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2022 New Year’s Baby welcomed at GRH

Hospital news | Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Contact: Abby Stonebreaker

LA GRANDE – The first baby of the New Year has arrived at Grande Ronde Hospital! Parents Allyson Smith and Keb Knight welcomed their first child, baby girl Violet Lin Knight at 4:40 p.m. on Monday, January 3. Violet was born at six (6) pounds two (2) ounces, measuring 18 ½ inches long.

To celebrate her arrival, Violet’s family were presented with a gift basket overflowing with diapers and gifts from the GRH Auxiliary, as well as a quilt from the Quilt Questers on the afternoon of January 4. Although unable to congratulate them in person, the Auxiliary passed along their congratulations and well-wishes to the family. GRH congratulates the family on Violet’s special arrival, and wishes them a year of hope, health and blessings!

Baby 2022


Grande Ronde Hospital and Clinics is a state and nationally recognized, award winning not-for-profit health system that includes a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital and 13 outpatient clinics. Located in Union County, Oregon, we serve a 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 for all our residents. As the largest private employer in Union County, our employees are 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 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), 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