Weldon Materials Invests in Centers of Excellence, COVID Response

Weldon Materials, Inc., a fifth-generation New Jersey-based family business has made philanthropy a priority. For more than 20 years, the company has been a generous and consistent supporter of Morristown Medical Center, donating to new initiatives, campaigns and advancements at its Centers of Excellence.

“We feel as a company, where much is given, much is expected,” Woody Weldon, vice-president of Weldon Materials, said. “We want to support the availability of the best health care in our community for our employees and our neighbors, and, as community leaders, we think it is our responsibility to do so.”
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Weldon Materials recently gave to the expansion of Goryeb Children's Hospital as a part of the Growing Forward Campaign. Operating at close to 100 percent capacity, Goryeb Children’s Hospital underwent an essential three-phase expansion and renovation. The project began with specialty outpatient services moving across the street to 55 Madison Avenue. Patients now have access to a larger, modernized unit with the added benefit of free parking.

Phase two of the expansion added much-needed rooms to both critical and non-critical care. The Joan and Edward Foley Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) added six additional private rooms, bringing the total number to 15. The Ryan Pediatric Inpatient South Unit added eight private rooms and, combined with the 26-bed Vanech Family Pediatric Inpatient Unit bringing non-critical, inpatient care to 34 beds.

The third and final phase enabled the Valerie Fund Children’s Center, which had seen a 28 percent increase in patient volume, to relocate to a larger space on the third floor, ensuring that all hematology and pediatric oncology patients are able to receive the critical care they need in a more patient-centered and healing environment.

On the heels of this generous gift, COVID-19 hit, and Weldon Materials again was quick to make a gift to support front-line caregivers and critical-care patients.

Then came a gift for the Chanin T. Mast Center for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM). Weldon’s leadership team felt an emotional tug to contribute to this program — the only one of its kind in New Jersey — as one of their employees is a grateful patient of cardiologist John Edward Cosmi, MD.

We have so many reasons to remain committed to the hospital,” Weldon said. “I’m sure the relationship will continue for generations to come.

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To learn more about supporting Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute, contact Susan Johns at 973-593-2413 or susan.johns@atlantichealth.org.

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