Oregon's newest medical school welcomes its second class of future physicians in August 2012. Starting in 2015, the school will send more than 100 highly trained physicians out to care for a nation with a looming physician shortage.
This shortage will be felt especially in rural areas. That's what makes the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Northwest (COMP–Northwest), operated by Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU), so significant.
WesternU opened the school on the Samaritan Health Sciences Campus in Lebanon, in partnership with Samaritan Health Services. This is part of a comprehensive strategy to address the growing demand for new physicians not only in our service area, but across the Pacific Northwest.
Taking that partnership even further, Samaritan has pledged $250,000 over five years to COMP-Northwest. As part of that pledge, the Lebanon Community Hospital Foundation raised $50,000 for the medical school at its third annual Samaritan Scramble golf tournament on July 30, 2012 at Mallard Creek Golf Course. A total of 143 golfers participated in the sold-out tournament.
To date, the Scramble tournaments have raised $150,000 for COMP-Northwest. Special thanks go to Central Willamette Community Credit Union, the presenting sponsor of all three tournaments.
Congratulations to our two winning teams:
- Gross score: Dorman Construction, Inc – Mark Olson, Brian Anderson, Jeff Clark and John Garcia.
- Net score: PAE Consulting Engineers, Inc. – David Williams, Matt Godt, Jeff Caldwell and Clint Valinton
For more information about the Scramble, call the Lebanon Community Hospital Foundation at (541) 451-6303.