Continuing a Vision for Care Close to Home
For 125 years, Morristown Medical Center has focused on providing exceptional care close to home. That vision began with the generosity of one inspirational supporter: Miss Myra Brookfield.
In her will, Miss Brookfield donated her home on DeHart Street to establish the hospital. Before Morristown Memorial Hospital was incorporated in 1892, residents who needed advanced care had to travel to New York City or the Oranges for treatment. Miss Brookfield envisioned a hospital closer to home.
As part of the arrangement, Miss Brookfield directed that her fellow residents raise an additional $15,000 for equipment and furnishings within three years — a deadline they met with a townwide fundraiser.
Members of the 125th Anniversary Steering Committee of Morristown Medical Center recently dedicated a historical plaque and grave marker at Morristown’s Evergreen Cemetery to recognize Miss Brookfield’s contributions to the community.
You Can Be an Inspiration
We continue to strengthen Miss Brookfield’s vision and encourage you to celebrate the hospital’s anniversary by following in her footsteps. Just as she involved the community to support the hospital, we are turning to friends like you to join our Legacy Challenge in honor of the hospital’s important milestone.
We have money set aside for 13 more supporters to take advantage of this special opportunity by making a new or additional planned gift to the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center this year. In return, the Foundation will designate, on your behalf, $5,000 to the hospital area of your choice.
By making your gift, you join our Brookfield Legacy Society and continue the tradition of excellence that began 125 years ago with one woman’s vision.
Contact Cynthia W. O'Donnell, JD at 973.593.2418 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about this challenge.