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2011 Mercy-Chafty Memorial Golf Outing Meets Fundraising Goal
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Port Huron, MI...St. Joseph Mercy Foundation is pleased to announce that the 31st Annual Mercy ~ Chafty Memorial Golf Outing raised slightly more than $51,000 to support local health care programs.

Through the support of community members and an outstanding Mercy ~ Chafty Memorial Golf Committee, monies raised will go to financially support the Peoples' Clinic for Better Health, which provides free medical care and services to St. Clair County residents 18 to 64 years of age, who lack health insurance and the financial resources to pay for their care.

The Peoples' Clinic for Better Health is cosponsored by the St. Clair County Medical Society and St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron, a not-for-profit, community-based hospital; and is funded in part by the United Way of St. Clair County. Each year, the clinic provides for more than 4,000 patient visits and is staffed by community and physician volunteers.

In addition to the clinic, funds raised through the event are also used to benefit the Mercy Regional Cancer Center. The expense of providing state of the art cancer care and treatment requires constant financial reinvestment. These monies will be used to support the types of treatment patients expect and need from a quality cancer program.

As a not-for-profit community hospital, St. Joseph Mercy is dedicated to improving the health of the Blue Water and Thumb Areas by reinvesting profits back into the community through new technologies, vital health services and access for all.

St. Joseph Mercy Foundation would like to extend its gratitude to sponsors that made August 2011 event such a success. Top sponsors include:

Dinner Sponsor: Talmer Bank & Trust
Lunch Sponsor: NES Healthcare Group
Diamond Sponsors: Tri-Hospital MRI Center; Physician Healthcare Network, PC; Mercy Auxiliary Volunteer Organization (MAVO); St. Joseph Mercy Medical Port Huron Staff; Peter & Ann Karadjoff; The Chafty & Hall Families; and Health Plus of Michigan
Gold Sponsors: X-Ray Associates of Port Huron, PC; SEMCO Energy; Nick & Donna Reina; Lynn & Randy Burgett; Cardiology Associates of Port Huron, PC; St. Clair Surgical Group, PC; Stephenson Electric Company; Rob & Carol Gunn; Jim Bonadio, Jerry Ciaramitara, Tony Vanek; Diversified Investment Advisors; Karen & Scott Harris; Rebekah & Eugene Smith
Silver Sponsors: Eastern Michigan Bank; Blue Water Obstetrics & Gynecology, PC; and Drs. Sara Liter-Kuester and Alan Kuester

For more information regarding St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron and the St. Joseph Mercy Foundation, visit us online at: For a referral to a St. Joseph Mercy physician, call toll-free 1(888) MERCYME. To check pictures from the entire event, visit St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron on facebook and follow us on twitter.

The Mercy ~ Chafty Memorial Golf Outing held in August 2011 at Port Huron Golf Club was a terrific success thanks to the support of more than 120 golfers, including (from left to right): Betty Mericka, Port Huron; Sharon Adams, Fort Gratiot; Karen Chafty-Morgan, Fort Gratiot; and Anita Nammo, Marysville. The team included three Golf Committee Members. The team also won the Women's Division for the event. Just over $51,000 was raised from the event that is designed to benefit the Peoples' Clinic for Better Health and the Mercy Regional Cancer Center. Sponsored by the St. Clair County Medical Society and St. Joseph Mercy, a not-for-profit hospital, the clinic provides free medical care to those in the community who lack health insurance and the financial resources to pay for their care. The award-winning Mercy Regional Cancer Center provides the most comprehensive array of cancer care services in St. Clair County and surrounding communities.

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St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron (SJMPH)
Founded in 1954 by the Religious Sisters of Mercy, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Port Huron, MI, is a 119-bed acute care, community-based hospital providing adult medical/surgical services; emergency care; cancer care; cardiac care; inpatient rehabilitation services, including stroke care; orthopedics and joint replacement; and a vast number of other outpatient testing, health, and medical services. As a not-for-profit hospital, SJMPH reinvests all profits back into the communities we serve, while providing patients with the utmost compassion and care. SJMPH was recently awarded accreditation from The Joint Commission and was provided the "Gold Seal of Approval". SJMPH's cancer program was named "best in cancer care" and was the first hospital in St. Clair County to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons [2008]. St. Joseph Mercy is only the second hospital in the state of Michigan to offer access to partial knee robotic surgery and is the only hospital in the entire Thumb region to provide specialized services for seniors in need of emergency department treatment. SJMPH is located in St. Clair County and the Thumb Region, northeast of Detroit, Michigan. St. Joseph Mercy Hospital is a member of the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. For more information, visit:

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