The $7500 grant for 2019 follows the company’s $11,000 grant in 2018 to benefit Southeast Idaho residents living below the poverty line
POCATELLO — ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficient innovations, has awarded the Pocatello Free Clinic a $7,500 grant to cover negotiated, reduced-fee laboratory tests. All of the donated funds will cover lab costs, extending the goal of PFC to provide quality health care to the medically under-served.
“ON Semiconductor Pocatello is thrilled to once again provide funds to help support the Pocatello Free Clinic and the crucial role they play in our community,” said Ryan Cameron, vice president and general manager, industrial and offline power, ON Semiconductor. “Corporate social responsibility is at the forefront of how we conduct business, and it is our hope that as we continue to grow and innovate as a company, we can positively impact the places where we live and work.”
“The grant from ON Semiconductor will help to fill a much-needed gap in helping to pay for lab costs,” stated Kathy Olsen, RN and board member, Pocatello Free Clinic. “The primary diagnoses we are seeing with our patients are diabetes, mental health issues and heart problems. These conditions require frequent visits to titrate medication based on the much-needed laboratory tests. We are grateful for ON Semiconductor’s support of this essential program over the past two years and look forward to our continued partnership.”
PFC provides access to health care for the low-income and uninsured population of Pocatello and the Southeast Idaho area. Year to date, PFC has provided care for over 2,600 visits with patients ranging in age from 18 to 74. All have no Medicare or other insurance, all live at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty line and must often choose between medication and food. PFC plays a vital role in helping the working poor — those holding part-time jobs without benefits — to obtain needed health care and reduce unnecessary and costly emergency room visits.
ON Semiconductor’s dedication to corporate social responsibility includes a commitment to assist communities where the company does business in the areas of disaster relief, health services and science, technology, arts, engineering and mathematics education. Through these initiatives the company aims to create a relationship of mutual trust and respect with local communities, resulting in a more engaged workforce, greener communities, swift disaster relief efforts as well as increased and more equitable access to education, health care services and basic human necessities.
To learn more about the ON Semiconductor grant application process, visit https://www.onsemi.com/PowerSolutions/content.do?id=18756.
To learn more about the Pocatello Free Clinic and how you can support it, visit https://pocatellofreeclinic.com/.