The Calvert Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. Benefit Golf Classic reached a new milestone on May 19 at Lake Presidential Golf Club when it topped the $1 million mark. It seemed fitting that this year’s honorary chair was John Smith who suggested 25 years ago that a tournament would be a good way to raise funds for new medical technology.
A field of 143 players competed for top honors and brought in nearly $66,000 that will be used to support a new patient portal that will enhance patient access to care information after they leave the hospital. Since the popular charity event began in 1990, it has raised $1,026,000 to fund patient care equipment and vital hospital services. Last year’s proceeds were used to help equip the new urgent care center that just opened in Prince Frederick.
Through the portal, patients will be able to view, download and print essential medical information such as lab and radiology results, discharge instructions, prescribed medications and scheduled appointments to use for reference and to share with other providers. This convenient, 24-hour access is intended to make it easier for them to manage their post-discharge care and promote their own wellness.
Tournament co-chairs Pat Petricko and Jay Fowler expressed their pleasure with the outstanding turnout. “Our success is entirely due to the incredibly generous sponsors, enthusiastic golfers and wonderful volunteers who come out year after year to support this great cause,” said Petricko.
CMH President and CEO Jim Xinis told attendees at the awards dinner, “I hope you know that your contribution really makes a difference in the care our hospital is able to provide to the community.” During his remarks, Xinis singled out Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver who led the way with a Master’s Club sponsorship.
He went on to add, “We’d also like to recognize our generous Ryder Club sponsors All American Ambulance, Leach Wallace Associates and Networking Concepts as well as Open Tournament sponsors American Radiology Associates, Atkinson Heating A/C & Refrigeration, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, CompuDynamics, Crothall, Emergency Medicine Associates, S. Freedman & Sons, HBE Corporation, KPMG, Marathon Capital Management, Medline Industries, Pathway Investment Group/Mike Cox, RICOH, Wilmot Sanz and Wilson & Parlett.”
Xinis extended special thanks to Rob Sauls of Varsity Vending and Jon Middlethon of Freedom Office Products for sponsoring dinner, to Wanda DeBord of Title Max for underwriting lunch and to Pat Petricko/REMAX 100 for providing breakfast. He also thanked Hole in One sponsors All American Harley Davidson, Dickinson Jewelers, Stevenson Pools and Winegardner Auto Group.
Taking first place in Division I was Mark Duston, Patti Shoefstall, Bill Meetre and Bruce Fasick of CompuDynamics. Vince Wesley, Mike Avendt, Dr. Ciaran Browne and Xinis capped the top slot in Division II. Jay, June and Wes Fowler with Jim Pixton of All American Ambulance outpaced all contenders in Division III.