The Peconic Bay Medical Center Golf Classic benefiting the Kanas Regional Heart Center has been rescheduled to Monday, September 14.
The tournament, for which registration begins at 9:30 AM with a shotgun start slated for 10 AM, will be held at the North Fork Country Club in Cutchogue.
The event is presented by Dr. Stan Zinberg, a retired physician out of Remsenburg who previously served as deputy executive vice president for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, in Washington, D.C. and chief of obstetricians at New York Downtown Hospital, and chaired by John Kanas, Jr.
Kanas Jr. and his wife, Elaine, started the John and Elaine Kanas Family Foundation with a $5 million gift that boosted Peconic Bay’s cardiac care program. The Kanas Regional Heart Center, which began life-saving, interventional cardiac care — including cardiac stents — on the East End for the first time in 2016, moved into the Corey Critical Care Pavilion in January of this year.
Dr. Zinberg’s support of the medical center began in 2008, when his wife, Peggy, was treated in the emergency department. Dr. Zinberg was impressed with the attentive care his wife received, but also saw opportunities for improving the hospital’s facilities. After her recovery, the couple decided to donate $100,000 to help fund renovations to Peconic Bay’s patient admitting area.
“We were appreciative for the level of professional, quality care I received,” said Peggy Zinberg, who is a registered nurse. “We saw a way to show our gratitude that would benefit the whole community, so we did it.”
The couple also donated $1 million to help build the Kanas Regional Heart Center.
“Peggy and I have been fortunate in many ways, not the least of which is being residents of one of the finest communities on Earth,” Dr. Stan Zinberg said. “We are happy to join our neighbors and friends in supporting the health and well-being of our shared community.”
At 2 PM the day of the golf tournament, there will be an awards ceremony and barbecue lunch.
Sponsorships and foursomes can be reserved today by calling 631-548-6166. Registration can also be done online at pbmcfoundation.thankyou4caring.org/golf.
For more information, call Candace Porter, assistant director of special events, at 631-548-6166 or email [email protected].