34th Annual RWJ University Hospital Foundation Golf Classic Raises $375,000 to Support the Center for Advanced Pediatric Surgery at The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at RWJUH

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(New Brunswick, NJ) - The 34th Annual RWJ University Hospital Foundation Golf Classic raised $375,000 to support the Center for Advanced Pediatric Surgery at The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital (BMSCH) at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH).

Autoland and Mark Montenero served as Presenting Sponsor for this year’s Golf Classic.

“We are deeply grateful for Autoland’s and Mark’s generous support,” said Bill Arnold, President and Chief Executive Officer of RWJUH. “Their commitment to this year’s outing, along with that of all of our sponsors, helps BMSCH continue to provide exceptional care and the highest-level specialized services to children and adolescents in our state and region.”

Kelly Chaknis, Chief Administrative Officer at BMSCH adds, “As one of only a small handful of children’s hospitals in New Jersey with a dedicated surgical center for children and adolescents, we are grateful for the support from our community to keep it outfitted with the latest technologies and improvements. This kind of ‘family-centered-care-focused’ facility enables our faculty to provide the highest levels of care to our families. We are excited to provide them with the resources and technology they need to advance children’s health and support the continued growth of NJ’s only pediatric academic medical campus.”

The Center for Advanced Pediatric Surgery is a dedicated pediatric operating room suite that provides surgical services for newborn patients up to age 21.

The Center consists of six operating rooms with a centrally located area for supplies and gives BMSCH faculty and community surgeons extra, dedicated capacity to perform a broad range of surgical procedures spanning the following specialties: urology, orthopedics, orthopedics-spine, orthopedics-trauma, general surgery, neurosurgery, otorhinolaryngology, dental and ophthalmology. Each operating room is equipped to offer surgeons the ability to perform minor pediatric gastroenterology and pulmonary procedures. The Center’s Post-Acute Care Unit (PACU) offers 15 bays and an isolation room.

In addition to this highly specialized center, BMSCH offers a dedicated Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, a 20-bed, state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary inpatient service that provides a full range of services to critically ill or injured children from birth to 21 years of age in a patient- and family-centered environment. BMSCH is also home to a 37-bed Level IV Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, with a team of board-certified neonatologists, nationally certified nurses, respiratory therapists, social workers, speech and physical therapists, lactation consultants, nutritionists, and child life specialists.

To learn more about how you can support BMSCH and RWJUH, please visit: www.rwjuhgiving.org.

About Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) New Brunswick, an RWJBarnabas Health Facility, is a 600-bed academic medical center that serves as the principal teaching hospital of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the flagship Cancer Hospital of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Its Centers of Excellence include cardiovascular care from minimally invasive heart surgery to transplantation, cancer care, stroke care, neuroscience, orthopedics, bariatric surgery and women’s and children’s care including The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (www.bmsch.org). A Level 1 Trauma Center and the first designated Pediatric Trauma Center in the state, RWJUH’s New Brunswick campus serves as a national resource in its ground-breaking approaches to emergency preparedness. For more Information visit us online at www.rwjbh.org/newbrunswick