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MCH Foundation Dedicates Golf Outing to Bob Powers
August 17, 2010
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This year’s annual Madison County Hospital Foundation County Classic golf outing was held August 11 and 12 at the London Country Club. Each year the event raises over $20,000 to improve health care services in Madison County.

While this year was just as successful, everyone felt the absence of Bob Powers, who had been an integral part of the golf outing for over 20 years. Bob Powers passed away Sunday, August 8, just three days before the event he has helped planned since the first County Classic in 1989.

Wednesday’s shamble low net team winners (l to r): Aaron Dwyer, Sue Hackett, Bob Hackett, and Dave Wheatley.

“This year is bittersweet for all of us,” said Mona Flax, Executive Director of the MCH Foundation. “While we enjoyed a wonderful event, we do so miss our County Classic founder and twenty-one year chair, Bob Powers.”

At the conclusion of the golf outing, Mona announced that the event will now be known as the Bob Powers Classic to honor Bob’s commitment to Madison County Hospital and the County Classic.

Thursday’s scramble team winners (l to r): Brandon Wheeler, Larry Wheeler, Don Hammer, Chad Wheeler, and Tom Whitaker.

In past years, the County Classic supported the Foundation’s Breast Cancer Initiative. Recently, the initiative reached $2 million thanks to the generous support of this community. Since beginning the initiative, the hospital has added digital mammography, another general surgeon, and all the equipment necessary to diagnose and treat breast cancer. Also, there is now an endowment fund to ensure that every woman in Madison County — now and in the future — can access breast cancer treatment.

This year, funds raised from the outing will help bring electronic medical records to Madison County Hospital.

Thursday’s scramble team runner-ups (l to r): Mike Quilter, Jim Herman, Mike Alexander, Tony Brake, Dave Wallace, and Steve Evans.
“This national initiative is one that improves patient safety and quality of care, and we want to lead the way among small hospitals in adding this important technology,” said Randy Crisp, MCH Foundation President.

At this year’s County Classic, golfers competed for two days in both individual and team competitions.

Wednesday’s 16 four-person golf teams competed in a shamble with awards for both the low gross team and the low net team. Congratulations to the winners!

Low Gross Team: Mike Alexander, Dick Johnston, Phil Jordan, and Pat Thomas.

Low Net Team: Aaron Dwyer, Bob Hackett, Sue Hackett, and Dave Wheatley.

Thursday’s 18 six-person golf teams competed in a classic scramble. Congratulations to the winners!

First Place Team: Don Hammer, Brandon Wheeler, Chad Wheeler, Larry Wheeler, and Tom Whitaker.

Second Place Team: Mike Alexander, Tony Brake, Steve Evans, Jim Herman, Mike Quilter, and Dave Wallace.

Golfers also competed individually for closest to the pin and longest putt on two specific holes. The winners in the men’s competition were Chad Wheeler for closest to the pin and Eric Thompson for longest putt. Kay Majka won both the closest to the pin and longest putt for the women.

Madison County Hospital and the Foundation would like to thank all the sponsors, golfers and volunteers that made this year’s County Classis a success.

“Please mark your calendars on August 10 and 11 for next year’s Bob Powers Classic and join us in remembering and celebrating our remarkable friend, Bob Powers,” said Mona.

For more information on how you can support the MCH Foundation, call the hospital’s development office at 740-845-7050.

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