October 20 2006 Issue Medical Staff Pulse is
a Publication of the Chief of Staff

Smaller scroll can be brought to the bedside

Cedars-Sinai has a new tool to soothe patients' souls in addition to prayer: a "Traveling Torah" that can easily be taken throughout the hospital and brought into patient rooms.

What Physicians Need to Know About Acute Therapy Protocols

To reduce wait times and satisfy JCAHO requirements, the MEC has adopted a policy change involving therapy protocols and liberal interpretation of all non-specific orders.

Suboxone is available for opiate addiction treatment

Suboxone will significantly reduce efficacy of opiates used for analgesic purposes in the acute setting.



Award given at October 16 Annual Meeting

(Pictured l-r) Chief of Staff Paul Silka, M.D., Glenn Braunstein, M.D, and Vice Chief of Staff William Brien, M.D.

To the applause of more than 200 colleagues, Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D., received the prestigious Pioneer in Medicine Award at the annual meeting of the medical staff, held earlier this week.

C-S Medical Group Rolls Out EMR System

Cedars-Sinai's Medical Group is converting its paper medical records to an EMR system.

Mahul B. Amin, M.D., will chair the 2009 American Joint Commission on Cancer...

Stefan M. Pulst, M.D., has been appointed Chair of the Science Committee of the AAN...

David L. Rimoin, M.D., has received the ASHG Leadership Award...

Prediman K. Shah, M.D., will be honored by the United Hostesses' Charities...


Dr. Fuchs explains why he began offering "patient-sponsored medicine."

Research on 64 Slice CT to be Presented to AHA

Researchers are using a synthetic version of scorpion venom to deliver radioactive iodine to malignant brain tumors.

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