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French Hospital Foundation Golf and Tennis Tournament Raises $68,000

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The French Hospital Medical Center (FHMC) Foundation is proud to announce more than $68,000 was raised during The French Cup, its tenth annual charity Golf and Tennis Tournament.

Held on June 13, 2016 at the San Luis Obispo Country Club, this year’s event broke previous French Cup records with the amount raised. Funds from the event will support the new Copeland Health Education Pavilion.

The event featured a golf tournament, a women’s doubles tennis tournament and an awards reception. In total, this year’s tournament included 140 golfers and 22 tennis players. Mustangs Sports Properties was the Presenting Sponsor for the 2016 French Cup. Other major sponsors included Heritage Oaks Bank, J.W. Design & Construction and French Hospital Medical Center Medical Staff. The Restaurants on the Green included Ciopinot Seafood Grille, Olde Port Inn, The Manse on Marsh and Old San Luis BBQ.

The winning golf foursome from Ernie Ball, which included golfers Brian Ball, Scott Ball, Paul D’Ambra, and Ricky Griswold, took home the highly acclaimed French Cup medals created by Malcolm DeMille, designer of the PGA Tour trophy.

Ingrid Troesch and Tracy Ronca were the winners of the women’s doubles tennis tournament.

Since its inception in 2007, The French Cup has generated more than $491,000 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. Currently, FHMC is enhancing its facilities and technology to meet community health care needs.

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

About French Hospital Medical Center

French Hospital Medical Center, located in San Luis Obispo, California, has been named one of the Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, and is rated among the top hospitals in the nation for cardiac, orthopedic and GI services. French Hospital has achieved prestigious designation as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. The Copeland, Forbes, and Rossi Cardiac Care Center provides the latest innovative cardiac and imaging technology. The hospital is home to the unique Hearst Cancer Resource Center offering free education, resources and support to cancer patients and their families. In addition, an expansion and modernization project is underway at French Hospital, including the new Copeland Health Education Pavilion, which provides the community access to comprehensive health care education resources free of charge.   French is a Dignity Health Central Coast hospital which also includes Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, 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. 

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Monday, June 27, 2016