More than 170 golfers helped Baylor Health Care System Foundation raise $265,000 to support graduate medical education programs at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas by playing in the ninth annual Grand Rounds Golf Tournament on October 4 at Northwood Club in Dallas.
"Excellence in patient care and research begins with excellence in medical education," said Foundation president Rowland K. Robinson. "The support provided by our donors ensures that we can continue to offer quality graduate medical education programs and train the doctors who will serve this community for decades to come."
Following the day's rounds, players enjoyed a meal and a golf talk with PGA Champions Tour player Bruce Lietzke at the Celebrity Dinner. Lietzke, the winner of 13 PGA Tour events and seven Champions Tour tournaments, spoke about the recent Ryder Cup and shared humorous stories from his lengthy career.
The tournament's top score was registered by the team of Mattia Flabiano III, Robert Doane, Josh Theodore and Lynn Broyles, who finished with a net score of 50. With a net score of 51.8, the team of Jim Renaud, David Dozzo, Luigi Schieda and Greg Perrin had the top performance of the morning round.
Golfers had opportunities on two holes to win cars from Park Place Motorcars by carding a hole in one, and several came close. Robert Doane, playing with the PageSoutherlandPage team, had a ball land only four inches away from a hole in one that would have won a Mercedes E-Class Convertible.Shannon Clouse from Bank of America, Dr. George Jones and Kory Marino of ThyssenKrupp Elevator also made the audience stand to attention as their balls came tantalizingly close to the pin.
The event, presented by Bank of Texas, provides critical funding for graduate medical education at Baylor, which currently trains more than 200 residents and fellows each year in 37 programs. Baylor was recently rated highest in patient satisfaction among the nation's teaching hospitals by Consumer Reports. Support of graduate medical education through Grand Rounds helps ensure the future of graduate medical education at Baylor and maintains a valuable health care asset for the North Texas community.
With donor support, Baylor Health Care System Foundation plans to fund 31 residents and fellows, out of 217, at a cost of more than $2.1 million in fiscal year 2011.
A total of 97 companies and individuals provided sponsorships of Grand Rounds. Duke Realty was the event's platinum sponsor, with CB Richard Ellis providing gold sponsorship. Silver sponsors included Aon Corporation, CapForm, Crothall, Goldman Sachs, HDR Architecture, Jones-Neitzel Company, MedAssets, Inc., Northern Trust, PageSoutherlandPage, Park Cities Bank, Perkins+Will, RTKL, Texas Radiology Associates, Texas Oncology, TDIndustries, Trainor Glass, The Granville C. and Gladys H. Morton Foundation, the Urban Development Foundation and United Surgical Partners.
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