Annual Golf Outing Nets $130,000 for the new UMCPP
Jun 19, 2012
|Pictured, left to right: Glenn Mekles, Vice President, Conner Strong & Buckelew; Mark Jones, President, University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro; Anne O'Neill, Executive Director, The Scheide Fund; Bruce Traub, Chief Financial Officer, Princeton HealthCare System; Tom Reilly, Vice President and General Manager, Turner Construction Co.; Adam Levine, Global Institutional Group, SEI Investments Co.
The 17th Annual Princeton HealthCare System Golf Outing raised more than $130,000 to offset construction costs of the new University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro (UMCPP), which opened to patients on May 22.
Approximately 130 golfers participated in this year's outing, which was held recently at Metedeconk National Golf Course in Jackson, N.J.
Proceeds from the annual event-organized by the Princeton HealthCare System Foundation-benefit Design for Healing, the capital campaign to support construction of UMCPP. Since 2007, the golf outings have raised approximately $680,000 for the campaign. The lead sponsors of this year's outing were Conner, Strong & Buckelew, an insurance, risk management, and employee benefits brokerage and consulting firm, and SEI Investments Co.
"We were so pleased to be a lead sponsor for this premier golf event," said Glenn Mekles, Vice President of Conner, Strong & Buckelew and Co-Chair of the Golf Outing Committee. "I was born in the former Princeton Hospital and now this new state-of-the-art medical center will ensure that central New Jersey residents have the best possible health care for generations to come."
Additional sponsors included nearly 70 companies that are based in or do business in the region.
"Community support for the new hospital has been extraordinary," said Joseph Stampe, Vice President of Development for PHCS. "More than 9,100 people contributed to Design for Healing, and when the campaign closes in March 2013, it will fund an estimated one-third of the cost to construct University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro."
For more information about the golf outing, visit www.phcsgolf.org.
About University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro
A unit of Princeton HealthCare System, University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro opened in May 2012 as the hub of a 171-acre health campus in Plainsboro, N.J. UMCPP is a University Hospital Affiliate of the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, a Clinical Research Affiliate of The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, an accredited oncology-teaching program of the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer (CoC) and recipient of the CoC's Outstanding Achievement Award. Through a partnership with The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), UMCPP offers enhanced pediatric services, with CHOP physicians working onsite to provide pediatric emergency consultation, inpatient pediatric care and neonatal care.
For more information, visit www.princetonhcs.org.