Posted on 6/26/2017

On June 14, 2017 (Flag Day), Eastern Long Island Hospital (ELIH) honored Gold Sponsors, Patricia and Donald Brennan at the 25th Anniversary ELIH Golf Classic sponsored by Bridgehampton National Bank at Gardiner’s Bay Country Club, Shelter Island.  The event attracted over 125 golfers and raised over $125,000 to benefit ELIH’s Emergency Department, and its mission to provide essential healthcare services to the communities of the North Fork and Shelter Island.  The Emergency Department at ELIH includes 24/7 emergent and urgent care services for adult and pediatric patients.  With a highly skilled professional team that exceeds New York State standards, ELIH is well-equipped to treat everything from broken bones to heart attacks, strokes and trauma.   


Patricia and Donald were recognized at the dinner for their dedication to the hospital and the North Fork community.  As major supporters, Patricia and Donald realize the need for essential quality services close to home.  Patricia has been a summer resident of Southold Town since 1945. As a Registered Nurse, Pat understands the importance of quality care close to home and credits ELIH for providing top-rated care for four generations of her family.  Donald, a city dweller, was introduced to the North Fork by Pat well over 50 years ago and, like everyone else, fell in love with it. 


In the words of Donald Brennan, “I want everyone in the community to join me in supporting Eastern Long Island Hospital.  The care and medical expertise ELIH provides are essential to both year-round and summer residents. Having access to a community hospital of this caliber adds to our quality of life.  People tend to forget about the hospital until they need it.   Many of us will only remember the hospital when we are in the ambulance; but don’t wait -- the hospital needs your support now.” 


“Eastern Long Island Hospital is especially appreciative to the Brennans for their support through the years,” states Paul J. Connor III.  “We owe a great deal of gratitude to both Don and Pat for their generosity and for encouraging others to follow their lead.  It is because of people like the Brennans that our events are successful.  I think we can all agree that it was a great day out on the course for a great cause -- our emergency department.”                 


According to 2017 Golf Classic Co-chairs, Walter J. Krupski, Jr.  and David M. Fujita, “All of the golfers enjoyed the day.  We both want to acknowledge Gardiner’s Bay County Club for hosting our 25th Anniversary Golf Classic and for conducting a first-class tournament.”


For more information regarding next year’s Golf Classic, please contact the Foundation/Community Relations Department at 631.477.5164.  Eastern Long Island Hospital’s Golf Classic is held every spring and participation is encouraged through sponsorship. For a complete list of Golf Classic sponsors for 2017, visit www.ELIH.org/Golf.