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GRH Named to Nation's Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals

Hospital news | Friday, March 5, 2021

Contact: Mardi Ford

LA GRANDE Grande Ronde Hospital (GRH) has earned the recognition and been honTop 100 CAH 2021ored as a 2021 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital (CAH). GRH is one of only three of Oregon’s 25 CAHs to make the 2021 list. In addition, as there are a total of 1,350 CAHs in the nation, this places GRH in the top 7.4 percent of performance when compared to peers across the country. This is the fifth time that GRH has been honored with this award since receiving it the first time in 2011.

“We are so completely honored to make the Top 100 for 2021,” said Jeremy Davis, GRH CEO and President. “Our providers and staff have been tremendous advocates and it takes a lot of consistent hard work day in and day out to earn this distinction once again. I am honored to work with a dedicated team of 750 people who understand that a strong and independent healthcare system is crucial to sustaining the quality of life we all enjoy in our small community. An honor like this, when so many of our nation’s small and rural hospitals are closing, underscores the importance of our continued strength and support. This is something our entire community can celebrate.”

Compiled by The Chartis Center for Rural Health (CCRH), this annual recognition program honors outstanding performance among the nation’s rural hospitals based on the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX®.

“The Top 100 program continues to illuminate strategies and innovation for delivering higher quality care and better outcomes within rural communities. We are delighted to be able to spotlight the efforts of these facilities through the INDEX® framework,” said Michael Topchik, CCRH.

Over the course of the past 11 years, the INDEX® has grown to become the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Based entirely on public data and utilizing 36 independent indicators, the INDEX® assesses rural hospitals across eight pillars of performance, including market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, cost, charge, and financial efficiency. The INDEX® framework is widely used across the nation by independent rural hospitals, health systems with rural footprints and state offices of rural health, which provide access to INDEX® analytics through grant-funded initiatives.


Grande Ronde Hospital and Clinics 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), Podiatry, Rheumatology, and Urology), Urgent Care, the Wound Care Clinic, the Union Clinic, and the Women’s & Children’s Clinic (Gynecology, Obstetrics and Pediatrics). For more information, please visit

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