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PHCS Golf Outing Nets $282,000 to Benefit Center for Maternal and Newborn Care

Jun 24, 2015
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Pictured, left to right: Mark Moore, Winter Services; Iyalla E. Peterside, MD, Attending Neonatologist, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Golf Outing Honorary Co-Chair; Janet L. Ready, President, University Medical Center of Princeton, and Senior Vice President, Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS); Glenn Mekles, Conner Strong & Buckelew, Golf Outing Committee Co-Chair; Adam Levine, SEI Investment Management, Golf Outing Committee Member; and James Demetriades, PHCS Vice President, Professional Services, Golf Outing Committee Co-Chair.

Princeton HealthCare System's 20th annual Golf Outing on June 9 raised more than $282,000, the highest net proceeds in the event's history, to support the Center for Maternal and Newborn Care at University Medical Center of Princeton (UMCP).

"We are grateful to everyone who participated," said Iyalla E. Peterside, MD, Attending Neonatologist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Honorary Co-Chair of PHCS' Golf Outing Committee. CHOP was the Premier Community Partner for PHCS' 20th Annual Golf Outing. "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."

Held at Metedeconk National Golf Club in Jackson, N.J., 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. Additional top sponsors included Conner, Strong & Buckelew; Edward E. Matthews; SEI Investment Management; Winter Services; Duane Morris; Forest Electric; Pepper Hamilton, LLP; and Princeton Anesthesia, PA.

Proceeds will help fund the expansion of the Center for Maternal & 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, building additional Labor/Delivery/Recovery and Mother/Baby rooms and creating an On-Call space for physicians.

The Center for Maternal & 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 2,188 babies.

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 healthcare in the greater Princeton region.

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, 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.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Andy Williams, 609-252-8785
anwilliams@princetonhcs.org