November 3 2006 Issue Medical Staff Pulse is
a Publication of the Chief of Staff

 Cedars-Sinai recently received not one, but two national awards for outstanding quality and safety performance. 


CAPE Award Site Visit Set for Cedars-Sinai Next Week

 The California Council for Excellence, a non-profit educational foundation, recently selected Cedars-Sinai for a site visit based on the application we submitted for the 2006 California Award for Performance Excellence (CAPE). 


Rate has doubled since March

 After the excellent gains made in reducing the use of unapproved or dangerous abbreviations at Cedars-Sinai, the number of violations has started creeping up again. 



 Past issues featured here.

New Center Set to "Go Live" on Nov. 27

NON-INVASIVE TREATMENT -- The Gamma Knife is a non-surgical alternative to traditional brain treatments.

 The latest Gamma Knife® technology will soon be available at Cedars-Sinai with the opening of the Gamma Knife Center at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute. 


 Physicians who want a flu shot but haven't been vaccinated yet are urged to roll up their sleeves.


Virtual Meeting Place Unites Patients

 The Neurosurgery Dept. has launched an Internet site to provide a support system for patients.


 Jeffrey M. Dym, M.D., a musculoskeletal radiologist, has joined the Mark Taper Imaging Center. 

 Dorothy Lowe, M.D., has opened her own practice in Beverly Hills. 

 Mark Rapaport, M.D., was cited in the October 16 issue of "Psychiatric Times" regarding his presentation on clinical trials. 



Okay, okay, it's supposed to be "2 Minutes with," but we've giving him a few more seconds so we can publish excerpts from his safety book. 


Event Supports Ovarian Cancer Research

 Join us at the 2nd annual "Run for Her" 5K/3K Run and Friendship Walk on Sunday, Nov. 12, at Cedars-Sinai. 


Stephen Geller, M.D. Lecture: Friday, Nov. 10

Road to a Cure Gala: Thursday, Nov. 16

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