Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS)’s 20th Annual Golf Outing on June 9, 2015, raised more than $282,000— the highest net proceeds in the event’s history. The funds raised will support the Center for Maternal and Newborn Care at the University Medical Center of Princeton (UMCP).
Dr. Iyalla Peterside, attending neonatologist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Honorary Co-chair of the PHCS Golf Committee, commented, “We are grateful to everyone who participated. It was wonderful to see the attendance at the tournament—and the support for the Center. The partnership between UMCP and CHOP demonstrates a commitment from both organizations to provide exceptional care for families in the Princeton area.” CHOP was the Premier Community Partner for the PHCS 20th Annual Golf Outing.
Held at Metedeconk National Golf Club in Jackson, NJ, the outing drew 206 participants. In total, more than 90 companies and individuals who do business or live in the region supported the event. The Title Sponsor was Spacelabs Healthcare, and other top sponsors included Conner Strong & Buckelew; Edward E. Matthews; SEI Investment Management; Winter Services; Duane Morris; Forest Electric; Pepper Hamilton, LLP; and Princeton Anesthesia Services, PC.
Proceeds will help fund the expansion of the Center for Maternal and Newborn Care at UMCP to meet the growing demand for services in the community. Expansion plans include upgrading the Neonatal Intermediate Care Unit to an Intensive Care Unit (Level 3), which will allow us to treat babies born at as early as 28-weeks gestation. We will also build additional Labor/Delivery/Recovery and Mother/Baby rooms, and create an On-Call space for physicians.
The Center for Maternal and Newborn Care at UMCP provides exceptional care for mothers and babies by an award-winning nursing staff and nationally recognized experts in maternal, perinatal, and neonatal health. In 2014, the Center delivered more than 2,100 babies, and we expect deliveries to exceed 2,300 in 2015.
Since 2009, UMCP and CHOP have been partners to enhance pediatric services at UMCP at all levels of hospital care, including neonatal care, inpatient pediatric care, and pediatric emergency consultation. Through this partnership, physicians and other health professionals from CHOP work on-site with the physicians and clinical staff of UMCP to provide access to world-class pediatric health care in the greater Princeton region.
Finally, a special thank you is extended to the members of our Golf Outing Committee, who spent many months planning all of the details of the event and seeking out sponsorships. Their dedication to PHCS is much appreciated, and their hard work made the occasion a great success.
Mark your calendars for next year’s outing to be held on June 14, 2016!
Article as seen in Foundation News Fall 2015.