This year’s outing, which raised more than $750,000, a record for the Foundation, honored Michael A. Kelly, M.D., chairman, Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, and chairman of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at HackensackUMC. Proceeds from the golf outing will benefit the Orthopaedic Institute at HackensackUMC and the HackensackUMC Foundation.
“I want to thank everyone for supporting Hackensack University Medical Center and the annual golf outing,” said Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer, Hackensack University Health Network. “This year, the HackensackUMC Foundation is raising a record amount of money, not just at this event, but in general. It is events like this one that allows HackensackUMC to provide the exceptional services and programs we offer to the community each and every day.”
Dr. Kelly was honored due in part to his reputation as a world-class orthopaedic surgeon. As a result, a record number of individuals participated in both the golf outing and the dinner that followed.
“I am extremely humbled,” said Dr. Kelly. “I represent not only myself, but a distinct group of surgeons who are making incredible things happen in Bergen County and beyond. I accept this honor on behalf of my colleagues and I thank everyone for supporting HackensackUMC and the Orthopaedic Institute.”
This year’s golf outing had two shotgun starts. Top sponsors of the event were Healthgrades, Inserra Shop-Rite Supermarkets and Verizon. Prestige Motors, Mercedes-Benz sponsored the hole-in-one. Established in 1980 as a 501(c) (3) charitable organization, the HackensackUMC 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.
About Hackensack University Medical Center
HackensackUMC, a 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 the flagship hospital of Hackensack University Health Network, one of the largest health networks in the state comprised of 1,717 beds, more than 10,000 employees and 3,300 credentialed physicians. HackensackUMC was listed as the number one hospital in New Jersey in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015-16 Best Hospital rankings - maintaining its place atop the NJ rankings since the rating system was introduced. HackensackUMC is one of Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals™ for nine years in a row, and received the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ 13 years in a row. The medical center has also been named a Leapfrog Top Hospital, is one of the top 25 green hospitals in the country according to Practice Greenhealth, and received 23 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. HackensackUMC has created an entire campus of award-winning care, including: the John Theurer Cancer Center; the Heart & Vascular Hospital; and the Sarkis and Siran Gabrellian Women’s and Children’s Pavilion, which houses the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital Children’s Hospital and 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.HackensackUMC is the Hometown Hospital of the New York Giants and the New York Red Bulls and is Official Medical Services Provider to The Barclays PGA Golf Tournament. It remains committed to its community through fundraising and community events. To learn more, visit: www.HackensackUMC.org.