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Dr. Jim Boerner Nursery-Pediatric Fund Golf Tournament


Each May, the ASTR Foundation hosts a Golf Tournament with approximately 36 teams at Stones River Country Club to benefit the Dr. Jim Boerner Nursery-Pediatric Fund.

Serving the labor and delivery department, the Well Baby Nursery, the Lee and Susan Moss Family Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and the pediatric unit at Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital. The event features breakfast, lunch, goody bags, contests, and prizes for golfers.

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The inaugural Dr. Jim Boerner Nursery-Pediatric Golf Tournament took place in May of 2021. The fund was created in 1984 and renamed in 2021 to honor the late Dr. Jim Boerner, an OBGYN who touched the lives of many. Dr. Boerner delivered the last baby born at the old Rutherford Hospital and the first newborn at the Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital. 

Impact that they event has made

In the first year, the money raised was over $35,000. This year, the tournament raised over $40,000 for the fund. In the past six years the Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation has funded over $738,500 for the Nursery, Lee and Susan Moss Family NICU, and Pediatric Units. These funds have been used to purchase NICView Cameras, MamaRoo Swings, NICU Cardiac Monitors, Car Seats, and more for our most vulnerable patients.


“Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation raised $40,838 from this event,” said Virginia DeJean, Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation Director. “We are so thankful for everyone who came to support this incredible cause. All proceeds will benefit the Dr. Jim Boerner Nursery- Pediatric Fund, allowing us to continue supporting families like the Forges. We look forward to seeing our community out next year.”

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