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Changes to GRH visitor policy effective 9-28-20

Corporate news | Friday, October 2, 2020

Contact: Mardi Ford

We understand how important a support person is for the health and well-being of our patients. We are pleased that we are now able to announce the following changes to our support person and visitor policy:


During this time there is still limited visitor movement within the hospital. We apologize for any inconvenience as we protect the safety of our patients and our workforce.

  • New visitor hours: 8:00 AM — 8:00 PM
  • Visitors are limited to two adults (18 years and older) per patient per day who meet screening criteria and comply with our infection
    control measures.
  • The number of visitors on a given day need to be limited in order to comply with social distancing and contact tracing.
  • Please stay with the patient you have been approved to visit. We ask that you do not wander the halls or visit other people.
  • Our cafeteria is now open to visitors who pass screening criteria and are wearing a green sticker. Alternative food service options may also be arranged with the patient’s care team.


Clinic patients may be accompanied by up to two adults (18 or older) who meet screening criteria and comply with our infection control measures.

All Locations

Face coverings are required at all times.

Please be mindful of social distancing and maintain that 6-foot distance from other visitors, patients, and staff.

Visitors who communicate in a language other than English or who require American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will have translation services provided during screening, in accordance with the requirements of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Civil Rights.

GRH visitor policies under COVID-19 restrictions are established and updated to reflect the most recent guidelines from: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) , the Oregon Health Authority, and Governor Brown’s Executive Order No. 20-22


Grande Ronde Hospital, Inc. 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