The name Gar Burwell and the word philanthropist each define the other so seamlessly that the 25-year donor’s recent $230,000 gift to Morristown Medical Center may meld the two indefinitely.
Mr. Burwell’s gift will be split three-fold. The Nancy and Skippy Weinstein Inpatient Hospice and Palliative Care Center will gain $50,000: “I am especially interested in the palliative component of this center, which brings the opportunity for spiritual health while at the same time dealing with long-lasting illness,” says the lifelong Madison resident.
The Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP), which engages the elderly in conversation to ward off delirium, will receive $90,000, and another $90,000 is ear-marked for the Inpatient Integrative Medicine Program.
“Both HELP and IM hold long-lasting benefits for the patient,” says Mr. Burwell. “I often think of the patients who go into the hospital without any family and am concerned for their mental health. I like to focus on the betterment of the individual.”