MANSION IN MAY 2020 PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR GAGNON CARDIOVASCULAR INSTITUTE AT MORRISTOWN MEDICAL CENTER
MORRISTOWN, NJ, August 16, 2019 – The Women’s Association for Morristown Medical Center is pleased to announce that proceeds from its 19th Mansion in May 2020 Designer Showhouse and Gardens to be held at Tyvan Hill in New Vernon will support the expansion of the Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute.
Gagnon was established three decades ago after performing the first open heart surgery at Morristown Medical Center and, today, is a nationally ranked program serving thousands of patients each year. This unprecedented growth, which has elevated patient care, has also created pressing challenges. Increasing patient volume has outpaced the capacity to meet demand. Technology is ever-changing, and space constraints have Gagnon bursting at its seams. The solution is an ambitious facilities expansion to meet current and future growth and two new inpatient floors will be added to the heart hospital.
“We are grateful to the Women’s Association for their support of our campaign to expand our Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute,” said Trish O’Keefe, PhD, RN, President, Morristown Medical Center. “This support will not only address Gagnon’s expansion needs, but will also help position it for the future – a destination of choice for superior cardiac care on a regional, national and international level.”
Mansion in May 2020 at Tyvan Hill in New Vernon, New Jersey will be open May 1 to May 31, 2020. For more about Mansion in May 2020, visit www.mansioninmay.org.
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 for Morristown Medical Center (WAMMC) helps enable the hospital to respond to the changing healthcare needs of the community. With a volunteer base of more than 400 members, WAMMC hosts a number of fundraising events, anchored by its flagship event, Mansion in May Designer Showhouse and Gardens. WAMMC also operates the hospital’s gift shops and The Bargain Box Thrift Boutique, as well as WAMMC Network TV, which created Calling All Kids and is the first in-house family television station for young patients and their families to enjoy during their stay at the hospital. WAMMC is an integral part of the hospital’s ability to continue bringing cutting-edge technology and superior health services to the community, and has raised more than $30 million to date to support this mission. For more information about WAMMC, visit http://www.wammc.org.