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Grande Ronde Hospital Foundation Announces 2021 event, “Eastern Oregon Hot Summer Night”

Foundation news | Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Contact: Patrick Flynn

LA GRANDE, OR– The Grande Ronde Hospital Foundation announced tickets are now available for their fundraising event, “Eastern Oregon Hot Summer Night”, taking place on Friday, June 25, 2021. The event will be held at the La Grande Drive-In and feature dinner by local Chef Merlyn Baker preparing a Brazilian barbecue menu, music and dancing with Ripple Effect from Boise, Idaho, and a drive-in movie favorite to end the evening. Throughout the evening, a wine pull will be available, and the Foundation will be holding an online auction that anyone can participate in, even if they are not attending the event.

For information on the event, to purchase tickets, view auction items, or register to bid on items, go to

All proceeds from this event will be used to purchase patient care equipment at Grande Ronde Hospital and Clinics, directly impacting local health care, and benefitting all current and prospective patients in the community. This year’s projects include the purchase of two ‘The Torch’ UV cleaning and disinfecting devices, new patient care boards in all ICU rooms, and a new, secure messaging system for patients to be able to participate in enhanced text messaging conversations with the clinic and medical staff.

The Grande Ronde Hospital Foundation has been fundraising for patient care equipment at Grande Ronde Hospital since 1969 and has contributed more than 4.8 million dollars for Hospital projects. For questions about their fundraising projects or to make a donation, call 541-963-1431 or go to