In March of 2020, while the nation came to a halt due to COVID-19, Debra Brafman was struck by an unrelated critical illness. She was rushed to Morristown Medical Center by ambulance, and while undergoing emergency surgery in the Sameth Emergency Department, her heart stopped.
Jim Quinn knows the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center better than anyone. After all, he was a primary catalyst for its launch in 1995. Quinn recently shared thoughts on his legacy before he retired from his position as Chief Development Officer.
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.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Jo-Ann Danzis Foundation decided not to host Cork & Fork for a Cause this year, and is instead offering alternate opportunities to impact pancreatic cancer research and awareness. Community members interested in making a difference can register online to shop, play tennis, run/walk and much more.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit New Jersey in early March, Atlantic Health System team members not only worked tirelessly at the forefront of the crisis, but they also joined forces with the community to donate generously to the COVID-19 Support Fund.
Morristown, New Jersey, July 31, 2020 – To meet demand for the comprehensive medical care needed for children and adolescents with cancer and blood disorders, Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children’s Hospital today announced the opening of its expanded Valerie Fund Children’s Center.
Through the establishment of a Charitable Remainder Unitrust (CRUT), the estate of J. Willard Farrow recently directed $353,000 to support the expansion and renovation of the Joan and Edward Foley Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Goryeb Children’s Hospital.
While being treated at the Valerie Fund Children’s Center at Goryeb Children’s Hospital, Cristina Commerato talked about her love of race cars all the time. Next thing she knew, she was cruising in a Porsche 911 with Rick Goryeb.
When a child walks through the doors of a hospital, it can be a terrifying experience in their eyes. Having a Child Life specialist greet them, attend to their needs, use play as a distraction, explain their procedure in simple terms and intervene on their behalf provides comfort for the child, their family and the clinical team.
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