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Donor Spotlight: Friends of Robbie Foundation

Susan Killacky, Friends of Robbie Foundation secretary and board member, will never forget one of the late Robbie Zimmerer’s last concerns. “He wanted to know if people would remember him after he was gone,” said Susan. “And I said, absolutely they will, I’ll be sure of it.” When the 27-year-old lost his battle with colon […]

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Athlete Praises Skilled Care and Quick Recovery at Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute

An avid skier and runner, Marc Wolin was more surprised than anyone that he needed to undergo cardiac surgery at Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute. He even joked with his physicians that they had the wrong guy while being prepped for valve repair surgery in late December 2022. “I’ve been athletic my whole life,” said Marc. “I’m […]

Celebrating the Support of the Campaign for Building Excellence in Emergency Care

Morristown Medical Center’s ability to deliver high-quality health care has always been built on donors’ collective interest and generous philanthropy. The Campaign for Building Excellence in Emergency Care to expand and modernize the Sameth Emergency Department is just the latest example of this giving spirit.   “We are overwhelmed with gratitude to witness the swift […]

Sandra Olson: a Legacy of Kindness and Generosity

With endless energy and a giving spirit, the late Sandra “Sandy” Olson left an impression on all those she encountered while undergoing treatment for cancer at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Medical Center. She doted on the nurses and medical staff; it was natural for her to bake cookies and cakes for […]

An Informative Evening with Morristown Medical Center Leaders in Innovation

On Tuesday, October 18, members of the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center donor community gathered at the Park Avenue Club in Florham Park, New Jersey, to enjoy an evening of dinner, cocktails and conversation. The event featured presentations from esteemed Morristown Medical Center clinical leaders, who shared key funding priorities. Presentations included: Thank you to […]

Donors Impact Program for Serious Heart Disease

When their 16-year-old son John Babbitt fatally collapsed while playing basketball, David and JoAnne Babbitt went into shock. After the autopsy, they learned he had hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a complex, genetic heart disease that occurs in approximately one in 500 individuals. HCM is also the leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young athletes under 30. […]

Philanthropy is Changing Lives at the Child Development and Autism Center

When Waira and Eric Chard found out their daughter, Eden, had autism, the West Milford, New Jersey couple didn’t know where to turn first. “We had no idea what we were doing,” said Waira Chard. “It was world-altering getting that kind of diagnosis.” The Chards could find answers to many of their questions and the […]

Memorial Wall Dedication 2022: A Heartfelt Evening on Rooke Family Plaza

On September 8, 2022, the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center hosted the Memorial Wall Dedication on Rooke Family Plaza, an event focused on remembering lives beautifully lived, and hearts deeply loved. The Memorial Wall was created in 2014 and pays tribute to more than 100 individuals annually. The evening featured a presentation of the names […]

The Impact of Compassionate Care Spurs Donor to Give Healing Hands Award

For William “Bill” Bruen, Foundation for Morristown Medical Center trustee and chairman of the Brookfield Legacy Society Advisory committee, the subject of Morristown Medical Center is a point of pride. He has spent his life volunteering his time and generously donating to advance the growth of a hospital that feels like a second home to […]