Goryeb Children’s Hospital Center of Excellence Fund
Children are not just small adults – they are young people with a unique set of needs. The Center of Excellence Fund for Goryeb Children’s Hospital allows this specialized pediatric center – a leader in Northern New Jersey and number one in the state for the treatment of pediatric cancer – to continue supporting education and enhancing programs with the backdrop of child-friendly facilities, specialized staff and the latest medical equipment.
The Need: $100,000
Cyracom Interpretation Cart
Having instant access to an interpreter can make a huge difference in a patient’s prognosis and outcome. This new technology allows care providers to access live interpreters in seconds, in hundreds of languages, to communicate clearly with patients and families.
The Need: $1,200 each (Four needed)
Getting an MRI can be an intimidating experience for a small child. A child-sized, MRI toy gives pediatric patients a sense of empowerment by learning what is involved in the MRI procedure before going through with the test.
The Need: $32,200
Giraffe OmniBed Carestation
Sam’s NICU Regional Perinatal Center (Level lll) provides state-of-the-art medical and surgical care for critically ill newborns. The Giraffe OmniBed Carestation is a full-featured incubator and radiant warmer that eliminates the stress of moving critically ill infants from bed to bed, ensuring a more stable treatment and recovery experience.
The Need: $40,250 each (Two needed)
Child Life Supplies
Child Life Specialists do their best to keep pediatric patients at their bedside. Funds will be used to purchase stress balls, playing cards, crayons and educational toys that all provide many hours of distraction. Funds will also be used to purchase Xboxs, games and Netflix accounts for each patient room.
The Need: $10,000
Shadow Buddies provide comfort to children that are confronted with complicated medical or emotionally traumatic experiences. The dolls are accurate representations of 31 various medical conditions and enable healthcare professionals to demonstrate each child’s unique treatment path and prognosis. Educating pediatric patients in a tangible ‘hands-on’ manner about their disease or illness helps to empower them by alleviating the fear of the unknown.
The Need: $2,000
Calling All Kids Storytime Network
Calling all Kids Storytime Network, created by the Women’s Association of Morristown Medical Center, provides family-friendly programming and airs around-the-clock on the hospital’s television network. Animated children’s stories read by nurses, physicians, volunteers, celebrities, authors and young patients seek to educate, entertain and engage viewers of all ages throughout the hospital.
The Need: $15,000
Good Neighbor Fund
Many parents and caregivers of pediatric patients with cancer or blood disorders find themselves in dire financial situations. The Good Neighbor Fund offers financial assistance to offset daily living expenses, gas, electric bills, childcare costs, mortgage or rent payments and pharmaceutical purchases. A key component to our family-centered care mission at Morristown Medical Center, the Good Neighbor Fund has helped thousands of families whose children are patients at Goryeb Children’s Hospital.
The Need: $75,000 to $100,000
Special Child Health Services Case Manager - $9,360
Special Child Health Services provides free case management services to families who have a child/children with special health needs, until age 22. The case manager informs families about community, state and federal programs that can help their child and educates parents on how to navigate the various service delivery systems they encounter including, medical systems, special education and transition to adult services. Due to increasing family needs, Special Child Health Services needs to add five hours per week to the case manager's schedule.
The Need: $9,360 (Support five additional hours/week)
Our youngest and most vulnerable patients receive extraordinary care at Sam’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) under the supervision of 14 neonatologists. To train the next generation of experts in this field, the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program will equip three new fellows in pediatric clinical care, medical education and research. Applicants who have completed three-year pediatric residencies at leading medical centers throughout the country will be considered for the program.
The Need: $2 million
Autism/CDC Summer Intern
An increase in pediatric patients diagnosed with autism and other developmental delays – New Jersey has the highest rate in the country – has led to a growing need for neurodevelopmental pediatricians, speech therapists, psychologists and behavior therapists. One college or high school student will be selected each summer for the internship program at the Autism and Child Development Center at Goryeb Children’s Hospital. Interns will work with pediatric experts addressing slow walkers and talkers' needs to more severe autism and cognitive impairments. Shadowing physicians, nurse practitioners, speech, occupational and physical therapists, psychologists and social workers, the student will be exposed to the multidisciplinary approach used in caring for children with developmental issues.
The Need: $15,000
If you have any questions, or if you would like to support a funding need for Pediatrics, please contact Gerri Kling, major gift officer, at 973-593-2414.
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