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2022 in review

Foundation for Morristown Medical Center Impact Report

We are pleased to report 2022 was a record-breaking year for the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center. Thanks to our donor community, an astounding $30 million was donated – an incredible expression of your generous support for Morristown Medical Center and our patients. The following report outlines the impact of your generosity and demonstrates your philanthropy in action across the medical center.

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The extraordinary generosity of our donor community allows Morristown Medical Center to attract and retain the brightest medical minds, provide access to best-in-class technology and offer continuing education opportunities for physicians, nurses and team members. Your philanthropic efforts over this past year have truly helped shape the future of the medical center. Together, we continue to achieve remarkable things."

Trish O’Keefe, PhD, RN smiling in a portrait photo

Trish O’Keefe, PhD, RN

President, Morristown Medical Center
Senior Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive,
Atlantic Health System

More than $30 million by 5,227 donors to support innovative projects, positions and programs.

Here’s how your donations contributed to improvements in some of our top clinical areas:

  • Orthopedics
    $5,411,949 5 donors
  • Cardiovascular Care
    $4,848,917 425 donors
  • Emergency Care
    $3,398,749 674 donors
  • Pediatric
    $3,291,588 591 donors
  • Nursing
    $3,112,577 110 donors
  • Oncology
    $2,543,165 553 donors
  • Women's Health
    $726,253 65 donors
  • Behavioral Health
    $646,534 35 donors

I have the privilege of leading a dedicated group of gifted volunteer leaders who inspire philanthropy by spreading the word to colleagues, neighbors and friends to partner in our vital mission. We have the drive and desire to make transformational health care – health care that can change your life – possible in our communities, and we are so grateful for your support."

Robert B. Tafaro

Chairman, Foundation for Morristown Medical Center 
Board of Trustees

In this constantly evolving health care landscape, our donors enable us to impact each patient in a way that has come to define us – through the act of extraordinary caring. Your heartfelt expressions of gratitude empower every physician, nurse and team member to provide expert and compassionate care each day. I couldn’t be more thankful for all that you do."

Jennifer L. Smith

Chief Philanthropy Officer,
Foundation for Morristown Medical Center

Morristown Medical Center

  • 6,547
  • 2,880
  • 735
    licensed beds
  • 37,891
  • 3,197
    pediatric admissions
  • 5,187
  • 13,202
    inpatient surgeries
  • 21,322
    same-day surgeries
  • 103,674
    emergency visits
  • 853,382
    outpatient visits


  • #1 Hospital in New Jersey, 5 Years in a Row (2018-2022)

    – U.S. News & World Report

  • 1 of the World’s Best Hospitals

    – Newsweek

  • 1 of America’s 50 Best Hospitals

    – Healthgrades

  • Ranked in the Top 50 Programs Nationally

    for Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Orthopedics

    – U.S. News & World Report

  • 5th Consecutive Designation for Nursing Excellence

    – Magnet Recognition Program®

  • 15th Consecutive “A” Hospital Safety Grade

    – The Leapfrog Group

  • Top Teaching Hospital

    – The Leapfrog Group

Donor Support for Areas of Greatest Need

Last year, more than 2,700 donors contributed to support the areas of greatest need at Morristown Medical Center. As directed by hospital leadership to support patient care, these gifts helped fund:

  • Non-invasive ultrasound

    Purchase a non-invasive pelvic ultrasound machine

  • New Therapy

    Provide massages and music therapy methods to stroke and pulmonary patients

  • one-year Fellowship

    Fund a one-year fellowship in Interventional Cardiology

  • Genetic Sequencing

    Continue efforts to use genetic sequencing within the Atlantic Precision Oncology Program

  • Toys and more

    Provide toys and other fun distractions for pediatric patients at Goryeb Children’s Hospital

A Special Message for Our Donors

Legacy Giving

To celebrate the 130th Anniversary of Morristown Medical Center in 2022, the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center hosted a Legacy Giving Challenge to help encourage donors to explore this meaningful giving vehicle. With the support of our community, we exceeded our goal of 26 new Brookfield Legacy Society members and directed $130,000 in unrestricted funds to an area of each donor’s choice.

Gagnon Institute of Bioskills Training and Innovation

The Gagnon Institute of Bioskills Training and Innovation offers physicians, nurses, medical students and other health professionals a safe and controlled environment to practice clinical skills without risk of patient harm. The current space located at 95 Madison Avenue is undergoing an expansion and modernization which includes a new, fully equipped mock operating room, an intensive care room, a new trauma resuscitation room and a standardized patient exam room.

As part of this donor-funded effort, highly advanced simulation manikins will be purchased, including a surgical skills manikin, a SimBaby™ manikin, an ultrasound simulator, central line simulators and other vital equipment. Generous philanthropic support for this important effort comes from the Gagnon Family Foundation and Foundation for Morristown Medical Center Trustee Meghan Lyon and Richard Lyon.

Left to right: Robert Tafaro, Chair, Foundation for Morristown Medical Center Board of Trustees; Nikki Sumpter, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Atlantic Health System; Terrance Curran, MD, Director, Gagnon Institute of Bioskills Training and Innovation; Mary Courtemanche, Co-chair, Mansion in May 2023; Kathy Christie, Past President, Women’s Association for Morristown Medical Center; Barbara Ruane, Co-chair, Mansion in May 2023; Brian Gragnolati, President and CEO, Atlantic Health System; Christine Serrano Glassner, Mayor, Borough of Mendham, NJ; Jennifer Smith, Chief Philanthropy Officer, Foundation for Morristown Medical Center; Peter Forenza, Homeowner of Three Fields

The Bioskills Institute was selected as the beneficiary of the Women’s Association for Morristown Medical Center Mansion in May 2023 at Three Fields in the Borough of Mendham, New Jersey, and the 130-year-old volunteer organization has pledged $1.5 million to support this important cause.