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 Growing Forward campaign will support the Morristown Medical Center expansion of Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute and Goryeb Children’s Hospital.
More than 150 nurses discovered new techniques on how to manage stress better and use mindfulness as way to be more present while on the job as part of the Peter H.B. Frelinghuysen, Jr. Distinguished Lecture Series on November 18 at Malcolm Forbes Auditorium.
Every 34 minutes, Make a Wish America® grants wishes to a child diagnosed with a critical illness. Children, however, aren’t the only ones with dreams to be fulfilled. The Paul Piccoli Adult Oncology Wish Fund, established in 2016 in memory of the fund’s namesake, was launched for this express purpose.
During the month of October, community members from across the region participated in Breast Cancer Awareness Month through events and fundraising on behalf of Carol G. Simon Cancer Center. The Foundation for Morristown Medical Center thanks the following organizations for their support of Carol G. Simon Cancer Center:
Two Goryeb Children’s Hospital nurses recently presented original research at the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. Nancy Salmeri, BSN, RN, presented on the benefits of home infusion therapy for pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients.
The 11th Annual Red-Carpet Induction Ceremony will honor Kirby’s legacy and contributions to the Garden State on October 27 at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, New Jersey.
Offering the latest immunotherapies, cell-based therapies and genetic medicine options along with Phase 1 cancer clinical trials (trials, which are the first to involve people), patients will receive treatments in a private unit, staffed by a team of medical oncologists, nurses and physician-researchers that focuses on patient-centric care.
On September 10, 2019, the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center hosted a Ribbon Cutting and Tour of the Foley Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and Outpatient Pediatric Services at Goryeb Children's Hospital. Laura Finelli, mother of a Goryeb Children's Hospital patient, was scheduled to join us in person to deliver her remarks.
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