Yes, we are open, but in a limited fashion. All of our Office Visits are being converted to Telehealth Visits. This means you will meet one of our providers via phone or video call. Our surgery center is open, but serving a very limited set of patients. Mainly, it is currently limited to patients experiencing symptoms or that must be seen in order to avoid a trip to the hospital.
As the Covid-19 threat tapers off and executive orders relax we will begin moving back to our regular services. If you are scheduled for either type of visit, know that our staff will reach out to you to reschedule or change the type of appointment you are scheduled for.
We kicked off Colon Cancer Awareness Month with Dress in Blue Day – Friday the 6th. We’ll be dressing blue throughout the month and wearing this year’s “This is my colon cancer fighting shirt” t-shirts every Friday. Join us and dress in blue!
Why? This year, more than 147,000 people will be diagnosed with this highly preventable disease. They will join more than 1.4 million colorectal cancer patients and survivors living today. We go blue for them, their families, and their community. >>
It was a busy year for us at Salem Gastro.
A couple of highlights:
We received 2019 Top Workplaces award from the Oregonian – Oregon Live. This is a big deal! This award is the result of a survey of our employees and their reflections on their workplace. Salem Gastro is honored to be part of this group of distinguished businesses. It is great to be able to celebrate our success in creating a positive work environment.
We also have added two new Physician Assistants to our team.
Johanna Peterson and Julie Alstot have both recently joined our team. We are looking forward to working with these two new providers in 2020. Both come to Salem Gastro with years of experience and will fit in nicely with our goal to provide the best care possible. They will also allow us to shorten wait times for appointment in our clinic. Be sure to make them feel welcome if you see them.
We have been making customized T-shirts each year for the last 5-6 years and our staff can wear any of them they still have during the month of March.
This month we are celebrating Colon Cancer Awareness with some special T-shirts, office decorations and other exciting activities. Here are a couple pictures of our staff and their T-shirts.
We also had several offices around town decorate their offices with Blue for CCA month. We’ve ordered up a couple billboards and generally tried to make people aware of Colon Cancer and how easy it is to prevent.
●March 23rd we are hosting the Portland Trail Blazers game against the Detroit Pistons.
Tickets can be ordered at https://fevo.me/cca. See our Events Page for more information.
●March 1st – 11:30 to 1:30
National Dress in Blue Day – wear blue to show your support of
colon cancer survivors, fighters, and help bring community
Colon Cancer Awareness (CCA) booth in Creekside Cafe
in building D and in the lobby of building A.
● March 23rd Portland Trail Blazers take on the Detroit Pistons in the
second annual CCA night.
● Coming in 2020 Bicycle ride to support CCA.