Cougar Canyon Hospital Benefit

December 11, 2007

Chronicle News by Marty Hackett The grand opening celebrations at Cougar Canyon Golf Resort in September were about more than previewing the new Nicklaus Design course, ribbon cuttings and good food. Before all was said and done it was about helping out the community.

"On opening weekend we partnered with a cause with which we could share the opening celebration, so it was decided that for every dollar generated, 50 percent would go to a worthy cause. We found that beds were needed at the hospital," said Eric Seise, managing director at Cougar Canyon, "so, the staff decided on Mt. San Rafael Hospital."

The special and unexpected windfall of funds turned the wishes of Chief Nursing Officer Pat Vigil for two new hospital beds into a reality of 25 state-of-the-art Stryker med/surg beds.

The beds were delivered yesterday and an appreciative and excited hospital staff met with Cougar Canyon staff for a brief celebration.

Matt Reams, Eric and Eleanor Seise, and Karl Gabrielson with Cougar Canyon; Penny Bieber and Howard Lackey with the Trinidad Community Foundation and Jim Davis representing Economic Development and the Health Services Project were all present for the official check presentation of $12,008. "We're very excited about the donation and to be able to see where it goes," said Seise, "that it is given to people on the gound level."

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