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Grande Ronde Hospital and Clinics celebrates National Rural Health Day

Corporate news | Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Contact: Mardi Ford

LA GRANDE - Grande Ronde Hospital and Clinics (GRH) joins the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) and other state/national rural stakeholders in “Focusing on the Power of Rural” on National Rural Health Day on Thursday, November 19, 2020. Founded by NOSORH to showcase rural America, National Rural Health Day is meant to increase awareness of rural health-related challenges; and promote the efforts of the NOSORH, State Offices of Rural Health and others in addressing those challenges.

Living in the Grande Ronde Valley, we are a part of the nearly one in five Americans who live in rural and frontier communities throughout the United States. We know our neighbors, work closely together, and enjoy the many advantages of living in rural Eastern Oregon. Historically, we have thrived because of our self-sufficiency and selfless people who work together to ensure a better life for future generations.

“Traditionally, rural Americans have had less access to health care, while also being more likely to suffer from serious issues like cancer or respiratory disease. These unique challenges have driven all of us here at GRH to embrace outside-the-box innovation and forward-thinking strategies to create new methods of care delivery right here at home, while also working to bring in as many specialty services as possible.

Improving access to care has been core to the GRH mission for more than a decade and has afforded the people we serve in our region greater access than is typically found in rural communities. I am proud of the foundation that has been set, the collaborative work we are doing today and the innovative vision we have for the future of healthcare in rural Northeast Oregon.” –Jeremy Davis, President & CEO

Although this year has challenged us beyond what anyone could have foreseen, our dedication to our rural community is strong, and we will continue to innovate so we can keep our home-town health care system healthy, independent, and thriving. There are still pioneers in rural America – and a lot of them work in health care.

Join us on Thursday, November 19, in celebrating National Rural Health Day. We honor the Power of Rural today, and every day of the year.


Grande Ronde Hospital, Inc. 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. 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 12 primary and specialty care clinics: the Cardiology Clinic, the Dermatology Clinic, the Elgin Clinic, the Hematology & Oncology Clinic, the Neurology Clinic, the Regional Medical Clinic, the Sleep Clinic, the Specialty Clinic (General Surgery, Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Otolaryngology (ENT), Rheumatology, 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