PORTLAND and NEWBERG, Ore., Aug. 3, 2012 – In the 10th year of the “Hope for Children Charity Golf Classic,” employees of Integra Telecom Inc., a provider of fiber-based, businessgrade networking, communications and technology solutions, helped organize the annual charity golf tournament to benefit the Providence Newberg Health Foundation’s Hope for Children Fund. Hosted July 23 at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club in Aloha, Oregon, the tournament raised more than $150,000 for children with special needs in Yamhill County. The generosity of past and present participants allowed this year’s event to surpass the $1 million milestone, as the ten-year fundraising total reached $1,023,236.
“At Integra, service is one of our core values, and we live it not only through our commitment to our customers and employees, but also the work we do in our communities, by partnering with charitable organizations to support events like this one,” said Kevin O’Hara, CEO at Integra Telecom. “The Hope for Children Charity Golf Classic is an exceptional opportunity to express our commitment to serve, and we are pleased to continue this tradition."
Last year, Providence Newberg Medical Center provided more than $4.7 million in community benefits, including $4 million in free or reduced-cost care for the communities’ most needy patients. Each year, hundreds of children are served through gifts made to the Hope for Children Fund.
“The generosity of Integra and its employees has aided in our mission to provide care for our most vulnerable patients,” said Diana Fisher, executive director of Providence Newberg Health Foundation. “They have proven time and time again to be a willing, enthusiastic and committed partner.”
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 Telecom
Integra Telecom Inc. connects businesses by providing enterprise-grade networking, communications and technology solutions to business and carrier customers in 35 markets across 11 Western states, including: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah and Washington. The company owns and operates a nationally acclaimed, best-in-class fiber-optic network consisting of a 5,000-mile high-speed long-haul fiber network and a 3,000-mile metropolitan access network including more than 2,000 fiber-fed buildings. The company has earned some of the highest customer loyalty and customer satisfaction ratings in the telecommunications industry. Integra Telecom is a registered trademark of Integra Telecom Inc. For more information, visit www.integratelecom.com.