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t. Helena Hospital Clear Lake’s Tournament Grosses $69,000 for Patient Transportation

Philanthropy St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake’s Tournament Grosses $69,000 for Patient Transportation

Clearlake, Calif—St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake’s 12th Annual Charity Golf Tournament & Silent Auction, held on May 26, 2016, grossed over $69,000 for More Than Wheels, a fundraising campaign to enhance patient transportation in Lake County. 

The event at Hidden Valley Golf Course raised funds to purchase additional patient vans and to establish an “After Hours Fund” to ensure that patients have a ride home upon discharge, day or night. 

“If patients cannot access vital wellness and disease prevention services, our highly-trained specialty physicians and advanced technology can’t work to move the wellness dial in our community,” explained Rebecca Southwick, Development Officer for St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake. “Through the generosity of the sponsors, players and silent auction donors, we are focusing on addressing the need for patient transportation services.”

While community members without reliable transportation were the real winners, two teams had exceptional days on the course. The winning team of the A flight were Tony Aherich, Geof Ergo, Ted Hollen and Jeff Komar. Winning the B flight were Jack McManus, Judy McManus, Allen Thomas and Donna Thomas. 

The Golf Tournament & Silent Auction brought the More Than Wheels Campaign closer to its $135,000 fundraising goal. Two generous Eagle Sponsors, Affiliated Pathologists Medical Group, Inc. and Kim and Scott Welker, MD, contributed to the tournament. Birdie Sponsors included Lake Pharmacy, St. Helena Hospital Napa Valley, Falck/VeriHealth, Acute Medical Providers and Chic Le Chef. Gold Sponsors were Paramount Anesthesia, Inc.; David & Denise Santos; Audrey & Bruce Anderson, MD; California Medical Group; John Clarke; Feather River Hospital; Jones, Lang, LaSalle Americas; Pacific Union College; REACH Air Medical Services; Redbud Health Care District; Coastal Mountain Electric; Sodexo; and Ukiah Valley Medical Center. Silver Sponsors were CMRE Financial Services, Inc.; Healthcare Revenue Management Group; and Helmer & Sons. Tee Sign sponsors included Credit Bureau of Ukiah; Carlton Jacobson Family; Southern Smiles Dental Practice; Dr. Marc Shapiro, MD; Mendo-Lake Home Respiratory Services, Inc.; Jeon Sik Park, MD; and Twin Pine Casino & Hotel. Additional generous companies and individuals gave cash gifts and donated to the Silent Auction.

To learn more or give to the Campaign, contact Development Officer Rebecca Southwick at (707)-995-5677 or visit 

Photo Caption: Players and guests enjoy a dinner catered by tournament sponsor Chic Le Chef following a full-day of fun on the course.


St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system serving more than 75 communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Our workforce of 32,700 includes more than 23,400 employees; nearly 5,000 medical staff physicians; and 4,300 volunteers. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist heritage and values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 19 hospitals, more than 260 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics), 15 home care agencies, seven hospice agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. In addition, the Adventist Health Plan serves patients in Kings County. Adventist Health ranked #10 in Becker's list of the largest nonprofit hospital systems in the U.S. for 2015. Visit for more information.