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Grande Ronde Hospital Earns 2019 Most Wired Recognition

Corporate news | Thursday, September 19, 2019

Contact: Mardi Ford

LA GRANDE, OR – Grande Ronde Hospital and Clinics (GRH) has been recognized as one of only two hospitals in Oregon to achieve Most Wired status in 2019. The announcement from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) indicated GRH had earned the level seven certification in the hospital category.

“This recognition is particularly rewarding as it underscores our efforts to provide the “Big City Medicine – Hometown Touch” tag line that we stand by at Grande Ronde. I’m so proud of being part of such a forward-thinking organization that continues to put the personal patient experience first,” said Jeremy Davis, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Annually, the Most Wired program conducts a survey to assess how effectively healthcare organizations apply core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs to improve health and care in their communities. This is the third time GRH has achieved this recognition.

“It is such an honor to make this list again. It is an achievement for the entire organization; for our use of information technology (IT) in clinical, financial and business operations. Our IT infrastructure is a part of all of that, but the recognition really applies to all users of various technologies across our system,” says Parhez Sattar, Senior Director of Information Services and Chief Information Officer.

A total of 16,168 organizations were represented in the 2019 Most Wired program, which this year included three separate surveys: domestic, ambulatory and international. The surveys assessed the adoption, integration and impact of technologies in healthcare organizations at all stages of development, from early development to industry leading. Each participating organization received a customized benchmarking report, an overall score and scores for individual levels in eight segments: infrastructure; security; business/disaster recovery; administrative/supply chain; analytics/data management; interoperability/population health; patient engagement; and clinical quality/safety. Participants can use the report and scores to identify strengths and opportunities for improvement.

“The Most Wired survey we complete each year gives us a way to measure where we are, and identify best practices we can implement in order to elevate the care that we provide; validating what we are doing well and where we can improve,” says Sattar.

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Grande Ronde Hospital and Clinics (GRH) 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 and one virtual care clinic. 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 13 primary and specialty care clinics: the Cardiology Clinic, the Dermatology Clinic, the Elgin Clinic, the Hematology & Oncology Clinic, the Neurology Clinic, the ReadyCare (virtual) Clinic, the Regional Medical Clinic, the Sleep Clinic, the Specialty Clinic (General Surgery, Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Otolaryngology (ENT), and Urology), the Walk-In Clinic, the Wound Care Clinic, the Union Clinic, and the Women’s & Children’s Clinic (Gynecology, Obstetrics and Pediatrics). For more information, please visit

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers (CIOs), chief medical information officers (CMIOs), chief nursing information officers (CNIOs), chief innovation officers (CIOs), Chief Digital Officers (CDOs) and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With more than 2,900 members in 56 countries and over 150 healthcare IT business partners and professional services firms, CHIME provides a highly interactive, trusted environment enabling senior professional and industry leaders to collaborate; exchange best practices; address professional development needs; and advocate the effective use of information management to improve the health and care in the communities they serve. For more information, please visit