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JOINT COMMISSION UPDATES

This is a time-limited, special section of Common Ground where you can see physician involvement around our Joint Commission accreditation work. Check here in the next few issues for updates about our rapid improvement exercises to address our Joint Commission citations.

Scheduled northwest wing closure in the PMC
Reduced beds from June 24 through July 17

Pharmacy changes for fever, pain medications and range orders
Easy ordering for multiple pain meds; range orders gone

TOP READS

Medical staff barbecue for Salem Health providers and guests
Let’s get together to celebrate our terrific staff

Extortion scam targeting DEA registrants
Alert: Criminals calling as DEA employees 

Mobile device wireless experience improves on campus
New network keeps you logged in longer


PRACTICAL MATTERS

Register for annual Diabetes Symposium
Case studies, active learning this year

Project to bring new dictation software officially underway
Dragon Medical One is in the initiation phase

Palliative care: call triage provider for all consults
Palliative care referral change brings clarity

Three SHMG specialty clinics are moving!

New questions address telemetry needs starting July 9
Additions to admit order, transfer order panels

FROM INFORMATION SERVICES

Next Epic upgrade goes live Oct 15
Providers have minimal changes to workflows

Solution Center adds prompt for tech issues
Change to reduce wait times

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Common Ground editorial board
Christine Clarke, MD, medical staff president
Bonnie Driggers, chair, compact implementation committee
Ralph Yates, DO, chief medical officer
Kyla Postrel, internal communications lead

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