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Women's Association for Morristown Medical Center's Mansion in May 2017 Pledges Support for



Kathy Hobbs


MORRISTOWN, NJ, OCTOBER 25, 2016 – The Women’s Association for Morristown Medical Center is pleased to announce that proceeds from its 18th Mansion in May 2017 Designer Showhouse and Gardens to be held at Alnwick – The Abbey in Morristown will be used to establish the Center for Nursing Innovation and Research at Morristown Medical Center. Mansion in May will be held throughout the month of May 2017 during Morristown Medical Center’s 125th anniversary year.

Morristown Medical Center is focusing on nursing innovation as a strategic priority with a goal of continuing a culture of nursing excellence that encourages and rewards nurses who go beyond existing performance standards, build a foundation to sustain that culture and support Atlantic Health System’s mission to advance the art and science of healing.

The Center for Nursing Innovation and Research will provide an opportunity for nurses to meet, exchange ideas and design solutions to existing or emerging health concerns. Nursing innovation centers are gaining traction across the country in academic centers. The leading programs are found at Penn Medicine, Texas Tech University and Mass General. Morristown Medical Center’s program will be modeled after these industry leaders.

“Adaptation and innovation have been part of our nursing culture for years and the goal now is to prepare the nursing practice for the future of nursing excellence,” said Carol Jones, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Interim Chief Nursing Officer, Morristown Medical Center. “We are nationally recognized for our nursing quality—having been designated a prestigious Magnet Hospital for Excellence in Nursing Service for a fourth consecutive time over the past fifteen years—and hope to share those best practices with other nurses, hospitals and health care institutions to improve care.”

“We are grateful to the Women’s Association for their support of our campaign to establish a Center for Nursing Innovation and Research,” said Trish O’Keefe, PhD, RN, President, Morristown Medical Center. “This support will help us create a leading national program to advance future nursing excellence and create an environment where new practice methods are designed and implemented to benefit our patients and the communities we serve for the future.”

Mansion in May 2017 at Alnwick Hall – The Abbey in Morristown, New Jersey, will be open

May 1-31, 2017. For corporate sponsorship opportunities, to volunteer and to learn more about Mansion in May 2017 at Alnwick Hall – The Abbey, visit


Founded in March 1893 to provide financial support to Morristown Medical Center, part of the Atlantic Health System, the Women’s Association for Morristown Medical Center (WAMMC) helps enable the hospital to respond to the changing health care 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 showhouse 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

Alnwick Hall - The Abbey

Photography by Wing Wong/Memories TTL

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