May 25 2007 Issue Medical Staff Pulse is
a Publication of the Chief of Staff

Meeting Our Quality Goals

Cedars-Sinai, led by the medical staff, continues to focus its efforts on meeting its six Medical Staff Quality Goals for fiscal year 2007. Most of these goals are dictated by outside regulatory agencies while others, such as the appropriate utilization of cardiac stents, have been voluntarily adopted.

This prestigious award is given to a medical staff member who has made clinical and research contributions recognized at Cedars-Sinai and in the national or international medical communities.

New Warning for Avandia

The FDA issued an alert regarding a potential safety issue related to rosiglitazone maleate (Avandia). Clinical trials have shown a significant increase in the risk of heart attack and heart-related deaths in patients taking rosiglitazone.


All Medical Staff Encouraged to Attend

All members of the Medical Staff are encouraged to attend the upcoming Clinical System Physician Advisory Team meeting scheduled next Thursday. A review of physician and employee evaluations submitted during the clinical system vendor demonstrations will be among the topics included in the overall vendor assessment presentation.

The Housestaff Blues broke the Attending Staff Gomers' three-game winning streak last Sunday, May 20, to win the physician basketball game.

Barry Pressman, M.D., Chair of the S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center, has been elected president of the American College of Radiology for the 2007-2008 term.


Check with Cedars-Sinai's Web/VS Support Team First

Physicians who are considering upgrading their computer operating systems to Microsoft's Windows Vista may require additional software upgrades to achieve full compatibility with CSMC's information systems.

Discharge Medication List

Printing of an inpatient detailed Discharge Medication List is currently available in Web/VS. To view or print the medication list, simply take the following steps:

Emeritus Society Lecture: Friday, June 29

Hollywood Bowl Fireworks: Tuesday, July 3

Cedars-Sinai Sand 'N Snore: Friday, July 20

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