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Mansion in May Raised 1.5 Million for Morristown Medical Center

Alnwick Hall - "The Abbey" - was the site of the 2017 Mansion in May Credits: Wing Wong, Memories TTL,LLC
Alnwick Hall - "The Abbey" - was the site of the 2017 Mansion in May. Credits: Wing Wong, Memories TTL,LLC
Fifty-Five Garden at Alnwick Hall, as designed by Edward Clark Landscape for Mansion in May 2017. Credits: Wing Wong, Memories TTL,LLC
Mansion in May 2017 General Co-Chairs Megan Cassie Schubiger and Katie Nolle. Credits: Sal Benedetto Photography
Cafe Committee: Karen Smith, Karen Gold, Sandy Kirby, Kathy Baker, Mary Courtemanche, Pat O'Connor and Julie Skinner. Credits: Gwynne Wade
Mansion in May 2017 Operations Committee Co-Chairs Susan Bruen, Margaret Clossey and Cathy Biczak. Credits: Dannette Merchant
Mansion in May 2017: The Urban Dweller. Credits: Wing Wong, Memories TTL,LLC
Mansion in May 2017: A Royal Retreat designed by Jessica Reilly Interior Design, LLC Credits: Wing Wong, Memories TTL,LLC

MORRISTOWN NJ -  The Women's Association for Morristown Medical Center raises money for Morristown Memorial Hospital.  The Association's signature event is Mansion in May Designer Showhouse and Gardens.  In 2017, Mansion in May raised $1.5 million for the Center for Nursing Innovation and Research at Morristown Medical Center, according to the Association.

Mansion in May 2017 was held at Alnwick Hall ("The Abbey") in Morris Township.  Built in 1903-1904, The Abbey is a Gilded Age estate.  It was built as one of many mansions along Millionaires' Row between Morristown and Madison.  Mansion in May 2017 welcomed over 24,000 visitors to The Abbey.  The 24,000-plus visitors toured The Abbey, and were able to see the 41 interior spaces and 17 landscape spaces that were redesigned by 60 leading designers from the tri-state area.

The Women's Association for Morristown Medical Center has presented Mansion in May since 1974.  In that time, the Association has raised over $10 million to benefit Morristown Medical Center.  This year's Mansion in May funds will go towards the Center for Nursing Innovation and Research at Morristown Medical Center.  

The Center has been established to 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. 

Morristown Medical Center is nationally recognized for its nursing quality—having been designated a prestigious Magnet Hospital for Excellence in Nursing Service for a fourth consecutive time over the past fifteen years. “We are grateful to the Women’s Association for their support of our campaign of 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.” 

"The success of the 2017 Mansion in May Designer Showhouse and Gardens is attributed to the tremendous support of our sponsors, interior and landscape designers and media partners. We are most thankful to our incredible Mansion in May (MIM) Chairs, Katie Nolle and Megan Cassie Schubiger, who stewarded over 20 dedicated committees that led hundreds of volunteers who provided over 20,000 hours of their time to oversee the many aspects of managing and participating at Mansion in May," said Mary Courtemanche, President of WAMMC. Further, she added, "Most importantly, we are truly grateful to the 24,000 visitors to Mansion in May 2017 who generously contributed to our cause and for continuing to support the Women's Association for Morristown Medical Center's goals for the medical facility and the community we serve."


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