Monmouth Medical Center receives $500K estate gift

Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch has received a $500,000 estate plan donation, it announced Tuesday.

The gift was provided by Bonnie Levin and Simon Levin, members of the Cranmer Legacy Society.

The Cranmer Legacy Society was established to honor Ella B. Cranmer whose estate gave the medical center $4.5 million. Its members are committed to MMC by supporting it financially.

Bonnie Levin is a cancer survivor and founded the MMC Women’s Council in 1995 to help educate women about cancer prevention and early detection as well as to raise funds for the Leon Hess Cancer Center. Simon Levin served on the MMC Foundation’s board of trustees. Together, they have a long history of financial support to the hospital.

“The Levins have always recognized the vital role that philanthropy plays at Monmouth Medical Center,” said Bill Arnold, CEO and president of Monmouth Medical Center. “Thanks to generous donations like the one we received from Simon and Bonnie, we’re proud that the Women’s Council continues to grow and that we are able to continue to provide state-of-the-art services for cancer diagnosis and treatment and make a positive impact on the lives of patients and families receiving care at the Leon Hess Cancer Center.”

“We have gotten so much from the hospital and wanted to make sure that some of the programs that we helped put in place continue,” Bonnie Levin said. “If you support local, quality healthcare, chances are, they will be there for you when you need it and give you more time to enjoy your children and grandchildren.”

“Monmouth Medical Center has always been there for us – both my husband and I have had some serious medical emergencies and the hospital has always been wonderful,” added Mrs. Levin. “Monmouth Medical Center holds a very special place in our hearts.”

Monmouth Medical Center is a RWJBarnabas Health facility.