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Tourney to benefit affiliate chaplaincy programs

MedWest Health System is presenting the MedWest-Harris and MedWest-Swain Foundation Chaplaincy Golf Tournament on May 12 at Smoky Mountain Country Club in Whittier to support the hospitals’ chaplaincy programs and the spiritual care provided to patients, families and hospital staff.

The fundraiser tournament at the club at 1300 Conleys Creek Road in Whittier is a four-man captain’s choice. Registration is from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. A barbecue lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m. The tournament includes hole-inone prizes, goody bags and a putting contest for a golf membership.

Individual player tickets are $100 each. Sponsorships include Corporate Sponsor for $600, a Team Sponsor for $400, a Hole Sponsor for $150 and a Tee Sponsor for $100.

“A chaplain is available to provide a spiritual presence and support for patients and families throughout the hospital stay,” said Heather Baker, chair of the MedWest-Harris and MedWest-Swain Foundation. “Proceeds from this event help provide spiritual and emotional support 24 hours a day.”

“Community support enables us to provide a caring, spiritual presence to patients, and serve as a liaison between the hospital and local churches,” said Ron Allen, director of the Chaplaincy program at MedWest.

To register for or for more information about the MedWest-Harris and MedWest- Swain Foundation Chaplaincy Golf Tournament, call Foundation Assistant Linda Claus at (828) 631-8924 or visit

MedWest Health System provides healthcare for the people of western North Carolina at MedWest-Harris,

MedWest-Haywood and MedWest-Swain hospitals, the outpatient facility MedWest- Franklin, and through the 100-member Med- West Physician Network. MedWest is affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System.

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