(MURFREESBORO) This month’s inaugural pediatric golf tournament raised $ 36,043 towards the Nursery / Pediatric Fund at Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital. The event was sponsored by the Ascension St. Thomas Rutherford Foundation and held at the Stones River Country Club on May 17, 2021.
Rutherford Foundation Director Virginia DeJean said. “We are thrilled to host an outdoor event that protects everyone while raising money for some of our smallest and most vulnerable patients.”
DeJean continued, “Over the years, this fund has been used to purchase equipment such as nursery baby warmers and cardiac neo-natal intensive care cardiac monitors, car seats for families in need, and to provide financial assistance to nurses and staff. permanent education. “
The Nursery / Pediatric Fund was established in 1984 and serves Labor and Delivery, the Well Baby Nursery, the NICU and the pediatric unit at Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford. In 2020, 3,484 babies were born in the hospital and more than $ 500,000 was awarded from the Nursery / Pediatric Fund.
In Tennessee, Ascension Saint Thomas operates ten hospital campuses in addition to an extensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation centers covering an area of 68 counties and employing more than 10,000 employees. Ascension Saint Thomas provided more than $ 150 million in community benefits and care to people living in poverty nationwide in fiscal year 2020. Operating in Tennessee for 15 years, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to providing compassionate, personalized care to everyone. , with a special focus on those living in poverty and the most vulnerable.