Whether through our own personal experience or that of a friend or family member, we understand that many of the circumstances that bring people to the Medical Center are not without anxiety. Our service committees help to soften the sterile atmosphere and bring some joy to our patients, visitors and staff.
As a volunteer organization, we are first and foremost committed to helping Morristown Medical Center bring the best level of healthcare to our community. We are a thriving group with many fundraising skills and our fundraising businesses and events offer benefits to the community above and beyond the causes they fund.
Fund Advancements in the Quality of Healthcare at Morristown Medical Center
The Women's Association is the Medical Center's single largest donor - providing seed funding over the years for advancements and improvements. Our fundraising businesses and events provide a dual purpose of service to the Medical Center and the community.
Make a Difference for Patients, Visitors & Staff of Morristown Medical Center
The Women's Association is committed to bringing a welcoming atmosphere to the Medical Center as well as providing services that make coming to the Medical Center a bit less stressful for patients and their visitors as well as for the staff.
Raising Funds & Goodwill
MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO MMC
For 130 years, the Women's Association has provided funding and seed money for projects at Morristown Medical Center to help advance the quality of healthcare for our community. In addition to the funds that are brought in to support advancements at Morristown Medical Center, WAMMC businesses and events provide benefits to patients, visitors and staff, and to the community as a whole.
A philanthropic partner of the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center, WAMMC promotes high-quality health care at the hospital through its service projects and fundraising events and business operations.. These projects have raised over $25 million for the Medical Center since 1985. Contributions have been made to the Center for Nursing and Innovation, the Child Development and Autism Center, the Joan and Edward Foley Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, the Gagnon 5th Floor Expansion, the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center Campaign the Women’s Heart Program at Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute, the Nancy and Skippy Weinstein Inpatient Hospice and Palliative Care Center, the Sameth Emergency Department Expansion, the Valerie Center at Goryeb Children's Hospital and the Head Family Inpatient Psychiatric and Behavioral Health Center.
Total Giving - $26,610,126.00
WAMMC has supported many projects since 1985. We are honored to highlight the following donations of $50,000 and over in support, which represents a large portion of our giving to MMC.
Breast Center Fund
Campaign for Children
Campaign for Encompassing Care
Campaign for the Heart
Carol G. Simon Cancer Center Campaign
Center for Nursing Innovation and Research
Cumulative NEE Campaign
DeVinci Robot Fund
Dental Center Equipment Fund
Digital Radiology Equipment Fund
Emergency Department Expansion Fund
Gagnon 5th Floor Expansion
Geriatric Medicine for Excellence Fund
Geriatric Care Giving Training Lab
Giraffe Omni-bed for NICU
IMPACT Collaboration Care Fund
Inpatient Hospice and Palliative Care Center
Inpatient Psych/Behavioral Health Unit
Integrative Medicine Research Fund
Lung Cancer Program
New Room in PICU Expansion
New TV sets, brackets and trays
NICU Expansion Fund
Pediatric Cardiology Fund
Pediatric Inpatient/PICU Expansion
Pediatric ER Ultrasound
Pediatric Pulmonary Laboratory Fund
Ripple Breast Center
Sameth Emergency Dept. Nurse Residency Program
Soothing Paws Pet Therapy
The Valerie Fund Children's Center
Women's Association Scholarship Endowment
Women's Cancer Center Research Fund
Women's Health Clinic
Women's Health Fund
Making a Difference for Patients, Visitors & Staff
Broadcasting: WAMMC TV/Calling All Kids
Calling All Kids Storytime Network® is the premier healing service of the Women's Association for Morristown Medical Center. Through a dedicated, in-house children's television network, Calling All Kids® welcomes all young patients in Goryeb Children's Hospital by providing opportunities for distraction during their visit or stay.
Our storytime channel and interactive programming bring smiles and laughter to brighten the hospital experience for young patients and their families.
The deeply discounted, high-quality shopping experience is a welcome service to our community. Our experienced staff is supported by a team of regular volunteers who work to collect and offer merchandise with regular special sale events. A staple of WAMMC’s fundraising businesses, The Bargain Box provides a steady stream of revenue to benefit the Medical Center.
Our Gift Shops are situated throughout the Medical Center. Led by a dedicated staff group - our team of volunteers provide offerings for adults and children which change with the seasons. They offer a convenient shopping experience for hospital visitors and staff in pleasant surroundings. . All gift shop proceeds benefit the good work of WAMMC in support of the Medical Center.
Cafes at MMC
Cafes at MMC include Starbucks and Apple A Day Cafes which are situated throughout the Medical Center. They offer patients, visitors and staff sustenance and a familiar place to take a break. A portion of the proceeds from the cafes is donated to WAMMC in support of the Medical Center.
The Art Committee acquires and places art throughout Morristown Medical Center, creating an aesthetically pleasing environment to benefit patients, staff, visitors and volunteers.
The Art Exhibit Committee brings the work of local artists to the halls of the Medical Center. These works of art can be purchased at our Corner Store Gift shop. A percent of the sale goes to the Women’s Association. The gallery not only benefits local artists but also ensures a beautiful Medical Center welcome.
The Chapel Flowers Committee ensures a welcoming and comforting environment in the Chapel. The Women’s Association contributes seasonal silk floral arrangements to add peace and tranquility to the space.
Special Holidays bring a little bit of home to the Medical Center. Volunteers decorate the Medical Center for different holidays to provide a more inviting atmosphere for being at the hospital.
Awards of Recognition
Awards of Recognition are administered by our Hospital Liaison Committee for MMC volunteers and nurses. These include a gift basket that is raffled during Volunteer week.
ABest Nursing Team Award is presented annually during Nurses Week. The winning Team receives a plaque to be displayed at their workstation and a lovely gift basket of goodies for the Team. MMC Volunteers in their senior year of high school are eligible to apply for a $500 scholarship by participating in the Ruth Award. The Irene Fortunado Awardsis the word plural?presents three scholarships to college volunteers in three areas of the hospital, Emergency Department Ambassador, Call Bell Support and Patient Experience Ambassador.
Magnet Component Awards
Based on the Magnet Recognition components of Transformational Leadership, Structural Empowerment, Exemplary Professional Practice and New Knowledge, Innovation and Improvements, the Magnet Component Award is given to encourage the development of leading edge nursing programs and practices.
Contributing with Passion
Uniting our members is a thread of compassion which is not lost on one another. We are an organization that values each of our members and strives to elevate the talents of the individual while improving the organization and the contributions it facilitates. This makes volunteering with WAMMC a most meaningful and personally fulfilling endeavor.
As an association that rallies around its motto "Contributing with Passion" and truly embraces its values of Community, Collaboration, Fun, Professionalism and Excellence, our members find that being a part of this great philanthropic endeavor is a rewarding way to give back to the community while forging great friendships.
We would love for you to JOIN US!
WHAT OUR MEMBERS ARE SAYING...
"Twenty-nine years later and I still choose to devote my volunteer efforts to WAMMC. I'm surrounded by an amazing group of highly capable women who make a difference at Morristown Medical every day. It continues to be a fun and invigorating experience, bound by lasting friendships... 29 years, with many more to come!"