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Union County Community Health Surveys Begin in September

Corporate news | Thursday, September 2, 2021

Contact: Mardi Ford

LA GRANDE – Beginning this month, Grande Ronde Hospital and Clinic’s (GRH) Community Benefit Subcommittee will begin to survey Union County residents via the U.S. mail as part of our community health needs assessment (CHNA) process. The goal of this process is to improve overall health and well-being of our community by identifying areas with a demonstrated health need or discrepancy.

In developing the confidential and anonymous survey, the Subcommittee worked closely with community members representing other health and public welfare agencies, local government, education, private entities and more.

Over the next two months, 2,000 Union County residents ages 19 and older will be randomly selected to receive these confidential and anonymous surveys in the mail. The survey asks questions about general health, risk and protective health factors, and access to health care. Those who are randomly selected to receive these are urged to complete and return the survey in order to create a snapshot of the health needs of Union County residents.

Survey results will help in planning and addressing real health concerns within our community. The compilation of results will guide GRH and other local health and community agencies in collaborative efforts over the next several years. The report will be used by the Subcommittee to prioritize needs as we create a community benefit plan to guide efforts for fiscal years 2023-2025. A final CHNA report will be published in the spring of 2022 and made available to the public on our website.

For information regarding the survey and the CHNA process, or for previous health needs assessment and annual reports, view our Community Benefit webpage here, or contact Wendy Roberts, GRH Community Benefit Officer at 541-963-1469.


Grande Ronde Hospital and Clinics is a state and nationally recognized and award winning not-for-profit health system that includes a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital and 12 outpatient clinics. We are located in Union County, Oregon, serving our base population of more than 25,000 residents, as well as providing services for the greater Eastern Oregon region. Since 1907, Grande Ronde Hospital has led this region in efforts to stabilize and secure rural health care services for the communities we serve, while also working to improve the quality of life of all our residents. Today we employ more than 700 people, all dedicated to providing quality health care services to our patients. We 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 and Sports Medicine Services, and Home Care Services providing both home health and hospice care needs. We also operate 12 primary and specialty care clinics: 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), Urgent Care, the Wound Care Clinic, the Union Clinic, and the Women’s & Children’s Clinic (Gynecology, Obstetrics and Pediatrics). For more information, please visit