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Golf Tournament Raises More Than $100,000 for Local Babies

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., July 25, 2016 — On June 29, the Florida Hospital Memorial Foundation golf tournament raised more than $100,000. The proceeds from the tournament will support the new Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, slated to open on Aug. 8. 
 
“This year’s tournament broke all fundraising records, and we owe that to the generous support from our community partners,” said Julie Rand, Florida Hospital Memorial Foundation executive director. “Our NICU is unique to our community; it is the only one in Volusia County with private family-centered rooms. For those families who need a NICU, these rooms are designed with them in mind, and feature sleeping and showering accommodations so that they do not need to leave their sick or premature baby.”
 
Presented by Robins and Morton, the seventh annual tournament took place at the LPGA International golf club and was sold out. Celebrity guests NASCAR driver Jamie McMurray and NBC Sports announcer Rick Allen joined the 144 players for a scramble. 
 
The winners of the tournament were the Stonewood Grill and Tavern team, including Blake Hunter, Victor Lohman, Albert Mlynarski and Frankie Senese. 
 
About Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center 
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 46 hospital campuses and nearly 8,200 licensed beds in 10 states. Our locations include Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach and Florida Hospital Oceanside in Ormond Beach, as well as outpatient facilities in Port Orange, Daytona Beach Shores and New Smyrna Beach. With 277-beds, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is one of the six Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties that composes the Florida Hospital East Florida Region. As the largest hospital system in the area, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region has 907 beds and more than 6,000 employees. With a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region collectively contributed nearly $120 million in benefits in 2015 to the underprivileged, the community’s overall health and wellness and spiritual needs, and capital improvements.  For more information about Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, visit www.floridahospitalmemorial.org.
 
Photo Caption:
On June 29, the Florida Hospital Memorial Foundation golf tournament raised more than $100,000 to benefit the new Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, slated to open on Aug. 8. Pictured here, the VerdeGo team from left to right: Brian Gazzoli, Eddie Schatz, TJ McNitt and John Subers.