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Memorial Hermann Healthcare System teams up with the LPGA Tour Championship

HOUSTON, TX (August27, 2009)





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The LPGA Tour Championship is proud to announce the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System as the championship's official healthcare provider and its Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital as the primary benefiting charity. Memorial Hermann, which won the nation's top healthcare quality award in 2009, will provide on-course first aid for patrons and medical support for the LPGA players.

"We are proud to partner with the LPGA," said Dan Wolterman, Memorial Hermann President and CEO.  "With our state-of-the-art medical facilities and the services of the talented physicians and staff associated with the Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine Institute, the athletes of the LPGA will have access to first-class medical resources."    

Memorial Hermann will also have a presence at the tournament with their logo on all the volunteer shirts and a tent where spectators can stop by and receive more information about the services Memorial Hermann provides. In addition, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital has been designated as the primary benefiting charity of the LPGA Tour Championship.  

"We are exited about bringing Memorial Hermann into the fold at the LPGA Tour Championship," said Tournament Director Becky Newell. "They are a top-rated facility who will assist us in bringing a great experience to the LPGA players, sponsors, spectators and volunteers."


The 2009 LPGA Tour Championship, to be held November 17-22 at The Houstonian Golf & Country Club, will feature a field of 120 of the top LPGA professionals in the world, a $1,500,000 purse, and a unique format that will see a cut after 36 holes to the low 70 professionals and an additional cut after 54 holes to the low 30 pros. The LPGA Tour Championship will be broadcast on the Golf Channel from Thursday, November 19 to Sunday, November 22.

For more information about the LPGA Tour Championship call the tournament office at (832) 532-4848.

About the Memorial Hermann System

An integrated health system, Memorial Hermann is known for world-class clinical expertise, patient-centered care, leading edge technology, and innovation. The system, with its exceptional medical staff and 20,000 employees, serves southeast Texas and the greater Houston community. Memorial Hermann's 11 hospitals include three hospitals in the Texas Medical Center and eight suburban hospitals. The system also operates comprehensive cancer centers, the LifeFlight air ambulance program, the area's only burn treatment center, numerous imaging, sports medicine and rehabilitation, surgery centers, a Wellness Center, a chemical dependency treatment center, a home health agency, a retirement community and a nursing home. To learn more, visit or call 713-222-CARE.

About the Ladies Professional Golf Association

The LPGA features a membership comprised of world-class LPGA Tour professionals and dedicated Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP).  Today's LPGA Tour features the most talented global group of professional athletes who, in 2009, will compete in events in 10 countries. In addition to its dynamic Tour members, 1,200 certified LPGA T&CP members serve the golf industry in teaching, coaching and management positions, and oversee programs aimed at increasing the involvement of women, girls and youth in golf.  The LPGA's Vision is to inspire, empower, educate and entertain by showcasing the best golf professionals in the world.  Its Mission is to be a leader in the world of sports, to promote economic empowerment for all members, and to serve as role models on and off the course. The LPGA is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Fla. For more information on the LPGA, log on to

About IMG

Operating in 30 countries, IMG Sports & Entertainment's diverse businesses include: consulting services; event ownership and management; fashion events and models representation; licensing; golf course design; and client representation in golf, tennis, broadcasting, speakers, European football, rugby, cricket, motor sports, coaching, Olympic and action sports. IMG Academies are the world's largest, multi-sport training and educational facilities, delivering world-class training experiences to more than 12,000 junior, collegiate, adult, and professional athletes each year.

About The Redstone Companies

The Redstone Companies is a privately-owned company located in Houston, Texas, with a focus on hospitality, real estate and private equity. Redstone Companies Hospitality brands include The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa; Houstonian Lite; Shadow Hawk Golf Club; The Houstonian Golf & Country Club; Redstone Golf Club, and BlackHorse Golf Club. The Real estate division is Redstone Real Estate and the Private Equity group is Redstone Capital Partners.