Common Ground: Ebola preparedness and NFHL standings update
Oct. 19, 2014
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EbolaEbola preparedness update
The Salem Health Ebola Readiness group meets regularly to review Ebola readiness checklists designed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The group discusses how to plan for, inform and educate Salem Health staff about Ebola, including proper diagnosis and treatment. Read the latest update from the group.

fluFlu standings show strong start
With more than 1,324 vaccinations given, we are off to a roaring start! Check out the Week 1 NFHL video standings for a complete update.
 
The medical staff had 18 percent participation in just the first week. Help your team, The Healers, join the 100 percent club. Get your flu shot by going to Employee Health or attending one of the many tailgate parties this month.

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MPRCMultidisciplinary Peer Review Committee (MPRC) accepting applications for chair position 
The Multidisciplinary Peer Review Committee (MPRC) is accepting applications for a chair position through Monday, Oct. 20. Read the full announcement here.

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WELCOME TO SALEM HOSPITALWelcome
MeganMegan K. McCrossin, CNM - Midwifery
Willamette Valley Midwives
  
 
Education:
Vanderbilt University School
of  Nursing - Nashville, Tennessee
Sept. 2004 to Dec. 2006
Board Certification:
American Midwifery
Certification Board

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MaryMary S. Placek, MD - Family Medicine
Independence-Monmouth Family Medicine 

   
Medical
Education:
Drexel University College of
Medicine - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Aug. 2007 to May 2011
Residency:
Family Medicine
Idaho State University -
Pocatello, Idaho
June 2011 to June 2014

 

  
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LorettaLoretta L. Scheler, MD - Family Medicine

Kaiser Permanente - Adult Medicine Hospitalist  

 

Medical
Education:
Oregon Health & Science University - Portland, Oregon
June 1997 to June 2001
Internship: 
General Surgery
University of South Alabama Medical Center - Mobile, Alabama
June 2001 to June 2002
Residency: 
General Surgery
University of South Alabama Medical Center - Mobile, Alabama
June 2002 to Sept. 2004
Residency: 
Family Medicine
Quad Cities Family Medicine -
Davenport, Iowa
June 2005 to June 2007
Board
Certification:

American Board of Family Medicine

 

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TomTom Shi, MD - Internal Medicine

Salem Clinic - Adult Medicine Hospitalist
   

Medical Education:
Ohio State University College of Medicine - Columbus, Ohio
July 2007 to June 2011
Residency:  Internal Medicine
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center - Portland, Oregon
June 2011 to June 2014

   

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DavidDavid B. Witkin, MD - Internal Medicine

Kaiser Permanente - Adult Medicine Hospitalist

Medical
Education:
University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine - Aurora, Colorado
Sept. 1973 to June 1977
Internship: 
Family Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine - Denver, Colorado
July 1977 to June 1978
Residency: 
Psychiatry
University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine - Aurora, Colorado
July 1978 to June 1979
Residency: 
Internal Medicine
University of New Mexico School of Medicine - Albuquerque, New Mexico
July 1980 to Dec. 1982
Board
Certification:

American Board of Internal Medicine
 
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JohnJohn V. Young, Jr., MD - General Surgery
Salem Hospital Wound Care and Infusion Services  
     
Medical
Education:
University of Massachusetts Medical Center Medical School - Worcester, Massachusettes
May 1974
Internship:  General Surgery
University of Rochester School of Medicine - Rochester, New York
July 1974 to June 1975
Residency:  General Surgery
University of Rochester School of Medicine - Rochester, New York
July 1975 to June 1976
Residency:  General Surgery
University of Maryland Medical Center - Baltimore, Maryland
July 1976 to June 1977
Fellowship:  Vascular Surgery
University of Washington Medical Center - Seattle, Washington
July 1977 to June 1978
Residency:  General Surgery
University of Rochester School of Medicine - Rochester, New York
July 1978 to June 1980
Board
Certification:

American Board of Surgery
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IN THE NEWS...InTheNews
ISSALEMIs Salem Hospital ready for Ebola?
Salem Health Director of Patient Safety and Clinical Support, Kristen Myers, is quoted in a recent Statesman Journal article on our organization's preparedness for Ebola. Read the full Statesman Journal story.

IncidentEbola incident handled smoothly
Protocols were executed efficiently and smoothly on Wednesday, Oct. 15, when a patient suspected of having Ebola was admitted in the Salem Hospital emergency department. Read the full Statesman Journal story here.
  
WhatEbolaWhat Ebola error in Dallas shows:  Column
Dr. Robert Wachter, Salem Health Board of Trustees member, shares his view of the Ebola situation. Read the full Statesman Journal story.
  
BehindBehind-the-scenes look at recent open house at 
Salem Cancer Institute
Salem Cancer Institute was recently featured in the Statesman Journal's Out and About section. Read the full Statesman Journal story.
 
BreastBreast cancer survivor helps other women overcome their fears

A Salem Health patient enjoys an active lifestyle after her breast cancer diagnosis and encourages others to do the same. See the YouTube video.  

  
COMING EVENTSComingEvents
RoleThe role of procalcitonin in the critically ill on Oct. 21
An informal scientific exchange on Sepsis and the use of biomarkers including procalcitonin will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 21. This presentation will be led by Providence Medical Center Chief of Infectious Disease and OHSU Professor of Medicine, David Gilbert, MD. This event is sponsored by the Salem Hospital Sepsis Committee and is intended for physicians, RNs, laboratory and pharmacy staff, and any other interested health care professionals.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 21
  • 6:30 p.m. - reception; 7 p.m. - presentation and dinner
  • Bldg. B, Wedel Auditorium
  • RSVP to Bay Lindley at 360-616-1426

Read the flier

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Perinatal2Perinatal Case Review Conference on Oct. 28  
An upcoming Perinatal Case Review Conference:  When We Help the Uterus:  Induction & Augmentation, Three Cases with FHR Review, will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 28. Presenter Dr. John Hannig, Salem Hospital OB hospitalist, will discuss how to identify signs and symptoms of uterine rupture, describe fetal heart rate patterns and explain the informed consent process.


  • Tuesday, Oct. 28
  • 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
  • Bldg. D, CHEC 1 and 2
  • Light breakfast will be provided

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Liver2Liver symposium for primary care on Nov. 19
Sponsored by Salem Cancer Institute, this presentation will cover the latest information on managing patients with liver-related complications and qualifies for CME credit. 
  • Wednesday, Nov. 19
  • 5:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Bldg. D, Creekside dining room
  • Register at salemhealth.org/invite or by calling 503-561-5419
PRACTICAL MATTERSPracticalMatters
 
Breakfast2September Breakfast with the CEO recap 
At the September Breakfast with the CEO, physicians asked questions regarding the Emergency Department backlog, Outpatient Rehabilitation move, osteopathic program and the affiliation with OHSU. 

Read those questions and Norm Gruber's responses.
  
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ElectronicElectronic Document Management System - Phase II,
goes live Oct. 21
Phase II of the Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) will go live on Tuesday, Oct. 21. Phase II will incorporate the H&P forms from Pre-Surgical Screening to ensure surgical documents are scanned into Epic for all patients who go through the Pre-Surgical Screening process.

Watch for a tip sheet with more information to be posted on the MyEpic/Radar Physician Dashboard in Epic. There will be a command center in place during the go-live. Please call 503-561-4357 and select 1 for the command center, if you require assistance.
 
SepsisSepsis Affinity Team requests feedback on clinical pathways 
The Sepsis Affinity Team is working on a comprehensive clinical pathway to improve care for sepsis patients. Please review the clinical pathway located on the ICU, ED and 4 Center and provide your feedback. This will help ensure the most up-to-date evidence based practice including:  efficient flow for the patient, what makes sense and is feasible for your workflow, and any questions you may have. If you have any questions please contact Gwen Schneider, Ann Alway or Mai Dotran.  
  
Common Ground Newsletter Editorial Board 
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Email us anytime with feedback, suggestions, or something for the next issue!  Dr. Ian Loewen-Thomas, Chair, Compact Implementation Committee
 
 

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