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ARROYO GRANDE, October 11, 2019 – The 2019 Golf n’ Grub and Monarch Dunes Memorial Golf tournaments raised a combined total of over $116,000 to benefit programs and services at Arroyo Grande Community Hospital. Both tournaments were held at the Monarch Dunes Golf Course.
The twelfth annual Golf n’ Grub tournament was hosted by Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Foundation. It raised over $91,000 to benefit the Legacy Campaign, which includes expansion of Emergency Department capacity, advanced imaging technology, enhancements to the Acute Rehabilitation Center, and expanded cancer care services. Golfers enjoyed food and drinks provided by local vendors at every hole of the course, and several went home with exciting raffle prizes.
The success of the tournament would not have been possible without the support of several sponsors including Tournament Sponsor - the Medical Staff of Marian Regional Medical Center – Arroyo Grande and Santa Maria Campuses; Major Sponsor - Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services; Golf Ball Sponsor - Vivid Financial Management; Water Bottle Sponsor - Umpqua Bank; and Beverage Sponsor - Huasna Development Company.
The 2019 Monarch Dunes Memorial Golf Tournament raised $25,000 to benefit cancer patients in need at Mission Hope Arroyo Grande. This tournament has supported the Cancer Care Fund annually since 2013. Each year, businesses and individuals have the opportunity to place a memorial sign on the course in memory of a friend or loved one.
Through community support of the Cancer Care Fund, patients in need receive assistance with gas and groceries, other financial assistance, diagnostic screenings, counseling sessions, and cancer support groups. The fund also supports an oncology nurse navigator and social worker to personally guide each patient from diagnosis throughout recovery and connect them with any resources they need. Maurine Minnis, who organized this year’s tournament, said, “I was asked by a dear friend to continue a memorial golf tournament which was started when his sister passed from breast cancer. We are now able to provide this wonderful service to persons with all cancers. We always just see the disease and not all the things that can happen in the lives of those these funds are provided for.”
Photo caption (from left to right): Sandy Davidson, Montisa Phelan Lopez, Karen Anderson, Debbie Tate, Rhonda Scattini, Sally Bird, Susan Weiss, Maurine Minnis, Anita Giangreco, Ralph Minnis, and Tom Giangreco present a check at the Monarch Dunes Memorial Golf Tournament.
About Arroyo Grande Community Hospital
Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, located in Arroyo Grande, California, is rated a top Joint Replacement Center by Blue Shield and is among the Top 10% in the nation for Joint Replacement. Arroyo has achieved prestigious designation as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. The Emergency Department is one of the busiest in the county and nationally recognized for superior patient satisfaction. The hospital also provides the only comprehensive hospital-based Acute Rehabilitation Center on the Central Coast. Arroyo is a Dignity Health member of the Central Coast which also includes French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, CA, Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, CA, St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, CA and St. John’s Pleasant Valley in Camarillo, CA. Dignity Health Central Coast is an integrated network of top quality hospitals, physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services including primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically-advanced laboratories and imaging centers and a full service home health agency; all recognized for quality, safety and service. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities.
Sara San Juan