GOLF INDUSTRY VETERAN EDDIE CARBONE
TO LEAD BOCA RATON REGIONAL HOSPITAL CHAMPIONSHIP
AS NEW DIRECTOR
"The Boca Raton Regional Hospital Championship has been a tremendous event over the last 11 years," Carbone said. "I'm looking forward to working with the Championship staff and the members of The Old Course at Broken Sound Club to ensure that this vital community continues to deliver for our charities and the community for many years to come.
"The Boca Raton Regional Hospital Championship has become one of the players' favorite tournaments on the PGA TOUR Champions and we will continue to showcase this great event."
Carbone spent the last three years as executive director of the U.S. Senior Open at Salem Country Club in Peabody, Mass. Prior to that, Carbone spent a decade as executive director of the PGA TOUR event held at Trump National Doral near Miami (the Ford Championship, which later became the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship).
"After two and half years on the North Shore of Boston, I'm looking forward to getting back to family and friends throughout South Florida, and working to bring folks from the Northeast to participate in this incredible event that showcases all South Florida has to offer," Carbone said.
This year's tournament attracted more than 50,000 fans to the Old Course at Broken Sound. They were treated to the best field in PGA TOUR Champions history and a thrilling finish, Scott McCarron winning with an 8-foot eagle on the par-5 18th hole.
The close finish continued a trend where the tournament has gone to a playoff or been decided by one shot eight of the last nine years.
The Boca Raton Regional Hospital is the tournament's primary beneficiary. The first full-field event on the 50-and-older circuit will be held Feb. 5-11, 2018.
For more tournament information, premium ticket packages or corporate sponsorships, call 561-241-GOLF (4653), or visit www.BRRHChampionship.com. For Pro-Am registration and sponsorship package opportunities, contact Anthony Greco at 561-241-GOLF (4653) or email email@example.com.
About PGA TOUR Champions
PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of golf's most recognizable and accomplished players, age 50 and older, including 32 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Tour's mission is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back and generate significant charitable and economic impact in tournament communities. In 2017, the PGA TOUR Champions schedule includes 26 tournaments in 18 states, Japan, Wales and Canada, with purses totaling more than $55 million. The Charles Schwab Cup, which includes the Regular Season and the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs, is used to determine the season-long champion. All events are televised in the United States, with most receiving complete coverage on Golf Channel, the exclusive cable-television partner of PGA TOUR Champions. Internationally, telecasts air live, tape-delayed or in a highlights-package format in excess of 206 countries and territories, reaching more than 145 million households. The PGA TOUR's web site is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Follow PGA TOUR Champions at facebook.com/PGATOURChampions, on Twitter @ChampionsTour and on Instagram @pgatourchampions.
About Boca Raton Regional Hospital
Advancing the Boundaries of Medicine.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced, tertiary medical center with 400 beds and more than 800 primary and specialty physicians on staff. In the last 50 years, Boca Raton Regional Hospital has evolved from a capable community hospital into one of the preeminent medical centers in Florida.
The Hospital is a recognized leader in Cardiovascular Care, Oncology, Women's Health, Orthopedics, Emergency Medicine and the Neurosciences, all of which offer state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging capabilities. The Hospital is a designated Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).
Boca Raton Regional Hospital was recognized in U.S. News & World Report's 2016 - 2017 Best Hospitals listing as a Top Ranked Regional Hospital in the South Florida metropolitan area and the highest ranked hospital in Palm Beach County. For the second year in a row, Boca Regional earned the 2016/2017 Consumer Choice Award by National Research Corporation (NRC). Boca Regional was the only hospital in Palm Beach County to earn such a distinction. Boca Raton Regional Hospital was also the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ for 10 years running and was named one of Americas 50 Best Hospitals in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, both by Healthgrades®.
The Hospital's Christine E. Lynn Heart & Vascular Institute has been named twice as one of the Top Hospitals with Great Cardiovascular Programs by Becker's Hospital Review. In 2013, the publication also recognized the Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute as one of the 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs.
Home to the Lynn Cancer Institute, the Harvey & Phyllis Sandler Pavilion opened in November 2008 and is one of the largest cancer programs in the state of Florida. The award-winning $73 million, 98,000 square-foot facility houses the Hospital's imaging, radiation, chemotherapy, cancer support services and clinical research, as well as the Morgan Pressel Center for Genetics.
The Hospital's Christine E. Lynn Women's Health & Wellness Institute provides women in South Florida with a continuum of care that addresses a woman's unique medical needs. The strikingly beautiful, 46,000 square-foot facility offers the expertise of renowned clinicians, the most advanced imaging technology in the region and a myriad of holistic and educational programs, as well as support groups.
In 2012, Boca Regional received a $25 million grant - the largest, single philanthropic gift in the institution's history - from the Marcus Foundation to create the Marcus Neuroscience Institute on the Hospital's main campus. The facility opened in January 2015 and serves as a new, state-of-the-art nexus of care for neurologic and neurosurgical patients and has transformed the landscape of clinical capabilities available in the region.
The Hospital has been designated as the primary teaching site for Florida Atlantic University's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine Internal Medicine and General Surgery Residency Programs.
Boca Regional is also the official Sports Medicine provider for Florida Atlantic University and Lynn University athletics.
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