STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — More than 300 enjoyed golf, bocce and tennis to support Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC), at its annual Jack Sipp Golf, Tennis and Bocce Outing at the Richmond County Country Club.

“This event is always a huge success and something our supporters look forward to every year,” said Daniel J. Messina, RUMC’S president and CEO of the West Brighton health care facility that’s served the needs of the community for nearly 120 years. “Thank you to all of our generous sponsors, participants and volunteers for making this year’s event such a success,. Each year this outing provides a day to celebrate the many friendships shared between our hospital and the community. It is also an opportunity for us to honor members of our ‘RUMC family’ for their distinguished service.”

This year’s event honored Dr. Samala Swamy, who received the Stanley Stilwell, MD, Memorial Award, and Vincent Theurer, who received the John F. L. Sipp Distinguished Service Award.

Dr. Swamy was a leading cardiologist for more than 42 years. He witnessed advancements in his field, helping to shape its progression and was one of the first cardiologists on Staten Island to use cardiac catheterization for the diagnosis of coronary heart disease for the benefit of his patients.

For over a decade, Dr. Swamy served at Richmond University Medical Center as the Director of its Cardiac Catheterization Lab.

From left, Robert Urs, Vincent Theurer, Ron Purpora, and Tom Sipp. (Courtesy/Dom Sena) Staten Island Advance

Vincent Theurer serves as marketing director and the credit and collections director for Approved Oil Co., a Brooklyn-based energy company that services the five boroughs.

Throughout the years, members of the Theurer family participated in a number of religious, educational, medical and philanthropic organizations.

Vincent, who currently sits on the board of directors for Approved Oil Co. is a former board member of Brooklyn’s Bishop Kearney High School.

“It was a beautiful day for golf, tennis and bocce and also a wonderful opportunity to honor Vincent Theurer and Dr. Samala Swamy, two very special supporters of the medical center,” said Kathryn K. Rooney, chair of RUMC’s board of trustees.

“We were delighted with the turnout at this year Jack Sipp Golf, Tennis and …….


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