River Vale, NJ (PRWEB) October 19, 2006
More than $163,000 was raised at the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation’s 17th annual Fall Golf and Tennis Classic, held on Monday, September 25th, at the Edgewood Country Club in River Vale, NJ. Presenting sponsor of the event was once again Union State Bank, who continues to demonstrate its commitment to the community through efforts such as this. Proceeds from the event will help to defray the purchase and installation costs of a new state-of-the-art 64-Slice CT Scanner.
The golf classic featured a fun-filled day beginning with a breakfast buffet at 9:30 a.m. Attendees participated in an elite 18-hole “shamble,” which was preceded by a putting contest. For those who preferred a hard court to the links, a tennis tournament was also offered. Lunch at the Midway for golfers was sponsored by the Hilton Woodcliff Lake.
The day concluded with an upscale cocktail “Grand Reception,” silent auction, and dinner.
“The generosity of all who participated, and the funds raised will ensure our community will have access to the finest cardiac diagnostic imaging available anywhere,” said Christine Maraia, Executive Vice President of the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation. “We thank the many local corporations and organizations that showed their support of Good Samaritan Hospital and the Foundation by sponsoring this outing for yet another successful year.”
All funds raised through the Fall Classic will support the acquisition and installation of the latest diagnostic imaging equipment, a 64-Slice CT Scanner.
Heart disease remains the leading cause of death among men and women in the United States. With construction of the new Active International Cardiovascular Institute at Good Samaritan Hospital underway for a January opening, the hospital is adding technology now to compliment those services. The only 64-slice CT scanner in Rockland County can successfully capture sharp, highly detailed images of moving organs such as the heart and lungs. This significant improvement allows physicians to capture nearly 200 images each second – in fact, most scans can be completed in as little as 10 seconds! The images give cardiologists an inside look at your heart without any invasive measures to detect even small blockages. Once detected, any blockages can be addressed by a cardiologist on staff at Good Samaritan, preventing the associated risk of a heart attack.
Good Samaritan Hospital is part of the Bon Secours Charity Health System, which also includes St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, NY and Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, NY. Additionally, Bon Secours Charity Health System provides the services of a Certified Home Health Agency, two long-term care facilities, an assisted living and adult home facility and several other medical programs. For more information on this, or any of the hospital’s programs or services, contact Good Samaritan Hospital at 845-368-5000 or http://www.GoodSamHosp.org.