The Medical Center Open

October 7, 2021

This event has been cancelled.

Due to the rising number of COVID cases and staffing shortages, Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) leadership made the decision to cancel the 2021 Medical Center Open (MCO) golf tournament.

Despite the cancellation, the MCO beneficiary, Gainesville Police Department’s Mental Health Co-Responder program, will still be funded as planned through the NGHS Foundation, and remain the MCO beneficiary in 2022. The Co-Responder program is dependent on this funding and we are committed to supporting Chief Parrish and this program which has already made a critical impact in our community. This critical program provides support and mental health resources, to help achieve de-escalation and stabilization, and directly impacts the individuals and families dealing with a true mental health crisis.

Thank you to our MCO sponsors and committee members, many who have supported our community event for 30 years. Their belief in the great programs and services the MCO supports is a perfect of example of our amazing community.
Since 1992, the MCO has raised more than $4.7 million to support a variety of community health organizations and programs including Good News Clinics, Center Point, Gateway Domestic Violence Center, Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of Hall County, Hall County Fire Services AED program, Georgia Mountain Food Bank and the Hub at Gainesville High School.

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About last year’s event

The 2020 tournament was a great success. Because of your generous support, more than $306,000 was raised for NGHS’ COVID-19 Relief Fund.

The winners of the 2020 Woody Stewart Trophy were: Jason DeJiacomo, Mike Smith, Rob Fowler, and Pete Miller from Brenau University’s team.