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.

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.

An Overview of NBA, MLB, and NHL Playoffs

Tim Schmid has spent his career as the CEO of various health care organizations. Away from work, Tim Schmidt enjoys following professional basketball, baseball, and hockey, particularly during playoffs.

The National Basketball Association (NBA), Major League Baseball (MLB), and the National Hockey Association, three of the most popular professional sports leagues in the United States, all follow a similar format for their division and championship playoffs. All three leagues are split into two divisions. MLB has the American League and the National League, while both the NBA and the NHL have an Eastern Conference and a Western Conference. When the playoffs begin, teams first vie to win their division, and then the winners from opposing divisions meet in the championship round.

In the NBA, eight teams from each conference progress to the postseason. The teams are matched up based on how they are seeded: The top-seeded team opens with a best-of-seven series against the eighth-seeded team, the second seed faces the seventh seed, and so on. A team’s path to the conference finals and championship is not altered, regardless of upsets, meaning the top seed cannot face the teams seeded two, three, six, and seven until the final round.

The NHL similarly admits 16 teams to the postseason, although playoff positioning is based almost entirely on divisional results rather than overall records. Finally, in the MLB postseason, three division winners and two wild cards in both leagues advance to the playoffs. The two wild card teams contest a single game to advance. Divisional competitors play a best-of-five-game series, while the league championships and the World Series are decided in best-of-seven-game contests.