President's Message


Thank you!

Whether you give money or time or are an employee of the Providence Newberg Medical Center, you make it possible for us to fulfill our mission of taking care of the poor and vulnerable in our community.

Our donors never cease to amaze and delight me. Last year we had a record-breaking golf tournament, raising more money than ever before. And a little over one week later, we exceeded our goal at the Hearts of Gold dinner. With each dollar donated we are able to help more people.

Another highlight was our first Remembrance Walk in 2015. More than 100 people gathered in the Healing Garden of the hospital and walked to remember babies lost in pregnancy or shortly after birth.

This year we look forward to the HOPE for Children Golf Tournament on July 25. Proceeds from the tournament go to the HOPE for Children Fund which supports rehabilitation services for children with special needs.

The Heart of Gold Award dinner on August 5 will recognize the Pink Ladies. “The Pink Ladies” started supporting the community hospital when they opened the auxiliary gift shop more than 50 years ago. We are going to “Paint the Town Pink” to honor what these ladies did for our community. Money raised will support the Mike Olberding Education fund for the continuing education needs of employees.

I hope to see you at one or more of these events. They are a great way to connect with other community members, have a good time and benefit the Medical Center.

Finally, I want to mention the Guardian Fund. The fund provides ongoing operational support of our outreach program, Faith in Action. Faith in Action is a community coalition that provides a network of volunteers who empower children with disabilities and the elderly so they can thrive at home as long as possible. This initiative will secure Faith in Action’s future through special endowment funding.

With your help, we will make our community healthier, together.

Yours very truly,
John T. Bridges, president
Providence Newberg Health Foundation