November 30 2007 Issue Medical Staff Pulse is
a Publication of the Chief of Staff

Cedars-Sinai Medical Group Gets Top Quality Rating

Cedars-Sinai Medical Group recently received the top rating of "Excellent" for its delivery of national standards of care, according to the State of California Office of the Patient Advocate's 2007 Health Care Quality Report Card. Cedars-Sinai Medical Group was one of only five medical groups in Los Angeles County to receive the "Excellent" rating.

Post-ICU Insulin Sliding Scale for Medical Surgical Patients Is Approved

In collaboration with the Department of Endocrinology, a post-ICU insulin sliding scale has been developed and approved by the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. This insulin nomogram is aimed at achieving blood sugars between 90-130 mg/dL, according to ADA guidelines.

Pharmacy Focus

Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Approvals

Click here to view a PDF copy of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Approvals for August and October 2007. For more information, please contact the Drug Information Center at (310) 423-3784.



CSMC Dedicates Portrait of Emeritus Chair

of Surgery, Leon Morgenstern, M.D.

Bruce Gewertz, M.D., with Leon Morgenstern, M.D.

Surrounded by family and many of his closest friends and colleagues, Leon Morgenstern, M.D., Emeritus Chair of the Department of Surgery, helped to dedicate his portrait at a November 14 ceremony. Calling the dedication "the crown jewel of my career," Dr. Morgenstern joined Bruce Gewertz, M.D., chair of the Department of Surgery, in the Morgenstern Conference Room where many of the weekly departmental meetings convene.

What Would You Be?

"...selling cell phones..." - Julian Gold, M.D.
"a designer..." - S. Radi Shamsi, M.D.
"a large-animal vet..." - Connie Agnew, M.D.
"...racing motorcycles and playing poker..." - Brad Rosen, M.D.
"a biomedical engineer..." - Michael Alexander, M.D.

Results Reported Date Range

After you select a patient, by default Web/VS will display that patient's reports and results for the last three days in reverse chronological order. You can change the starting and ending date for the displayed results by modifying the date menus under the heading "Clinical Results" in the upper left corner of the blue navigation area and clicking the GO button to the right of the date menus.


Cedars-Sinai Hits the Road with Its First Blood Mobile

Cedars-Sinai is hitting the road with its first blood mobile -- a state-of-the-art mobile coach that can accommodate up to 50 donors in one day.

Jeffrey M. Chung, M.D., has joined Cedars-Sinai as director of the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit...

Chanukah Celebration: December 4 - 12

CSMC Alumni Association Annual Dinner: December 5

Farewell Reception for Stefan Pulst, M.D.: December 7

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