More than 200 golfers and guests participated in the
daylong event at the Montclair Golf Club.
Justine McCarthy, Director, Special Events, CMMC Foundation; Mary Ellen Clyne, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer, CMMC; and Jane Newman Kessler, Vice President, CMMC Foundation; greeted golfers upon their arrival with a gift bag and goodie bag.
West Orange, NJ – Nearly 200 golfers eagerly headed out for the shotgun start to Clara Maass Medical Center Foundation's Annual Golf Invitational at Montclair Golf Club on May 19. The golf outing raised over $210,000 for Clara Maass Medical Center. Hole-in-one prizes included four Lexus cars from Lexus of Route 10 and two Maseratis courtesy of Maserati of Route 10, which were on display at the event.
Aston Martin also showcased a car at the Golf Invitational, and sponsored a putting contest for the chance to win $25,000. A crowd of golfers and volunteers anxiously watched 6 contestants compete in the final round. Steve Mavrakes, Director of Physical Therapy at Clara Maass Medical Center, came within one foot of the 60-foot shot and the $25,000. Mr. Mavrakes didn't walk away empty-handed – he was rewarded a brand new TaylorMade putter.
"Funds from our Golf Invitational help Clara Maass Medical Center consistently deliver award-winning health care and provide the latest advances in in technology and medicine," said Jane Newman Kessler, CFRE, Vice President, Clara Maass Medical Center Foundation.
Golfers enjoyed the daylong event, which included brunch, 18 holes of golf, complimentary ice cream, an ongoing barbecue, cocktails, dinner and a silent auction that featured VIP guest passes to ABC talk shows, signed sports memorabilia and golf foursomes at neighboring country clubs. A 50/50 raffle raised in excess of $17,000.
"The support for our Golf Invitational from our greater business and medical community has always been appreciated," said Mary Ellen Clyne, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of CMMC. "We are equally grateful for the many civic and community leaders who attended this event."
Both CMMC and CMMC Foundation expressed its gratitude to the many sponsors that helped make this year's fundraiser a success.
Major sponsors included:
- Champion Sponsors: Prismatic Development Corporation, Hudson Construction and Clara Maass Medical Staff.
- Corporate Sponsors: County Graphics Forms Management, LLC; Kearny Federal Savings; QualCare, Inc.; Rendina Companies; Sandler O'Neil + Partners, L.P.; Solar Electric Systems, Inc.
- Brunch Sponsor: A&A Industrial Piping and Nihon Kohden America.
- Silent Auction Sponsors: Apruzzese, McDermott, Mastro & Murphy, J. Kuhl Metals Co, Presco Contracting, LLC, TeleTracking, and Torcon, Inc.
Clara Maass continues to set the standard for delivering quality care. In 2014, Clara Maass Medical Center received its fifth consecutive Grade "A" score in Hospital Safety by the Leapfrog Group, making it one of 251 hospitals in the entire nation to achieve an "A" in all five scores releases from the nation's leading experts on patient safety. In 2013, Becker's Hospital Review named it one of "100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs" and HealthGrades awarded Clara Maass a Patient Safety Excellence Award™, placing the Medical Center in the top 10 percent nationwide for patient safety. HealthGrades also awarded CMMC its second consecutive Emergency Medicine Excellence Award in 2012. U.S. News & World Report ranked Clara Maass #15 in New Jersey and #36 in the New York Metro Area as a high-performing hospital in Diabetes & Endocrinology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery and Orthopedics. The Joint Commission named Clara Maass a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for the treatment of Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia and Surgical Care for the second time in a row in 2012. Thomson Reuters named Clara Maass among the top 100 hospitals nationwide in 2012, one of only three hospitals in New Jersey to attain the distinction. In addition, Clara Maass won the Thomson Reuters Everest Award, one of 12 hospitals in the United States to do so. It is ranked top in the state for the treatment of Congestive Heart Failure and Heart Attacks by the New Jersey State Department of Health and Senior Services.
Located in Belleville, NJ, Clara Maass Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, provides a complete continuum of care to residents of northern New Jersey. Clara Maass' centers and services include The Health and Wellness Center, Nuclear Medicine, The Cancer Center at Clara Maass, Adult Cardiac Services including Diagnostic Services, Cardiac Catheterization, Elective and Emergency Angioplasty and Rehabilitation, The Pain Management Center, The Joint & Spine Institute, a Vascular Center, Same Day Surgery, The Wound Center at Clara Maass, The Center for Sleep Disorders, The Bariatric Surgery Center, Rehabilitation Services, The Eye Surgery Center, Maternity Services and Parent Education, as well as Pediatrics. For a physician referral or more information about Clara Maass, call 1-888-724-7123 or visit www.barnabashealth.org/claramaass
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Wade Kuzmick, Vice President, Rendina Healthcare Real Estate; John V. Kelly, MD, President, Clara Maass Medical Staff; a Montclair Golf Club caddie; Richard Rendina, Chairman and CEO of Rendina Companies; and James Orsini, Jr., MD, CMMC; paused for a photo amidst their 18-hole day.
Steve Bergamo, General Manager, Aston Martin; Steve Mavrakes, Director of Physical Therapy, CMMC; and Allan Greenfield, Aston Martin, next to the Aston Martin vehicle displayed at Montclair Golf Club on May 19. Mr. Mavrakes came within one foot of winning $25,000 in a putting contest sponsored by Aston Martin.
Lexus of Route 10 and Maserati of Route 10 offered golfers at the CMMC Foundation Golf Invitational the chance to win one of their cars – displayed at Montclair Golf Club – on their designated hole-in-one-holes.
Clara Maass Medical Center Trustees, Brent Rudnick and Robert Giangeruso (left and center) attended the cocktails and dinner portion of the night, and Robert Gaccione, ESQ. participated in the golf and dinner portion.
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