Published: 08/19/2014

28th Annual Evangelical Golf Classic Raises Over $34,000 For Lifesaving Services

LEWISBURG- Evangelical Community Hospital hosted its 28th Golf Classic Event on Friday, August 15, 2014, at the Susquehanna Valley Country Club. The event was a great success, raising over $34,000 after expenses for Pre-Hospital Services.

A vital part of Evangelical’s services to the community, Pre-Hospital Services provides life-sustaining treatments performed by highly qualified, experienced paramedics and EMTs at the scene of an emergency.

From July of last year to July of this year alone, Pre-Hospital services answered over 11,000 calls and of those calls, nearly 8,000 patients were transported to a hospital. Those calls included medical emergencies such as stroke and heart attack, trauma incidents from motor vehicle accidents, falls, assaults and sports injuries, miscellaneous injuries such as animal bites, drowning, and electrocutions, and stand-by incidents such as fires and law enforcement requests where injuries may occur during response.

Nick Klose, Director of Pre-Hospital Services said, “Having expertly trained staff is part of what makes Evangelical’s Pre-Hospital Services department an asset for all of the community. It is because of the dollars raised at this event that we are able to back that medical expertise with the equipment and medical supply tools they need to save lives.”

This year’s golf event raised funds through registration and featured on-the-course contests including a chance to win a 2014 Ford Mustang from Selinsgrove Ford with a hole-in-one on the course. For the first time, Mifflinburg Bank & Trust served as the main Golf Classic Event Sponsor.

“Over the years, this annual event has raised more than $800,000 to support Evangelical’s Pre-Hospital Services department. We are extremely grateful to the sponsors, participants and donors whose contributions make the tournament a great success; this event is about more than just a day on the golf course, it’s about providing necessary funds to support lifesaving services,” said Donna Schuck, Associate Vice President/Chief Development Officer at Evangelical.

Evangelical employs approximately 1,626 individuals and has more than 170 employed and non-employed physicians on staff. The Hospital is licensed to accommodate 132 overnight patients, 12 acute rehab patients and 18 bassinets. The Hospital serves residents throughout the Central Susquehanna Valley, including those living in Snyder, Union, Northumberland, and Lycoming Counties.