Hackensack University Medical Center Sponsors 2015 Barclays Golf Tournament as Official Medical Services Provider

August 27, 2015 04:52 PM

Hackensack University Medical Center (HackensackUMC) is the Official Medical Services Provider at The Barclays 2015 Golf Tournament, August 25-30 at Plainfield Country Club, Edison, NJ.   HackensackUMC serves an important role in The Barclays, where the best golfers in the world compete in the first official tournament of the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup Championship.

HackensackUMC features a range of programs and services at The Barclays this year which include:

  • Community health nurses will be on-site Thursday through Sunday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., providing complimentary blood pressure checks and skin screenings.
  • Physical therapy team members will be on hand, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. providing proper stretching techniques for golf and for special injuries.
  • Damian O’Leary, HackensackUMC Fitness & Wellness Powered by the Giants, who is a Titleist Performance Certified Professional will give strength and conditioning advice to improve your golf game on Thursday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • The Orthopaedic Institute Preventative Health Kiosk will be available Tuesday through Sunday where event attendees can go through a symptom checker to see if the pain you are having may need additional attention.  At the kiosk, attendees can click on a part of the body that may need attention. After a few automated questions (i.e. can you lift weights, are you in pain, for how long), the kiosk will either ask you to set up an appointment, or to check out the website for other preventative health measures.
  • HackensackUMC will provide “GamePlan for Health” brochures to attendees, which offer preventative health information specific to men, women, children, and orthopedic health programs.
  • HackensackUMC social media (Facebook and Twitter) coverage during the event and videos online from healthcare professionals.

This year, The Barclays returns to Plainfield Country Club in Edison, NJ, site of The Barclays 2011. The club is most notably famous for its world-renowned Donald Ross golf course that recently was restored by leading golf architect Gil Hanse.

About The Barclays

The Barclays has been a part of the PGA TOUR schedule since 1967 when Jack Nicklaus won the inaugural event at Westchester Country Club. Since that time, some of the greatest players in the game have earned the title including World Golf Hall of Famers Arnold Palmer, Johnny Miller, Raymond Floyd, Seve Ballesteros, Hale Irwin and Curtis Strange. Many of the world's current top players have won the event as well, including two-time champions Ernie Els and Sergio Garcia; four-time champion Vijay Singh; Dustin Johnson; and 2013 champion Adam Scott. As the first of four playoff events, The Barclays plays a leading role in the FedExCup, the season-long competition that is the centerpiece of the PGA TOUR season. For tournament information, please visit www.thebarclaysgolf.com.

About Hackensack University Medical Center

HackensackUMC, a nonprofit teaching and research hospital located in Bergen County, NJ, is the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in the state. Founded in 1888 as the county’s first hospital, it is the flagship hospital of Hackensack University Health Network, one of the largest health networks in the state comprised of 1,717 beds, more than 10,000 employees and 3,300 credentialed physicians. HackensackUMC was listed as the number one hospital in New Jersey in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015-16 Best Hospital rankings - maintaining its place atop the NJ rankings since the rating system was introduced. HackensackUMC is one of Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals™ for nine years in a row, and received the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ 13 years in a row. The medical center has also been named a Leapfrog Top Hospital, is one of the top 25 green hospitals in the country according to Practice Greenhealth, and received 23 Gold Seals of Approval™ by the Joint Commission – more than any other hospital in the country. It was the first hospital in New Jersey and second in the nation to become a Magnet® recognized hospital for nursing excellence; receiving its fifth consecutive designation in 2014. HackensackUMC has created an entire campus of award-winning care, including: the John Theurer Cancer Center; the Heart & Vascular Hospital; and the Sarkis and Siran Gabrellian Women’s and Children’s Pavilion, which houses the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital Children’s Hospital and Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital, which was designed with The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center and listed on the Green Guide’s list of Top 10 Green Hospitals in the U.S. HackensackUMC is the Hometown Hospital of the New York Giants and the New York Red Bulls and is Official Medical Services Provider to The Barclays PGA Golf Tournament. It remains committed to its community through fundraising and community events. To learn more, visit: www.HackensackUMC.org.   




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