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.
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.
On Wednesday, February 12, 2020, donors, former patients and team members gathered for a ceremonial beam signing and hard hat tour of the Valerie Fund Children’s Center at Goryeb Children’s Hospital hosted by the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center. To start the evening, Jessica Carter and Zippy Cimino shared stories of how they overcame cancer with the help of the Valerie Center team.
When Thomas Haeussler was admitted to Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute, unforeseen complications with his condition extended his five-day stay to 30. What could have been a trying time for Mr. Haeussler and his family, was made easier by the nursing staff on Gagnon 3.
As individuals and organizations across the nation gather to raise awareness of heart disease during American Heart Month, Thomas P. and Sally Mac Mahon and Ken and Claudia Silverman have marked the occasion by giving $1.5 and $1 million, respectively, to further expand the largest cardiovascular program in the state — Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown Medical Center.
In honor of American Heart Month, Maria Alcina Fonseca, nurse manager on Gagnon 5, tells us why, as a team member, donating to the Growing Forward campaign is so important.
When it comes to world travel, David and Michele Hedley are game for anything. Meandering through the Taj Mahal, walking along the Great Wall of China and hiking the slopes of New Zealand are some of their favorite memories. Mrs. Hedley knows that a lot of her travels wouldn’t have been possible without the help of Robert Coyne, MD, a cardiologist at Gagnon Cardiovascular Insitute. It’s the reason the couple joyfully gave $100,000 toward Gagnon’s expansion project, their third gift to the cardiovascular institute.
It’s an understatement to say that the William E. Simon Foundation is a benevolent donor to Morristown Medical Center. That’s because when the Simon family sees a need, they’re quick to fill it. “Our family is glad to be a part of the latest campaign and strategic needs, as we are happy to be able to be generous,” says Mr. Simon
More than a decade ago, when Lois and Neil Gagnon considered making a significant donation to help build a new cardiovascular institute at Morristown Medical Center, Lois playfully nudged her husband to get things rolling. Today, Neil and Lois Gagnon have continued their generosity and made the lead gift to facilitate the Institute’s expansion, which is a part of the Growing Forward Campaign.
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