Golf Classic raises support for expansion

Special to The Log
From left are Dr. Joseph Agostinelli, Orthopedic Associates; Roger Hall, president of Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast; and Dr. Thomas Fox, Bluewater Orthopedics.

The 15th Annual Sacred Heart Charity Golf Classic once again made a hole in one during the two-day event. The event raised more than $229,584 for Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast’s emergency department expansion.

The lively Spring Bash pre-tournament party held on April 3 at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa had auctions as well as a live band. The Golf Tournament on April 4 at Burnt Pine Golf Club at Sandestin Beach and Golf Resort had 120 participating golfers.

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 raised more than $2.8 million for Sacred Heart Hospital, ensuring access to high-quality, compassionate healthcare close to home.

“We are thrilled to have raised more than $229,584 for the expansion of the emergency department,” said Carol Carlan, president of Sacred Heart Foundation. “Our most sincere thanks to the professional golfers, sponsors and many volunteers who made this event a success does not adequately express our gratitude to you.”

Expected to open late 2016, the emergency department expansion currently underway at Sacred Heart Hospital includes the much needed addition of 13 new patient rooms. Over 28,000 patients are served in the hospital’s emergency department each year, with more than 70 percent of admissions to the hospital coming through the emergency department.

“As we look to the future and celebrate the expansion of services currently underway, I am honored and humbled to think about the lives we will be able to touch for years to come,” said Roger Hall, President of Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast.