May 23, 2023 35th Annual RWJ University Hospital Golf Classic Raises Recording Breaking $500,000+ to Support The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital

35th Annual RWJUH Golf Classic raises more than $500,000 for The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital (left to right): Alan Lee, President of RWJUH; Ralph Anderson, Golf Classic Co-Chair and RWJUH Foundation Trustee; Bill Arnold, EVP, President Southern Region of RWJBH and Chief Executive Officer of RWJUH; Jenny Mundell, VP of RWJUH Foundation; Kelly Chaknis, Chief Administrative Officer and VP of BMSCH; Michael Jingoli, Partner and Chief Financial Officer of JINGOLI-DCO Energy; Glenn Miller, EVP, Chief Development Officer of RWJBH; Bill Faverzani, Senior VP, Children’s Services of RWJBH.

(New Brunswick, NJ) - The 35th Annual RWJ University Hospital Foundation Golf Classic at the Metedeconk National Golf Club raised more than $500,000 surpassing previous fundraising records.

Jingoli-DCO Energy served as our exclusive Presenting Sponsor for this year’s Golf Classic. Autoland, AST, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, HudMed, LLC, and Wm. Blanchard generously participated as Titanium Sponsors.

“We were so pleased to serve as event sponsor of the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Annual Golf Classic Invitational that benefitted The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital (BMSCH),” said Joseph Jingoli, CEO of JINGOLI. “Our relationship with RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey through our work on behalf of the Jack and Sheryl Morris Cancer Center is one we value greatly. The incredible care, medical breakthroughs and contributions offered by RWJUH and BMSCH in improving the lives of children and individuals of all ages in our region is nothing short of stellar and we are proud to play a small role in helping to expand the system’s reach so more people can take advantage of all they have to offer.”

Proceeds from this year’s golf classic will continue to support advancements at BMSCH. Through previous years’ contributions, BMSCH has invested in cutting-edge technology and resources to aid neonatal and specialized surgery patients in addition to a dedicated critical care ambulance.

“We are deeply grateful for the generous support of our sponsors,” said Bill Arnold, Chief Executive Officer of RWJUH. “Their commitment to this year’s outing as well as a stronger, healthier community allows BMSCH to provide the highest level of specialized services to children and adolescents.”

BMSCH is the hub of New Jersey’s only academic pediatric medical campus alongside Rutgers Child Health Institute and the PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital. In partnership with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, BMSCH brings together clinical research, the latest therapies, and the nation’s top physicians and nurses to treat complex pediatric illnesses.

The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital achieved the first-ever Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Pediatric and Robotic Surgery in the United States. The Pediatric ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation) program was also recognized on the Path to Excellence in Life Support, achieving the Silver Letter ELSO (Extracorporeal Life Support Organization) Award. It is home to the state’s first designated pediatric trauma center and an internationally recognized adolescent bariatric surgery center of excellence.

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 640-bed academic medical center that is New Jersey’s largest academic medical center through its deep partnership with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. RWJUH is the flagship Cancer Hospital of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, and other 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. Learn more at www.rwjbh.org/newbrunswick

RWJUH has earned significant national recognition for clinical quality and patient safety, including the prestigious Magnet® Recognition for Nursing Excellence and being named to Newsweek’s 2022 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals. The RWJUH Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center has been recognized by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association as meeting The Joint Commission's standards for Disease-Specific Care Comprehensive Stroke Center Advanced Certification. RWJUH has also earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification for Spine Surgery; The Joint Commission Gold Seal Certification for Bariatric Services; and The Joint Commission Gold Seal Certification for Hip and Knee Replacement services. The Joint Commission also awarded RWJUH a Gold Seal Certification as well as an Advanced Certification in Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Implantation.