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 Integra Sponsors HOPE for Children Charity Golf Classic to Raise Funds for Local Kids With Special Needs

VANCOUVER, Wash. and NEWBERG, Ore., – July 25, 2014 – Integra™, a provider of fiber-based, carrier-grade networking, communications and technology solutions, was a presenting sponsor of the 12th annual “HOPE for Children Charity Golf Classic” to benefit the Providence Newberg Health Foundation’s HOPE for Children Fund. The tournament took place July 21 at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club in Aloha, Ore. and raised more than $145,000 for children with special medical needs in Yamhill and southwestern Washington counties.

“Integra values the importance of supporting our local communities. We aim to improve the lives of our employees and our customers through the products we provide and the charitable activities we participate in,” said Joseph Harding, chief marketing officer at Integra. “Integra has been a proud sponsor of the HOPE for Children Charity Golf Classic for several years and we’re grateful for the positive impact it continues to make for local children with disabilities.”

Last year, Providence Newberg Medical Center provided more than $5.1 million in community benefits, including $4.6 million in free or reduced-cost care for the community’s most in-need patients. Each year, hundreds of children are served through gifts made to the HOPE for Children Fund. Thanks to the generosity of past and present participants, more than $1.3 million has been raised to-date.

“Through their ongoing commitment to the HOPE for Children Charitable Golf Classic, Integra and its employees have helped advance our mission to provide care for our most vulnerable patients,” said Diana Fisher, executive director of Providence Newberg Health Foundation. “We’re very pleased to continue this valuable partnership, because it yields life-changing benefits for Yamhill County children with special needs.”

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.

About Integra
Integra™ provides facilities-based communications and network services to enterprises, small and mid-sized businesses, government agencies and carriers throughout the western United States, with nationwide and international connectivity delivered via a robust IP/MPLS network. Integra’s vast, privately owned network connects customers to 6,400 miles of long-haul fiber optic infrastructure and 3,000 miles of metro fiber across 35 cities in 11 states, and its Ethernet-over-copper infrastructure extends ubiquitous Ethernet access to more than 460,000 business locations. Customers trust Integra for secure, reliable, low-latency solutions to power high-bandwidth cloud services, data center connectivity and the applications that drive their success. Integra’s services are backed by hands-on support and strong service level agreements.

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