Jupiter Medical Center Foundation Scores Hole-in-One Thanks to the Loxahatchee Club's Annual Friends of Jupiter Medical Center Golf Tournament



JUPITER, Fla. (February 18, 2013) – Hearts were beating strong recently for more than 60 members of The Loxahatchee Club as they enjoyed an afternoon of golf at their Annual Friends of Jupiter Medical Center Golf Tournament.

The Club invited physicians and healthcare professionals from Jupiter Medical Center to join their members on the greens. This year, the tournament raised more than $83,750 for the Cardiac Catheterization Program at Jupiter Medical Center.

Organized by Jim Long, Golf Committee Chairman; Kevin E. Carroll, The Loxahatchee Club COO & General Manager; Morgan Poncy, MD, Internal Medicine; and Wilson Zehner, PGA Professional, this tournament annually funds an endowment established in 1990 by the late Charles Kirsch, who was a Jupiter Medical Center Foundation Trustee and Loxahatchee Club Member.

“This tournament is successful year after year because there has always been a close association between club members and Jupiter Medical Center,” said Frank Ryan, President of the Board of Governors, The Loxahatchee Club. “Many of our club members have utilized services at Jupiter Medical Center. They have a willingness and desire to support the continued growth and high quality care offered at the medical center.”

For the third consecutive year, club members were paired on the golf course with physicians from Jupiter Medical Center, which allowed them to build relationships with the physicians in a relaxed environment and gain insight about current health trends. Dr. Poncy was responsible for successfully recruiting 17 physicians for this year’s tournament. New physicians included Lawrence P. Deziel, MD, Anesthesiology; Lee Fox, MD, Interventional Radiology; Ronald M. Goldin, MD, Nephrology; Chester Maxson, MD, Gastroenterology; and Susan Poncy, MD, Gynecology.

During the cocktail reception following play, Mr. Zehner announced the Low-Net team members who shot a 53 were John Dudley; Philip Colaizzo, MD, Pediatrics; Yvonne Peterson; and Bob Peterson. The Gross-Net Winners were Skip Kaufman; K. Adam Lee, MD, Thoracic Surgery; Jim Long; and John Quisenberry. Physicians winning “closest to the hole” awards were Dr. Deziel; Michael Leighton, MD, Orthopedic Surgery; Dr. Maxson; and Paul Weinstein, DDS, Oral/Maxillofacial. John D. Couris, President and CEO of Jupiter Medical Center, recognized Dr. Morgan Poncy, Mr. Zehner and Mr. Carroll for organizing this long-standing tradition, and strengthening relationships and friendships between the community and Jupiter Medical Center.

For more information, visit www.theloxahatcheeclub.org.

About Jupiter Medical Center Foundation
The Jupiter Medical Center Foundation, the fundraising arm of Jupiter Medical Center, is dedicated to obtaining philanthropic resources to fulfill the critical healthcare needs of our rapidly growing community. Revenues generated through tax-deductible contributions are re-invested in Jupiter Medical Center for new technologies, innovative programming, sophisticated outreach and enhanced facilities to sustain a healthy community. For more information about funding and gifting opportunities, please call the Jupiter Medical Center Foundation at (561) 263-5728 or visit www.jmcfoundation.org.

About Jupiter Medical Center
A not-for-profit 283-bed regional medical center consisting of 163 private acute care hospital beds and 120 long-term care, sub-acute rehabilitation and Hospice beds, Jupiter Medical Center provides a broad range of services with specialty concentrations in oncology, imaging, orthopedics & spine, digestive health, emergency services, lung & thoracic, women’s health, weight management and men’s health. Founded in 1979, the medical center has approximately 1,500 team members, 520 physicians and 700 volunteers. Jupiter Medical Center is the recipient of the HealthGrades ‘America’s 50 Best’ Award™ for two years in a row (2011-2012) and the Distinguished Hospital Award - Clinical Excellence™ for nine years in a row (2005-2013). For more information on Jupiter Medical Center, please call (561) 263-2234 or visit www.jupitermed.com.

The Loxahatchee Club's Annual Friends of JMC Golf Tournament