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Honoring our local first responders on Patriot Day

Corporate news | Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Contact: Mardi Ford

LA GRANDE – As the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2021 attacks on our country approaches, Grande Ronde Hospital and Clinics remembers those who bravely responded that day and in the weeks that followed. We can think of no better way to honor the sacrifice and service synonymous with 9-11 than by celebrating the dedication of our own local heroes. By doing so, we honor the 9-11 victims, first responders, and all who choose to serve our nation through military service.

The past year and a half has been hard. We have all experienced loss in one way or another, and are also now becoming more divided. In honoring this National Day of Remembrance, let us come together to remember and honor what unites us. Let us remember the progress that can be made, and honor the good that can be done when we come together as a community and as a nation to embrace the spirit of service and self-sacrifice that Americans so nobly demonstrated on 9-11.

That same spirit is evident in the incredible work we see day in and day out from local first responders. They continue to serve our community and country, putting others ahead of themselves. Their work has been doubly hard over the past year. We are incredibly grateful for each one of them.

We have chosen to honor Union County First Responders on this National Day of Service and Remembrance – our local law enforcement, fire fighters, wildland fire fighters, emergency services teams and military. On 9-11, our flag will fly at half-mast to honor the day, as well as those who choose to serve, protect and care for us during difficult times.

On this Patriot Day – a National Day of Service and Remembrance – we encourage you to join us in honoring our Union County First Responders.


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 home health 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