Gov. Pat McCrory, DHHS and four other state departments received a resolution of gratitude from the Moore County Board of Commissioners for services provided in support of the 2014 U.S. Open Golf Championship and the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open Golf Championship held in Pinehurst June 12-22. The event attracted hundreds of thousands of spectators to the Moore County village.
DHHS’ public health and emergency medical services staff coordinated with local, state and federal partners over the months preceding the event to make sure proper safeguards were in place and that medical services were available to the large crowds that gathered for the golf tourney.
North Carolina has established a multifaceted infrastructure in order to protect and public health. DHHS’ Division of Public Health and the Office of Emergency Medical Services were on the ground in Pinehurst to closely monitor for injuries and illnesses and to assist in prevention and response efforts.
Also part of the thank-you were efforts by the Departments of Transportation, Public Safety, Commerce and Cultural Resources.
The July 15, 2014 recognition and thanks resolution, signed by Larry R. Caddell, chairman of the Moore County Board of Commissioners, expresses the board’s “profound gratitude to Governor Patrick McCrory and all those individuals in the state’s agencies who participated in the unimaginable preparations that resulted in what were magnificently flawless 2014 U.S. Open Championships in Moore County.”