PHCS Golf Outing Nets $178,000 for Uninsured, Underinsured Patients
Jun 13, 2013
PHCS Golf Outing raises $178,000 for Bristol-Myers Squibb Community Health Center. Pictured, left to right: Bob Holmes, Account Executive, Spacelabs Healthcare; Glenn Mekles, Vice President, Conner, Strong & Buckelew, and Co-Chair, PHCS Golf Committee; Mark Jones, President, University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, and Co-Chair, PHCS Golf Committee; Anne O’Neill, Executive Director, The Scheide Fund, and Honorary Chair, PHCS Golf Committee; and Adam Levine, Global Institutional Group, SEI Investment Management.
The 2013 Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS) Golf Outing—held Tuesday, June 11, at Metedeconk National Golf Club in Jackson, N.J.—raised $178,000, the highest total net proceeds ever in the 18-year history of the event.
More than 150 golfers participated in the outing, which was organized by the PHCS Foundation. The funds will support the Bristol-Myers Squibb Community Health Center, which provides healthcare to approximately 6,000 uninsured or underinsured central New Jersey residents. The community health center is adjacent to PHCS' acute-care hospital, University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro (UMCPP).
In the previous six years, proceeds from the annual golf outing benefited Design for Healing, the capital campaign to support construction of UMCPP. Golf outings during those years raised $680,000 for Design for Healing, which concluded March 31 having raised $171 million—the most successful capital campaign ever for a New Jersey hospital.
Lead sponsors of the 2013 outing included Conner, Strong & Buckelew; SEI Investment Management; Spacelabs Healthcare; and Bill and Judith Scheide. More than 70 companies and individuals who do business or live in the region supported the event.
"Improving access to quality healthcare for everyone in our community is a high priority for Bill and Judith Scheide," said Anne O'Neill, Honorary Chair of the 2013 PHCS Golf Outing Committee and Executive Director of The Scheide Fund. "They feel privileged to be able to help Princeton HealthCare System meet this critical need."
For more information about the golf outing, visit www.phcsgolf.org. For more photos of the event, click here.
About Princeton HealthCare System
Princeton HealthCare System is a comprehensive, integrated healthcare system that strives to anticipate and serve the lifelong needs of central New Jersey residents, including acute care hospital services through University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, behavioral healthcare through Princeton House Behavioral Health, rehabilitation, home care, hospice care, ambulatory surgery, a primary and specialty medical practice, and fitness and wellness services. For more information, visit www.princetonhcs.org.