Goryeb Children’s Hospital


  • Rheumatology Transition of Care Program: For children with chronic medical conditions, transitioning from pediatric to adult care presents many challenges.  Funding is needed for a part-time social worker to serve as a transition program coordinator.  A successful program starts on the day of diagnosis.  As a child with chronic illness matures the goal is to provide the child with the tools needed to explain their illness, to self-advocate, take ownership of their health, and prepare for the ultimate transition as a young adult. The need: $110,000 over 2 years
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit-- Bilisoft Phototherapy System: This system is used to treat hyperbilirubinemia (jaundice) in infants.  The infant can be fed, and held during phototherapy sessions, which promotes a healing environment.  The need: $35,000 for 2 systems
  • MRI Ventilator: This ventilator is used for transport and MRI procedures.  There is no need to change or disconnect the breathing circuit during transport or in the MRI room. Care to the infant is virtually uncompromised throughout transport or during the MRI procedure. The need: $17,250
Carol G. Simon Cancer Center

  • Genetic Counseling Services: Genetic counselors work as members of the health care team, providing risk assessment, education and support to individuals and families at risk for, or diagnosed with, a variety of inherited conditions. Presently, The Cancer Genetic Counseling Program at Atlantic Health System has a part-time counselor that splits her time between Overlook and Morristown medical centers. Because of increased need for this service, Morristown would like to hire its own part-time counselor to provide  comprehensive cancer genetic counseling, cancer risk assessment, and genetic testing for hereditary cancer syndromes for individuals who are concerned about their risk to develop cancer. The need: $175,500 over 3 years
  • Child Life Program: Funding is sought to add psychoeducational group sessions, overnight retreats and more educational outreach to our current program, which offers age-appropriate play/art-based interventions and activities for children who have a parent with cancer. The need: $35,000
  • Integrative Medicine for the Cancer Center: Expansion of IM into the Inpatient Units would allow for a continuity of patient care and reduce stress and anxiety related to an inpatient admission and a cancer diagnosis. Services would include massage, acupuncture, and nutritional consultations.The need: $100,000

Women’s Health

  • OB/GYN Residency Program:

Board Certification Review Course ($23,000)
Online Interactive Training Programs ($46,000)
Research Projects/Program Development ($23,000)
Mindfulness In Medicine ($17,500)
Total Need: $109,500

  • Urogynecology Program: 

Fellowship Program ($25,000)
Equipment Needs ($65,000)
Research Project – Maternal Fetal Index ($50,000)
Nursing Education ($5,000) 

Total need: $145,000
  • Labor and Delivery Doula Program: Seed funding to establish a doula training and support program so that doulas will become a part of our labor and delivery medical team.  Funding will be used to train and certify six new doulas.  The need: $18,550  

  • Maternal Fetal Medicine:
    Fetal Non Stress Test Machine ($21,000)
    Nursing Education ($11,000)
    Total Need: $32,000


Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute

  • Cardio Oncology Program: Program will predict, identify and treat cardiovascular changes in the early stages of an oncology patient’s care to prevent lasting and/or potentially fatal damage to the heart, create the best long-term outcomes possible, and maximize patient quality of life. Funding will support program development for Morristown’s patient population, physician referral development, patient care, and specialized training in state-of-the art imaging techniques. The need: $120,000/year 

  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Program: HCM is a common hereditary medical condition that afflicts one in 500 Americans. HCM results in the walls of the heart becoming excessively thick and it may obstruct blood flow from leaving the heart.  The program completed its first year with higher than anticipated volume.  Additional support is needed to bring on more staffing to handle patient volume and for educational and training opportunities for staff. The need: $100,000

  • Valve Program: Funding is needed to hire additional staff — a full-time medical assistant and administrative support staff — to support critical administrative functions of the program. The need: $255,000 over 3 years

  • Inpatient Cardiac Rehab: To hire a full time inpatient cardiac rehab nurse to support and work with patients in our Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CVICU).  Beginning cardiac rehab as early as possible facilitates smoother recovery and quick discharge from hospital. The need: $351,000 over 3 years


Integrative Medicine


  • Inpatient services: Patients in most areas of Morristown Medical Center are able to receive complimentary healing and energy therapies at their bedside including Jin Shin Jyutsu, Massage, Relaxation Techniques, Guided Imagery and Reflexology. Our integrative medicine inpatient program is the largest in the country, and highly valued by the patients and our nursing staff.  The program is funded entirely through philanthropy and has demonstrated that patients who receive a treatment have a reduction of 50% or more in their anxiety, pain and nausea.  The need: $150,000

Inpatient Hospice and Palliative Care


  • Music Thanatology Program: A palliative medical modality dedicated to the care of the dying with harp and voice.  Music thanatologists serve at the bedside of the dying in all settings: hospitals, hospices, nursing homes and private homes.  The need: $25,000

  • Integrative Medicine Support: Support to provide complimentary healing and energy therapies not only for patients at their bedside but also for family members.  Therapies include Jin Shin Jyutsu, Massage, Relaxation Techniques, Guided Imagery and Reflexology. The need: $50,000  

Homecare and Hospice

  • Transitional Care/Continuum of Care Program: This program is designed to provide care and coordination for approximately 150-200 frail, elderly seniors at high risk for complications and hospitalization who do not qualify for home care services under Medicare. The goal is to prevent unnecessary hospitalizations, improve or stabilize the general health of the elderly with multiple chronic conditions, connect them with community resources, provide assistance in advanced care planning (Advance Directives), and coordinate with all physicians and family members. The need: $100,000 

  • In-Home Aide Support Fund: Our home health aides provide temporary relief for caregivers so they can "recharge their batteries.” Medicare will pay for five consecutive days of respite care if it is provided in a skilled nursing facility. This fund will allow us to help those families who cannot move their loved one or afford to pay for in-home aide support. The need: $40,000 





Geriatric Medicine

  • Healthy Aging Resource Directory: The David and Joan Powell Center for Healthy Aging has been publishing a Resource Directory that is a thorough review of all of the area services that families of our older patients might need. The directory is an exceptional resource that helps families find the support they need.  The guide extensively covers Essex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren counties in New Jersey.  The new printing will also include Hunterdon county and Pike county in Pennsylvania.  The geriatric team hopes to have updates completed by fall 2016, and will print at the end of this year.  The need: $10,000

  • Caregiver Education Series: The social worker at the Geriatric Assessment Center has been hosting an ongoing caretaker education series once a month.  The classes are focusing on skills and support that caretakers of elderly patients need.  The team at the Geriatric Assessment Center would like to continue these monthly meetings but also develop a formal set of classes and training for the community that would include sessions like How to Talk to Your Doctor and  How to Plan for Your Future Care. The need: $25,000

  • Nursing Assistant Program—Silver Guardians: A new program has been launched at Morristown Medical Center to increase the training and role that nursing assistants play in the care of our patients. The Silver Guardians focuses on building skills and awareness around the geriatric patient. The first cohort will include 12-15 nursing assistants at the hospital. There are three primary segments of this program: a conference for Atlantic Health and other area medical facilities ($5,000); a 6-month curriculum focusing on a particular area of medicine ($17,500); and incentives and rewards for the program participants ($2,500).Total need: $25,000

  • Geriatric Medicine Center for Excellence Fund: Morristown Medical Center has been designated a NICHE hospital with “Exemplary” status and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a top hospital nationwide for geriatrics.  We have dramatically grown the offerings in our community and provide some of the finest care for older adults in our community.  These funds will be used to make strategic investments in continued education, training and new programs that will continue to grow our program and further our excellence. The need: $75,000



  • Nurse Practitioner IBD Center: A dedicated nurse practitioner who specializes in IBD will develop and implement medication protocols, oversee patient management programs, and direct or enhance access to care and services such as psychosocial support, pain management resources, and enterostomal and wound care therapy.  The need: $243,000 over 3 years