient. Holy Name provides high quality health care across a continuum that encompasses education, prevention, early intervention, comprehensive treatment options, rehabilitation and wellness maintenance. To learn more, visit