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Good Samaritan Hospital and Provident Bank Fall Golf and Tennis Classic

Raises over $275,000 for Medical Equipment Fund

Suffern, NY, October 4, 2010 – On Monday October 4th, Good Samaritan Hospital and Provident Bank partnered for the 21st annual Fall Golf and Tennis Classic that took place at the Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, NJ. Co-chaired by Dr. Richard Clarkin and Gayle Hirsch, Esq., the event raised over $275,000 and all proceeds will be used to benefit the Medical Equipment Fund at Good Samaritan Hospital. Participants in this sold-out event included 211 golfers and 25 tennis players, physicians, business and community leaders.

The event underwriter was Provident Bank, the largest full-service community bank in the lower Hudson Valley. Richard Clarkin, M.D., presented a special plaque to Harold Peterson of Provident Bank in appreciation of their continued generosity, as Provident has been the event underwriter for the third year in a row.

Tennis co-chairs for the event were Robin Bergson and Diane May who were recognized for their leadership. This is the first year that both the golf and tennis tournaments were collectively sold-out.

Under the leadership of Dinner and Auction co-chairs Geanette Katz and Kathy Medici, the silent auction raised over $12,000 and with help from the10K Giveaway Raffle co-chairs Penny Mann, Samantha McCumber and Maria Scaffidi, the raffle raised over $20,000 for the event.

Other Fall Class golf committee members include Karen Dietz, Gerry D’Onofrio, Todd Engelhart, Bridget Goryeb, Brian Hyland, Scott Luchs, MD, Andrew Kritzer, Jeff Marangi, Lance Martucci, Matt McGuire, Denise Ollis, Harold Peterson, Michael Weiss and Howard Wilen.
Corporate Giving sponsors for the event included: Ramapo Anesthesiologists, PC, the Grand Reception sponsor; Medexcel, USA, Cart sponsor; Bon Secours Health System, Inc., and Good Samaritan Hospital

Medical and Dental Staff, Brunch sponsors; St. Jude Medical, Driving Range sponsor; Holt Construction, Volunteer sponsor; and Manhattan Beer Distributors, Executive Council of Bon Secours Charity Health System, Inc., and Certified Financial Services, LLC as Beverage Station sponsors. Additionally Apollo Security, Jacob J. Katz Insurance, Nixon Peabody, Orange Pathology Associates, Pathline, Rockland Mobile Care, Rockland Pulmonary and Medical Associates, Rockland Thoracic & Vascular Associates and Sharp Electronics Corporation were Putting Green sponsors. “Name the 9” sponsors include Armistead Mechanical, Crothall Services Corporation and Morrison Healthcare Services.

Philip Patterson, CEO of Bon Secours Charity Health System thanked all of the participants and concluded the event. “We are overwhelmed by the generosity and support of our sponsors and the enthusiasm and dedication of all those who put together this stellar event,” said Patterson. “The funds raised will contribute greatly to our continued ability to provide the highest quality state-of-the-art medical equipment for all of our facilities.”
Bon Secours Charity Health System includes three New York hospitals: Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis; Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern; and St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick. Bon Secours Charity Health System provides the region’s only open heart surgical center at its Suffern campus and the services of a Certified Home Health Agency, two long-term care facilities, an assisted-living and adult-home facility, and several other community-based medical programs. It serves over half a million people in seven counties and three states. Bon Secours Charity Health System is a member of the Bon Secours Health System, Inc. based in Marriottsville, Maryland, which is a not-for-profit Catholic charity health system employing more than 20,000 caregivers in 7 states.

For more information, visit www.bschs.org.

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