Former Foundation for Morristown Medical Center Trustee and donor Bill Conger knows what it’s like to watch a loved one struggle with a chronic disease. His mother endured the slow decline of Alzheimer’s disease for 15 years, as did his grandmother before her. Since then, two of his friends now struggle with the early stages of dementia. As a caretaker for family and friends, when he found out there was an opportunity to help fund a caregiver training series at Morristown Medical Center, he was quick to endow the course in its entirety.
The Summit Foundation recently made a $10,000 grant to support funding for an innovative Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Family Training Program, which is a part of the Child Development and Autism Center at Goryeb Children’s Hospital. The grant will fund the expenses of training five families of children with autism in the principles of ABA therapy.
To stem the flow of what has been dubbed “the silver tsunami,” Morristown Medical Center has implemented a comprehensive geriatrics program which includes a dedicated Geriatric Emergency Department, Assessment Center, and the David and Joan Powell Center for Healthy Aging to attend to our seniors’ most critical needs.
Familiar with the pain that mental health, alcohol, and drug-related issues can have on a family, Ken and Carol Silbert recently gave $250,000 to Atlantic Behavioral Health at Morristown Medical Center. Their gift seeded the hire of a peer recovery specialist. Additionally, it increased the hours of a psychiatric advance practice nurse (APN). Both positions work closely with patients to maintain and prevent relapse issues.
The Women's Association for Morristown Medical Center (WAMMC) raised $1 million to benefit the expansion of the Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown Medical Center.
The mission is simple – find children nationwide who need an extra dose of joy. The Joy in Childhood Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Dunkin’ (formerly Dunkin Donuts), had to look no further than the patients undergoing treatment at Goryeb Children’s Hospital for young ones in need of a smile.
One evening, at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Liz Bernich, a financial services executive recruiter from Chatham, New Jersey, was on her phone looking at Facebook when a story caught her eye. People in her childhood neighborhood of Huntington, New York, were delivering meals to front-line caregivers, and she thought she could do the same for Morristown Medical Center.
When the COVID-19 pandemic began, the Margaret A. Darrin Charitable Trust sought out impactful ways to improve the lives of patients battling the disease. A need was quickly identified, and through a $235,000 grant, the Morristown Medical Center Sameth Emergency Department recently upgraded 11 exam rooms into negative-pressure rooms, which protect against the spread of airborne infections.
Arriving for his appointment at the new Infusion Center at Carol G. Simon Cancer Center in March, donor, patient and former Atlantic Health System Trustee Bob Mulcahy couldn’t believe his eyes. A spacious room, full of natural light immediately put Mulcahy, a member of Carol G. Simon Cancer Center’s Philanthropy Council at ease, and to his delight he was led to a private space to sit during infusions while still being able to see his care team.
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