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Fitzgibbon tourney raises money for technology upgrade

Friday, August 10, 2012

More than 200 golfers took part in the Fitzgibbon-Rea tournament, which raised $16,500 to purchase Smart Pumps for the hospital.
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The 22nd annual Fitzgibbon-Pete H. Rea Memorial Golf Tournament raised $16,500 for improved intravenous pump technology at the Marshall hospital.

Over 200 golfers took part in the meet held July 14 at Indian Foothills Golf Course.

Fitzgibbon officials say the quality of patient care will be improved by use of the "Smart Pumps," which integrate computer technology to more accurately control patient medication dosage, prevent incorrect dosages and track information from any alerts.

"Fitzgibbon is continually upgrading our equipment to address improvements in technology," noted President and CEO Ron Ott. "Our intravenous pumps are an integral part of the medication delivery system for patients in the hospital and the computer technology incorporated into the Smart Pumps will ensure the utmost in patient safety."

On the course, the three-man scramble team of Andy Cofer, George Brown and Payton Brown took home the Championship Flight trophy for first place, with John Hendrix, Paul Malter and Jim McCartney second, and Jon Alspach, Josh Alspach and Mike Alspach third.

The top team in A Flight was composed of Don Julien, Patrick Lynch and Roger Schroeder, besting the combo of Scott Fann, Ian Verts and Britt Zank. Rick Lindquist, Herb Litke and Mark Turrentine won the B Flight over Jack Thomas, Spencer Thomas and Zach Thomas.

The Ladies Flight victor was the trio of Lisa Evans, Leslie Malter and Sherry Shannon, with Cindy Lamberson, Kathy McGraw and Kim Summers coming in second.

A special award for his 22 years of service to the meet was presented to tournament director Karl "Bub" Caldwell.

"Bub Caldwell has been with the Fitzgibbon-Pete H. Rea Memorial Golf Tournament since we started," Ott said. "With his knowledge of golf and how tournaments should be run, he has been a tremendous help throughout the years."

Hopefully, that will include the 23rd annual event in 2013, planning for which will soon get under way.

"We look forward to seeing all of our old friends there, and making some new friends as well," Ott declared.

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