Samaritan Scramble

Samaritan Scramble

Samaritan completes $250,000 pledge for new physician training through sold-out Scramble tournament


Oregon's newest medical school welcomed its fourth class of future physicians in August 2014. 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 pledged $250,000 over five years to COMP-Northwest. The Lebanon Community Hospital Foundation fulfilled the final $50,000 of that pledge for the medical school at its fifth annual Samaritan Scramble golf tournament on July 28, 2014 at Mallard Creek Golf Course. A total of 144 golfers participated in the sold-out tournament.

Special thanks go to Central Willamette Community Credit Union, the presenting sponsor of all five tournaments.

The tournament’s winning teams were:

  • Gross score of 55: PAE Consulting Engineers Inc. team: Dave Williams, Matt Godt, Jon Anderson and Alex Young
  • Net score of 51.2: KeyBank team: Ernesto Toskovic, Harold Hartfeil, Bill Copenhaver and Mark Bechel
  • Longest drive, hole 5: Jason Hunt and Carol Cromwell
  • Longest drive, hole 17: Dr. Scott Grupas and Stacy Koos
  • Closest to the pin, hole 3: Taylor Grant
  • Closest to the pin, hole 15: Curt Gonzalez and Amy Vandetta

The sixth annual Samaritan Scramble is scheduled for July 27. 2015 at 1 p.m. at Mallard Creek. For more information, or to register, call the Lebanon Community Hospital Foundation at 541-451-6303.