Providence Oregon Clinician Update

News for Providence-employed providers and medical staff in Oregon

  • Hospital staffing law: Nurse-to-patient ratios start June 1

    Hospital staffing law: Nurse-to-patient ratios start June 1

    As Oregon’s hospital staffing law takes effect, our highest priority continues to be ensuring safe, high-quality care, and preserving access for our community. Learn what to expect.

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  • Xiaoyan Huang, M.D., named chief medical officer for Providence High Performing Network

    Xiaoyan Huang, M.D., named chief medical officer for Providence High Performing Network

    Dr. Huang joins Providence High Performing Network after her success at Providence Heart Institute.

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  • Get tools for informed consent with high-risk patients at May 3 symposium

    Get tools for informed consent with high-risk patients at May 3 symposium

    This free event at Providence Portland Medical Center is presented by the Oregon regional surgery and orthopedics program, and includes a buffet dinner.

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  • Changes to masking requirements begin April 29

    Changes to masking requirements begin April 29

    Caregiver masks will be highly recommended for most patient-facing encounters in hospitals and clinics.

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  • Automated surgical scheduling rollout underway

    Automated surgical scheduling rollout underway

    Learn how we’re improving surgical efficiency with a new system to automatically schedule elective surgeries at acute-care facilities.

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  • In support of our doctors

    In support of our doctors

    Learn about a gift being made to support Oregon’s physician wellness programs, in this message from Central Division’s chief medical officer, Dr. Elizabeth Ransom.

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  • Security officers to begin wearing body cameras in early April

    Security officers to begin wearing body cameras in early April

    The cameras will further enhance the safety of our caregivers, patients and visitors. Learn what to expect, review the policy, and see answers to questions.

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  • Register for wellness and efficiency summit at Skamania Lodge, May 2-4

    Register for wellness and efficiency summit at Skamania Lodge, May 2-4

    The event is open to all employed Providence Oregon physicians and advance practice providers who work in the inpatient setting.

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  • Join upcoming events on health care ethics, neurocritical care, ADHD and more

    Join upcoming events on health care ethics, neurocritical care, ADHD and more

    Caregivers and clinicians are invited to earn continuing education credits by joining online and in-person events.

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  • Annual workplace safety (HazCom) training opens March 25 in Qstream

    Annual workplace safety (HazCom) training opens March 25 in Qstream

    Every year, caregivers from Providence and its family of organizations must refresh our knowledge of workplace safety and complete the HazCom education. This is required by OSHA.

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  • CDC updates don’t apply to health care settings

    CDC updates don’t apply to health care settings

    New guidance for respiratory viruses is aimed at protecting communities; not health care settings. If you’re sick, stay home.

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  • Clinicians can easily access Providence’s MedPearl app in Microsoft Teams

    Clinicians can easily access Providence’s MedPearl app in Microsoft Teams

    Developed by Providence, MedPearl was written by clinicians for clinicians to help improve exam room workflow for patient care and referral management.

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  • Epic e-prescribing returns to normal operations following cyber-attack

    Epic e-prescribing returns to normal operations following cyber-attack

    Please revert to normal e-prescribing workflows and stop using paper prescriptions.

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  • Providence Cancer Institute celebrates historic milestone to finish cancer

    Providence Cancer Institute celebrates historic milestone to finish cancer

    The FDA just approved a new immunotherapy for advanced melanoma. Dr. Walter Urba shares how Providence’s participation in the clinical study shows our standing as a global leader in immuno-oncology.

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  • Join events covering pituitary and endocrine research, ADHD, and ethics

    Join events covering pituitary and endocrine research, ADHD, and ethics

    Caregivers and clinicians are invited to earn education credits by joining upcoming online and in-person events. They will feature industry updates from expert speakers.

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  • Epic Hyperdrive is now live

    Epic Hyperdrive is now live

    Hyperdrive is Epic’s new web browser, and a new way to access daily Epic activities. See the details and support options.

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  • Report workplace violence: ‘Speak up for safety’

    Report workplace violence: ‘Speak up for safety’

    See the steps you can take to report events of violence in the workplace, as well as why it’s so important for everyone’s safety.

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  • Know how to respond in an emergency: Workplace safety resources for clinicians

    Know how to respond in an emergency: Workplace safety resources for clinicians

    Code gray emergency response teams are available at all Providence Oregon hospitals. See also pre-code gray support and resources for emergency response outside hospital campuses.

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  • Masking required when encountering a patient, beginning Dec. 19

    Masking required when encountering a patient, beginning Dec. 19

    Caregivers and clinicians must wear masks for all patient encounters – both inpatient and outpatient. For patients and visitors, masks continue to be highly recommended – and required in some areas.

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  • Looking for Providence caregivers to share the commute? Use Liftango

    Looking for Providence caregivers to share the commute? Use Liftango

    With this pilot on our large campuses, simply download the app, register with your work email address and set up a ride with others. Liftango replaces the ride program for inclement weather.

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