Contact: Mardi Ford
Grande Ronde Hospital is pleased to announce effective August 1, 2015, the primary care clinics in both Elgin and Union began serving patients as Grande Ronde Hospital Elgin Clinic and Grande Ronde Hospital Union Clinic. With growing regulatory demands on health care providers, it has become increasingly difficult for small practices like the former Union Family Health Center and Elgin Family Health Clinic to survive.
“Because our mission is to ensure that quality health care services are locally accessible within our entire region, we entered into negotiations with the South County Health District Board and the Elgin Health District Board to ensure access within the outlying communities remained viable,” said GRH President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Mattes.
Although clinic names have changed, clinic patients will see the same providers and clinic staff providing the services they already count on. For now, clinic hours and services will remain the same, but expanded hours and additional providers are planned in the near future.