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Hospital Foundation Events raise over $53,000

Hospital Foundation Events raise over $53,000

On Saturday, October 13, 2018 the Mercy Health Foundation – Irvine hosted the fourth annual Golf Scramble and Paradise Luau (presented by Citizens Guaranty Bank) at the Estill County Golf Club. The events were the largest to date and combined to raise over $53,000 for Mercy Health – Marcum and Wallace Hospital.

“It is with the community’s support that we will be able to renovate an area of the hospital for an outpatient infusion center. We will also have the funds to furnish the area so it’s comfortable and inviting,” said Marcum and Wallace Hospital President and CEO Susan Starling. “Thank you to all who supported these events, as we accomplished our fundraising goal so that we can have this space in our facility to provide convenient, quality care.”   

“We are especially thankful to Kathy Samples and Rodney Davis for the vision of these fundraising events that will have a direct benefit to Marcum and Wallace Hospital patients,” said Arielle Estes, Marcum and Wallace Hospital Director of Development. “The response from the community to support these events has been inspiring. I want to sincerely thank everyone who supported the events through sponsorships, attending the event or donating items for the live and silent auctions.” 

Marcum and Wallace Hospital is a part of Mercy Health, based in Cincinnati, Ohio. A system-wide fundraising program called “Mercy Health Mission Partners” allowed 100% of all event proceeds to go directly towards the event goal. (Mercy Health Mission Partners: Cincinnati Bell, Cushman & Wakefield, Fifth Third Bank, Danis, Johnson & Johnson, High Towers Petroleum Co., Pro Link Staffing, Mayfield Brain & Spine, Cisco, Paradigm Radiology and Medtronic.)

The day started with the golf scramble that included 60 golfers. They were treated to lunch from the Apollo/Steam Engine Pizza truck and House of ‘Cue. The Beverage Cart sponsor was Estill Medical Clinic. Special event holes were a Hole in One with the chance to win a 2019 Jeep Cherokee sponsored by Tanner Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Stanton (no winner); Longest Drive sponsored by Citizens Guaranty Bank (winner of a driver was Sean Moore), Closest to the Pin sponsored by Southeast Apparatus ($100 donation was made to the MWMH Foundation in honor of the winner Bill Walters); and the Putting Contest sponsored by Premiere Physical Therapy was organized by Denny Smith (winner of the putter was Kelby Robinson).

Special thank you to the Estill County Golf Club (including: Arthur Ballard, Les Benedict, Kathy Collett and scramble organizer Denny Smith). Also thanks to the individuals who donated use of their personal golf carts and the individuals who volunteered to watch the hole-in-one from the Foundation Board and Ladies Auxiliary.

Hole sponsors for the event: Bobby Carol Noland (In Memory of Clarence Noland), Citizens Guaranty Bank, In Memory of Lisa Perkins (From: Dan, Debby, Steve, Terri and Greg) , In Honor of Marilyn Raider (From: Steve & Carolyn Perkins), Whitaker Bank, Spencer Drug (Madison Drug, Irvine Health Care Pharmacy, Estill Clinic Pharmacy and Woodford Family Pharmacy), Citizens Bank & Trust Co., The Twin, Jackson Energy, Piper & Bowers, P.S.C., First Due Fire & Rescue Equipment, Tanner Chrysler Dodge Jeep, Marcum and Wallace Ladies Auxiliary, Easter Healthcare Consulting, Modern Woodmen of American, Rodney & Kimberly Davis, Uncle Kris, Steven & Mary Grinnell, Appalachian Wireless, Marcum and Wallace Orthopedic Clinic- Thomas Cervoni, MD, Surge Promotion, Hardy Oil, Fletchers Collision Repair, Big “E” Insurance, Warren F. Toler Funeral Home, Christina Vaughn Century 21 Advantage and Ernie & Jan Davis. Special thanks to Canteen Vending and Priceless Foods.

The golf team sponsors were: Cintas Healthcare, Citizens Bank & Trust Co., Citizens Guaranty Bank, Commonwealth Home Health, Davis Law, Estill County Golf Club, Irvine Nursing & Rehab, Kindred At Home, Spencer Drug, Team Abney, Team Patton, Team Robinson, Team Uncle Kris 1 and 2 and Team Witt. The winning team was Citizens Bank & Trust (players: Jared Kiser, Sean Moore, Jimmy Kiser and Steve Adams). The second-place team was Commonwealth Home Health (players: Bruce Lainhart, Chad Gordon, Jeff Mounts and Joey Centers). The third-place teams (tied) were Team Robinson (players: Kelby Robinson, Gary Robinson, Bryan Thompson and Earl Blackwell) and Estill County Golf Club (players: Les Benedict, Arthur Ballard, Butch Coleman and David Walters).

The golf course grounds were transformed into a paradise and 238 guests received an island-style welcome from Hawaiian dancers from Hawaiian Hula and Ori Tahiti of Louisville, music from Tango Island band and luau foods from Bayou Bluegrass Catering. The Paradise Luau included a photo experience sponsored by Robbie and Susan Starling in honor/memory of long-time Marcum and Wallace Hospital supporter, Clarence Noland.

The live and silent auctions featured various items and experiences donated by community members and hospital personnel. The auctions combined netted $19,911. The silent auction included 80 items and the live auction included: a seven-night-stay in Costa Rica(Donated by: Dr. Iraklis Livas), a weekend getaway at Green Pastures cabin (Donated by: Doug & Ruth Mays), a seven-night-stay in Destin (Donated by: Dr. Allison Rathman), a five-night-stay in Georgia (Donated by: Bobby & Geraldine Gross), a patio furniture set (Donated by: Meade’s Do-It Center), UK basketball tickets (one set donated by: Rodney and Kimberly Davis and one set donated by: Frank Shoop), a Calcutta cooler (Donated by: Triple D Containers) and a Cleveland Indians Experience (Donated by: Rodney & Kimberly Davis).

Special thank you for the generous support from our sponsors: (Presenting Sponsor): Citizens Guaranty Bank; (Platinum Sponsors): Uncle Kris, Citizens Bank & Trust Co. of Jackson and Beattyville, Modern Woodmen and Rodney & Kimberly Davis; (Gold Sponsors): Robbie & Susan Starling, Tanner Dodge Chrysler Jeep of Stanton, Spencer Drug (Madison Drug, Irvine Health Care Pharmacy, Estill Clinic Pharmacy and Woodford Family Pharmacy), Hardy Oil, Marcum and Wallace Hospital Auxiliary, Piper & Bowers PSC, and Easter Healthcare Consulting; (Bronze Sponsors): Professional Radiology, US Acute Care Solutions, Pathology & Cytology Laboratories and Janice & Ellen Bush-In loving memory of Eugene Bush; (Table Sponsors): Estill Medical Clinic, Bluegrass Plastic Surgery in honor of breast cancer survivor Susan Smith, River City Players, Penny West, Rhonda Stone Childers, Christina Vaughn Century 21 Advantage, Ann Jones and Johnny & Dana Abney. Other sponsors are Estill County Chiropractic and West Coast Central Ohio Consortium-MRI services.

The events would not have been possible without many in-kind supporters including Ethan Moore with Pick Up Country 104.9 WSKV FM (sound sponsor), Lauren Rothenhauser with Illumi Studio (photography sponsor), Bluegrass Baked Goods (dessert sponsor), Southeast Apparatus (sign sponsor), Amber B. event planning, Hardy Gas, Estill County Rescue Squad, Kevin Williams, Estill County EMA, Advanced Disposal, Estill County Tribune, Citizens Voice and Times, and the Marcum and Wallace Hospital Management Team and employees. 

For more information about how to support the Mercy Health Foundation - Irvine, contact Arielle Estes at 606-726-2119 or

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