Common Ground | March 7, 2016
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March 7, 2016
Feb. 3 CIC update for Common Ground
Both OHSU and Salem Health have physician compacts. Find out the similarities, and what physician relationship goals OHSU Partners will focus on over the next 18 months.

From the CMO: Prescription opioid abuse 

Painkiller abuse is a problem inside, as well as outside, the hospital. Read about what is being done to address the problem at Salem Health. 
Your shiny new badge, complete with OHSU Salem Health flame will be available soon.

"Surprise billings" in the news
No one wants to open an unexpected medical bill. What kind of cost information can Salem Health help provide to patients?  
Parking lot closure
The parking lot behind Building B will be closed. Find out where you can park instead. 

CLABSI blood culture orders
Here are simple steps you can take to help fight CLABSI at Salem Health. .
Evaluation and improvement in the care and documentation of the malnourished patient
Salem Health is doing more to help malnourished patients. Read about the successes here. 
Who should receive empiric oseltamivir?

Proposed revision to Credentials and Procedure Manual
Medical staff have thirty days to provide input on proposed changes to the CPM. Read what could change.

It's not too late!
Help build a Therapy and Community Play Area with a matching donation.  

RSVP for Breakfast with the CEO
Medical staff, if your last name begins with F through K, please join Cheryl Wolfe for Breakfast with the CEO on Tuesday, March 15, from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m., at Salem Health, Building A, 7th floor conference room (This will also serve as a make-up date for the providers who RSVP'd to the cancelled February breakfast). Please RSVP to Mary Maberry, physician office liaison, via email or at 503-561-3778.

Mardi Gras event a huge success!
Thank you to all the medical staff who attending the Feb. 9 medical staff Mardi Gras party at Zenith Vineyard! Approximately 300 people attended.

A special thank you to our fantastic emcees, Robert Harder, M.D. and Nancy Boutin, M.D., who prepared a special tribute to outgoing medical staff president, Michael Hanslits, MD. A great time was had by all!


Doctor's Day 2016
In recognition of your commitment and service to the health and well-being of patients and families, we will be celebrating you on Wednesday, March 30. As part of the appreciation, there will be a hot meal provided at 12:00 p.m. in the following locations:

Building A - Physicians' lounge
Building A - Emergency department conference room
Building D - Labor & Delivery provider lounge

Mark your calendars!
Don't forget to RSVP
You are invited to take a first-hand look at Salem Health's new Rehabilitation Center Tuesday, March 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. A reception begins at 5 p.m., followed by a program at 5:30 p.m. and tour at 5:50 p.m. Please RSVP by emailing
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Ralph Yates, DO, CMO, Kendall Graven, MD, Medical Staff President
 Bonnie Driggers,
 Chair, Compact Implementation Committee
Andrew Furman, MD, VP of Medical Affairs 
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