Carolinas HealthCare System to Serve as Medical Services Provider at 2017 PGA Championship

08.07.2017 Atrium Health News

CHARLOTTE, N.C., August 7, 2017 – With more than 200,000 spectators expected throughout the week of the 2017 PGA Championship, ensuring prompt, high-quality medical services at Charlotte’s Quail Hollow Club is a top priority for event organizers. Carolinas HealthCare System, chosen to be the Medical Services Provider of the 2017 PGA Championship, will provide a wide range of support when the Queen City hosts its first major golf championship Aug. 7-13. 

Medical professionals including physicians, registered nurses, certified athletic trainers, emergency medical technicians and paramedics will staff four medical care stations strategically placed throughout the venue.  In addition, Carolinas HealthCare System will deploy bike teams and mobile medical golf carts around the course to facilitate rapid response in case of an emergency.

“Carolinas HealthCare System is uniquely qualified to provide medical care at this prestigious event because of our previous experience serving large-scale sporting events in the Charlotte area,” said Kevin W. Lobdell, MD, a Carolinas HealthCare System physician and PGA Championship medical chairperson.  “We look forward to providing high-quality, professional medical care to players, officials and golf fans throughout tournament week.”

The four medical care stations will be located at:

  • The main spectator bus terminal
  • The 5th hole fairway (players’ right)
  • The 10th hole fairway (players’ right)
  • The 14th hole fairway (players’ right)

In addition, the bus terminal and 10th fairway locations will include family care centers that will provide changing stations for babies and private places for breast-feeding moms.

“Our primary goal is to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone who attends the PGA Championship, from the world’s best golfers to the fans who support them,” said 2017 PGA Championship Director Jason Mengel. “We’re privileged to work with Carolinas HealthCare System to ensure any medical needs can be addressed on site.”

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About Carolinas HealthCare System

Carolinas HealthCare System, one of the nation’s leading and most innovative healthcare organizations, provides a full spectrum of healthcare and wellness programs throughout North and South Carolina. Its diverse network of care locations includes academic medical centers, hospitals, freestanding emergency departments, physician practices, surgical and rehabilitation centers, home health agencies, nursing homes and behavioral health centers, as well as hospice and palliative care services. Carolinas HealthCare System works to enhance the overall health and wellbeing of its communities through high quality patient care, education and research programs, and numerous collaborative partnerships and initiatives. For more information about Carolinas HealthCare System, follow Carolinas HealthCare System on Facebook and Twitter.

About the PGA Championship
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