Honoring our First Responders on Patriot Day
Contact: Mardi Ford
LA GRANDE – In 2009, September 11th was designated a National Day of Service and Remembrance by the United States Congress. Grande Ronde Hospital and Clinics supports this tradition again this year. We can think of no better way to honor the sacrifice and service synonymous with 9-11 than by celebrating the dedication of our own local heroes. By doing so, we honor the 9-11 victims, first responders, and all who choose to serve our nation through military service.
We have chosen to mark Patriot Day again this year by honoring Union County First Responders – our local law enforcement, fire fighters, emergency services teams and military. On 9-11, our flag will fly at half-mast to honor the day, as well as those who choose to serve, protect and care for us during difficult times.
Our country and local communities have been through unprecedented times on many fronts this year. Now, more than ever, we believe it is particularly appropriate to not only reflect on that defining moment in our history, but to remember and honor how we are able to come together in difficult times. We hope to rededicate the shared belief that by simple acts of neighbor helping neighbor – by serving each other – we make our communities and our country stronger and better.
On this Patriot Day – a National Day of Service and Remembrance – we encourage you to join us in honoring the day and our great Union County First Responders.
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), 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 www.grh.org.