Nico Hischier and Mirco Mueller of the New Jersey Devils Visit Children's Specialized Hospital to Present $20,000 Grant from Swiss Society

April 30, 2019

On behalf of the 2019 Swiss Society of New York Fellowship Award recipients, Nico Hischier and Mirco Mueller of the New Jersey Devils, a $20,000 donation has been made to Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation. The funds from the grant will go toward the hospital’s Benefit Fund.

Each year, Children’s Specialized Hospital treats hundreds of children who receive some type of financial assistance through the Benefit Fund. This program helps make up the financial difference between the rehabilitation a child needs, and what his or her family’s insurance will cover. If eligible, the Children’s Specialized Hospital Benefit Fund program can assist with high deductibles, coinsurances, and even copays.

“We’re so grateful to the Swiss Society and New Jersey Devils, Nico Hischier and Mirco Mueller, for this generous donation to the Children’s Specialized Hospital Benefit Fund,” said Philip Salerno, lll, Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation President and Chief Development Officer. “It is through generous philanthropic gifts like this that our foundation is able to help guarantee the best possible care for all of our patients.”

The Swiss Society of New York Fellowship award is a grant given in the name of the Fellowship prize honorees named at the annual Swiss Ball. This year the Swiss Society was pleased to honor Mueller and Hischier, both Swiss professional ice hockey players currently playing for the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League.

“We were so honored to be chosen for the 2019 fellowship prize from the Swiss Society. It made it possible for us to support Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation and help New Jersey’s kids get great care,” said Mueller. Hischier added, “It’s a wonderful feeling to be able to help those in need.”

Children’s Specialized Hospital, a nonprofit organization, is leading the way into a brighter future for children and adolescents facing special health challenges – from chronic illnesses and complex physical disabilities like brain and spinal cord injuries, to developmental and behavioral issues like autism and mental health. Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation supports the programs and services of the hospital and all donations go directly to helping us pioneer new specialized care and serve more children in need. To help, or for more information: visit www.childrens-specialized.org; find us on Facebook - www.facebook.com/childrensspecialized, or follow us on Twitter @ChildrensSpecNJ.

The Swiss Society of New York, a 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer organization, is the leading cultural organization of the Swiss community in New York offering a platform for meeting Swiss, Swiss-Americans and friends of Switzerland in the New York Tri-State Area. www.swisssociety.org.

Winners of the 2019 Swiss Society of New York Fellowship, Nico Hischier and Mirco Mueller of the New Jersey Devils, visited with kids on the inpatient unit at PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick. Hischier and Mueller chose Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation to receive the Fellowship funds from the Swiss Society of New York. The grant will go to the hospital’s Benefit Fund, helping to make up the financial difference between the rehabilitation a child needs, and what his or her family’s insurance will cover. Pictured: Kelly Keefe-Marcoux, MSN, APN, AVP & Associate Chief Nursing Officer at Children’s Specialized Hospital and Children’s Specialized Hospital patients, Poppy Hagood, Dannya Davila, Elijah Baez, Zoey VanPelt, and Tyler Johnstone with Nico Hischier and Mirco Mueller of the New Jersey Devils; also pictured from the Swiss Society of New York, Maya Peyer, Tobias Plankl and Samira Ghanadyan.