Hillsborough resident Mary Ellen Clyne, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer, CMMC; North Caldwell resident Ken Rosato, W-ABC TV Eye Witness News Anchor; and Verona resident Bob Gaccione, Chairman, CMMC Board of Trustees.
Belleville, NJ – Clara Maass Medical Center (CMMC)'s "2015 Golf Invitational Featuring Former New York Giant David Diehl and Friends" raised more than $240,000 for hospital services and programs, surpassing fundraising goals. The event took place on May 11 at the Montclair Golf Club in West Orange.
"David helped us attract a fantastic combination of old and new faces, including 225 golfers, in addition to helping us exceed our fundraising goals," said Mary Ellen Clyne, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer, CMMC. "We are truly delighted that David and so many of his friends participated in this year's event and look forward to working together to make the Golf Invitational a must-attend event in the future."
"It's been an honor serving as the Chairman of the Clara Maass Golf Invitational for the past seven years, being a part of its growth and expansion," said Robert V. Gamba, of North Caldwell, Chairman of the CMMC Foundation Board of Trustees and this year's Golf Invitational Chairman. "This year, with David's involvement, along with our loyal sponsors, we were able to reach new heights, both in fundraising and participation. I look forward to what the future holds for the Golf Invitational and all the ways that it will continue to benefit hospital services."
Diehl's first partnership with the CMMC Golf Invitational helped attract current and former NFL players and on-air broadcasters including Shaun O'Hara, Justin Pugh, Ryan Nassib, Zac DeOssie, Henry Hynoski, Markus Kuhn, Eric Hermann, Jeremy Newhouse, Amani Toomer, Josh Brown, Karl Nelson, Bruce Harper, Tina Cervasio, Brian Jones and Adam Zucker.
"I could not be happier with the incredible turnout and look forward to helping make this a can't-miss event in the future," said Diehl. "The most important thing is that we were able to raise significant money for services and programs at Clara Maass Medical Center which will have a positive impact on the care and well-being of people in the community."
Diehl spent his entire 11-year NFL career with the New York Giants. As a Giant, he started on two Super Bowl Championship teams – in 2008 and 2012 and was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2009. He started the first 120 regular-season games and seven post-season games of his career, the longest streak of its kind by a Giant since the introduction of the 16-game schedule in 1978. In 2012, David was also the recipient of the prestigious Wellington Mara NFL Man of the Year Award.
Diehl, who resides in Essex County, currently serves as an ambassador for healthy living for Barnabas Health enabling him to impact the lives of residents throughout New Jersey. For the last two years, Diehl has been a spokesperson for the Matthew J. Morahan, III Health Assessment Center for Athletes for which he helps raise awareness about concussions and returning to play and discusses the importance of screenings with young athletes.
Golf Invitational Champion Sponsors included Clara Maass Medical Staff, Hudson Construction, and Prismatic Development Corporation. Corporate Sponsors included Kearny Bank, Nanina's in the Park/The Park Savoy, the New York Football Giants, Rendina Healthcare Real Estate, Sandler O'Neil + Partners, L.P., and Towers Watson. Apruzzese, McDermott, Mastro & Murphy, and Torcon, Inc. sponsored the silent auction. The Invitational also featured six "Hole-in-One" cars from Lexus of Route 10 and Maserati of Morris County and a putting contest for golfers.
Former NY Giant David Diehl helped Clara Maass Medical Center surpass fundraising goals for hospital services at Montclair Golf Club on May 11.
(left to right) Justine McCarthy, Director of Special Events, CMMC Foundation; Chris Coyne, Vice President, CMMC Foundation and Development; Louis LaSalle, Vice President, External Affairs, Barnabas Health; Bob Gamba, Chairman of CMMC Foundation Board of Trustees and seventh consecutive Chairman of the Clara Maass Golf Invitational, and of North Caldwell; and Mary Ellen Clyne, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer.
Former New York Giant David Diehl drew celebrity participation at the 2015 Golf Invitational, including Shaun O'Hara, Justin Pugh, Ryan Nassib, Zac DeOssie, Henry Hynoski, Markus Kuhn, Eric Hermann, Jeremy Newhouse, Amani Toomer, Josh Brown, Karl Nelson, Bruce Harper, Tina Cervasio, Brian Jones and Adam Zucker.
Pictured are some of this year's Golf Invitational Champion and Corporate Sponsors. (left to right) Robert Lekich, of Nutley and of Hudson Construction and Golf Invitational Committee Member; Robert Brautigan, MD, representing Clara Maass Medical Staff; David Diehl of West Orange; Bob Gamba, Chairman of CMMC Foundation Board of Trustees and seventh consecutive Chairman of the Clara Maass Golf Invitational, and of North Caldwell and Prismatic Development Corporation; and Vincent and Barry Maurillo, of Nanina's in the Park and the Park Savoy.
Former New York Giant and current "NFL on FOX" Game Analyst David Diehl (pictured far left), resident of West Orange, with current and former New York Giants who helped support Clara Maass Medical Center raise funds for hospital services.
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Clara Maass continues to set the standard for delivering quality care. Recently, Clara Maass Medical Center received its seventh Grade "A" score in Hospital Safety by the Leapfrog Group, making it one of 182 hospitals in the entire nation to achieve an "A" in all seven scores released from the nation's leading experts on patient safety. In 2015, Clara Maass was one of only seven hospitals in New Jersey and one of 494 hospitals nationwide to earn a Patient Safety Excellence Award from Health Grades. For 2014-15, U.S. News & World Report ranked Clara Maass among the 50 Best Regional Hospitals in the New York Metro Area as a high-performing hospital in Diabetes & Endocrinology and Neurology & Neurosurgery. In 2014, Clara Maass received the Mission: Lifeline® Bronze Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. Also in 2014, the Joint Commission awarded Clara Maass its third consecutive distinction as a Top Performing Hospital on Key Quality Measures based on quality and safety demonstrated to patients.
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 New Jersey Bariatric and Metabolic Institute at Clara Maass Medical 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 973-450-2000 or visit
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