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PHCS Annual Golf Outing Nets $260,000 to Support Community Health Center

Jun 27, 2016

Tello Tsang with Big Check PHS-7639
Ayda Tello (left), Director, and Pansy Tsang, MD, Medical Director, of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Community Health Center, a primary and specialty care clinic at University Medical Center of Princeton that serves uninsured and underinsured residents of central New Jersey. The Golf Outing's proceeds benefited the clinic.

Princeton HealthCare System's 21st annual Golf Outing, held June 14 at Metedeconk National Golf Club in Jackson, raised more than $260,000 to benefit the Bristol-Myers Squibb Community Health Center.

The Scheide Fund, a Princeton-based philanthropic organization, was the title sponsor of the event, which drew 180 participants.

Other top sponsors included Conner Strong & Buckelew; Edward E. Matthews, Chairman Emeritus of the Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS) Board of Trustees; Wells Fargo Bank; Princeton Anesthesia Services; and SEI Investments. In total, 74 companies and individuals who do business or live in the region supported the event.

Proceeds will benefit the Bristol-Myers Squibb Community Health Center, PHCS' primary and specialty care clinic that serves approximately 8,000 uninsured and underinsured patients of all ages. The clinic is attached to PHCS' acute care hospital, University Medical Center of Princeton.

Funds raised by the Golf Outing will support complex care coordination and enhanced services for high-risk patients with multiple chronic medical conditions, as well as support services for adults and children who otherwise could not afford them.

The PHCS Foundation thanks everyone who supported this important fundraising event, especially Honorary Co-Chair J. Thomas Davidson, MD; Co-Chair James Demetriades, Vice President, PHCS; Co-Chair Glenn Mekles of Conner Strong & Buckelew, Metedeconk sponsoring member; and members of the 2016 Golf Outing Committee.

For photos and more information about the event, visit www.phcsgolf.org.

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.

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