Samaritan Scramble

Samaritan Scramble

Sold-out Scramble raises $50,000 for training of tomorrow's physicians

In August 2013, Oregon's newest medical school began training its third class of future physicians. 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 2011, 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 fourth annual Samaritan Scramble golf tournament on July 29, 2013 at Mallard Creek Golf Course. A total of 144 golfers participated in the sold-out tournament.

To date, the Scramble tournaments have raised $200,000 for COMP-Northwest. Special thanks go to Central Willamette Community Credit Union, the presenting sponsor of all four tournaments.

Congratulations to our two winning teams:
  • Gross score: United Healthcare – Dustin Taylor, Tyler Phillippay, Scott Carver and Roy Orr
  • Net score: Citizens Bank – Ike Kauffman, Stacy Bostrom, April Opoien and Mike Koos

For more information about the Scramble, or to participate in the fifth Scramble on July 28, 2014, call the Lebanon Community Hospital Foundation at 541-451-6303.