Valley Medical Group News

Third Annual Scramble “Fore” The Valley Hospital NICU Fundraiser Held

The “Scramble Fore the NICU” golf outing is an annual event that allows parents of children who were born prematurely and were treated by the doctors and nurses of the Valley Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in Ridgewood to express their gratitude for the outstanding level of care they received and help the Valley NICU continue to maintain its high standard of care.  The 2014 outing was held on September 8th at Black Bear Golf Club in Franklin, NJ.
To date, a total of $26,000 has been raised from prior golf outings, with all proceeds benefiting the Valley NICU. Funds raised from this golf outing and other gifts to the NICU help purchase and maintain the necessary technology and equipment for their use and for the diagnosis and care of Valley’s tiniest patients. 
Jeff Feagles, punter for the New York Giants 2008 Superbowl Championship team was the day's featured golfer.  Jeff played 22 years in the NFL and has played for 5 different teams: New England, Philadelphia, Arizona, Seattle, and the New York Giants. He holds NFL records for most career punting yards, total punts, punts inside the 20, and has played in an NFL record 323 consecutive games.
The Valley Hospital’s 15-bed NICU has been designated by the State of New Jersey as a Level III nursery, a designation given to neonatal units able to provide the highest level of care for the highest-risk mothers and acutely ill newborns.  Comprehensive medical care is provided by board-certified neonatologists, who are available 24-hours a day, seven days a week. 
The Valley Hospital Foundation is grateful to all the golfers who made this outing a successful day of fund-raising and a great day on the course
Caption: Shown (left to right) at the 2014 Scramble Fore the NICU are: Eric Wickstrom; Margaret Platt; Yolla Rahal; Jeff Feagles; Don Doraski;  John Hodson and son Nicholas; Andrew Chalhoub; Frank Manginello M.D., Chair of Children’s Services, Valley Medical Group; Douglas Dittrick, Chairman, Board of Trustees, The Valley Hospital Foundation; Peter Marron; and Anastasios Kozaitis, President, The Valley Hospital Foundation.