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Feb. 21, 2016
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From the medical staff president: Managing change
Learn more about the projects being undertaken on behalf of the medical staff. 
 
Your questions answered: What's the story with Moda?
Cheryl Wolfe answers questions providers have been asking about what impact Moda's financial issues have on Salem Health and the affiliation.

Emergency Department (ED) throughput work
The volume of patients in Salem Health's Emergency Department is a big challenge. Read about the work being done to reduce patient wait times and increase patient satisfaction.
 
 Interim vice president of surgical services

Find out who has been appointed to lead surgical services.

Bahaa joined Salem Health's ELC as vice president of Willamette Health Partners (now Salem Health Medical Group) eight months ago. Find out more about why Bahaa started working in health care, and other fun facts.
 
PRACTICAL MATTERS
Epic Community Connect at Salem Health
You may have noticed some of the effects of the Epic connection between Salem Health and Salem Clinic.
 
Certification of therapy plan of care for bedded outpatients
There are new requirements to satisfy CMS when ordering therapy care for outpatients. 
 
Unregulated dietary supplements can interact poorly with prescribed medications, and inhalers are wasted or unnecessarily charged to patients. Find out what pharmacy is doing to fix these problems and how they affect your practice. 
MEDICAL STAFF UPDATES
KUDOS
EVENTS
RSVP for Breakfast with the CEO 
If your last name begins with A through E, please join Cheryl Wolfe for Breakfast with the CEO on Wednesday, Feb. 24, from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m., at Salem Health, Building A, 6th floor conference room. Please RSVP to Mary Maberry, physician office liaison, via email or at 503-561-3778.

Cancer symposium for primary care
Network with your colleagues and earn CME credits at three Thursday cancer symposiums: March 3, May 12 and Oct. 6 at the Salem Health campus. Better understand how to manage your cancer patients and coordinate with cancer specialists. Become aware of current issues in cancer care including new treatments and the long term effects of treatment. Learn how to use screening guidelines, referral criteria, communication techniques, and education resources to improve outcomes and the well-being of patients. See the flier for more information.  
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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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