Community Impact of the March of Dimes

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March of Dimes
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Tim Schmidt is an experienced CEO and health care administrator with over three decades of experience. Most recently, Tim Schmidt served as an executive at Community Health Systems, where he was an interim CEO for Sparks Health System. Outside of his professional experience, Mr. Schmidt has been engaged in the support of many community organizations, including time as the chair for the March of Dimes Walk.

Originally established as the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the March of Dimes Foundation works to improve prenatal health care and prevent birth defects and premature births. The organization administers a variety of community programs, such has the March of Dimes Walk, which combine to make a positive impact on local communities across the country.

March of Dimes community programs are active in all 50 states as well as Puerto Ricon and Washington, DC. Programs entail partnerships with local and state level organizations and primarily address areas such as pregnancy and prenatal care. However, there are also community initiatives that affect healthcare inequities, including over 100 programs that work to mitigate health inequities among underserved and minority populations.

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Robert Trent Jones Designed Golf Course in Texas

Tim Schmidt leads as the chief administrative officer of Bay Area Regional Medical Center. Concurrently, he oversees health care operations as a vice president at Medistar. Away from work, Tim Schmidt enjoys relaxing with a good novel and hitting the greens for a round of golf. He particularly likes playing on Robert Trent Jones courses.

Having since designed more than 500 golf courses around the globe, Robert Trent Jones made his mark in Laredo, Texas, where he crafted the Max A. Mandel Municipal Golf Course. Voted in the Top 100 Courses You Can Play by Golf Magazine and Golf Week’s Best Municipal Courses, the course offers picturesque views of the Rio Grande, mesquite trees, and arroyos.

The par-72 greens were designed with all levels of golfing expertise in mind and span as far as 7,297 yards. Five tees are available with the addition of a juniors teeing area, which accommodates families playing together. To keep all players in line to complete games in less than four and a half hours, the golf course utilizes a colored flag system that notifies visitors of their pace.