March 9 2007 Issue Medical Staff Pulse is
a Publication of the Chief of Staff

Two Simple Ways to Submit Your Provider Number

All physicians must submit their National Provider Identifier (NPI) number to Cedars-Sinai by April 10. There are now two simple ways to do this:

Nominations Now Open for Nurse Excellence Award

Is there a nurse you would like to pay special tribute to? If so, now is the time to submit nominations for the 2007 Maggie Stempson-Carter Excellence in Caring Award for eligible nurses. This annual award is given on behalf of the medical staff to a Cedars-Sinai registered nurse who exemplifies professionalism, clinical excellence and caring.

Revisions to Baraclude Labeling Announced

The FDA and Bristol-Myers Squibb are notifying healthcare professionals of revisions to the MICROBIOLOGY/Antiviral Activity and INDICATIONS AND USAGE/Description of Clinical Studies/Special Populations sections of the prescribing information for Baraclude.



Physicians discuss victories and challenges of MD/RN Collaborative during TCAB visit

Pictured (l-r)Panel participants Matthew Wilson, M.D., Norman Schulman, M.D., Paul Silka, M.D., and Dani Hackner, M.D.

"We're turning a ship around in the middle of an ocean," said Norman Schulman, M.D., addressing a packed crowd in Thalians Auditorium on March 2. Schulman joined 10 other physicians as a member of the MD/RN Collaborative Physician Panel, held during a TCAB Invitational site visit.

Blood Services Launches Community Blood Drives with Mobile Equipment Truck

Blood Services is hitting the road with its new mobile community blood collection program.

David A. Kulber, M.D., FACS, has been elected Clinical Chief of Surgery at Cedars-Sinai.


The Physician Advisory Team, along with the Care Delivery Team and Pharmacy Work Group, will submit recommendations to the Steering Committee this month as part of the process to narrow the list of potential core clinical system vendors from five to two.

Anti-Spam Enhancements & Daylight Savings Time

On March 5, Cedars-Sinai implemented an anti-spam enhancement. Spam e-mails sent to individual e-mail address(es) are now being redirected to the user's personal web-based quarantine.

Daylight Savings Time will occur at 2 a.m. this Sunday, March 11. At that time, clocks will be set forward one hour to 3 a.m.

Women's Health Conference: March 16

"When Nietzsche Wept" Film Screening : March 21

Holocaust Remembrance Day Program: April 13

Heart Awards Gala Honoring Dr. John Harold: April 14


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