The most successful The Friends of Saint Francis annual Benefit Golf Tournament was held Friday, August 27, at Bent Creek Golf Course. Funds raised – more than $192,000 and the largest amount ever – will be used to build Saint Francis Medical Center’s Pediatric Rooftop Garden.
The Pediatric Rooftop Garden at Saint Francis will be a place where children and parents can relax outside, away from the hospital environment. It is well-documented that nature has healing properties. The ability to get out into a garden where it is calm and relaxing will do much to promote the healing process.
“Patient experience goes beyond just treating the physical needs of the patient; it includes the mind, body and spirit,” says Steven C. Bjelich, FACHE-D, Saint Francis President and Chief Executive Officer. “The patients, along with their family members, are all part of the healthcare team.”
Since the tournament began 23 years ago, more than $1.5 million has been raised to benefit patients and families throughout this region and provide access to state-of-the-art healthcare services at Saint Francis.
The winners of the morning championship flight were Bill Tegel, Richie Throgmorton, Ian Soutar and Tim Size. Second place went to Kevin Bocek, Brad Hitfield, Doug Banstetter and Fred Waldrop. Third place went to Joe McLemore, Matt Hollis, Dave Christiante and Dan Atkinson.
The first-place team in morning flight A was made up of Mike Grunloh, Cory Marchbanks, Pat McCann, Toby Knudtson. Keith Boeller, Jeff Maurer, Pete DeLuca and Casie Mills took second place. Third place went to R. David Crader, Philip Moore, Kyle Thompson and Doug Hunt.
The first-place team in morning flight B included Joe Schmidt, Dr. Joel Ray, Jason Schrumpf and Robert MacGillvray. Second place went to Stacy Wells, Phil Neary, Tony Balsano and Dave Prather. Third place was awarded to Steve Marchbanks, Rock Finch, Rick Fehr and John O’Brien.
Donnie Chester, Brent Holmes, Dr. Jeffrey Appleman and Heath Peters took the top spot in the afternoon championship flight. Second place went to John Abercrombie, John Brey, Mark Johnson and Brian Stevens. Tommy Dublin Jr., Brandon Birney, Casey Birney and Jeremy Granthem took third.
The first-place team in afternoon flight A was comprised of Chris Buehrle, Tony Buehrle, Clayton Buehrle and Jay Knudtson. Kenny Oberlohr, Shawn Patterson, Kelly Waller and Nate Hoffman finished second. Third place was awarded to Ron Seabaugh, Drake Seabaugh, Aaron Seabaugh and Chuck Roberts.
The first-place team in afternoon flight B included Terry Flynn, Derick Dirnberger, Mark Schultz and Brian Ziegler. Second place went to Brian Rivenburgh, Dr. Todd Lumsden, Dr. Carl Ringer and Dr. John Kinder. Matt Kiefner, Mark Vogel, Doug Zoellner and Charlie Besher took third place.