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Grande Ronde Hospital named a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital in 2015

Hospital news | Monday, May 11, 2015

Contact: Mardi Ford

LA GRANDE – Grande Ronde Hospital (GRH) was recently named one of the iVantage Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the nation.

"Grande Ronde Hospital is especially proud of the team efforts our providers and staff have put into helping our hospital reach this level of quality, required across multiple benchmarks in order to achieve this designation," said Jim Mattes, GRH President/CEO.

The Hospital scored in the top 100 out of a total of 1,300 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States, based on the iVantage Hospital Strength INDEX™, which is the industry's most comprehensive rating of U.S. acute care hospitals.

The results recognize that the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals provide a safety net to communities across rural America – measuring them across 62 different performance metrics, including quality, outcomes, patient perspective, affordability, population risk and efficiency. See who made the list of all top 100 Critical Access Hospitals here. Read more information about the study at

"Rural healthcare deserves the same performance analysis as all provider performance. It plays a vital role for communities across America, serving nearly 80 million people. The services provided in rural America are similar to those needed in any major metropolitan area, yet the volumes and economic resources provide little economies of scale. These top 100 Critical Access Hospitals exhibit a focused concern for their community benefits and needs, regardless of scale, reimbursement and people's ability to pay," said Michael Topchik, senior vice president of iVantage Health Analytics.

About Grande Ronde Hospital: Grande Ronde Hospital (Hospital) is a not-for-profit, Critical Access Hospital dedicated to providing quality health care services and is an entity of Grande Ronde Hospital, Inc. The Hospital is comprised of a broad range of diagnostic, surgical and therapeutic outpatient services across 19 patient care departments, and a Level IV Trauma Emergency Services Department. Grande Ronde Hospital is recognized as a premier small and rural healthcare facility. For more than 100 years Grande Ronde Hospital has led the region in providing healthcare for the communities of Northeast Oregon. As an independent and privately-owned Hospital, it is a part of Grande Ronde Hospital, Inc., complementing the organization 30 eight clinics: The GRH Regional Medical Clinic, the GRH Walk-In Clinic, the GRH Women’s Clinic, the GRH Children’s Clinic, the GRH Regional Oncology and Hematology Clinic, the GRH Sleep Clinic, the GRH Regional Ortho Clinic, and the GRH Regional Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Clinic. Please visit for more information.

About iVantage Health Analytics: iVantage is a leading advisory and business analytic services company applying Accelerated Healthcare Transformation™ and the VantagePoints™ platform to drive sustained, evidence-based results. The company’s unique combination of technology, content, and expert advisory services accelerates decision making for the new healthcare.