Contact: Mardi Ford
LA GRANDE — Grande Ronde Hospital, Inc. (GRH) has announced that two strategic construction projects are now complete: The GRH Elgin Clinic interim facility and the GRH Regional Medical Plaza. This means we have begun relocating some physicians, services and even patient care clinics – all with the goal of improving access and convenience for our patients.
By February 15, 2016, the GRH Elgin Clinic will temporarily relocate into the interim modular building at 570 8th Street until the permanent, new clinic at that location is completed. This modular building is serving only as a temporary location for our health care services in Elgin. The Elgin Health District estimates the new, permanent medical building will be completed spring of 2017. We felt the interim move into a temporary location was the best option to immediately better serve that community. The modular building’s much larger space will allow us to expand staff, hours and services as they are needed now, rather than having to wait another year or two until the new permanent clinic building is completed.
With the completion of the Regional Medical Plaza (RMP), 710 Sunset Drive, in La Grande, plans to improve access and services for our patients at that location are now moving forward.
As of February 12th, the offices of General Surgeons Dr. Christopher Woodworth and Dr. Andrew Pearson will relocate to their new location on the second floor of the RMP (Suite F) – along with the other specialty services offered through the Ortho and ENT clinics already located there. This more convenient location will give our surgeons better access to their in-hospital patients and to important hospital services.
As of February 22nd, the GRH Women’s Clinic will relocate into the RMP on the first floor (Suite E). This is a major expansion of space for these services which have outgrown the current clinic. Providers will no longer share exam rooms, which will improve wait times for getting an appointment, and improve waiting times for a provider while in the clinic.
Approximately March 2016, the current GRH Children’s Clinic will join the women’s clinic services on the first floor of the RMP in a new GRH Women’s & Children’s Clinic. In addition, the GRH Urology Clinic will move to the RMP’s second floor (Suite F), making this space the GRH Specialty Clinic; with General Surgery, Urology, Otolaryngology (ENT) and Orthopedics.
There are other relocation plans for later in the spring or early summer that will possibly impact cardiology, neurology, and oncology services, so stay tuned for those announcements. We are working toward making the most efficient use of the space we have while improving our patients’ experiences while in our care. We are excited to be able to see these long-term plans become a reality.
You will also find our new patient-friendly way-finding map (below) for most services and clinics. We will continue to update this page as things change.
Elgin Clinic Move.pdf