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.
Through their COVID-19 Emergency Grant Initiative, the Millburn-based The Healthcare Foundation of NJ (HFNJ) gave $50,000 in grant money to Morristown Medical Center in April, in concert with the surge of COVID-19 cases in Northern New Jersey. The emergency grant money helped to purchase much-needed equipment for critical care patients.
For the second year in a row, Goryeb Children’s Hospital was a beneficiary of Subaru of America's Share the Love campaign, and $49,137 was raised. Chairman and CEO of Open Road Subaru and Foundation for Morristown Medical Center Trustee W. Rodman Ryan donated an additional $50,853.
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.
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