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Contract negotiations with Kaiser Permanente continue
From Cheryl Wolfe, RN, President and CEO

COVID-19 UPDATES

Weekly data updates and PPE dashboard

Changes in screening process
Visual indicators and hand sanitizing

COVID-19 testing for medical providers


TOP READS

Emergency notices expanded to medical staff 
Sign up for Everbridge to get alerts when campus threats erupt

SHPS services consolidated under Salem Health
Use new identifiers listed here for referrals


PRACTICAL MATTERS
Death records can be filed electronically
Reminder from the Oregon Health Authority

IS UPDATES
Use chat function for secure Epic communication
Use this guide to synchronize chats with care team

CDS tool CareSelect enhancements began Aug. 24
Tip sheet available here

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Common Ground editorial board
Leon Burrows, MD, medical staff president
Katherine Keene, chair, compact implementation committee
Ralph Yates, DO, chief medical officer
Kyla Postrel, internal communications lead

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