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Inpatient Medical Services

While you are here in our care for medical services, a highly skilled team of physicians, registered nurses and other medical professionals will care for you. We want your experience as our patient to exceed your expectations, so our focus is on patient comfort, a quick recovery, and quality follow-up care.

Whether you are a patient in our 19-bed Medical/Surgical Unit, which includes pediatric inpatient care and swing-bed skilled nursing care, or in our 6-bed Intensive/Critical Care Unit, rest assured that your care team will be working around the clock to deliver the best care possible. Our goal is to heal you and help you go home.

GRH Hospitalist Program

To better meet the needs of our patients, Grande Ronde Hospital offers hospitalized patients access to physicians around the clock while allowing private practice physicians more time to see patients in their offices. Through our hospitalist program, medical doctors who specialize in the evaluation and treatment of hospitalized patients are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to provide care.

What are the benefits of having a hospitalist?

Your hospitalist specializes in the kinds of medical conditions that need to be treated in the hospital. Because the hospitalist practices exclusively in the hospital setting, he or she has added knowledge of other departments and specialties, and is very accessible to nursing staff. The hospitalist can often help speed your recovery and shorten your hospital stay by following up on tests and adjusting your treatment plan throughout the day.

Hospitalists have systems in place to communicate with your primary care provider as needed – especially at the time of admission and discharge – which provides a more seamless experience for the patient.

What is the relationship between the hospitalist and my primary care provider?

The hospitalist partners with your primary care provider to administer and oversee your treatment while you are in the hospital, serving as your regular doctor until you are released. The hospitalist will see you on a daily basis and manage your condition, contacting your primary care doctor as appropriate, as well as at the time of discharge. When you are discharged, you will return to your regular doctor or other community-based caregiver, to continue the care plan coordinated between your physician and the hospitalist.

Why might I see several hospitalist physicians during my stay?

Hospitalists are a small group of specialists who are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Because no single person could do this alone, they work as a team. Therefore, you may see more than one during your stay.

Visiting Hours

8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m daily


Steven Hunsaker, MDBlake Gornowicz, MDJacob McGinnis, AGACNP-BCKim Myers, AGACNP-BC, FNP-BC

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900 Sunset Drive
La Grande, OR 97850

Did you know?

Approximately 60 percent of our registered nursing staff have more than five years on the job with us.