Sponsors Raise Record-Breaking Funds for DeKalb Medical ER
October 26, 2015
More than $198,000 was raised at the 21st Annual Charles B. Eberhart Memorial Golf Classic hosted by the DeKalb Medical Foundation at Capital City Club Crabapple on Tuesday, October 6. Proceeds benefit the $2.1 million Building the Future of Emergency Medicine: When Every Second Counts campaign to upgrade the emergency department at the healthcare organization’s North Decatur campus.
“We are so thankful for the incredible support from our sponsors and our community,” said Dee Keeton, golf committee chair and Foundation board member. “We hold this tournament each year and are continuously blown away by the generosity of our corporate partners, physicians, general contributors and volunteers.”
We would like to recognize the generosity of the following sponsors:
American Medical Response
Bendin Sumrall & Ladner
Golden Eagle Sponsors
Brasfield & Gorrie
Hollis Cobb Associates, Inc.
Medline Industries, Inc.
Awards Banquet Sponsors
CDH Partners, Inc.
Wells Fargo Bank
The new ED architecture will feature a “Super Fast Track” check-in for urgent care patients and a separate immediate care area for patients experiencing stroke, heart attack or other life-threatening symptoms. This streamlined admissions process provides patients more privacy and quicker coordinated care whether arriving by car or ambulance.
“The campaign will help DeKalb Medical serve our growing community’s needs and the rising usage of emergency rooms for urgent care needs,” said DeKalb Medical Emergency Department Medical Chief Sofia Khan Iqbal, M.D. “No matter who you are or how sick you are, we’re here.”
With over 64,000 ED visits in 2014, the renovated facility is expected to help DeKalb Medical treat more patients in less time ensuring that no matter what their need, they receive the highest level of attention and personal care.
The DeKalb Medical Foundation encourages anyone who wants to learn about giving opportunities to call 404.501.5956.
About DeKalb Medical Foundation
The DeKalb Medical Foundation was established in 1990 for the purpose of raising funds for the direct support of capital projects, special programs and research activities conducted by DeKalb Medical in furtherance of the Foundation’s purpose. The Foundation is a volunteer organization exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Since its inception, the Foundation has generated more than $31 million in revenue for the direct purposes that the funds were solicited. Currently, the Foundation has more than 4,600 donors and nearly 150 volunteers serving on its board and fundraising committees.