Under sunny skies, 300 registered golfers recently hit the links for the Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation’s 20th Annual Invitational Golf Outing at the Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus. Proceeds from this year’s event raised $750,000, which will benefit the enhancement of patient experiences at Hackensack University Medical Center.
“This past year, we have had such exciting news to share: The merger creating Hackensack Meridian Health, plans for the new Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University and our cutting-edge research endeavors,” said Jon M. Fitzgerald, president and chief development officer, Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation. “We do all this for patient care, to enhance the patient experience to provide the very best care for our patients.”
“I want to thank everyone who supported the Foundation’s annual golf outing,” said Ihor S. Sawczuk, M.D., president, Hackensack University Medical Center. “The funds raised will enable Hackensack University Medical Center to continue providing the exceptional services and programs we offer to the community and our patients every day. Hackensack University Medical Center is human-centric, quality oriented, innovative, academic and financially stable because of those who support and participate in our special events.”
This year’s golf outing had two shotgun starts. Top sponsors of the event were Joseph M. Sanzari, Inc.; Inserra Supermarkets, Inc.; Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey; and CareOne. Prestige Motors was the exclusive automotive sponsor.
“This is an exciting time for the Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation,” said Lawrence R. Inserra Jr., chair, Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees. “Our team is dedicated to connecting generous people with opportunities to make a meaningful difference. Participants of special events, like this year’s golf outing, are helping to raise the bar for enhanced patient experiences at Hackensack University Medical Center. Your loyalty and support are greatly appreciated.”
Established in 1980 as a 501(c) (3) charitable organization, the Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation raises funds that support the diverse programs and services which benefit patients at the medical center. The Foundation accepts contributions in the form of direct cash gifts and pledges, matching corporate gifts, planned gifts and gifts-in-kind. For more information on ways to donate or upcoming events, please call 551-996-3720 or visit www.HackensackUMCFoundation.org.
The Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation recently held the 20th Annual Invitational Golf Outing at the Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus. From left to right: Jon M. Fitzgerald, president and chief development officer, Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation; Lawrence R. Inserra Jr., chair, Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees; Robert C. Garrett, co-CEO, Hackensack Meridian Health; Joseph Simunovich, co-chair, Hackensack Meridian Health Board of Trustees; and Ihor S. Sawczuk, M.D., president, Hackensack University Medical Center.
About Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center
Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center, a 775-bed nonprofit teaching and research hospital located in Bergen County, NJ, is the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in the state. Founded in 1888 as the county’s first hospital, it is now part of one of the largest networks in the state comprised of 28,000 team members and more than 6,000 physicians. Hackensack University Medical Center was listed as the number one hospital in New Jersey in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 Best Hospital rankings – maintaining its place atop the NJ rankings since the rating system was introduced. It was also named one of the top four New York Metro Area hospitals. Hackensack University Medical Center is one of only five major academic medical centers in the nation to receive Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award for five or more years in a row. Becker’s Hospital Review recognized Hackensack University Medical Center as one of the 100 Great Hospitals in America 2017. The medical center is one of the top 24 green hospitals in the country according to Practice Greenhealth, and received 25 Gold Seals of Approval™ by The Joint Commission – more than any other hospital in the country. It was the first hospital in New Jersey and second in the nation to become a Magnet® recognized hospital for nursing excellence; receiving its fifth consecutive designation in 2014. Hackensack University Medical Center has created an entire campus of award-winning care, including: the John Theurer Cancer Center; the Heart & Vascular Hospital; the Sarkis and Siran Gabrellian Women’s and Children’s Pavilion, which houses the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital, which received a national ranking inPediatric Neurology and Neurosurgeryin U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 Best Children’s Hospitals, and the Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital, which was designed with The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center and listed on the Green Guide’s list of Top 10 Green Hospitals in the U.S. Hackensack University Medical Center is the Hometown Hospital of the New York Giants and the New York Red Bulls and is Official Medical Services Provider to The Northern Trust PGA Golf Tournament. It remains committed to its community through fundraising and community events especially the Tackle Kids Cancer Campaign providing much needed research at the Children’s Cancer Institute housed at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital. To learn more, visit www.HackensackUMC.org.