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Sam's Fund Annual Appeal for Sam's NICU
Samantha Marie Salzberg was born on April 3, 1987, at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Everything appeared normal until a nurse noticed her lips had a blue tinge to them. The doctors found that Sam had an underdeveloped right ventricle. Her heart wasn’t pumping enough blood to her lungs to be oxygenated. Surgery was required and, unfortunately, Morristown didn’t have the NICU capabilities to provide that treatment.
Samantha was transferred to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. Sadly, during the transfer process, she developed an infection. Sam died seven weeks later on May 26, 1987.
My family started Sam’s Fund to help the hospital build a high quality NICU to serve the families of northern New Jersey. We pledged $1.5 million to name Sam’s NICU in memory of Samantha Marie Salzberg. This amazing facility opened in 2009. (Click
for more info on the NICU.)
If Sam’s NICU was operating in 1987 we believe Samantha would be alive today.
Today, Morristown Medical Center is a designated Level III Regional Perinatal Center and Sam's is the only NICU in New Jersey that offers 34 private and semi-private rooms. Sam’s NICU provides care for the highest risk babies in the metropolitan area and is the small NICU model for the nation.
Each year, over 4,000 babies are born at Morristown Medical Center, and 450-500 infants are admitted to Sam’s NICU. Approximately 50-75 of those infants are transferred in from regional hospitals.
We hope you can support this very worthy cause by donating today through the Make a Contribution link above the thermometer to the right. Babies are a blessing and sick infants need the best care.
Your donations are 100% tax deductible. The Foundation for Morristown Medical Center will provide a receipt for your records.
We extend a heartfelt thank you to Villa Restaurant Group and their executive team – Scotto Properties and the Scotto Family – for their support and commitment to Sam’s NICU (see the photo of their check presentation after their golf outing fundraiser).
Thanks so much for your support!
Steve and Doris Salzberg
Also pictured are Dr. Gaines Mimms with one of Sam's tiny patients and Drs. Larry Skolnick and Andrew Schenkman during the dedication of the unit.
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In continued support of the Salzberg family. Steve and Gwen Lichtstein and Berkowitz Lichtstein.
We're honored to be a part of this wonderful effort. Paul & Janet Falcone
Continue the amazing work that you do for the newborns that need a little extra help. Phil and Gen Nicastro
So happy to be a part of this wonderful cause. Suzanne & Tony Lagratta
Bambu Franchising (Marc Geman & Arnold Tinter)
This donation is in honor to the great work performed by Mr. & Mrs. Steve Salzburg
Mark and Lisa Wegleitner
Members Handicapped Childrens Fund Inc.
Villa Restaurant Group
For "Sam's NICU Fund" as a remembrance of Steve Salzberg.
Paul J. Vallario
Lori and Gary Cohen
In honor of our daughter Julia Cohen, born 8/8/90 at Morristown Memorial Hospital, birth weight 1 lb. 11 oz. Julia spent 75 days in the NICU. We recently celebrated Julia's wedding on October 7, 2017 to her husband Tim Kennedy.
Following our wedding we are making this donation out of gratitude for the important work you do, which includes caring for our nephew Grayson Sonnek-Schmelz 6 years ago. Thank you so much. William and Lexi Schmelz
Steve, You and yours have done great work over the years on this important cause! Congratulations and I will be contributing again in 2018! All the best for continued success! Paul Z
Always happy to support such a worthy cause!
Steve & Doris Salzberg
Barry and Barbara Buonarosa
On behalf of Mr. and Mrs Joseph Phil and the twins Natalie and Lucy.
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