WAMMC Donates $10,000 to Scholarship Endowment Fund in Honor of New Hospital President
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Barbara Gallo, Kathy Hobbs, Brittany Lusardi
WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION FOR MORRISTOWN MEDICAL CENTER DONATES $10,000 TO SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT FUND IN HONOR OF NEW HOSPITAL PRESIDENT
MORRISTOWN, NJ, June 12, 2016 – The Women’s Association for Morristown Medical Center (WAMMC) donated $10,000 to its Scholarship Endowment Fund in honor of the appointment of Trish O’Keefe, PhD, RN, to President, Morristown Medical Center.
WAMMC’s Scholarship Endowment Fund supports its Scholarship Program. Established in 1957, the Scholarship Program supports the staff at Morristown Medical Center by granting scholarships to hospital employees pursuing careers in the health care field. WAMMC Scholarship recipients have demonstrated extraordinary care and service to patients, their peers, colleagues and the community. WAMMC awarded $26,000 in scholarships to 12 employees in 2016
.“Trish’s commitment and dedication to the nursing profession and passion for health care has made her an exemplary role model for all those who have worked closely with her over the years,” said Mary Courtemanche, President, Women’s Association for Morristown Medical Center. “She has been and continues to be a strong supporter of WAMMC and we are delighted to make this donation to our Scholarship Endowment Fund in her honor.”
O’Keefe was named Chief Nursing Officer at Morristown Medical Center in 1996, Chief Experience Officer in 2012 and has served as interim president since July 2015.
ABOUT THE WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION FOR MORRISTOWN MEDICAL CENTER Founded in March 1893 to provide financial support to Morristown Medical Center, part of the Atlantic Health System, the Women’s Association of Morristown Medical Center (WAMMC) helps enable the hospital to respond to the changing healthcare needs of the community. With a volunteer base of over 700 members, WAMMC orchestrates and hosts a number of high-quality fundraising events, anchored by the Association’s flagship event, Mansion in May – a designer show house open to the public every other year. WAMMC also operates several free-standing, revenue-producing entities, including the hospital’s gift shops and The Bargain Box Thrift Boutique. WAMMC, one of the largest contributors to the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center, is an integral part of the hospital’s ability to continue bringing cutting-edge technology and superior health care services to the community, and has raised nearly $25 million to date in support of this mission. For more information about WAMMC, visit www.wammc.org.
L to R: Mary Courtemanche, President, Women’s Association for Morristown Medical Center, Trish O’Keefe, PhD, RN, President, Morristown Medical Center.