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TOP READS

Pierce honored by American Cancer Society
Dr. Pierce receives the Distinguished Advocacy Award

Stroke Alert replaces Neuro Alert March 2
Emergency and inpatient flows also change

Parking enforcement for providers has begun
Tips to avoid a ticket; last minute vehicle registration

Important lab updated: blood urea nitrogen variance addresses
Repeat testing offered for BUN results through March 31

PRACTICAL MATTERS
PET scan orders: best practices for oncologic conditions
Avoid insurance claim denials on cancer PET scans

Dosing buttons coming for opioid infusions March 2
 Fixed titration instruction in the MAR; in compliance with TJC

Age-specific Ativan in Alcohol Withdrawal order set
 Screenshots show lorazepam orders appropriate for age

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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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