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Saint Alphonsus Health System & Grande Ronde Hospital sign Affiliation agreement
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02/16/2011
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Move will expand quality care to residents in the La Grande area

Boise, Idaho - Saint Alphonsus Health System and Grande Ronde Hospital in La Grande, Oregon have signed an affiliation agreement that will enhance medical services for residents of La Grande and the surrounding communities. Through this affiliation the two health care organizations will use technology, collaboration and on-going programmatic development to increase access to services and health care providers.

“Both Saint Alphonsus Health System and Grande Ronde Hospital share a similar Vision and Mission,” said Sally Jeffcoat, President and CEO of Saint Alphonsus Health System. “This affiliation helps us build upon an existing relationship and strengthen our commitment to keep patient care local.”

The nationally recognized partnership between Saint Alphonsus and Grande Ronde in telemedicine is a key example of our shared cultures, mutual goals and proven ability to work together effectively to benefit our patients and our communities. Additionally, the proximity of Saint Alphonsus Medical Center- Baker City and Grande Ronde Hospital provides unique opportunities for integration of health care services in those communities.

“Our physicians and management teams have worked collaboratively in the past to share knowledge and expertise,” said Jim Mattes, President and CEO, Grande Ronde Hospital. “We look forward to exciting opportunities as these relationships continue to grow and prosper.”

About Grande Ronde Hospital
Grande Ronde Hospital is a 25 bed not-for-profit, Critical Access Hospital dedicated to providing quality health care services. Comprised of a broad range of diagnostic, surgical and therapeutic outpatient services, a Level IV Trauma Emergency Services Department and three clinics—the Children’s Clinic, the Women’s Clinic and the Regional Medicine Clinic—-as well as the Family Birthing Center, the Rehabilitation Therapy Services Department and Home Care Services covering home health and hospice, Grande Ronde Hospital is recognized as a premier small and rural healthcare facility. For more than 100 years Grande Ronde Hospital has led the region in providing healthcare for the communities of Northeast Oregon. www.grh.org

About Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center
Saint Alphonsus is a 387-licensed bed regional medical center serving people throughout the Northwest. As a not-for-profit medical center, Saint Alphonsus reinvests profits back into the community and works to improve the health and well-being of those we serve by emphasizing care that is patient-centered, innovative and community based. Saint Alphonsus focuses on providing services in a spiritual, healing environment, and is renowned for its state-of-the-art digital environment and pioneering technologies; award-winning clinical services; and the region’s only Level II Trauma Center. Saint Alphonsus is part of Saint Alphonsus Health System, a four-hospital, 714-bed integrated healthcare system serving the full range of the health and wellness needs of the people in southwestern Idaho, eastern Oregon and northern Nevada. Saint Alphonsus Health System is a member of Trinity Health. For information about Saint Alphonsus visit www.saintalphonsus.org.

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