Golf Classic Raises $236,000 for Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart Charity Golf Classic Supports E.R. Expansion

Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast announced today that the 16th Annual Sacred Heart Charity Golf Classic raised $236,928 for Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast’s Emergency Department expansion.

The golf tournament on May 8 at Emerald Bay Golf and Beach Club had 100 participating golfers, plus 25 area club professionals.

The Sacred Heart Charity Golf Classic has become the signature fundraising event for Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast. Its success is a direct result of the time, talent and resources of many leaders in our community. Since its inception in 2002, the annual golf classic has risen more than $3 million for Sacred Heart Hospital, ensuring access to high-quality, compassionate healthcare close to home.

“Once again the Sacred Heart Charity Golf Classic event was a great success,” said Roger Hall, president, Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast. “We owe it all to our dedicated volunteers, partners and leaders in our community who give their time, talent and energy to create a day of celebration and friendly competition, while working towards the goal of improving healthcare for our community and patients. Through their unwavering generosity and support, we are able to live our mission while providing high quality, compassionate healthcare to those in need.”

Funds raised benefit Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast’s Emergency Department expansion. The expansion added 13 rooms including four exam rooms and eight critical decision unit rooms for patients needing observation that do not qualify for admission. The expanded space opened partially in April 2017.

The Charity Classic demonstrates a true team effort among strategic partners, such as Master Sponsors Howard Group, Howard Hospitality, Grand Boulevard Town Center, and Silver Sands Premium Outlets. A special thanks to other presenting sponsors Emerald Bay Golf and Beach Club, Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa, Wind Creek, St. Joe Foundation, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, and Proffitt PR. For a full list of 2017 individual and hole sponsors, please visit

To learn more about the Charity Golf Classic, future sponsorship opportunities, as well as photos from the event, please visit

For more information on Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast, please visit

About Sacred Heart Health System
On the Gulf Coast, Sacred Heart Health System based in Pensacola, Florida, and Providence Hospital based in Mobile, Alabama, are part of Ascension. Together, these Ascension healthcare facilities have served Gulf Coast communities for more than 160 years and they employ more than 6,600 associates. Across the region, Ascension provided more than $113 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2016. Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia. For more on Sacred Heart Health System, visit
Photo attached by Mary Jo Gustave of Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast.
Back row L to R: Bill Lavery-Charity Golf Classic committee chairman, Bryan Whitehead, Gary Bowman, Michele Auter, Joe Dunn – SHHEC Emergency Department Manager
Front row L to R: Lynn Wesson, Sara Hill, Wenda Bacon, Marie McKenna, Roger Hall – SHHEC President

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