ATTENTION: If you think you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, call our COVID-19 triage line at 503-814-0099 before entering a Salem Health Hospitals and Clinics facility. This includes staff. Anyone at a Salem Health facility (inside or outside) must wear a facial mask at all times.
Learn more
common ground newsletter header
Weekly data updates


CDI queries have a new look
Formatting is lost between Optum and Epic

Resources for 21st Century Cures Act
Find everything you need to know about information blocking

ICU M&M monthly conference: vasculitis
Earn continuing education credit


New workplace violence prevention resource on intranet
Find best practices in hospital, clinic settings

Construction and parking garage updates
Review recent activity and changes

Acute tubular necrosis documentation
Important clinical and coding implications

Daylight Savings Time ends Nov. 1
Review the tip sheet for Epic changeover information

Epic 20.5 goes live on November 4
Training tip sheets, downtime information and more

For past issues of this newsletter, visit

Have a question for executive leadership to answer in a future edition of Common Ground?
Feedback, suggestions or contributions for the next issue?

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

Submit a question

Ask executive leadership a question to have it answered in a future Common Ground