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CMH Foundation Benefit Golf Classic


By popular demand, the 22nd Annual Calvert Memorial Hospital Foundation Golf Classic will return to Lake Presidential in Upper Marlboro on May 16. Proceeds from the event will be used to purchase remote telemetry equipment.

Swing into spring at CMH Golf Benefit May 16
(March 19, 2011) Swing into spring at the 22nd Annual Calvert Memorial Hospital Foundation Benefit Golf Classic on Monday, May 16 at Lake Presidential Golf Club in Upper Marlboro. Proceeds from the event will be used to purchase remote telemetry equipment that allows continuous monitoring of patients who leave the cardiac telemetry unit for diagnostic testing elsewhere in the hospital.

Telemetry is typically used on cardiac and respiratory patients who require continuous monitoring of their heart rate, heart rhythm and breathing. The monitoring equipment can detect certain conditions before physical symptoms occur. Early warnings from these systems allow for faster and better treatment. The new remote telemetry equipment will enhance patient safety by extending the current network to allow expanded monitoring beyond the cardiac telemetry unit.

"We look forward to seeing everyone for a day of great golf and great fun," said event chair Pat Petricko. "With spaces filling up, don't wait to register and remember to invite your friends and colleagues to play."

The CMH tournament is once again returning to Lake Presidential that hosted the event for the past two years. Named by Golf Magazine to their list of "The Top 10 New Courses in the U.S." in 2009 and the #2 "Course You Can Play" in Maryland by GolfWeek in 2010, the course offers a great proximity to the Washington Beltway.

The cost is $400 per player and includes a round of golf plus cart, along with breakfast, lunch, beverages on the course, putting contest, an awards dinner, golfer's gift and prizes for the winning teams. Tee times are at 7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Space is limited and early registration is encouraged.

Since the tournament began in 1990, it has raised more than $822,000. Various sponsorships are still available including tee signs, foursomes and corporate packages. "Sponsorship is a wonderful way for you to show your support while also gaining recognition for your business," said CMH Foundation President Kathy Dickinson. "Hats off to Ricoh Americas Corp., Leach Wallace Associates, Twin Contracting and Big Steaks Management who have already stepped forward as corporate sponsors for the tournament."

The CMH Golf Classic is a four-person "best ball" format with three flights. Lake Presidential does not permit blue jeans on the course and golf shirts and soft spikes are required. The event also includes hole-in-one contests, prizes for closest to the pin and longest drive and a silent auction.

Those interested in registering can go online at www.calverthospital.org/foundation or by calling 410-535-8178 or 410-414-4570.

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