Washington, IN – Partly sunny skies and a warm breeze made the day nearly perfect for the 25th Annual Daviess Community Hospital Foundation Golf Benefit, which was held on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Country Oaks Golf Club near Montgomery, IN.

According to Angie Steiner, Director of the DCH Foundation, “Each year we have been fortunate to have many local and regional partners supporting our efforts through sponsorships and golfers. We all come together to support the Foundation events and projects.”

The sponsors and individual players are vital to raising the funds for this year’s oncology unit project, but the event would not be possible without the volunteers to make it happen. This year, the list of volunteers included those who have benefited from past Foundation funding including scholarship recipients, Character Matters representatives, and nurses from the OB, Acute Rehab and Oncology units. Each of the four tents on the course provided information about these projects as well as refreshments for the golfers.

“It was great to see so many different people assisting with this year’s golf outing,” remarked Michael Chestnut, Home Building Savings Bank and DCH Foundation Board Member. “They are an outstanding group of people. The outing was extremely well organized, which shows the dedication and hard work of those who put it together. Class people, class organization, and a class hospital.”

This year’s event raised more than $21,000 to support the upcoming renovation at Daviess Community Hospital for the new Oncology and Infusion Unit. Keith Miller, Chief Operating Officer at DCH, shared the hospital’s plans to renovate space for the growing oncology program including an approved floor plan for the area formerly occupied by Rehab Therapies. “The added space will allow patients to have more privacy and to feel more relaxed during exams, consultations, and treatments,” Miller stated.

The Daviess Community Hospital Foundation has made a commitment to help provide philanthropic support to the Oncology program,” stated Steiner. “The DCH Foundation Board has committed to raise $70,000 for this project in the next several months. We are grateful to those who supported this program through the golf outing this year and we look forward to engaging many in the community as we kick off a capital campaign this fall to raise the needed funds.”

Next year’s event will again be held on the second Thursday in August. For more information on the Oncology project and other Foundation efforts, please contact Angie Steiner at 812-254-8858 or asteiner@dchosp.org.