Foundation for Morristown Medical Center Announces Campaign 3SIXTY Fundraising Goal Exceeded

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“I am proud that we not only met but exceeded our Campaign 3SIXTY fundraising goal,” said Finn Wentworth, Campaign chairman, Foundation for Morristown Medical Center.

The Foundation for Morristown Medical Center announced Tuesday evening that it had surpassed its Campaign 3SIXTY fundraising goal of $100 million by $6 million. The Campaign received over 22 gifts of $1 million or more, which will be distributed across 20 projects.

The final number was announced during a donor celebration event at Hartley Farms in Morristown, New Jersey.

“I am proud that we not only met but exceeded our Campaign 3SIXTY fundraising goal,” said Finn Wentworth, Campaign chairman, Foundation for Morristown Medical Center. “This also speaks to the unique way we are supporting the medical center through this campaign. Rather than raising funds for one specific area or need, we are distributing these gifts throughout, ensuring the facility continues to provide cutting-edge technology and high-quality medical care.”

In addition to supporting ongoing programs including the Carol W. and Julius A. Rippel Breast Center, the Deskovick Maternity Center, the Sameth Emergency Department, and the Project Independence relief fund, the Campaign is funding initiatives for the first time. These include:

·         Chambers Center for Well Being
·         Chanin T. Mast Center for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
·         David and Joan Powell Center for Healthy Aging
·         Lois A. Reid Fellowship in Breast Imaging
·         Farris Family Center for Advanced Medicine in Pediatrics
·         Grant Parr, MD, Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Surgery
·         Head Family Inpatient Psychiatric and Behavioral Health Center
·         Huff-Winters Atrial Fibrillation Center
·         Jacobs Levy Equity Management Personalized Genomic Medicine Program
·         Leonard B. Kahn Head and Neck Cancer Institute
·         Nancy and Skippy Weinstein Inpatient Hospice and Palliative Care Center

“We rely on our donors to help us provide high-quality care in a healing environment,” said Trish O’Keefe, PhD, RN, President, Morristown Medical Center. “The community’s exceptional philanthropic investment through Campaign 3SIXTY has given us the resources to establish critical new programs, advance technology, and improve care in our community that keeps us on par with the top hospitals in the nation. We will also be able to provide better care coordination as we expand our services and facilities.”

Campaign 3SIXTY began in November 2011. For more information, visit http://www.f4mmc.org/What-s-Needed/Campaign-3SIXTY.aspx.

About The Foundation for Morristown Medical Center

The Foundation for Morristown Medical Center is a nonprofit public foundation whose mission is to inspire community philanthropy to advance exceptional health care for patients at Morristown Medical Center. Its objective is to use philanthropy to preserve and expand the hospital’s programs and services in direct patient care, clinical research, medical and public health, education and preventative medicine. For more information, please call 973-593-2400 or visit http://www.f4mmc.org.

About Morristown Medical Center

Morristown Medical Center, located in Morristown, NJ, is a nationally-ranked regional medical center and a recognized leader in cardiovascular medicine, orthopedics and nursing. The hospital was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a top hospital nationwide for cardiology and heart surgery, geriatrics, orthopedics and pulmonology. Morristown Medical Center also ranked as a “Best Regional Hospital” for neurology and neurosurgery, as well as gastroenterology & GI Surgery, gynecology, nephrology and urology. Morristown Medical Center’s Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute performs more cardiac surgeries than any other hospital in New Jersey, placing its cardiac program in the top two percent in the country. The Atlantic Orthopedic Institute at Morristown Medical Center does the highest volume of joint and spine surgeries in New Jersey. In 2014, the hospital was re-designated a Magnet Hospital for Excellence in Nursing Service, the highest level of recognition by American Nurses Credentialing Center for facilities that provide acute care services, a distinction awarded to less than five percent of U.S. hospitals. Morristown Medical Center is certified as a Level I Regional Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons, and designated a Level II Trauma Center by the state of New Jersey. Morristown Medical Center is part of Atlantic Health System, one of the largest non-profit health care systems in New Jersey.

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