The Deskovick Maternity Center at Morristown Medical Center has approximately 5,000 deliveries per year. To ensure optimal safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Women’s Health Program seeks to launch a telehealth program offering new mothers virtual, postpartum follow-up visits as a way to augment the in-person care they are receiving. The follow-up visit will be conducted by video conferencing the day after discharge, ensuring families have the knowledge and support required to safely care for themselves and their newborn. To support this, Morristown Medical Center needs to hire two part-time registered nurses to conduct virtual visits during the week and on weekends.
The Need: $150,000
Fourth Stage of Pregnancy: Program to Improve Post-Partum Health
The weeks and months after giving birth — which many health experts call the fourth trimester — are just as crucial to a mother’s health as the first three trimesters. This critical period is marked by significant biological, psychological and social changes, yet it is a time when mothers have the least interaction with their health care team. Philanthropic Funding is needed to support a full-time nurse navigator who will help reduce the health disparities experienced by our undeserved communities providing telehealth visits for women who deliver at Morristown Medical Center for up to one year, depending on need. Particular attention will be placed on high-risk patients such as those with preeclampsia or gestational diabetes during pregnancy.
The Need: $300,000
Gardasil Vaccine Program
The Women’s Clinic at Morristown Medical Center provides high-quality obstetric, gynecologic and prenatal care services for underserved women in the communities that we serve. The Gardasil 9 vaccine is a three-dose regimen that helps protect women against nine types of HPV (Human papillomavirus), including cervical, vaginal, vulvar and anal cancers and genital warts. Funding will provide vaccinations for 30 women over six months.
The Need: $60,000
If you have any questions, or if you would like to support a funding need for Women’s Health, please contact Susan Johns, major gift officer, at 973-593-2413.