New Brunswick, NJ – The RWJ University Hospital Foundation and The Foundation of UMDNJ are pleased to announce that nearly $115,000 was raised from their Children’s Health 14th Annual Golf Outing held recently at The Ridge at Back Brook in Ringoes. Under the leadership of Golf Committee Chair and RWJUH Foundation Trustee Bob Ciatto, the event has raised a total of $1 million during its 14-year history.
All proceeds support The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital (BMSCH) at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), and the Child Health Institute of New Jersey (CHINJ) at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS).
“Bob continues to lead by example and we are deeply grateful for him generously serving as our outing’s Overall Sponsor this year,” says Stephen K. Jones, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Robert Wood Johnson Health System. “There is no pediatric academic medical campus like us anywhere in New Jersey and that’s because generous individuals like Bob and those who support our golf outing allow us to grow and provide outstanding children’s health care services to our community.”
“We are grateful for the support given to the Child Health Institute of New Jersey and the Department of Pediatrics through the annual Children’s Health Golf Outing,” adds Peter S. Amenta, MD, PhD, dean of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. “Reaching $1,000,000 in support enables the medical school, along with our partners on the pediatric health campus in New Brunswick, to research childhood diseases in an effort to prevent and provide even better treatments for our youngest patients.”
BMSCH is a state-of-the-art facility that is specially designed to care for children. With access to unparalleled academic and clinical resources, BMSCH remains the focal point of New Brunswick’s growing children’s health campus includes CHINJ, PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital, Ronald McDonald House-New Brunswick and the Embrace Kids Foundation. CHINJ is committed to improving the lives of children through research that will lead to the prevention, treatment and cure of devastating illnesses.
In 2012, BMSCH was named one of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. BMSCH is one of only 80 children’s hospitals out of 178 surveyed nationally ranked in one or more specialties. BMSCH is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the nation in Urology (No. 35), Pulmonology (No. 46) and Orthopedics (No. 49). The children’s hospital also continues to receive national recognition for the quality of services it provides. In January of 2012, Consumer Reports listed BMSCH’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit among the five best such units in the nation for preventing infections.
Further information about the Child Health Institute of New Jersey is available at www2.umdnj.edu/chinjweb.
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