Morristown, New Jersey, July 2, 2020 – Jennifer Smith has been named chief development officer for the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center, which supports both Morristown Medical Center and Goryeb Children’s Hospital with $20 million in philanthropy annually. Smith will join the Foundation on August 10.
Just months after launching the COVID-19 Support Fund for Morristown Medical Center, community members — many first-time donors — gave more than $3 million in monetary donations and in-kind gifts.
The late Beverly McClafferty loved to paint flowers and stars as part of the Art Therapy Program at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center. It got her out of the house and took her mind off more pressing matters. She wrote an inscription on one of her favorite pieces that read: “I was floating amongst the stars…There were many flowers supported by many stars, so I guess you could say that was hope.”
After 60 years of work in the legal system, the Honorable Alfred Wolin, Esq. could interpret evidence and hand down verdicts in his sleep. So, when the 87-year old Warren Township resident and retired senior Judge of the United States District Court for New Jersey had a routine heart procedure, under the care of Doctors Philippe Genereux and John Brown, he quickly gathered all the facts he needed.
More than 36 years ago, a significant storm blew across the Hudson River and shook the foundations of Morristown Memorial Hospital. The rest is history.
Beloved wife and mother Jean Magnum spent her final days last spring being cared for in the Nancy and Skippy Weinstein Inpatient Hospice and Palliative Care Center. As her family faced this difficult and grief-filled passage, it was the nurses on Simon 3 who helped ease their patient’s transition and guided her loved ones through this most painful time.
After learning about essential oils at a hospital-based class, Renee Trambert, RN, nurse at the Carol W. and Julius A. Rippel Breast Center, had a hunch that aromatherapy could reduce anxiety in patients during image-guided breast biopsies. She was right.
The CARES Act, which was passed in March, increases tax incentives for making charitable contributions, some of which are only in effect for 2020. The community has done a great job of supporting Morristown Medical Center through the COVID-19 pandemic, however, the Growing Forward Campaign was announced late last year to expand and renovate three of Morristown’s centers of excellence. While the community has pledged more than $36.6 million, a gap of just under $2 million exists.
Long-time Foundation for Morristown Medical Center supporter, The Rippel Foundation, has provided a $50,000 gift to proactively help Morristown Medical Center in the fight against COVID-19.
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