- Portable Telemetry Monitors to detect heartbeat patterns and identify issues. These portable devices allow monitoring to continue when patients are transported to and from procedures.
- Handheld Cardiac Ultrasound Machines which equip physicians with a visual of the entry point to an artery during cardiac catheterization, allowing them to choose the best pathway for testing heart abnormalities and blockages. This handheld device enables an accurate diagnosis and displays the most precise image on the market today.
- Echocardiograms which are are essential diagnostic tests for a variety of cardiovascular conditions from chest pain, dizziness and palpitations to tumors, heart valve leakage and heart anomalies.
Cardiac Clinical Data Repository
Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute’s Cardiac Clinical Data Repository, made possible through philanthropy, helps improve the understanding and treatment of HCM patients. The database consolidates the health information of patients treated at Morristown Medical Center and Tufts Medical Center for analysis, and the published findings will be shared with cardiologists worldwide.
COVID Athlete Cardiac Research Study
This donor-funded study examines the health data of COVID-positive athletes to look at short-term outcomes, including cardiac involvement or complications. Physicians, professional sports organizations and trainers will use the findings to assess an athlete’s risk for cardiac issues caused by the virus and determine appropriate treatment options.
Cardiac Patient Support Fund
The Cardiac Patient Support Fund offers financial assistance to underserved patients who receive care at the Cardiology Clinic or the Chanin T. Mast Center for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM), a part of Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown Medical Center. Donor funds help provide medications, transportation to and from appointments and other non-medical needs.
If you have any questions, or if you would like to support Cardiovascular Care, please contact Susan Johns, foundation officer, at 973-593-2413.
Cancer Outreach Fund
Through a generous grant from Rutgers University and support from the Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation, Morristown Medical Center partnered with New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection (NJCEED) to provide comprehensive outreach, education and screening services for breast, cervical, colorectal and prostate cancers for patients at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center. The program also helps with case management, navigation, tracking, follow-up care and facilitation of patients into treatment. These services are provided free or at reduced costs for Morris County residents 18 years or older without insurance.
Carol G. Simon Outpatient Support Fund
Donor funding ensures patients receive the ﬁnancial support they need to meet their physical and emotional needs while completing their cancer treatment.
If you have any questions, or if you would like to support a funding need for Oncology, please contact Lisa Duff, foundation officer, at 973-593-2405.
- MRI Toys to give pediatric patients a sense of empowerment by learning what is involved in the MRI procedure before going through with the test.
- Giraffe OmniBed Carestation, a full-featured incubator and radiant warmer, eliminates the stress of moving critically-ill infants from bed to bed, ensuring a more stable treatment and recovery experience.
- Site-Rite® 8 Ultrasound System, a portable device that features real-time 2D ultrasound imaging and is designed to simplify access to blood vessels by allowing the caregiver to better visualize the placement location.
- Echocardiography Training Simulator utilizes 3D/4D computer modeling and augmented reality technology to create a realistic scanning experience using simulator probes on a mannequin to provide hands-on learning opportunities in a controlled, learner-centered environment.
- FibroScan®, a noninvasive diagnostic tool used to measure fibrosis or liver scarring.
- Stealth Autoguide® Robot which allows surgeons to efficiently place multiple electrodes into the brain stereotactically for seizure monitoring without the need for a craniotomy. After monitoring is complete, the electrodes are removed, and the patient is sent home and electively scheduled for resection of the seizure focus at the family’s convenience.
The purchase of a new Stealth Autoguide™ robotic guidance system, made possible by our donor community, has made Goryeb Children’s Hospital the first children’s hospital in the state to offer this innovative surgical technology — allowing our team to maintain the highest level of quality and safety for pediatric neurosurgical patients.
Safe Kids/Safe Communities Injury Prevention
Support from donors helped to provide:
- Helmets for adults and children who use county bike paths for recreational cycling in Morris, Essex and Warren Counties.
- A water safety program and ﬂotation devices for children at risk for drowning.
- Training for four college students to become Child Passenger Safety Technicians.
- Injury-prevention programs for children and adults throughout Morris, Warren and Sussex Counties.
If you have any questions, or if you would like to support Pediatrics, please contact Gerri Kling, foundation officer, at 973-593-2414.
Building Excellence in Emergency Care
- Advanced CT Scanner, which shortens imaging time for pediatric patients and eliminates the need for anesthesia.
- Patient Monitor Upgrades to track dysrhythmia, blood pressure, pulse oxygen and other essential data.
- Trauma Elevator Upgrades to support rooftop helicopter arrivals.
- Real-time Equipment Locator Systems to easily locate vital equipment and prevent shortages.
Sameth Emergency/Trauma Department Education Fund
Established through the generosity of Robert and Susan Sameth, the continuing education program for ED nurses augments the annual allocation that Atlantic Health System provides. Since the fund’s inception, philanthropy has helped to sustain this vital program, allowing ED nurses to return to school for an RN, BSN, APN or other certiﬁcation.
Sameth Emergency Department Art Therapy Program
In 2021, donor support helped provide more than 1,000 art therapy sessions for over 680 patients, including pediatric patients at the Gagnon Children’s Emergency Department awaiting a psychiatric evaluation. Art therapy improves clinical outcomes by allowing patients to focus and engage with a mental health clinician an average of two hours sooner than they would otherwise.
If you have any questions, or if you would like to support the Emergency Department, please contact Susan Johns, foundation officer, at 973-593-2413.
Higher Learning Residency Program
As added support for our Higher Learning Residency Program participants, funds from the Goldman Family Scholarship Fund were used to purchase gift cards for services at Atlantic Health System’s Chambers Center for Well-Being to help encourage health and wellness.
Center for Nursing Innovation and Research (CNIR)
The donor-funded CNIR seeks to improve patient care by discovering new evidence-based practices and creating innovations for nurses at Atlantic Health System and across the country.
The ability to bounce back from life’s challenges is a trait that fosters success. For our nurses, building resiliency helps them deliver compassionate, patient-centered care every day. Made possible through philanthropy, our resiliency program teaches mindfulness, self-care and vital communication skills to refresh a nurse’s ability to care for others. Targeted activities that build resiliency — such as yoga and Jin Shin Jyutsu — help sustain long-term emotional and mental health. Additional off-site activities such as painting and glassmaking help nurses relax and strengthen bonds with their colleagues.
Nursing certification is a crucial measure of clinical excellence and a leading component in achieving Magnet® accreditation. A nursing coordinator in the certification program helps nurses obtain and maintain certification, which has increased to 48 percent thanks to donor support. Morristown Medical Center continues to work toward 100 percent certification for our 1,800 nursing team members.
Enhancing our recruitment efforts is key to acquiring the most qualified nurses in the field today. Last year, donor funding helped bring onboard a webmaster to update and maintain the hospital’s nursing website.
If you have any questions, or if you would like to support Nursing, please contact Joette Rosato, director of annual giving, at 973-593-2412.
- Babyscripts, a mobile application that allows physicians to safely monitor moms at home, while simultaneously minimizing the risk of exposure to the coronavirus.
- Urogynecology Simulator for gynecological skills training.
- Colposcope for early detection of cervical cancer.
- Portable Medical Carts to aid in bedside procedures.
OB/GYN Residency Program
The OB/GYN Residency Program, in affiliation with the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, is a fully accredited, four-year program that prepares graduates to practice independently, act as expert consultants and enter general practice, subspecialty training or academic medicine. Donor support has helped enhance the residency program’s educational tools, facilitating maximum learning outcomes in a condensed timeframe.
If you have any questions, or if you would like to support Women’s Health, please contact Susan Johns, foundation officer, at 973-593-2413.
Project Independence is a relief effort funded through philanthropy that provides financial support to patients unable to work due to illness or families who suffer job loss and fall behind on their bills while caring for a loved one. Thanks to the generosity of donors such as the Selective Insurance Group, many recipients are able to stay on track with their financial responsibilities. Since its inception in 1990, the fund has provided more than $7 million to 2,200 Morristown Medical Center patients, helping them through catastrophic crises by covering mortgage payments, living expenses and medical bills.
Memorial gifts are a meaningful way for donors to pay tribute to loved ones while supporting various programs and centers across Morristown Medical Center. These gifts, $1,000 or more given in honor of family members and friends who have passed, are memorialized with personalized tiles placed on the Memorial Wall, located at Morristown Medical Center’s Rooke Plaza, outside the hospital. Donors often visit the Memorial Wall year-round and spend time in quiet reflection of the legacy their loved-one left behind and the impact on Morristown Medical Center they achieved with their gifts.
The donor-funded Soothing Paws® Pet Therapy Program is a fan favorite for patients, team members and visitors. In 2021, philanthropy helped to sustain the viability of 90 pet therapy teams. The funding helps continue ongoing training programs, an annual conference and the many day-to-day expenses of caring for pets. Website upgrades, the development of new training manuals and educational posters were also maintained thanks to donor generosity.
Morristown Medical Center’s Dental Access Fund gives community members from underserved neighborhoods throughout Morristown many reasons to smile at The Leonard Szerlip Dental Center. In 2021, Delta Dental and the Wallerstein Foundation for Geriatric Life Improvement gave $130,000 to support three Szerlip Center programs. The Healthy Children program treats hundreds of children from uninsured and underserved families, while Senior Smiles caters to the senior population. The Developmental Disabilities program is another sought-after program at the Szerlip Center and provides dental procedures for developmentally disabled patients every year, thanks to avid donor support.