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2015 Golf Outing: Valerie Cancer Center at Goryeb Children’s Hospital

By February 3, 2016November 3rd, 2019No Comments

NJ SIM Foundation selects Valerie Cancer Center at Goryeb Children’s Hospital as the Primary Beneficiary of the 2015 CIO Technology Exchange and Golf Outing

Each year the NJ SIM Foundation holds a CIO charity golf outing to raise money for a charity that has demonstrated outstanding leadership and value to communities across the state of New Jersey. This year the NJ SIM Foundation selected the Valerie Cancer Center at Goryeb Children’s Hospital to be our primary beneficiary of our 2015 NJ SIM Foundation CIO Technology Exchange & Charity Golf Outing. The funds donated by the NJ SIM Foundation were used to purchase four VGo robots to assist hospital & home-bound patients with educational connectivity and learning.

Goryeb Children’s Hospital is a state-designated children’s hospital with over 50,000 children seen annually and more than 20,000 Emergency Department visits. It boasts over 100 pediatric subspecialists and 22 medical subspecialties – from endocrinology to oncology to neurosurgery. GCH offers multiple medical specialties that other hospitals do not, like a pediatric emergency department, a pediatric intensive care unit and a regional perinatal center. This means that every child, adolescent and young adult can get the highest level of care – anywhere in the state.

Hospital stays can be isolating for youth and kids and keeping up with schoolwork can be difficult. The VGo robot solves that problem by enabling children to attend school during their hospital stay or if they are home-bound re-cooperating from an illness. Goryeb Children’s Hospital has piloted the VGo robot with much success, helping long-term and physically compromised patients attend classes and socialize with their friends as if they were actually in school. To learn more about how VGo robots are helping people, please visit: http://www.vgocom.com/

Through the foundation’s donation, four VGo robots were purchased and put into action. This has already reaped benefits for those acquiring the use of them. The NJ SIM Foundation is honored to assist the Valerie Cancer Center at Goryeb Children’s Hospital with this grant. Congratulations to our 2015 Primary Beneficiary and we wish all those who benefits from the grant much happiness and success.

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