Hospital’s Golf Invitational Raises $170,640 to Support Community Health Programs and Technology Enhancements

Lanham, MD – Doctors Community Hospital held its 21st annual golf invitational on May 16 in Queenstown, Maryland.  This fundraiser generated $170,640 in support that will help the hospital acquire new medical technology and provide community health programs.  With a focus on assisting underserved, uninsured and underinsured Prince George’s County residents, these community health programs promote disease prevention and health improvement.  

Doctors Community Hospital Foundation organized the golf invitational.  All tax-deductible donations funded new hospital equipment as well as community outreach programs that provide free health services and education.  One such program is the Wellness on Wheels (W.O.W.) mobile health clinic.

A collaboration between the Prince George’s County Health Department and Doctors Community Hospital, W.O.W. travels to various locations throughout the county and provides free health services to people ages 18 and older.  Some of its services include diabetes, cholesterol and blood pressure screenings.  Additionally, medication reviews and education are offered.

As stated by Robyn Webb-Williams, vice president, Doctors Community Hospital Foundation, “We are honored by the outpouring of support from local residents, businesses and organizations that share the hospital’s dedication to serving this great community.  Their thoughtful donations will help Doctors Community Hospital provide more area residents with life-saving preventative health screenings and education – regardless of their ability to pay.  From free diabetes screenings to financial assistance for those who need rehabilitation services after having a heart attack, we will continue to help people maintain or improve their health.” 

Ms. Webb-Williams mentioned that the next fundraising event will be the “A Better Me” fashion show on September 15 at the Oxon Hill Manor in Oxon Hill, Maryland.  It will feature breast cancer survivors who will model various fashions as well as share their stories of strength and hope.  All funds will support Doctors Community Hospital’s free mammogram and breast care programs.  Another event will be its annual gala on November 12 at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner in McLean, Virginia.

The premier sponsor of the golf invitational was Carrollton Enterprises.  Some of the other key sponsors included Doctors Regional Cancer Center; Doctors Community Hospital Medical Staff; Genesis Healthcare; Medline Industries; The Meltzer Group; Tele-Tector of MD, Inc.; Iron Bow Technologies; AAA Transport/All American Ambulance and Transport; American Diabetes Association; Armstrong; Donohue, Ceppos, Vaughan & Rhodes; Carefirst; Continuum Health Alliance; CR Goodman Associates, LLC; Diagnostic Imaging; Emergency Medicine Associates, PA, PC; Gilbane Building Company; Ironmark, KPMG; Leach Wallace and Associates, Magnolia Plumbing; Medline Industries; Miles and Stockbridge; NAI The Michael Companies; Optivor Technologies, LLC; Pepco Holdings, Inc.; Prince George’s Community College; The Snyder-Ervin Group of Morgan Stanley; Professional Healthcare Resources, Inc.; Technical Specialties; The Snyder-Ervin Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney; VarcoMac Electrical Construction Company; Washington Gas Services/WGL Energy; and VarcoMac Electrical Engineering.

For more Information about upcoming fundraising events or to make a donation, please contact Doctors Community Hospital Foundation at 301-552-8670, DCH-foundation.org or foundation@DCHweb.org.