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Sameth Emergency Department

Donor support has been a key driver – helping Morristown Medical Center to expand and modernize the Sameth Emergency Department to meet the growing community need for high-acuity emergency care. Patients and team members alike will benefit from the generous support for the Campaign for Building Excellence in Emergency Care, which will allow us to continue to raise the bar for life-saving emergency care in the region."

Dan Weiner, MD

Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine
Sameth Emergency Department
Morristown Medical Center


  • Gold Standard

    – Level 1 Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation

  • Level I Regional Trauma Center

    – American College of Surgeons

  • Level II Trauma Center

    – State of New Jersey

Campaign for Building Excellence in Emergency Care

Generous support from our community of donors made it possible to reach the campaign’s initial $10 million fundraising goal in about a year’s time. As momentum for the campaign continues to build, the fundraising goal has increased to $12.5 million to support additional equipment upgrades, new technology and educational opportunities for physicians, nurses and emergency care specialists.

William “Bill” Marino
Campaign for Building Excellence in Emergency Care Campaign Chair

In 2022, meaningful progress was made on the expansion and modernization efforts in the Sameth Emergency Department. Updates include:

  • Advanced CT Scanner

    The installation of a new, advanced CT scanner, made possible by a $2.5 million donation from the Margaret A. Darrin Charitable Trust.

  • Patient Monitor Upgrades

    Enhanced and expanded patient monitoring to track arrhythmias, temperature, blood pressure, pulse oxygen and more.

  • Trauma Elevator Expansion

    The extension of all four of the Emergency Department's trauma elevators to the medical center’s rooftop to expedite access to and from the helipad during a trauma emergency. Made possible by a generous grant from the Ann K. Kirby Foundation.

  • Relocation and expansion

    Relocation of the Pediatric Day Hospital and Sleep Center to the second floor of Goryeb Children’s Hospital to make way for the new 17-room Gagnon Children’s Emergency Department, which will be built on the first floor of Goryeb Children’s Hospital.

Planning for the overall expansion and modernization of the Sameth Emergency Department is in progress, with completion projected at the end of 2024.


toward $12.5 million goal as of December 31, 2022.

Thank you to our generous donors:

  • Louise T. Barbieri, MD
  • Michele and David Hedley
  • Priti and Chirag Patel
  • Boye Foundation
  • Ann K. Kirby Foundation
  • Richard and Poppy Segal
  • The D’Aloia Family Foundation
  • The F. M. Kirby Foundation, Inc.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Allan W. Staats
  • Margaret A. Darrin Charitable Trust
  • Donald and Frances MacMaster
  • Spohler Foundation
  • Deluca Family Foundation
  • Thomas Maoli
  • Paul and Kelly Sturman
  • John and Sheridan Greeniaus
  • Paula and Bill Marino
  • Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Walsh Jr.
  • The Head Family Charitable Foundation
  • MetLife Foundation
  • Zotec Foundation
  • The Healthcare Foundation of NJ
  • New York Jets Foundation
  • And many other generous donors

Foundation for Morristown Medical Center Golf Classic

The Foundation for Morristown Medical Center’s Second Annual Golf Classic took place on August 22, 2022, at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey. With 150 golfers participating, the event raised more than $500,000 to benefit the expansion and modernization of the Sameth Emergency Department through the Campaign for Building Excellence in Emergency Care. The Campaign’s chair, Bill Marino, also served as member sponsor for the outing for the second year in a row.

We thank our sponsors, players and donors for their incredible generosity.

This annual event was sponsored in part by the New York Jets Foundation, Atlantic Health System, Paula and Bill Marino, Mid-Atlantic Surgical Associates, Open Road Auto Group and Zotec Partners.

Sameth Emergency/Trauma Department Education Fund

Sue and Bob Sameth with Patricia Primmer, director of nursing for the Sameth Emergency Department, and team.

In 2013, Foundation for Morristown Medical Center honorary trustees Bob and Sue Sameth established a continuing education fund for Sameth Emergency Department team members to pursue advanced degrees, increase knowledge and improve skill sets. Since that time, more than 100 scholarships have been awarded, allowing team members to pursue a variety of degrees, including a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Advanced Practice Nurse and various doctoral degrees.

Sameth Emergency Department Art Therapy Program

Art therapy is an established mental health profession that uses art to improve the physical, mental and emotional well-being of people of all ages. Thanks to the generous support of donors such as Katie Simon, a total of 317 patients participated in the Art Therapy Program at the Sameth Emergency Department during the second half of 2022. Of those, 134 were pediatric patients and 30 were geriatric patients. A total of 444 art therapy sessions took place in 2022.

Of the 317 patients who went through the Art Therapy Program, 68 percent increased their engagement in mental health treatment.

The Sameth Emergency Department currently employs one part-time art therapist and is looking to add another in 2023 to support growing demand.