The COVID-19 Support Fund will aide Morristown Medical Center’s front-line workers treating patients affected by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, known as COVID-19. Contributions will be used to purchase additional equipment necessary for critical care patients who are being treated for COVID-19.
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Project Independence is a patient assistance grant fund that helps individuals who are experiencing financial hardship due to their illness or hospitalization maintain their independence, self-esteem and dignity. Hospital caregivers and social workers identify financially-burdened patients who would benefit from a one-time cash grant to assist with living expenses. An internal review committee then decides on the grants for these patients and families.
The Need: $75,000
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Pilot Study
IBD is chronic, painful and often fatal, impacting the lives of more than two million people in the United States. Equipped with cutting-edge research, The Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center of Excellence at Morristown Medical Center is studying evidence that microbiome and diet regulate gut function. Support for a 12-month first-of-its-kind, pilot study is needed. The study involves patients using novel oral medications to boost gut energy function.
The Need: $125,000
Alter G Anti-Gravity Treadmill™
The Alter G Anti-Gravity Treadmill allows someone to improve their strength, balance, tolerance for an increasing the amount of time upright, which ultimately improves their safety for completing daily activities and having a better quality of life. The treadmill can be extremely helpful for someone diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease who often has a “shuffling gait pattern” and decrease in dynamic standing balance due to muscle strength loss.
The Need: $50,000
Parking for Patients
Parking fees at the hospital may present a burden to some families, especially to the underserved or those who have a family member hospitalized for an extended period. Recognizing this need, Claudia and Ken Silverman launched the Claudia and Kenneth Silverman Parking Program. Our social workers, patient liaisons and care managers can readily identify individuals who need financial assistance, and parking fees will be waived. Approximately 5,000 families will qualify for assistance over the lifetime of the fund, and we are seeking support to sustain the program.
The Need: $25,000
If you have any questions, or if you would like to support a funding need, please contact Gerri Kling, gift officer, at 973-593-2414.
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