Kiwanis presents check to Weinsteins December 16, 2013

Michael Mulhaul, Chairperson of Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany’s Grand Tasting event held in October, presents a $7,500 donation to Nancy and Skippy Weinstein.

The Weinsteins, working with Morristown Medical Center established the Weinstein Family Inpatient Hospice and Palliative Care Center. This center, currently under construction, will help those patients with chronic or life-limiting illness to live as comfortably as they can, for as long as they can, by featuring an 11 bed Impatient Hospice and Palliative Care Center at Morristown Medical Center, on the main hospital’s third floor. This special area will be designed to look and feel like a private home. “This is a dream she has been pursuing for 15 years,” Morristown attorney Skippy Weinstein said of his wife, Nancy, who worked as a hospice nurse for many years in Newark, East Orange and Orange.

The Weinsteins, of Harding Township, managed to convince hospital officials the project would work and have been contributing and raising money.

With over $3 million already collected, the goal is $5 million for the Weinstein Family Inpatient Hospice and Palliative Care Center, will be Morristown Medical Center’s first-ever hospice unit and is scheduled to open by the end of 2014.

Kiwanis Treasurer Steve Dickens, Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany President Carol Tiesi, Chairperson Michael Mulhaul, presents Nancy and Skippy Weinstein  a $7,500 donation for the 11 bed new hospice unit at Morristown Memorial Hospital.