By Rachel Stanislawek
The annual Golf Classic hosted by Huntington Hospital raised $400,000, which will be used for capital projects.
The June 7 classic was held at two clubs, The Creek Club in Locust Valley and Glen Head Country Club.
“It’s an event with such great energy,” said Randy Howard, vice president of operations at Huntington Hospital. “It really displays the meaningful relationship present between community members and the hospital.”
Three of the many capital projects currently in the works at the hospital are the maternity unit, wound care center and concussion institute. The money raised will mostly be directed to reconstructing the maternity unit, where the nursery is a separate entity from the maternity unit itself, and where rooms can hold two patients. Once reconstructed, the nursery will be located within the maternity unit focusing on couplet care, where mother and child will be a hallway apart. There will also be private rooms, each with its own shower.
Construction is set to begin this fall.
“The hospital will continue to meet and exceed expectations for world-class care and comfort after the project has been completed,” Howard said.
Huntington Hospital opened its new emergency unit back in January of this year. The vacated space in the older emergency unit will be repurposed into an observation unit, and a relocated wound care center.
Officials said the hospital will begin to utilize the newly donated funds within the next few months.