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Adventist Health Portland Awards Crystal Angel Award to Dr. Murlan Grise

Awards & Recognition

Adventist Health Portland has named Murlan Grise, DO, as the organization’s Crystal Angel Award recipient for 2017. This annual award recognizes a health care provider who has been nominated by physician colleagues for their dedication to the mission of Adventist Health.

For more than 30 years the rural community in and around Welches, Ore., has been blessed with the skill, commitment and caring of Grise through his practice at Adventist Health Medical Group’s Hoodland clinic. Grise has developed long-term relationships with multiple generations and more than 96 percent of patients report on surveys that they would definitely recommend Dr. Grise to others. As a result of his leadership, the clinic is recognized as a Patient-Centered Primary Care Home. Grise is also recognized as a NCQA provider for the care and treatment of diabetes.

Grise has made Hoodland clinic a place where the care that’s needed is always available. In some cases, that means unscheduled visits to triage and treat injuries after hours. One of these evening calls for what was reported as a severe case of heartburn turned out to be a cardiac event. Grise provided lifesaving care for his patient until first responders arrived.

In Grise’s practice, patients see their own values and the example of Jesus’ ministry. At the most basic level he is someone who cares for them, about them and with them. Community members know they have a friend and partner they can depend on at the Hoodland clinic.

About Adventist Health Portland

Adventist Medical Center, located in southeast Portland, is a nonprofit, 302-bed acute care facility, offering a full range of inpatient, outpatient and emergency services throughout the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area. It is ranked in the top 5% of hospitals nationwide for patient safety. Adventist Health Medical Group represents more than 100 primary care and specialty physicians who treat and admit their patients to Adventist Medical Center.

About Adventist Health

Adventist Health in Portland is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system serving more than 75 communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Our workforce of 32,700 includes more than 23,400 employees; nearly 5,000 medical staff physicians; and 4,300 volunteers. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist heritage and values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 19 hospitals, more than 260 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics), 15 home care agencies, seven hospice agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. In addition, the Adventist Health Plan serves patients in Kings County. Adventist Health ranked #10 in Becker's list of the largest nonprofit hospital systems in the U.S. for 2015. Visit AdventistHealth.org/NW for more information.