WRHS Foundation Golf Classic Benefits Telehealth

2018 WRHS Foundation Golf Classic - Check Presentation









Batesville, Ark.—The White River Health System Foundation (WRHSF) recently raised approximately $191,000 during the 24th Annual Golf Classic. The proceeds will benefit Telehealth at White River Health System (WRHS). Telehealth uses video conferencing technology and special medical equipment to connect providers and patients.

On Saturday, June 16, 152 players competed at The Course at Eagle Mountain. Sponsors included 76 businesses and individuals who stepped up to support the event.

“We saw wonderful results from this year’s tournament,” said Dick Bernard, President of the WRHS Foundation Board of Trustees. “The event is successful due to the generosity of our sponsors, players, and volunteers. Their support of the WRHS Foundation and Telehealth will have a great impact on the patients and families we serve.”

A special thanks to this year’s top sponsors! Double Eagle Sponsor-Simply Southern Boutique & Engraving.  The Eagle sponsors included: Berkeley Research Group; Citizens Bank; Clark Contractors, LLC; Leaders Life Insurance Co. & White River Financial Services; Pepsi Beverage Company; Randy Reichardt Insurance; Smith Plumbing Co., Inc.; The Course at Eagle Mountain; and Wades Heating, Cooling, and Electrical.  
Additionally, approximately 60 WRHS employees and several friends of WRHS volunteered at the tournament.

“Our volunteers are vital to the success of this event,” said Gary Bebow, WRHS CEO/Administrator. “We are grateful for all the hard work that went into making this event possible.”

Established in 1992, the WRHSF supports the mission of WRHS by connecting the generosity of a caring community with opportunities to improve lives through better healthcare. The vision of the WRHSF is to build a strong foundation to support quality healthcare for patients and families.

In the last 24 years, the Golf Classic has raised over $2.8M for vital programs and projects such as nursing scholarships, community health programs, the WRMC Cancer Care Center, the Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women and Imaging, the Ground Floor Renovation and Patient Tower Expansion project, WRMC ED expansion and renovation, the WRMC Breast Care Center, and most recently, Telehealth.

For more information about the WRHSF and opportunities for giving, please call Tiffany Cox, Foundation Coordinator at (870) 262-1834 or email tcox@wrmc.com.

Winner 1st Flight –Steve Bell, Lindsey Castleberry, John Ives, and Buddy Vinson
Winner 2nd Flight – Larry Bentley, Alan Cockrill, Scott Ford, and Jed Porter
Winner 3rd Flight – Shelby Griffin, Kevin Richardson, John Waleszonia, and John Walters
Golf Ball Drop – Robert Wright
Men’s Long Drive – Connor Millard
Ladies Long Drive – Edie Allen
Straightest Drive – Bob Conditt
Putting Contest – John Gregg
Closest to the Pin
            #3 – Pat Mulick
            #6 – Tra Lee
            # 13 – Kenny Allen
            #15 – Steve Hillis