September 14, 2017
For Immediate Release
For more information, contact:
Elisabeth Nark, Executive Director
Beth Jansa, Manager Public Relations
Golf Tournament Raises Record Amount for DeKalb Medical
The 23rd annual Charles B. Eberhart Memorial Golf Classic raised a record $210,000 in corporate sponsorships to support much-needed renovations to DeKalb Medical’s surgical suites.
Nearly 170 golfers participated in the event, which was hosted by the DeKalb Medical Foundation Monday, Aug. 28, Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek.
Organizers for the tournament were grateful for the generous support of the event sponsors, including Bendin, Sumrall & Ladner, and BakerHostetler, who served as the tournament’s Title Sponsors. American Medical Response (AMR) supported this event for the third consecutive year, serving as the tournament’s Titanium Sponsor; and EPIC Response and Medline Industries were the Golden Eagle Sponsors. The tournament was followed by an awards banquet sponsored by Aetna; Atlanta Consulting Group; RL Solutions; SJ Collins Enterprises; and UnitedHealthcare.
Matt Nichols, Senior Sales Representative at Surgical Specialties of Georgia, which served as one of the Bronze Par Sponsors of the tournament, said that his company is proud to be a part of the future of DeKalb Medical.
“As a local business, we know the importance of giving back to the community. DeKalb Medical has been a great part of our success as a company, so we want to be a part of the hospital's success in return,” he said. “We are especially proud to be supporting such an important project that will enhance the patient experience at DeKalb.”
Funds raised through the tournament DeKalb Medical’s surgical suite renovation project. Improvements to the operating rooms will include new equipment, such as tables, monitors and updated lighting. This new environment will streamline surgical procedures, reduce wait times and provide our patients with better care supported by the most advanced technology.
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 $32 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.
About DeKalb Medical
DeKalb Medical is a not-for-profit health system consisting of three hospital campuses (DeKalb Medical at North Decatur, DeKalb Medical Long-term Acute Care at Downtown Decatur, and DeKalb Medical at Hillandale), as well as 50 DeKalb Medical Physician Group offices and 158 multi-specialty providers in DeKalb and Gwinnett counties. Its medical staff includes more than 800 doctors in 55 specialties. In 2017, Atlanta Magazine named 94 DeKalb Medical physicians as “Top Doctors.”
Founded in 1961, DeKalb Medical is an integral member of the community, offering a variety of premier services, including joint replacement, surgical weight loss, mammography, cancer treatment, heartburn solutions, Georgia’s only certified medical fitness center and more. The Maternity Center is the first in Georgia to receive the international “Baby-Friendly” hospital designation. DeKalb Medical is also a certified Primary Stroke Center. To learn more about DeKalb Medical, please visit our website: www.dekalbmedical.org.