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Funding Priorities

Opportunities to support our mission through your philanthropy.

Each day brings astounding new possibilities in health care, from clinical breakthroughs to innovative models of delivery. With continued donor support, Chilton Medical Center can sustain and grow its role as a leading provider of exceptional care, shaping the future of medicine, and bringing the most promising advancements to our hospital and community

The Next-Generation Operating Room

Breakthrough robotic technology is now capable of more surgeries with less pain, easier recoveries, and better outcomes. The Chilton Medical Center Foundation’s current philanthropic initiative is helping bring it to our community.

Surgery Has Changed

That’s good news for patients who like less pain, fewer complications, and better outcomes.

For many common procedures, large incisions and long recoveries are things of the past. The advent of minimally invasive techniques, has ushered in a new era of greater precision and fewer risks.

Over the last decade, robotic surgery has become the gold standard. Time after time, studies have shown benefits like fewer post-operative complications, shorter inpatient hospital stays, less pain during recovery, reduced need for opioid pain management, and more.

Now, robotic surgery is poised for another giant leap forward. The next-generation equipment builds on the achievements of its forebears and greatly expands the range of cases for which a robotic approach is possible, extending the benefits of robotic surgery to more patients than ever before. 

A Next-Generation Operating Room in Your Backyard

The da Vinci Xi will triple Chilton’s robotic surgery capabilities. Until recently, the benefits of robotic surgery were available only to patients requiring a narrow range of simple procedures. 

Today, the da Vinci Xi has broadened that scope significantly, creating a revolution in robotic surgery that extends its benefits to a far broader variety of cases:



Types of Procedures
at Chilton


With da Vinci Xi







General Surgery















The da Vinci Xi translates to better patient care, shorter hospital stays, and fewer complications.

Ebube Bakosi, MD, General Surgeon

By expanding the range of surgical cases performed at Chilton, more patients and families can benefit from our award-winning record of hospital safety, clinical excellence, and outstanding service. 

Recent honors like these illustrate the Chilton difference:

  • Top Mid-Size Hospital in New Jersey | Castle Connolly, Ltd.
    For the fifth year in a row, Chilton has earned top honors for overall excellence.
  • Rating for Patient Safety | Leapfrog Group
    Chilton received its sixth nod as one of the nation’s safest hospitals.
  • Magnet® recognition | American Nurses Credentialing Center
    In 2020, Chilton earned health care’s highest honor for nursing excellence, which has been awarded to just nine percent of hospitals nationwide.

Advantages of Robotic Approach

Reduced length of post-operative hospital stays• Shorter operative times for certain procedures• Significantly less need for narcotic pain management after surgery• More patients report pain-free days during recovery

A Philanthropic Opportunity

Chilton Medical Center’s multi-specialty surgical team has evaluated the needs of our community and, after careful analysis, determined that the da Vinci Xi is ideally equipped to meet them.

Atlantic Health System—which includes Chilton, Morristown, Overlook, Newton, and Hackettstown medical centers—has endorsed the surgical team’s recommendation and committed more than $1 million toward acquiring this $2.4 million device.  

Knowing that the da Vinci Xi will deepen Chilton’s ability to serve its patients and community, the hospital is enthusiastically seeking $625,000 in philanthropic support.

Recognizing Charitable Support

Donors will be gratefully acknowledged on a permanent plaque in the hospital. To make a gift, please select the philanthropic level that is most meaningful to you:


$500,000 and above


$250,000 to $499,999


$100,000 to $249,999


$50,000 to $99,999


$25,000 to $49,999


$10,000 to $24,999


$5,000 to $9,999


$2,500 to $4,999


$1,000 to $2,499

Naming Opportunities

A limited number of naming opportunities are available in recognition of our most generous contributions. Please contact the Foundation for more details.