Grand Ronde Tribes
Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
Grand Ronde Health & Wellness Center
9515 Grand Ronde Road
Grand Ronde, OR 97347
About the Clinic
To promote and facilitate engineering planning and construction support for the IHS national facilities program by developing and enhancing relationships among Tribes, area offices, and Service Unit engineers and related professionals dealing in building health care systems.
Attainment of the IHS and DHHS missions
The DFPC mission is achieved by:
* Maintaining a priority list based on relative need.
* Supporting tribes when they choose to assume facilities-related responsibilities.
* Planning health care and associated facilities to minimize facility life-cycle costs.
* Planning, promoting, & constructing improvements to exist. Facilities where they are not optimally functional.
* Planning & constructing new facilities when existing facilities do not exist or cannot be effectively improved.
* Developing state-of-the-art facilities with efficient and effective facilities planning.
* Targeting the unmet need with limited resources for maximum effectiveness.
To be a Global Health Care Facilities Engineering Division leading cutting edge professionalism in support of Public Health advances and development of solutions to the Indian Health Service challenges.
A new 29,000 square foot health facility was recently constructed next to the tribal offices in Grand Ronde and opened in the fall of 1997. The Tribe employs two physicians, one family nurse practitioner, one part-time physician assistant, and two dentists. The Tribe also utilizes the following independent contractors: one dentist and one hygienist. The Grand Ronde have developed a master plan for delivery of health services. The Grand Ronde Health Department is operated in the community of Grand Ronde under the Tribe’s Human Services Division. This Division provides services including outpatient medical services, dental services, chemical dependency outpatient counseling, mental health outpatient services, vocational rehabilitation services, optometry, CHS, medical billing, and administration and support. The Health & Wellness Center also offers community health education and senior meals. Some tribal members use the Chemawa Clinic near Salem. The total patient population is 3,300.
About the Tribe
The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde were restored to federal recognition on November 22, 1983, having been terminated in 1954. Ancestors of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde lived in the Willamette Valley, the surrounding mountains, and the northern portion of the Oregon Coast. They maintained a culture similar to the coastal cultures of whom they are a part. Beginning in 1856, the US government removed over 20 Indian bands from their homelands and relocated them on the Grand Ronde Indian Reservation. This reservation was established pursuant to treaty arrangements in 1855 and an Executive Order of June 30, 1857. The reservation contained approximately 60,000 acres and was located on the eastern side of the Coast Range of Mountains on the headwaters of the Yamhill River in the Willamette Valley, about 60 miles southwest of Portland and about 25 miles from the ocean. In early 1989 the Tribes successfully acquired a 10,300 acre reservation, mostly timber lands, near the town of Grand Ronde in Polk County. The Tribe’s territories include Washington, Marion, Yamhill, Polk, Tillamook, and Multnomah counties.
About the Area
The elevation of Grand Ronde is 25-400 feet, the air temperature range is 52-54 degrees. The rainfall on average is 40-60 inches per year. The frost-free season is 165-200 days a year. The community economy is timber, tourism and tribal gaming. The actual reservation land elevation is at a range of 600 -2,000 feet.
There are 4,104 enrolled members as of December 1997.
Other Offices and Programs
Natural Resources, Gaming, Education, Public Works, Housing, and Community Resources.
Total Tribal Employees
The total number of tribal employees is 175.
Tribal housing is not available.