Salinas Valley Memorial Embraces Future with MEDITECH’s 6.1 EHR


Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System (Salinas, CA) recently selected MEDITECH’s 6.1 EHR to spearhead a new era of transformation in delivering safe, quality care to patients.

When we took a look at where we want to go, and the challenges we face, we see MEDITECH’s 6.1 EHR as transformational technology,” said Audrey Parks, Sr. Administrative Director of IT. “Embracing technology is part of our culture. Whether it’s installing a solar power system, being the first to implement smart pumps, or the use of robotic surgery, we strive to be innovative and technologically advanced.”  

Parks added, “Our quality care is repeatedly recognized by independent third party organizations, and this is one more step forward in adopting leading edge technology that serves our organization and our patients.”

When it comes to making their physicians happy, the MEDITECH EHR is by far the most popular choice at Salinas Valley Memorial. The healthcare system employs more than 1,600 people, and the medical staff includes more than 300 board-certified physicians in a variety of specialties. Usage metrics shows 80 percent of staff using CPOE, and an impressive 85-87 percent using physician documentation.

We train many physicians who’ve worked on other systems and without exception, they find MEDITECH is much more intuitive,” said Dr. David Kasting, MD, CMIO.

Recognized as a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report, the 25-year MEDITECH customer has a bright future as a healthcare industry leader — and MEDITECH is thrilled to continue the longstanding and successful partnership.

“We are deeply committed to MEDITECH, they have served us well,” said Augustine Lopez, CFO. “We are excited about our future and are particularly looking forward to new opportunities to lower our costs while continuing to improve on the outstanding care we provide."