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Victoria Walker, MD, CMD, is chief medical and quality officer with the Good Samaritan Society. This web page features her latest information and guidelines for Good Samaritan Society medical directors.

Ebola guidance 2014

Early recognition of Ebola virus infection is critical to prevent spread. Recent reports of healthcare workers becoming infected while caring for a patient have heightened the concern about Ebola in the United States. The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society locations and staff across all service lines need to be knowledgeable and prepared to deal with any real or suspected cases of Ebola virus infection.


Dec. 1, 2014: Why ebola is not likely to become airborne

Nov. 26, 2014: What you really need to know about ebola
                        (CDC powerpoint)

Nov. 17, 2014: Update on the current situation

Oct. 27, 2014: Guidance: Fit testing of respirators

Oct. 27, 2014: Fact sheet: Spreading infection

Oct. 20, 2014: Click here to read Dr. Walker's update.

Oct. 17, 2014: Click here to read Dr. Walker's update.

EMR guidance packet

Click here for the packet of information that will help you access the electronic medical record (EMR) in the Good Samaritan Society center you serve. Staff members are happy to help you navigate and search for the information you need during your visits to our center.

“To the Point”

To read the latest editions of Dr. Walker's newsletter for medical directors, please click here.

Financial help for CMD certification

Grant funding is available to help our medical directors achieve AMDA Medical Director Certification. To learn more and apply for funding, click here.

Medical Director Training for Managing Dementia-Related Behaviors

Working with our Medical Director Advisory Group, Dr. David Sandvik and Dr. David Brechtelsbauer, Dr. Walker has created a video training series focused on the role of the medical director in managing dementia related behaviors.


After viewing all six videos in the course, Good Samaritan Society medical directors are asked to complete the survey at the end of this course listing. CMD credits are available for those who finish the training and the survey. To begin, click here.

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