Source: NorthFulton.com

Forsyth County Slugfest supports Northside babies

by Aldo Nahed

May 01, 2013

CUMMING, Ga. — The Forsyth County Slugfest Triple Crown Tournament presented Northside Hospital-Forsyth with a $6,300 for the hospital’s Women’s Center.

The money will be used toward the purchase of additional equipment and supplies for the Center’s evacuation and emergency response preparedness.

“This year marks the fifth anniversary of our Women’s Center at Northside Hospital-Forsyth and we’ve seen more than 10,000 babies born,” said Lynn Jackson, administrator at Northside Hospital-Forsyth. “We continue to be amazed by the generosity and support shown to us by the community. We are ever grateful to the Forsyth County Slugfest for supporting our patients once again.”

Slugfest, in its third year, has so far donated $23,600.

The money has been used to purchase educational videos and DVD players for patient use, as well as an interactive newborn simulator, which helps the Women’s Center’s nurses and techs maintain their neonatal resuscitation skills, refine critical-thinking skills and ultimately help improve neonatal outcomes during critical cases.

Forsyth County Slugfest Tournament is an annual baseball tournament to benefit charitable organizations in the area.

In the last seven years, the group has raised more than $170,000 for several charities in Forsyth County, including the Miracle League of Cumming-Forsyth, Special Olympics and Family Haven.

For more, visit www.leaguelineup.com/slugfest.

For more information Northside Hospital, visit www.northside.com.


This article was published in the Forsyth Herald May 1, 2013 edition