Founded in 1907, Grande Ronde Hospital and Clinics (GRH) is a state and nationally recognized, award-winning, privately held, not-for-profit health system that includes a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital and 13 outpatient clinics. They employ over 700 people and offer a broad range of diagnostic, surgical and therapeutic outpatient services, a Level IV Trauma Emergency Services Department, a Family Birthing Center, Physical, Occupational and Speech Rehabilitation Therapy Services, and Home Care Services providing both home health and hospice care needs. They also operate 13 primary and specialty care clinics: the Behavioral Health Clinic, the Cardiology Clinic, the Dermatology Clinic, the Elgin Clinic, the Hematology & Oncology Clinic, the Neurology Clinic, the Regional Medical Clinic, the Sleep Clinic, the Specialty Clinic (General Surgery, Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Otolaryngology (ENT), Podiatry, Rheumatology, and Urology), the Union Clinic, Urgent Care, the Women’s & Children’s Clinic (Gynecology, Obstetrics and Pediatrics), and the Wound Care Clinic.
In January of 2022, the Board of Trustees of Grande Ronde Hospital and Clinics approved a plan to move forward with a substantial expansion of the hospital building. With their success in recruiting primary care providers and physicians with surgical privileges, surgical volumes continued to grow and GRH outgrew the space occupied by operating rooms and procedure rooms.
For several years, GRH worked with national health care consultants and architects, as well as asking surgical services staff for input and feedback, in addition to visits to other regional hospitals to gain an understanding of their experiences. The goal of this process was to design and build a facility that the community can be proud of going forward in the future, while also solving the problems of space constraints and limitations in patient and process flow, as well as providing additional space for future options. Work began in the summer of 2022 with an anticipated completion date in 2024.
Grande Ronde Hospital and Clinics’ stated mission is quality health care along with ensuring access to this high-quality, cost-effective health care in a safe and customer-friendly environment for everyone in need of their services. The current expansion project ensures that GRH will be true to their mission for years to come. This is in line with their goal of continuing to elevate the level of care and services to the larger regional area.
The people of La Grande and the surrounding region can be justifiably proud of our hospital and its clinics, which continue to receive accolades for the services and care that they provide. With the completion of the expansion plans, Grande Ronde Hospital and Clinics’ reputation of high-quality, cost effective health care will only be burnished in the future.
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