eDocTalk newsletter for Legacy physicians

June 2014

Inside the annual retreat of the Legacy Board of Directors 

I came away from Legacy’s recent board retreat feeling optimistic about the relationship between the board and senior leadership. As we continue our process of care transformation, I am determined to extend a similar sense of positive energy toward our medical staff partnerships. Read more>>

Beyond bylaws and business agreements

Organizational compacts are key to building trust and accountability. To learn more about the work underway to create Legacy’s compact between physicians and administration, read more>>

Preparation underway for MERS virus

News reports raise questions about the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus. Legacy is preparing staff and developing resource information should MERS make its way to the Northwest. Read more>>

Do you know best practice for urine cultures?

Legacy is committed to reducing health care-related infections. Following best practice guidelines for urine cultures with catheterized adult patients is key. Read more>>

Want to improve your severity of illness and quality measure scores?

Take time to visit Legacy’s new intranet site and find a full-range of and quick access to clinical documentation best practice resources. Read more>> 

Leadership changes in trauma program

Legacy has a new clinical medical director for the trauma program, and a new role for the trauma program’s William Long, M.D. Read more>>

Legacy to build outpatient services facility at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center

Groundbreaking later this month paves the way to accommodate growth for specialty services in East Multnomah County. Read more>> 

Transcription services taken on by new vendor

Process improvements and changes in volume led Legacy to choose an outside vendor for transcription services. Read more>> 

Let Legacy Library Services help you stay current with medical research

With thousands of articles in multiple expensive journals, Legacy’s library's electronic journal table of contents service can alert you when your favorite journals publish. Read more>>

Recent recognition

Legacy Cancer Institute and stroke care programs recognized for quality and excellence. Read more>>


Take a moment to look at the impressive quantity and quality of the peer reviewed contributions from your colleagues. It's great to see how relevant Legacy and its clinicians are. Read more>>  

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