MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown Medical Center has received a commitment of $50,000 from The Rippel Foundation to "to help the nonprofit hospital maintain its efforts to help prevent the spread of the virus and avoid disruptions in critical services", announced Atlantic Health System.

“We are very grateful to The Rippel Foundation for their continued support. We are humbled by this unsolicited donation while we continue to provide a comprehensive response to COVID-19.” said Trish O’Keefe, president of Morristown Medical Center and vice president of Atlantic Health System.

The Rippel Foundation was established upon the death of long-time Newark resident Julius S. Rippel in 1953, in honor of his wife Fannie. It is headquartered in Morristown, and exists to address cancer, heart disease, the health of women and the elderly, and the maintenance of our nation’s hospitals. This gift to Morristown Medical Center honors Rippel’s legacy, as the hospital shares all of these goals.

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“With disease prevention being so critical to controlling the spread of coronavirus, we are very pleased to provide this grant to enhance our local Morristown Medical Center’s preparedness for the benefit of our greater Morris County community,” said Ed Ahart, chair of Rippel’s Board of Directors and partner at Schenck, Price, Smith & King, LLP.

To learn more about The Rippel Foundation, visit or @RippelHealth on Twitter or LinkedIn. More information about Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center:


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