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French Hospital Medical Center Foundation Golf Tournament raises more than $80,000

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Total funds raised surpass previously set record for the annual event

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – July 11, 2018 – The French Hospital Medical Center (FHMC) Foundation is proud to announce that more than $80,000 was raised during The French Cup, the twelfth annual charity Golf Tournament. This year’s event, held on June 11, 2018 at the San Luis Obispo Country Club, broke previous French Cup records with the amount raised. Funds from the event will support the Hearst Cancer Resource Center Endowment at French Hospital. 

More than 140 golfers participated in the tournament, which was followed by an awards reception. Local restaurants Ciopinot Seafood Grille, La Esquina, Olde Port Inn and Shell Beach Brewhouse provided golfers with delicious food throughout the course. The winning golf team included Sofie Aagard, Leonard Cohen, Dan Miller, and Justin Warthen. Winners took home the highly acclaimed French Cup medals created by Malcolm DeMille, designer of the PGA Tour trophy. 

The French Cup was sponsored by Mustangs Sports Properties, with other major sponsors including Pacific Premier Bank, J.W. Design & Construction and French Hospital Medical Center Medical staff. 

Nipool Patel, a Foundation Board Member, has chaired the event for the past 11 years. Since its inception in 2007, The French Cup has generated more than $650,000 for FHMC’s programs and services. The FHMC Foundation hosts a number of fundraising activities such as the annual golf tournament to support patient services and hospital programs. 

For more information on how to support FHMC, visit or call the FHMC Foundation at (805) 542-6496.


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French Cup Winners photo from left to right: Justin Warthen, French Cup Chair Nipool Patel, Leonard Cohen, FHMC President and CEO Alan Iftiniuk, Sofie Aagard, and Dan Miller

About French Hospital Medical Center
French Hospital Medical Center, located in San Luis Obispo, California, is rated one of the Top 100 Hospitals in the nation and one of the Top 50 Cardiac Hospitals in the nation by Thomson Reuters.  The Copeland, Forbes, and Rossi Cardiac Care Center provides the latest innovative cardiac and imaging technology on the Central Coast. The hospital’s current modernization and redesign project is an example of the commitment to meet the growing needs of the community with lifesaving advancements in medicine coupled with excellent, compassionate care. The hospital is home to the unique Hearst Cancer Resource Center offering free education, resources and support to cancer patients and their families.  French is a Dignity Health member of the Central Coast which also includes Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, CA and Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, CA. Dignity Health of the 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.


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Wednesday, July 11, 2018