The inaugural St. John Medical Center Golf Classic held at Red Tail Golf Club in Avon on Mon., June 23 was a hit!
With over 30 foursomes and 130-plus golfers participating, this charity event benefits the St. John Medical Center Innovation Fund. Proceeds will be used solely to support innovative advances in research and treatment for the patients of SJMC.
SJMC President & CEO William A. Young reported the event exceeded all expectations. “This event is in its inaugural year and it is already the top fundraiser in the history of St. John Medical Center.”
Highlighting the day was the extraordinarily generous gift of $100,000 to SJMC from event co-chairs, Mary and Dr. Rustom Khouri.
“It was an honor and a privilege to serve as co-chairs of the event.,” said Dr. Khouri. “The cause is a great cause. This is our hospital. It is clearly in our minds to make this the best possible medical facility that it can be. We want this hospital to provide the people of this community with the best health care they can receive anywhere in the country. The effort we make for St. John Medical Center is not work, it is a labor of love. Both Mary and I are proud to serve St. John Medical Center. It is important that it always remain as the leader in health care in our community.”
“We have an outstanding community hospital in St. John Medical Center with ever-increasing evidence of the medical excellence that is achieved there,” noted Robert C. Smith, CEO of event sponsor Spero-Smith Investment Advisors & Chairman of the SJMC Board. “Through their partnership with University Hospitals and the Sisters of Charity, this hospital is connected to the best there is in health care. The turnout for the Golf Classic was just phenomenal. SJMC is a gem right here in our own back yard and we don’t want to ever see that overlooked. I have seen first-hand the excellence they have achieved. The golf outing was a great way for supporters to come together, have a good time and also bring resources to the ever-increasing demands the hospital faces in its commitment to excellence.”
Young said the generosity of all the sponsors fits the hospital’s mission to exist as a treasured health care resource and vital community asset serving the West Side communities of Greater Cleveland perfectly.
“Our long-standing mission is to provide care that is compassionate and professional, rooted in a deep reverence for human life and an appreciation for the dignity of each person we serve,” said Young. “
Young extended special gratitude to Inaugural Sponsor Huntington Bank, Presenting Sponsor Spero-Smith Investment Advisors and Eagle Sponsors BakerHostetler, Carnegie Management & Development Corp., FSM Capital Management, PNC Bank, and the Sisters of Charity Health System. Dinner Sponsor was University Hospitals.
“The Inaugural St. John Medical Center Golf Classic was an incredible success thanks in large part to our ability to secure corporate sponsorship early in our planning process,” said Chris Burdon, Senior Development Officer at St. John Medical Center. “We received our first major commitment from Spero-Smith Investment Advisers in late 2013 and that produced a great deal of momentum.”
“Thanks to your generosity and that of your companies we have made the Inaugural SJMC Golf Classic a tremendous success,” said Young.