ABOUT THE MERRY MIXERS

Merry Mixers is a non-profit organization committed to supporting and raising funds for MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) in Salem, MA. The organization was founded in 1950 by a group of Marblehead women dedicated to supporting and enhancing the level of care for children in the community and across the North Shore. Over $1 million dollars has been raised and donated since inception, with $88,000 donated in 2015 alone during the organization’s 65th anniversary year.

Since the inception of Merry Mixers, the Special Care Nursery at MassGeneral for Children at NSMC was expanded and updated to a Level II B facility for newborns with help from a $200,000 gift from Merry Mixers. Beginning in 2014, the organization committed to raise funds for the hospital’s Family Resource Center, which provides a wide range of behavioral health resources and services for children, adolescents, families and professionals on the North Shore. Funds from our 2018 campaign supported the invaluable services provided by the Pediatric Emergency Department, the Pediatric Psychiatry Unit and the Family Resource Center.

In 2019, Merry Mixers provided funding towards a one-of-a-kind outdoor play space to be used by pediatric psychiatry inpatients. This space is located in North Shore Medical Center’s new Epstein Center for Behavioral Health, which opened in October 2019. Merry Mixers also received their largest donation in history in 2019. The Dr. William T. Moore and Dorothy D. Moore Family Charitable Endowment of Virginia donated a generous $30,000.

Our current initiative in 2019-2020 is to raise funds that will provide the Department of Pediatrics with state-of-the-art medical equipment and training, allow for the Family Resource Center to continue vital programming and aide in the expansion and development of both the Inpatient and Outpatient Pediatric Psychiatry Service.

About North Shore Medical Center

North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) is the largest healthcare provider and one of the largest employers on the North Shore of Massachusetts. The multi-site health system, headquartered in Salem, Mass., includes NSMC Salem Hospital, NSMC Union Hospital, MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center, NSMC Heart Center and the physician network known as North Shore Physicians Group. NSMC and Massachusetts General Hospital together provide care at the Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care and the Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center in Danvers. NSMC is a member of Partners HealthCare, which was founded by Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. For more information, visit: nsmc.partners.org.

2018-2019 COMMITTEE MEMBERS: {top row l-r}  Elle Hayes, Nora Connerty, Maggie Cappiello, Lindsey McCarthy, Kate Derr, Deb Herman, Amy Gochman, Kelly Stevens, Kate Whorf, Sarah Glassman  {bottom row l-r)  Rebecca Fiore, Farida Abbadi and Elizabeth Gill

2018-2019 COMMITTEE MEMBERS: {top row l-r} Elle Hayes, Nora Connerty, Maggie Cappiello, Lindsey McCarthy, Kate Derr, Deb Herman, Amy Gochman, Kelly Stevens, Kate Whorf, Sarah Glassman {bottom row l-r) Rebecca Fiore, Farida Abbadi and Elizabeth Gill