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Creighton Magis Clinic Raises Nearly $26,000 at Annual Golf Classic

Creighton Magis Clinic Raises Nearly $26,000 at Annual Golf Classic

Creighton University School of Medicine raised an estimated $25,600 at the fourth annual Magis Golf Classic, held Sept. 12 at Ironwood Golf and Country Club. Seventy-two golfers registered for the event.

Winning the foursome competition were Drs. Kevin Cawley, David Deaver and Robert Troia, all 1979 School of Medicine graduates, and Patrick J. Borchers, Creighton University vice president of academic affairs.

Tournament cosponsors included Creighton University Medical Center and RDG Planning and Design. Proceeds will support the medical school’s Magis Clinic. The outpatient clinic, organized in 2004 by Creighton medical students, offers free, walk-in health services on Saturdays to Omaha’s homeless, uninsured and underinsured.

The Magis Free Clinic, located at the Siena Francis House, works with other organizations to provide acute care and follow-up, physical exams, lab tests, medications, specialty clinics and referrals. Medical students and physicians volunteer at the clinic, seeing about 15 patients each Saturday.  A clinic which tests for pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases is held the first and third Monday of each month.

Photo (from left to right): Brian Young; John Cernech; the Rev. Tom Shanahan, S.J.; and the Rev. John P. Schlegel, S.J., Creighton University president.