May 28, 2024 36th Annual RWJ University Hospital Foundation Golf Classic Raises $604,750 to Support Breast Cancer Care Services at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

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(New Brunswick, NJ - May 28, 2024) - The 36th Annual RWJ University Hospital Foundation Golf Classic raised $604,750 to support breast cancer care services at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), an RWJBarnabas Health facility.

The event Diamond Sponsor was AST and Jingoli-DCO Energy served as the Presenting Sponsor. Autoland, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, HudMed, LLC, and Wm. Blanchard were Titanium Sponsors. Special thanks to Golf Classic Co-Chairs Val Skinner, LPGA Tour Professional Golfer and Golf Analyst and Nancy Coppola, Registered Oncology Nurse

“We are deeply grateful for all of our sponsors’ generous support and everyone who turned out to make the event a tremendous success,” said Bill Arnold, Chief Executive Officer of RWJUH. “Their commitment to our mission, along with that of all of our sponsors, helps us to provide exceptional breast cancer services to patients in our state and region. Funds raised by the outing will help us expand programs and offer the most advanced technology and fund research to deliver the best possible outcomes for patients facing this diagnosis.”

Deborah Toppmeyer, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Director, Stacy Goldstein Breast Cancer Center, Director, LIFE Center and Chief, Medical Oncology at Rutgers Cancer Institute adds, “Rutgers Cancer Institute and RWJUH share a strong commitment to providing the highest-quality, personalized care to breast cancer patients through advanced treatments, research and clinical trials. We thank everyone who generously supported this year’s Golf Outing to help us achieve our mission.”

RWJUH, together with Rutgers Cancer Institute, is New Jersey’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and leading cancer program according to U.S. News & World Report. It offers the very latest in comprehensive breast health services, including mammograms, 3D mammograms, genetic testing, breast surgery by fellowship trained surgeons, clinical trials, and sophisticated radiation therapy techniques such as proton therapy. RWJUH Breast Care Connection is a unique breast health program designed specifically to guide women through the breast health process in a private, comfortable, friendly environment. Bilingual Breast Health Outreach Coordinators are available to answer questions and ease any fears regarding results or surgery. Breast Care Connection services span all aspects of breast health connecting patients with a Breast Health Navigator.

The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a quality program administered by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), re-accredited RWJUH’s Breast Care Connection in 2023. As an NAPBC-accredited center, RWJUH Breast Care Connection is committed to maintaining levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive, patient-centered, multidisciplinary care resulting in high-quality care for patients with breast disease. Patients receiving care at a NAPBC-accredited center also have access to information on clinical trials and new treatment options, genetic counseling, and patient-centered services including psychosocial support, rehabilitation services, and survivorship care.

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About Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) New Brunswick, an RWJBarnabas Health Facility, is a 628-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 The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, a nationally-ranked 2023-24 Best Children’s Hospital by U.S. News & World Report. Centers of Excellence include cardiovascular care from minimally invasive heart surgery to transplantation, cancer care, stroke care, neuroscience, orthopedics, bariatric surgery and women’s health. 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 or

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 2023 list of Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers. 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.

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Peter Haigney
RWJUH Public Relations