PORTLAND and NEWBERG, Ore. – For the eighth year in a row, the employees of Integra Telecom organized their annual charity golf classic to benefit Providence Newberg Health Foundation’s Hope for Children Fund. The event, which took place at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club in Aloha, Ore. on July 26, raised more than $142,000. During the past eight years, the event, which is organized by Integra employees, has raised nearly $700,000.
“We are so pleased to once again partner with Providence Newberg Health Foundation to help raise money for some of our community’s most needy,” said Mike Daniel, senior vice president of Integra Telecom of Oregon. “We appreciate all of the help we receive from our generous vendors and employees who donate their time and resources to making a successful event.”
Providence Newberg Medical Center Charity Care Statistics
In 2009, Providence Newberg Medical Center provided more than $12 million in charity care for the communities’ most needy patients, including 381 children. As of July 2010, 345 children have already been served through gifts made to the Hope for Children Fund.
“Integra is an enthusiastic and committed partner,” said Diana Fisher, executive director of Providence Newberg Health Foundation. “Their generosity and involvement in the tournament allows us to continue our mission by caring for our most vulnerable patients.”
About Integra Telecom
Integra Telecom Inc. provides integrated communications services across 33 metropolitan areas in 11 Western states, including: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah and Washington. It owns and operates a best-in-class fiber-optic network comprised of more than 2,800 route miles in 11 metropolitan access networks including approximately 1,386 on-net buildings, a world class Internet and data network, and approximately 4,900-mile high-speed long-haul fiber network. The company has earned some of the highest customer loyalty and customer satisfaction ratings in the telecommunications industry. Primary equity investors in the company include Goldman, Sachs & Co., Tennenbaum Capital Partners, funds managed by Farallon Capital Partners and Warburg Pincus. Integra Telecom and Electric Lightwave are registered trademarks of Integra Telecom, Inc. For more information, visit: www.integratelecom.com.
About Providence Newberg Health Foundation
Providence Newberg Health Foundation, a local, non-profit corporation, promotes and raises funds to strengthen the ability of Providence Newberg Medical Center to enhance quality health care and to provide optimal health for individuals in the communities we serve. Providence Newberg Health Foundation was founded in 1985 by a small group of physicians and community leaders who were interested in supporting, through charitable giving, what was then known as Newberg Community Hospital. Today, governed by a 16-member volunteer Board of Trustees, the Foundation has raised more than $6 million toward many program and service projects including charity care for the poor and vulnerable, staff education programs, and equipment such as a new spiral CT scanner, fetal heart monitors, computer aided detection for mammography and cardiac ultrasound. The Foundation also raised $5.2 million for construction of Providence Newberg Medical Center that opened in 2006.