Pardee Hospital Foundation Raises Over $75,000 at 20th Annual Tournament of Champions-
Pardee Hospital Foundation’s 20th Annual Tournament of Champions at Kenmure Country Club in Flat Rock raised more than $75,000 for the purchase of an Electronic Medical Records Computer Software program for the Cancer Center at Pardee Hospital.
More than 130 golfers competed in this year’s event featuring two 18-hole tournaments that help give back to our community’s health care. This year’s tournament proceeds helped the foundation purchase software that will enhance patient safety, personalize treatment experience, streamline order accuracy of chemotherapy treatments and facilitate physician to physician communication.
“As a new member of the Pardee Hospital Foundation board, I’m very happy to be able to join the group of great sponsors, volunteers and players who supported this year’s 20th anniversary Tournament of Champions. The Tournament plays a small but important part in how we support the long term success of Pardee Hospital,” stated Vaughan Matthews, co-chair of this year’s planning committee.
A total of 36 sponsors supported this year’s Tournament of Champions. Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Asheville and Hendersonville Health & Rehabilitation / The Lodge at Mills River – A SanStone Community served as Diamond Sponsors. Andy Oxy Co., Inc.; First Citizens Bank; HealthCare Claims Management; Pardee Hospital and Wright McGraw Beyer Architects, PA., served as Gold Sponsors.
Players on “Fazio Design & Billy Nodine’s” team were the overall victors for the day. Will Hendrix, Nathan Smith and Meridith Elliott Powell took individual awards for the longest drives. Tim Mullinax, Bill Lapsley, Will Hendrix, Larry Russell and Noah Ratner all received awards for the closest to the pin.
Since 1996, the Tournament of Champions has raised more than $2 million to expand Pardee Hospital, improve services and purchase equipment to strengthen patient care. For more information about Pardee Hospital Foundation’s capital campaign, please visit http://pardeehospitalfoundation.org.