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eDocTalk newsletter for Legacy physicians

February 2018

From Lewis Low, M.D.: Let’s talk about gun safety

I’m not here to open a debate on guns. Instead I want to begin a critical discussion on our role as health professionals to discuss gun safety with our patients. Many prominent medical journals and societies are focusing on this so I ask, are we doing enough to keep our patients safe? Read more>>

Your voice matters — look for our biannual provider survey beginning Feb. 26

The 2018 Legacy Pulse Survey for providers is coming. During this time of financial challenges and a rapidly changing health care environment, I’m asking you to take time to share your opinions on how to make Legacy your preferred place to practice. Read more>>

Despite market changes, Legacy remains a partner in major payor plans

We’ve heard questions about the changing payor mix in Portland and if it’s bad news for Legacy. The short answer is no, but there’s a difference between changes in the individual exchange market and the much larger commercial market. Read more>>

Medical education gets boost from determined leader and significant endowment

Jennifer LeTourneau, D.O., Legacy’s clinical vice president of Medical Education has been named the Ernest G. Swigert Chair of Medical Education. She’ll be using annual funds from the $1-million endowment to improve and expand medical education throughout Legacy. Read more>>

Dr. Bill Long’s “country wisdom” influenced his career and impact on Oregon’s trauma system

William B. Long, M.D., retires from clinical practice this month, but his impact continues through Oregon’s trauma system and Legacy Emanuel Medical Center’s Level I Trauma Center. You can help pay tribute at a Feb. 22 celebration. Read more>>

Easy-to-read annual education now online

Take a few minutes to read about updated policies and patient care safety reminders that are part of the required annual education for providers. Read more>>

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