June 2022

Your Dollars at Work

Charity golf classic raises money to support exceptional medical education

Sunny skies and warm temperatures greeted more than 125 golfers at the Ascension Genesys Charity Classic at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club. The event raised more than $117,000  in gross proceeds which will support clinical medical education at Ascension Genesys Hospital.

Title sponsor for this year’s event was Theoria Medical who offer Ascension Genesys patients post acute care services.

Congratulations to the VIP Foursome from Weinstein Electric who took first place (55): David Cook, Kyle Chappelle, Brandon Tomlinson & Scott Schlaff. Click here to review a complete list of award winners, sponsors and participating teams. 

View golf classic photo gallery.

Join us next year on Monday, June 26, 2023 for the 30th Annual Ascension Genesys Charity Classic!

2022 DeAnna Outstanding Research Award recipient recognized

Dr. Alexa Marquez, DO, was recently recognized as the 2022 DeAnna Outstanding Research Award recipient. She was honored for her work (in collaboration with Dr. Tarik Wasfie, MD, FACS) investigating the role of ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in pregnant patients with acute abdominal pain that requires surgical management.

This award is presented to OB-GYN resident physicians in recognition of their outstanding or novel research contributions.

Dr. Jennifer DeAnna, DO, Chair of the Ascension Genesys Hospital OB-GYN department and OB-GYN Residency Research Chair, established this award through a generous donation to the Ascension Genesys Foundation.

A transportation grant is removing barriers for cancer patients in need of treatment

The American Cancer Society (ACS) has awarded Ascension Michigan a $15,000 grant to help alleviate the financial burden of transportation costs for cancer patients. The grant provides hundreds of patients with much needed transportation for their cancer treatment. 

At Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital, cancer patients who do not have reliable transportation experience significant barriers in their treatment that also affects their cancer outcomes.

The ACS grant is part of a $2 million national transportation investment provided to health systems across the country. In 2020, the transportation grant provided more than 71,000 rides, but a gap remains in many communities for cancer patients for whom transportation is a challenge.

Kathy Goss, PhD, Regional Vice President of Cancer Control at the American Cancer Society stated, “The newly awarded grant funding provides a boost of support to help address currently unmet needs in Ascension Michigan communities.” 

Thomas Klein, Vice President, Ascension Oncology Service Line commented that “The American Cancer Society grant, in support of transportation services for cancer patients throughout Ascension Michigan Cancer Centers, is consistent with our Mission to provide holistic care that sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities. Timely access to critically needed cancer treatment supports optimal outcomes and provides peace of mind for patients who experience transportation challenges.”

Transportation is the third most-commonly cited barrier to accessing health services for older adults. Every year, 3.6 million people in the United States do not obtain medical care due to transportation issues. The ACS grant is deeply appreciated and helps cancer patients in their time of need!

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