RWJBH named health care provider for Cognizant Founders Cup

RWJBarnabas Health has been named the Official Healthcare Provider of the 2023 LPGA Cognizant Founders Cup.

The event, taking place May 10-14 at Upper Montclair Country Club in Clifton, pays tribute to the 13 founding members of the LPGA while serving as one of the top events for today’s players.

The Cognizant Founders Cup offers a $3 million purse, which is one of the largest of any LPGA Tour event outside of the majors and the CME Group Tour Championship.

As part of the ongoing partnership, RWJBarnabas Health will manage all on-site emergency medical services throughout tournament week — as it has since 2021.

Barnabas officials said the LPGA Tour’s message — to engage, empower and support girls and women — matches the mission of the health care system.

“In addition to watching world-class athletes perform on the golf course, this partnership provides RWJBarnabas Health with an opportunity to educate and empower women to take care of themselves,” Suzanne Spernal, senior vice president, women’s services, RWJBarnabas Health. “Research confirms what we’ve long known — healthier women and children are crucial to a vital community. Reinforcing this message in partnership with the LPGA, especially during Women’s Health Care Month, will be impactful.”


General admission tickets, providing access to the tournament grounds any day Wednesday through Sunday, cost $45, with a weekly 5-day pass available for $125. Hospitality packages, which begin at $100 per day, include access to on-course hospitality and an assortment of food and beverage options.

To purchase tickets, click here.

Reminder: Juniors 17 and under receive free general admission, and active and retired military can show their ID at the gate, which gives them access to a free (accompanying guests not included) grounds pass on that given day. On Wednesday, May 10, courtesy of New Jersey Golf Foundation, all spectators receive free admission to watch the Pro-Am.

Delivering approximately a quarter of all hospital births in the state of New Jersey annually, RWJBarnabas Health has long been committed to women’s health, especially as needs change throughout a women’s lifetime.

In observance of May as Women’s Health Care Month, tournament attendees will be reminded that “all women should prioritize their health and well-being,” and preventive health screenings will be available near the main entrance. Additionally, LPGA Tour players will provide a series of simple tips to encourage all women to take ownership of their health and well-being through regular check-ups and preventive screenings.

These important messages will be amplified across all RWJBarnabas Health digital and social channels, as well as across LPGA social media channels.

Tournament Director Scott Wood said he is eager to have RWJBarnabas back.

“As the premier health care system in New Jersey, their values align with our mission, and it’s extra meaningful to engage their expertise and support in conjunction Women’s Health Care Month initiatives,” he said.

Teaneck-based Cognizant, one of the world’s leading professional services companies, is again the title sponsor.