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 an advanced CT scanner.
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 of dementia. As a caretaker for family and friends, when he found out there was an opportunity to help fund a caregiver training series at Morristown Medical Center, he was quick to endow the course in its entirety.
Thanks to a planned gift from the late Joan and Collier Baird Jr., 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 in Morristown, New Jersey.
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.
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.
In March of 2020, while the nation came to a halt due to COVID-19, Debra Brafman was struck by an unrelated critical illness. She was rushed to Morristown Medical Center by ambulance, and while undergoing emergency surgery in the Sameth Emergency Department, her heart stopped.
Gordon Muir, president, Americas & Industrial Automation at Emerson knows that at the end of the day people want to work for an organization that values individuals and the world we share. Emerson quickly joined the fight against COVID-19 in 2020 and has made far-reaching contributions in every aspect of health care.
Donor funding seeds new Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, which will provide specialized training for physicians, an essential step in the development of a world-class cancer center.
Outstanding patient care for Karen H. Hanson led her and husband, Jon, to donate generously to the renovation and expansion of the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, a part of the Growing Forward Campaign.
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