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The Power of Active Citizenship

It all started in the 1920s with a runaway horse and a carriage accident. Nearly 100 years later, Selective Insurance Group, Inc. still embodies the values of its founder, D.L.B. Smith, who said: “… I will not let this Company lose the human touch, which has been largely responsible for its success.” “This [sentiment] naturally […]

Leading Medical Practices Invest in Superior Heart Care

To build the most extensive cardiac program in New Jersey and one of the nation’s leading cardiology and heart surgery hospitals, philanthropic investment from doctors’ practices affiliated with Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute has made all the difference. In the recent Growing Forward Campaign to expand and renovate Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute, Anesthesia Associates of Morristown, Mid-Atlantic Surgical […]

Healing Hands Award: Gagnon Nurses and Leading Clinicians

After a series of near-fatal health conditions, Dennis Gibbons quickly recognized the physicians and nurses at Morristown Medical Center, who came through with multiple, speedy diagnoses; expert medical interventions; and a level of teamwork that proved lifesaving for the Jersey City, New Jersey-resident. He and his wife, Lucia, avid cyclists, acknowledged Gurpreet Sidhu, MD; Renee […]

Aresty Family Finds a Second Home at Morristown

Patti Aresty became familiar with Morristown Medical Center more than 30 years ago when her late husband, David Aresty, began treatment for a series of conditions. She recalls the excellent support system and how the doctors and nurses cared for her husband and her family during their most challenging experiences of loss. In return, she […]

Darrin Charitable Trust Grants $2.5 Million to Sameth Emergency Department Renovation, Expansion

The Margaret A. Darrin Charitable Trust is well known for providing transformative funding to organizations whose missions support the basic needs of the local community. In line with this mission, recently, the trust granted $2.5 million to support the Sameth Emergency Department (ED) at Morristown Medical Center’s renovation and expansion, specifically funding the purchase of […]

Pandemic Fund Supports Nursing Resource Center Renovations, Expansion

Before the pandemic, Morristown Medical Center had a centralized space, the Nursing Resource Center, which provided second-shift nurse managers, nurses and nursing assistants a landing pad for their work throughout the nighttime hours. The administrative space, while appreciated, was generally not meeting the needs of the team: it was small, lacked enough storage, had an open floor […]

Long-time Donor Endows Caregiver Training Course as Aging Population Multiplies

Former Foundation for Morristown Medical Center Trustee and donor Bill Conger knows what it’s like to watch a loved one struggle with a chronic disease. His mother endured the slow decline of Alzheimer’s disease for 15 years, as did his grandmother before her. Since then, two of his friends now struggle with the early stages […]

Donor Funding Leads to New Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center

The late Joan and Collier Baird Jr. set aside money in their will decades ago to advance medical care at Morristown Medical Center. Today, as a result, patients with chronic respiratory diseases and lung disorders can breathe a sigh of relief. Last spring marked the opening of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center at 111 Madison Avenue […]

Kids4Kids Raises More Than $100,000 to Support Goryeb Children’s Hospital

Kids4Kids, the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center’s youth philanthropy committee, recently celebrated a milestone: raising more than $100,000 in four years through their annual Juniors Fore Goryeb golf outing. As the name implies, the golf outing, which began in 2017, is run entirely by kids (with help from their parents) for kids. Funds raised support […]

Amid Pandemic, High School Students Resolute in Fight of Pediatric Cancers

In late May, hundreds of students at Roxbury High School literally stood up for Goryeb Children’s Hospital patients battling pediatric cancers. Despite the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, for the second consecutive year, Rox-THON, which is both a club and an event, made Goryeb Children’s Hospital a beneficiary and donated more than $14,000. Goryeb Children’s Hospital Good […]