2022 French Cup: right, a golf team of three men and one woman stand together on the green; Left: a male golfer swings

French Hospital Medical Center Foundation French Cup Golf Tournament raises more than $75,000

Funds raised support the Beyond Health campaign for Your New French Hospital

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – June 29, 2022 – The French Hospital Medical Center (FHMC) Foundation is proud to announce that more than $75,000 was raised during The French Cup, the thirteenth annual charity Golf Tournament. This year’s event, held on June 13, 2022 at the San Luis Obispo Country Club, was the first tournament held in three years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Proceeds from the tournament supported the Beyond Health campaign for Your New French Hospital, which includes the addition of a new Patient Care Tower featuring private patient rooms.

More than 140 golfers participated in the tournament. Ciopinot Seafood Grille, La Esquina Taqueria, KROBAR Craft Distillery, Hotel SLO, and Rod & Hammer provided golfers with delicious food and drink throughout the course. The winning golf team was Ciopinot Seafood Grille, including players Leonard Cohen, Dan Miller, Ann Parades and Sheri Hough. The winners took home the highly acclaimed French Cup medals created by Malcolm DeMille, designer of the PGA Tour trophy. 

The French Cup was sponsored by Mustangs Sports Properties, with other major sponsors including Pacific Premier Bank, J.W. Design & Construction, Glenn Burdette, Wicks Roofing, and Sunset Honda. 

Nipool Patel, a former Foundation Board Member, has chaired the event for the past 13 years. Since its inception in 2007, The French Cup has generated more than $700,000 for FHMC’s programs and services. The FHMC Foundation hosts a number of fundraising activities such as the annual golf tournament to support patient services and hospital programs. 

For more information on how to support FHMC or the Beyond Health campaign for Your New French Hospital, visit www.supportfrenchhospital.org or call the FHMC Foundation at 805.542.6496.

About French Hospital Medical Center
French Hospital Medical Center is a state-of-the-art, 112-bed acute care hospital located in San Luis Obispo, California. French’s Oppenheimer Family Center for Emergency Medicine is the area’s most advanced emergency services center. The modern facility is home to the Copeland, Forbes, and Rossi Cardiac Care Center, is the county’s premier cardiac center, providing the latest cardiac and imaging technology, and the Hearst Cancer Resource Center offering free education, resources and support to cancer patients and their families. 

French Hospital Medical Center together with Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, and Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, make up Dignity Health Central Coast, a network of hospitals, physicians, and outpatient services including physician offices, ambulatory surgery centers, technologically-advanced laboratories and imaging centers, and a full service home health agency. To learn more, visit dignityhealth.org/frenchhospital.