Holy Spirit News

Golf Tournament Benefits Medical Outreach Service

Posted: 13 August 2013

More than 350 golfers and volunteers participated in Holy Spirit Health System’s 19th Annual Golf Tournament yesterday at Hershey Country Club in Hershey, Pa. Celebrating 50 years of delivering quality, affordable healthcare to the region, the health system plans to use proceeds from the tournament to sustain community benefit services provided through its Medical Outreach Service in Harrisburg.

“The tournament is a treasured tradition,” says Sister Romaine Niemeyer, SCC, President and CEO. “We are especially honored to have these sponsors, golfers, and friends with us to celebrate our 50th Anniversary. They play a vital stewardship role in our ability to fulfill our mission and continue serving all who turn to us in time of need, regardless of their ability to pay.”

Medical Outreach Service is housed in a 100-year-old church in the Allison Hill section of Harrisburg. There, a dedicated staff of nurses who speak English, Spanish, French, Arabic and Hausa (spoken in parts of Africa) take care of poor, homeless, unemployed, and uninsured residents who rely on them to treat a wide variety of ailments and illnesses. Started 16 years ago in the dining hall of a soup kitchen, Medical Outreach Service today provides more than 17,000 patient visits annually in the clinic and in other locations around the city.

Nearly 100 corporate sponsors, local businesses, and individual donors supported the golf tournament. Among the lead sponsors were The Norwood Company; Dickie McCamey, Johnson Duffie, ParenteBeard, Provista, PNC, Pyramid Construction Services, Inc., Sodexo, Skae Power Solutions of Philadelphia, and Szeles Real Estate Development Company.