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27th Medical Center Open raises $320K for purchase of a new piece of hospital training equipment

By AccessWDUN Staff

Thursday's 27th Annual Medical Center Open Golf Tournament raised a record-breaking $320,000 for the purchase of a new mobile simulation unit.

The simulation unit will provide training to Northeast Georgia Health System staff and community partners across NGHS’ 18-county service area. One-hundred percent of the proceeds will go towards the purchase of the unit and provide operational costs for the first five years

The mobile simulation unit will directly enhance the quality of patient care by training NGHS staff how to react in life-threatening situations, according to a news release from the hospital. 

Since 1997, the Medical Center Open has raised more than $3.5 million to support community health improvement initiatives. 

This year’s top prize for the golfers, the Woody Stewart Trophy, was awarded to Walt Booth, Curtis Caldwell, Cory Cummings and Jake Martin with the low gross score of the day.

The Medical Center Open was supported by premier sponsor Bank of America Merrill Lynch and McGarity’s Business Products/HON, who sponsored the 19th Hole Reception.  

To learn more about The Medical Center Foundation, its events, giving clubs or to donate, visit

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